Recently at the Global Ports Forum Awards 2021, Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) excelled and was awarded the title of the Most Efficient Terminal Operator for the year 2021. This award acknowledges an international port or terminal operator that has attained exceptional excellence in terminal efficiency by upgrading capacity and productivity through sustainable and constant development, while also offering high-quality service and value-additions to customers.
Awarded to CICT at the Global Ports Forum Awards ceremony, held at the Shangri-La, Dubai on the 28th of March 2022, the Award for the Most Efficient Terminal Operator was accepted on behalf of CICT by Ms. Catriona Jayasundera, Senior General Manager – Commercial and Marketing. CICT received this award in acknowledgment of its exceptional performance in 2021.
Efficiency is the main focus area for CICT, and a key differentiator for the organization, as it strongly believes that operational efficiency is one of the most valued benefits provided by a container terminal. CICT has been working hard to make sure the highest standard of productivity. Therefore, achieving this award brings global awareness, not just to CICT, but also to the Port of Colombo.
Expressing her appreciation, Ms. Jayasundera stated, “This year’s award is of notable importance to us, as we have fought against the odds and faced many challenges, but found a way around it all to provide the highest quality of service and productivity, to which our customers have become accustomed. This award commemorates our untiring efforts and reluctance to give up in times of difficulty. Therefore, we take this chance to not just thank the Global Ports Forum, but also our valued customers and partners, who have supported us as we continue to work towards mutual objectives. We look forward to using the experience we have obtained, and lessons we have learned, to push the boundaries even further to provide the best service standards, productivity, and efficiency in the future.”
The award for the Most Efficient Terminal Operator 2021 is the second international award recieved by CICT for its attempt in the immediate post-covid environment. Last year, in November, CICT was acknowledged as the Best Container Terminal in Asia (under 4 million teu category), for the 5th consecutive year at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain awards. The Award for the Most Efficient Terminal is awarded to a terminal that has outshined in terms of efficiency and productivity, and is the outcome of a meticulous judging procedure, held by an independent panel mad eup of industry specialist and professionals.
Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT), which is handled by China Merchants Port Group (CMPort), is accountable for the management of the South Terminal of the Port of Colombo, the initial deep-water terminal in South Asia, furnished with all facilities to handle the biggest vessels afloat. Since its establishment back in 2014, the terminal has gradually grown the amount it handles, from 686,639 teus in 2014 to 3.2 million teus in 2021.
Photo Caption – Ms Catriona Jayasundera Senior General Manager – Commercial and Marketing, CICT received the award at the Global Ports Forum Awards ceremony.