Colombo Port green port by 2025: Sustainable maritime future

Colombo Port to Transform into Green Port by 2025

Colombo Port green port by 2025: Sustainable maritime future

The Sri Lankan Government has announced that the Colombo Port will transition into a green port by 2025. The Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Aviation will be responsible for ensuring this goal is met, with significant support from the Government of China, which has agreed to provide the necessary technology for this ambitious venture.

On July 2nd, a delegation led by Wang Xiao Jie, Deputy Director General of China’s Shanghai Urban Transport Commission, held discussions with Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva and other ministerial officials. The discussions focused on issues affecting trade and shipping and the goal of transforming Colombo Port into a green port.

Both parties also expressed a strong desire to increase the use of the Port of Colombo for the transshipment of TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) and other cargo, enhancing its capacity and efficiency. This green port initiative aligns with global trends towards sustainable and environmentally friendly port operations, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of maritime activities.

By becoming a green port, Colombo Port will adopt practices and technologies that minimize carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, and enhance the overall sustainability of port operations. This transformation is expected to boost trade, improve operational efficiency, and position Colombo Port as a leading example of sustainable maritime infrastructure.