TRANSHIPMENT VEHICLE HANDLING
Hambantota is ideally located amongst major manufacturing bases of automotive parts. It can provide best logistics solutions for major automotive manufacturers in Europe and East Asia and parts manufacturers in South east Asia to work in synergies as a centre for assembly and value addition.
Further with skilled labour and land available in abundance in the neighbourhood Hambantota offers the strategic advantage for automobile and manufacturing/assembly industry. Quick connection via Hambantota to the automobile markets in Asia, Africa are very advantageous.
In this background MRMR Port has an edge over the other ports for RO –RO operations since major automotive manufacturers & also shipping lines are showing keen interests in vehicle assembling & transhipment operations. Under the phase II development project, it is planned to develop two dedicated Ro-Ro cargo berths.
The car carrier vessel operations at Hambantota MRMR Port are in full swing with the number of vessels have colled over amounting 770 vessels to handled over 496,000 vehicles. It’s remarkable that major vessel carriers in the world are being attracted to Hambantota, obviously due to the geographical advantage and being at the centre of South Asia’s shipping lanes.
Also attractive tariffs are offered at Hambantota and the port will attract more and more ships in time to come. Vehicles manufactured in India are brought to Hambantota and transshipped to regions like East and South Africa, South America, Jeddah and Eastern Europe. Also carriers also transport used vehicles from a number of far eastern countries like Japan and Singapore.
Major Shipping Lines To the Hambantota Port
* HYUNDAI GLOVIS
* HOEGH AUTOLINERS
* NYK LINE
* MITSUI OSK LINE (MOL)
* TOYOFUJI SHIPPING