London Container Terminal Handles Its Largest Ever …

first_img Print  Close zoom London Container Terminal in Tilbury, owned by Forth Ports Limited, this week welcomed the brand new Cap San Lorenzo with her cargo of over 9600 TEUs. At a dead weight of around 124,500t the vessel is the largest container ship to call at Tilbury’s deep sea berth.Commenting on the arrival, Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer of Forth Ports (owners of London Container Terminal) said: “LCT is the only port in the UK truly serving both deep sea and short sea customers. The arrival of the Cap San Lorenzo this week demonstrates our expertise and capability to handle large vessels with thousands of TEUs on board quickly and smoothly. The LCT team completed the work in 22 hours, which was 2 hours ahead of the planned scheduled departure, at a gross productivity rate of 26 moves per hour. We look forward to further calls in the coming months.”The Cap San Lorenzo is part of the Hamburg Sud fleet of deep sea ships. Forth Ports, March 25, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

Weliweriya tarnished army image

The campaign of the pro LTTE diaspora tarnishing the image of the Sri Lankan Army labeling them as an army of genocide, received a boost from Weliweriya incident, UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya said today.He said the incident has created a good opportunity to the evil forces which are waiting to weaken Sri Lanka’s security forces. The UNP MP warned that there was plenty of room for the incident to be disadvantageous to Sri Lanka during the Commonwealth Conference in November and the United Nations Human Rights Council session in September. “The incident in Weliveriya has become a key subject locally as well as internationally.  We do not intend to get cheap pleasure politically from this incident. But definitely this incident has strengthened the unfavourable outlook the international community has towards Sri Lanka,” he said. “The Security forces used force on the people who protested in Weliveriya not in conformity with methods of controlling such protests.  Standard methods used in such instances are, using tear gas, water jets, shooting with rubber bullets, first to the air, then on ground.  But in this instance, by passing all these methods security forces took action to shower live bullets at the protestors. Under these circumstances it is important to investigate and find out from where the security forces received the order to use maximum force against the people who provided great strength like a great wall to the security forces during their battle against the LTTE,” he said.He also noted that the people of Weliveriya behaved valiantly in the presence of the intimidation and taught a lesson to the government and if the whole country follows the people of Weliveriya, the end of this government is not far off. (Colombo Gazette) read more