A new shipping service commenced on Monday from Colombo to Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, India, and Yangon in Myanmar, Economy Next reports.
“Our main goal is to promote the Port of Colombo as the transshipment hub with the increased exports from Yangon to Europe, Middle East and Africa,” said Ashan Malalasekara, chairman of Arinma Holdings was quoted by the paper as saying.
“We have already secured Yangon-exports to Chittagong which will be discharged at the Port of Colombo for on carriage to Chittagong,. Our target is initially to offer an every 10 day frequency and with increased liftings, we will deploy the second vessel to offer an every 5 day service.” he added.
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