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COLOMBO: The huge car carrier, Continental Highway belongs to K-Line of Japan and sails under Panama Flag called at Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) controlled Unity Pier on 4th February, 2006.

The 199.4 m long vessel consists of a Kobe Diesel Mitsubishi UE main engine and sails at a service of 20.0 knots.

The ship arrived here from India with a huge capacity of Indian heavy vehicles and is expected to handle its transshipments via West bound, African and Middle Eastern ports from Colombo.

Expressing views at the occasion, K. S. Prasanna, Working Director of the SLPA said that plans are being implemented at present to elevate ports revenue through vehicle transshipment operations and a mega seven storied building to park such imported vehicles would also be constructed at the Colombo port.

Mr. Nimal Jayatissa, Operations Manager of PVQ and Guide Pier of SLPA was also present at the occasion.
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