Two bulk carriers with 64,500 tons of imported fertilizers from
China arrived at the Port of Colombo to provide relief to farmers affected by
the shortage of fertilizer in the agro-plantation sector in the country.
The Long Shore arrived at the Unity Container Terminal of the
Colombo Port carrying 31,500 tons of fertilizer while the Pola Indian arrived
at the new North Pier carrying 33,000 tons of fertilizer.
The Long Shore was built in 2010 and is sailing under the flag
Pola Indian was built in 2014 and is sailing under the flag of
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority is taking every step to carry out
its conventional cargo operations expeditiously to facilitate essential
services in the country, said SLPA in a media statement.