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Chinese company run Colombo International Container Terminals receives international rating

Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) run by a Chinese company has brought honour to the Port of Colombo by being adjudged the Best Container Terminal in Asia in the Under 4 million TEUs category for a record fourth consecutive year.

The winner of this coveted award was announced on November 9, at the 2020 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) awards gala in Hong Kong.

CICT beat three other shortlisted finalists

CICT, which is managed by China Merchants Port Group (CMport), beat three other shortlisted finalists in its category – Busan New Container Terminal (South Korea), Dalian International Container Terminal (China) and Jakarta International Container Terminal (Indonesia) – to win the award.

CICT’s victory at the best container terminal awards puts it in the company of globally-respected terminals of the calibre of PSA Singapore Terminals, the Asia winner in the Over 4 million TEU’s category and PSA Antwerp, adjudged the best container terminal in Europe.

This award valuable tribute to the entire CICT team, the management and all our stakeholders

CICT CEO, Jack Huang said; “Besides the intense competition among terminals across the region, these are challenging times for all players in sectors linked to international transportation, and retaining our position at the top is a great demonstration of our consistency even in hard times. This award is therefore a valuable tribute to the entire CICT team, the management and all our stakeholders.”

Winners are decided by going through a three-step process

Hosted by Asia Cargo News, the AFLAS awards are designed to honour leading service providers. The AFLAS winners are decided by going through a three-step process, taking into account industry opinions, and through nomination criteria and technical evaluation by Asia Cargo News.

Mr Huang attributed CICT’s achievement to the terminal’s persistently high levels of productivity leading to fast ship turnaround times. 

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