Vehicle unloading at Magampura Port from May
Motor vehicle unloading will commence from the Magampura Mahinda
Rajapaksa Port by the end of May, Ports and Highways Deputy Minister
Rohitha Abeygunawardena said. He said arrangements are being made at the
Magampura port in this regard.
“More facilities for vehicle handling will be available at the
Magampura port. The latest technology will also be used at the harbour
for vehicle handling,” the deputy minister said. Abeygunawardena said
over 90 percent of vehicle importers have agreed to this arrangement.
He said vehicle imports through the Magampura port will become more
meaningful as vehicles can easily be distributed to various parts of the
country from the Magampura port.
“Vehicle distribution from Hambantota is rather cost effective since
the Hambantota road network is less congested than the Colombo road
network. However, certain groups are misleading the masses about this
arrangement pointing out that vehicle unloading at Magampura ports is
costly,” Abeygunawardena said. The deputy minister said 90 percent of
vehicle importers have agreed to unload vehicles at the Magampura
Mahinda Rajapaksa Port.