Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) handled a total of 2.9 million teu in 2019, representing an 8.6% increase in throughput compared with 2018 levels. As a result its market share within the port of Colombo rose to around 40% in the 12 months ending 31st December 2019.
CICT is the only terminal in the Sri Lankan ports sector that can handle very large containers vessels and this ability helped boost volumes over the year, as it attracted services using the latest generation container ships. The facility also benefited from investment in a new dangerous good storage facility, two new quayside container gantry cranes and six additional RTG cranes during 2019.
The company has further embarked on a US $ 10 million program to convert its entire fleet of diesel-operated RTG cranes to electrical drives. Consequently, CICT claims to have achieved a 45% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and a 96% reduction in diesel consumption over the past year.