Six seafarers, stuck at one of the ports in Colombo, have to say that they haven’t even been paid daily wages for nearly three years by the Mumbai-based employer firm. The sailors have tried approaching a local court based in Sri Lanka about the issue as they are stranded since 2019.
Port of Colombo ranks 17th in World Bank and IHS Markit Container Port Performance Index.
A bulk carrier named ‘Hippo Spirit’ loaded with rejected Chinese fertilizer from a company called Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., Ltd was refused entry to the port of Colombo.
The Port of Colombo Container Volumes recorded an increase in the month of April 2019 by 9.1% compared to the same period last year. Port of Colombo comprising of JCT, SAGT and CICT, has seen cumulative volume growth of 5.9% for the period January thru April 2019.