The port services, marine services, energy hub, Port Industrial Park, and Integrated logistics at the Hambantota International Port (HIP) are operating normally despite the current fuel crisis in the country.
As an essential service, HIP has ensured a constant fuel supply, allowing the port to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no interruptions to shipping, logistics, or service delivery.
Recently, the Multipurpose vessel MV Bahri HOFUF called to pick up transshipped vehicles from India that are en route to Mexico, Vera Cruz Port.
Multipurpose vessels are designed to transport a wide variety of cargo, including containers, break bulk, and roll-on/roll-off (RORO). Earlier this year, HIP handled the M.V. Glovis Champion, the largest RORO shipment that has ever visited the port.
The first half of 2022 has been very fruitful for the port, which has reached nearly 1.14 million tons of handled volumes.
The Hambantota International Port is being developed as a multipurpose port, and is currently engaged in the transshipment of vehicles along the east-west sea route, in addition to being a port of call for bunkering, bulk and break bulk, energy services, and marine services. The next step for HIP will be container handling, and the requisite infrastructure is currently being constructed.