Magampura Port vehicle unloading from May 31
Motor vehicle unloading will be carried out from the Magampura
Mahinda Rajapaksa Port from May 31, said Ports and Highways Deputy
Minister Rohita Abeygunawardena.
The motor vehicle unloading is now conducted at the Colombo harbour.
According to the deputy minister, five ships, which carry motor
vehicles from Japan are at the outharbour in Colombo awaiting entery for
unloading. Ships which carry vehicles have to wait for days due to
congestion for vehicle unloading at the Colombo harbour .
As a result, vehicle importers have to pay delay charges, the deputy
He said vehicle yards at the Colombo harbour are filled with unloaded
vehicles. Due to this situation, vehicles unloading will be carried out
only from the Magampura port in future.
More facilities for vehicle handling will be available with the
Magampura ports. Novel technology will be used at the harbour, he said.