Best Container Terminal in Asia in the Under 4 million TEUs

The CMPort managed Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) was  adjudged   the Best Container Terminal in Asia in the Under 4 million  TEUs category at the   respected Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply  Chain (AFLAS) Awards, bringing   pride to Sri Lanka’s Ports sector.


This is the second consecutive year   that CICT has won this coveted  award from Asia Cargo News, a leading industry   publication in the  region.


Significantly,   candidates for the AFLAS awards are nominated by  and voted for by their   customers, the shipping lines that use the  ports.


To win the award in its   category, CICT had to compete with the top  eight shortlisted terminals nominated   on the basis of efficiency,  service delivery levels, infrastructure and cost   competitiveness.


The evaluation process included asking readers of Asia   Cargo News  open-ended questions to nominate their preferred container terminals    in 48 categories. Nominees had to adhere to criteria standards  encompassing   higher operational productivity, efficient turnaround of  trucks delivering and   picking up containers; provision of suitable  container shipping-related   infrastructure;  cost competitiveness,  customer service level and customer   satisfaction; timely and adequate  investment in new facilities to meet future   demand;  innovative  operating environment, facilitation of ancillary services   and ease of  doing business activities; and effective and easy-to-use IT   systems.


The other three terminals among the top four in the Under 4    million TEUs category were DaChan Bay Terminals (China), Jakarta  International   Container Terminal (Indonesia), and Manila International  Container Terminal   (Philippines).


Commenting on CICT’s milestone achievement, the company’s   CEO Mr  Jack Huang said: “There can be no better endorsement of the success of    our operation than to be nominated and voted for by the global shipping  lines   that call on the Port of Colombo.  We are proud to win this  award for the second   time, and to bring more international recognition  to the capabilities of the   Colombo South Terminal while competing and  being benchmarked against some of the   biggest players in the region.”

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