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Taiwan boxship calls Hambantota

The infrastructure and other facilities constructed at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Port are nearing completion and the first large container vessel called at the new port on April 28 Thusday for the Harbour Pilots to familiarize themselves with maneuvering vessels in to and out of the Port.
The 260 metre container vessel, Wan Hai 502 owned by M/s Wan Hai Lines (Pte) Ltd. of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and heavily laden with containers and a draught of 12 meters was on its way from Port Klang Malaysia to Colombo when it stopped over at Magam Ruhunupura. The ministry of Ports and Shipping said that in the days ahead, several more vessels of different capacities and draughts belonging to reputed international shipping lines are due to arrive at the port to enable Harbour Pilots to familiarize themselves.