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Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 05.23 GMT
SriLankan cargo records highest revenue and tonnage


SriLankan Cargo, the cargo arm of SriLankan Airlines recorded the highest revenue of Rs. 12.8 Billion earned in a single financial year in the history of the Airline. It also handled the highest tonnage of 101,000 metric tonnes this year.

SriLankan cargo has recorded an increase of 21 per cent on its revenue and also a 15 per cent increase on the tonnage.

Cargo export revenue out of operations in Colombo records an impressive increase of 19 per cent increase above the previous year which also records an increase of 33 per cent in tonnage compared to last year.

SriLankan Cargo has been able to stay within the industry’s growth rate range of 5.2 percent predicted by IATA for the year 2012/13. Its contribution to the total network revenue is 12 per cent which is on par with the industry’s norm.

The services provided by SriLankan Cargo varies from express cargo to on board courier with special provisions for valuable, vulnerable and dangerous goods, handled by specially trained staff in accordance with IATA regulations. Having been the sole handling agent for cargo of all airlines that operate through BIA, its Cargo Centre is located in the premises of the airport with an impressive storage space of over 20,000 square meters.

SriLankan Cargo also manages the 5,000-square meter cargo facility at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport which has the capacity of handling 60,000 metric tons. It is equipped with facilities to store live animals, dangerous goods, temperature regulated goods, customs and quarantine cargo, with special provisions for valuable cargo, weighing facility up to 15000kg, and screening machines.




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