Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) run by a Chinese company
has brought honour to the Port of Colombo by being adjudged the Best Container
Terminal in Asia in the Under 4 million TEUs category for a record fourth
The winner of this coveted award was announced on November 9, at the 2020
Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) awards gala in Hong Kong.
CICT beat three
other shortlisted finalists
CICT, which is managed by China Merchants Port Group (CMport), beat three
other shortlisted finalists in its category – Busan New Container Terminal
(South Korea), Dalian International Container Terminal (China) and Jakarta
International Container Terminal (Indonesia) – to win the award.
CICT’s victory at the best container terminal awards puts it in the company
of globally-respected terminals of the calibre of PSA Singapore Terminals, the
Asia winner in the Over 4 million TEU’s category and PSA Antwerp, adjudged the
best container terminal in Europe.
This award valuable
tribute to the entire CICT team, the management and all our stakeholders
CICT CEO, Jack Huang said; “Besides the intense competition among terminals
across the region, these are challenging times for all players in sectors
linked to international transportation, and retaining our position at the top
is a great demonstration of our consistency even in hard times. This award is
therefore a valuable tribute to the entire CICT team, the management and all
Winners are decided
by going through a three-step process
Hosted by Asia Cargo News, the AFLAS awards are designed to honour leading
service providers. The AFLAS winners are decided by going through a three-step
process, taking into account industry opinions, and through nomination criteria
and technical evaluation by Asia Cargo News.
Mr Huang attributed CICT’s achievement to the terminal’s persistently high
levels of productivity leading to fast ship turnaround times.