• ITVI.USA
    15,493.230
    -192.560
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  • OTLT.USA
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    -0.010
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  • OTRI.USA
    21.560
    -0.300
    -1.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,477.520
    -195.870
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  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    -0.240
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  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
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  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.310
    0.060
    1.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.150
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.950
    -0.100
    -2.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    1.000
    0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,493.230
    -192.560
    -1.2%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.807
    -0.010
    -0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.560
    -0.300
    -1.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,477.520
    -195.870
    -1.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    -0.240
    -6.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.950
    -0.020
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.310
    0.060
    1.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.150
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.950
    -0.100
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  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    1.000
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Port of Colombo sets throughput record

The Sri Lankan port established a record by reaching a container throughput of 5 million TEUs since the beginning of 2015.

   The Port of Colombo officially set a record by reaching a container throughput of 5 million TEUs since the start of 2015.
   During the first 11 months of the year, the Sri Lankan port handled 4.74 million TEUs, a 5.9 percent increase from the corresponding period in 2014, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority said.
   The Port of Colombo handled 67,255 tons of cargo during the first 11 months of 2015, a 3.9 percent year-over-year increase. The port saw a 96.1 percent increase in breakbulk cargo and a 3.5 percent increase in containerized cargo compared to the first 11 months of 2014.
   During the first 11 months of 2015, a total of 3,854 ships arrived at the Port of Colombo, a 13.1 percent year-over-year increase. Containerships accounted for 86.5 percent of the ship arrivals at the port during the first 11 months of 2015.
   The Port of Colombo, situated in southwestern Sri Lanka, has 34 direct container shipping services calling its terminals, according to information gathered from ocean carrier schedule and capacity database BlueWater Reporting’s Port Dashboard tool. Intra-regional services are not included in this data.

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