Sri Lanka’s China-run Hambantota port, that is rising as a RO-RO transshipment hub stated it seeing speedy increase in car volumes amid at the same time as bulk shipment volumes had additionally grown forty four percentage in 2020 amid a Coronavirus pandemic.

Total RO-RO gadgets dealt with in the course of 2020 fell to 388,031 from 411,027 amid as Coronavirus hit worldwide transport and Sri Lanka banned car imports however transshipment have began out to develop swiftly in current months, Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) stated.

By December 2020 volumes had pickup as much as 58,996 gadgets 25.nine percentage from December 2019, pushed nearly completely through global volumes as imports diminished to 215 gadgets in 2020 from 4,214 a 12 months earlier.

In January 2021 the port had dealt with 55,068 gadgets, up 29 percentage from a 12 months earlier.

Vehicles coming from India, Korea, Japan and China are discharged at Hambantota for transshipment to the Middle East, South Africa and South America.

HIPG stated it had engaged aggrieve advertising and marketing marketing campaign and modified the RO-RO commercial enterprise model, which had delivered results.

The port become additionally working below Coronavirus fitness guidelines.

“Managing the excessive want for manpower for operations at the same time as making sure that our personnel have been blanketed become certainly considered one among our largest priorities withinside the beyond 12 months,” says Senior General Manager- Operations, Sylesh Peerez.

“We controlled this successfully, on a roster basis, making sure that we met the excessive call for at the same time as strictly adhering to Covid-19health and protection guidelines.”

Bulk shipment volumes had additionally grown forty four percentage to 1.788 million tonnes helped through dry shipment and liquefied petroleum fueloline volumes.