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After the completion of Colombo Port Expansion Project the Colombo South Harbour is situated west to the existing Port of Colombo comprising an area of approximately 600 hectares. The new harbor has 3 terminals each having 1,200m length and facilities to accommodate 3 berths alongside. The small boat harbor at the end of secondary breakwater has 400m length of quay wall. New buildings for pilot station and crew accommodation also constructed at the head of secondary breakwater.

LKCMB (Latitude 6.9514-N / Longitude 79.8478-E)

The Port of Colombo, situated in Sri Lanka's capital city, stands out as one of the most bustling and strategically vital ports in South Asia. Thanks to its unparalleled natural geographic location, it plays a crucial role as a central transshipment hub, connecting major international trade routes between the Far East, Africa, Europe, and the East Coast of the United States.

In 2022, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) was honored with the esteemed Best Port Authority and Best Public Container Terminal of the Year 2021 Award at the Global Ports Forum (GPF). The recognition highlighted their exceptional performance and service to the industry.

Continuing their streak of success, in 2023, (SLPA once again received the prestigious accolades at the GPF for titles of Port Authority of the Year and Best Public Container Terminal of the Year 2023. This recognition further solidified their position as a leading port authority and showcased their commitment to excellence in managing port and container terminal operations.

Western Entrance Main channel W190m x D=16m Northern Entrance - North channel W=190m x D=13m
Container terminals (4) SAGT, CICT, JCT, UCT Number of berths (14) / Draft 6.5m-17m
Conventional berths (09) Draft 6.5m-10m (LOA 86m-298m)
Type of cargo handled Container, General Cargo, Bulk, Gas, Oil, Passenger, Ro Ro
Clombo Dockyard

Founded in 1974, Colombo Dockyard is a prominent engineering establishment in Sri Lanka specializing in ship repair, shipbuilding, heavy engineering, and offshore engineering. Located centrally within the Port of Colombo, it enjoys the advantages of a deep-water harbor. The facility boasts four impressive graving dry-docks, the largest of which can accommodate vessels with a remarkable capacity of 125,000 tones deadweight (DWT).

Name - DOCK Length (M) Breadth(M) Depth(M) (DWT) Cranage (MT)
Dry-dock No. 1A 148 26 9.7 30,000 160
Dry-dock No. 1B (Shipbuilding) 62 26 9.7 - 160
Dry-dock No.2 (Shipbuilding) 107 18.5 6.7 9,000 160
Dry-dock No. 3 122 16 5.5 8,0000 20
Dry-dock No. 4 263 44 8.9 125,000 50
LKGAL (Latitude 06-01' North / Longitude 080-13' East)

The Galle Port is another prominent port in Sri Lanka, situated in the historic city of Galle located along the South Western coast of the country. Like many other ports in Sri Lanka, Galle Port has a rich history with strategic significance, making it an essential maritime asset to the region.

Galle also supports ships in transit beyond the port limits (OPL), with a diverse range of services. These include arranging of crew change, providing technical assistance, delivering of ship supplies for stores and spares, offering provisions, and responding to medical emergencies. These services are efficiently handled by a fleet of available supply boats, ensuring round-the-clock assistance. Apart from catering to commercial vessels, the port encompasses marina amenities tailored for yachts as well. Galle holds renown as a favored waypoint for diverse Round the World Races.

Entrance channel Width - 180m

Terminal /Berths LOA Max Draft
Closenberg jetty 470 7.30
New Pier 168 7.30

Type of cargo handled General Cargo, Bulk, Passenger
LKTRR Latitude: 008.56" Longitude : 081.21"

The Port of Trincomalee, located on the North Eastern coast of Sri Lanka, is one of the island nation's most significant natural harbors. It holds historical, commercial, and strategic importance due to its advantageous location and deep-water capabilities.

Trincomalee Bay, where the port is situated, is one of the world's largest and safest natural harbors whose deep and sheltered waters have historically attracted maritime trade and naval activities over the centuries.

The port serves as a gateway for maritime trade with Sri Lanka. It handles imports and exports, facilitating the movement of goods to and from the island. Industries such as agriculture, manufacture and general trade rely on the port's facilities for an efficient cargo handling.

Entrance channel Width - 500m

Terminal /Berths LOA Max Draft
Ashroff Jetty 250 12.50
Ashrof jetty side berths E & W 100 08.50
Prima Terminal 230 14.30
Prima Multi berth 160 10.3
Tokyo Cement Terminal 190 10.30
Oil Terminal 200 09.75

Type of cargo handled General Cargo, Bulk, Tankers & Passenger
Latitude 06-07' North Longitude 081-06' East

The Hambantota Port located in Sri Lanka, is a significant deep-water port situated in the Southern region of the country. Recently developed with the aim of promoting international trade and maritime activities, it serves as a vital gateway for various shipping routes and has been envisioned as a key strategic asset added to the Indian Ocean.

Channel Length - 1386m
Width - 210m
Depth -17m Basin - 17m Turning basin
Max Draft

Small Craft Berth Length- 105m Width - 8m Depth- 5m

Berth Length (m) Max draft
Oil Terminal N 310 17.00m Berth 1 / 100,000 DWT
Oil Terminal N 300 17.00m Berth 1 / 100,000 DWT
General Purpose 1 300 17.00
General Purpose 1 300 17.00
Service berth 3 208 17.00
Multipurpose berth 4 279.5 17.0
Multipurpose berth 5 279.5 17.0
Multipurpose berth 5 279.5 17.0
Feeder berth 7 230 12.8
Feeder berth 7 230 12.8
Container berth 9 279.5 17.0
Container berth 9 279.5 17.0
Container berth 9 279.5 17.0

Type of cargo handled Ro-Ro, Containers, General Cargo, Bulk, Gas & Oil,
Latitude: 08001"N Longitude : 00949E

The Kankesanthurai Port (KKS) is being refurbished and developed into a commercial port for the creation of a domestic and regional maritime hub. The project is expected to be completed by end 2023. The project involves repairing and rehabilitating the existing breakwaters, piers and roads, dredging and wreck removal and constructing of a new pier. The passenger terminal of the port was opened in June 2023.