About Us

The Deep Water Terminal Of Choice

About our company

Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd., (CICT) is a joint venture Company between China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited. A listed blue chip company in the Hong Kong stock exchange and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). Under a 35 year Build Operate and Transfer Agreement with SLPA, Colombo’s third container terminal with a 3 million teus capacity was constructed in the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, under the Colombo South Harbour expansion project. CMPH holds 85% of the partnership whilst the balance 15% is being held by SLPA.

Ideal Strategic Partner

CICT is strategically located at the center of the main East/West shipping route providing ideal connection to the global trade. Equipped with a highly motivated skilled staff committed to setting benchmark standards in productivity / efficiency and service, CICT strives to ensure the highest standards are maintained with consistancy. We ensure ease of doing business for our partners.

The Deepwater Terminal

CICT is the first and only Deepwater terminal in South Asia capable of handling the largest vessels afloat.

Green Container Terminal

At CICT, we are committed to carrying out our operation in a responsible manner which protects the environment. This is a commitment shared very passionately by the entire team at CICT. One of the key project completed recently was the conversion of all RTG’s to electric. This resulted in an overall 40% reduction in carbon emissions at CICT.

Global Port Network

CICT is the first Greenfield project of China Merchant Port Holdings. CMPH is currently one of the largest Port Operators in the world with a vast network across the globe, giving CICT to limitless access to a strong global footprint.

Strategic Geographic Location

CICT is strategically located in the center of the East/West shipping route. We are perfectly positioned to act as a gateway to global trade giving our customers the most efficient connections.

Reliable, Fast & Efficient Service

With a highly motivated and talented team, CICT provide our customers with the most efficient and reliable service standards. We understand the value of time and the need to constantly improve and push our standards further. That’s why we consider our customers as our partners and we work together to keep pushing the boundaries of efficiency.

Existing Port With 2-Lane Access Channel

Terminal’s deepwater capacity, enables the facility to handle vessels with more than 22,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) capacity.

CICT's Commitment to the Environment

CICT’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by converting its yard cranes to fully electric cranes is a key factor in attracting ultra-large container carriers to the Port of Colombo, company has introduced several IT-related innovations such as e-boatnotesand a mobile app which generate cost savings and enhance efficiency for stakeholders in the industry.

24 x 365 Days Operation

CICT operates 24*7 with seamless shift changeovers and is operated by a highly skilled and motivated team with a drive to set the standards in the industry in terms of productivity / efficiency and reliability.

International Standard Service Levels

CICT has introduced global best practices in terminal operations and set productivity benchmarks in the region, complementing state-of-the-art infrastructure and continues deliver international standard service delivery.