THE Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) has won the award for Best Container Terminal in Asia under four million TEU category for the fifth consecutive year.
The winner of the award as announced at the 2021 Asian Freight, Logistics, and Supply Chain (AFLAS) awards gala at the New World Millennium Hotel in Hong Kong.
“This award is a victory not just for CICT but for the Port of Colombo, of which we are an integral part,” said CICT CEO Jack Huang said.
“Competition among ports is intense at the best of times and more so when the global shipping and cargo logistics sectors are faced with disruptions and challenges due to a pandemic and the resultant economic downturn. This award affirms CICT’s ability to maintain efficiency and competitiveness in the face of adversity and is a tribute to the commitment and passion of the CICT team as well as to the support we receive from the Sri Lanka Ports Authority to maintain operations at optimal levels.” said Mr Huang.
The AFLAS Awards honour leading service providers including air and shipping lines, airports and seaports, and others in the industry.
More than 40 different awards were presented to leading companies in the cargo, logistics, and supply chain sectors at the 2021 edition of the AFLAS awards.
Mr Huang attributed the achievement to the terminal’s continuing high levels of productivity leading to fast ship turnaround times.
Source : shippingazette