Business as Usual at Hambantota Port

Operations at Hambantota International Port (HIP) of Port Services, Maritime Services, Energy Hub, Port Industrial Park and Integrated Logistics are proceeding without interruption, despite the current fuel crisis in the country. As an essential service, HIP ensured a continuous supply of fuel to enable the port to operate 24/7 with no disruption to navigation, logistics operations and services.

Recently, the multipurpose vessel MV Bahri HOFUF called to pick up transhipped vehicles from India, which are en route to the port of Vera Cruz in Mexico. The specialty of multipurpose vessels is that they are designed with facilities to carry a wide range of cargo including containers, breakbulk and RORO. Earlier this year, HIP handled MV Glovis Champion, the largest RORO cargo to call at the port to date.

Source: Hambantota International Port (HIP)

The first half of 2022 was very productive for the port, which reached nearly 1.14 million tonnes in volumes handled. HIP’s strategic partnerships with Lanwa Sanstha Cement Corporation (Pvt) Ltd. and INSEE Cement have enabled cement manufacturers operating in the south of the country to increase the efficiency of their supply chain.

Hambantota International Port is being developed as a multi-purpose port and is currently engaged in vehicle transshipment on the east-west sea route while being the port of call for bunker, bulk and bulk cargo, energy services and maritime services. Container handling will be the next step for HIP and the necessary infrastructure is in place.
Source: Hambantota International Port (HIP)