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The number of container vessels calling on Sri Lanka increased by 7 percent during the first ten months of this year to 3,615 from 3,379 a year earlier, latest data released by the Central Bank showed.

The total volume of cargo handled during this ten month period amounted to 54.51 million MT, up 6.5 percent from 51.18 million MT a year ago.

The total number of containers handled increased by 2 percent to 3.52 million from 3.45 million a year earlier while transshipment stayed flat at around 2.58 million containers.

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