CICT named Best Container Terminal of its capacity in Asia for 6th successive year | Daily News

CICT named Best Container Terminal of its capacity in Asia for 6th successive year

CMPC Managing Director and COO Xu Song (right) accepts the AFLAS award on behalf of CICT in Hong Kong
CMPC Managing Director and COO Xu Song (right) accepts the AFLAS award on behalf of CICT in Hong Kong

Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) has been crowned the Best Container Terminal in Asia in the Under 4 million TEUs category for the sixth consecutive year, in just seven full years since it commenced operations in mid-2014.

The announcement of CICT’s prestigious win on a global platform was made at the 2022 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) annual awards gala hosted at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong by Asia Cargo News.

CICT, which is managed by China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort), beat three other shortlisted finalists in its category – DaChan Bay Terminals and Fuzhou International Container Terminal of China and the Manila International Container Terminal in the Philippines– to win the AFLAS award that recognises the top global players in the cargo, logistics and supply chain sectors.

China Merchants Port Holdings Company Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Jack Huang said: “CICT has been consistently increasing its throughput and continuously optimising operation processes to enhance efficiency amidst the global challenges to the shipping industry.”

“These include soaring operating costs, global port congestion, obstacles due to COVID-19and the precarious local economic climate. We are most delighted to win this award once again as it reaffirms to our customers, stakeholders and the country that CICT is continuing to exceed expectations and is contributing most significantly to the image and the growth of the Port of Colombo. This award is a tribute to all the hard work and commitment of employees at every level at CICT.”

The AFLAS winners are decided by going through a three-step process, considering the global industry opinions, through nomination criteria and technical evaluation by Asia Cargo News.

The shortlist of finalists is sent out to more than 15,000 readers to vote. Since its inception in 2014, CICT the terminal has incrementally grown the volume it has handled; from 686,639 teus in 2014, to just over 3.2 million teus in 2021.


 

 


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