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SAGT Celebrates 21 Years of Maritime Excellence
By: South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT)
SAGT commenced operations in 1999 as a Public Private Partnership project to develop a container terminal, taking over operations at the Queen Elizabeth Quay of Port of Colombo.
Along its 21-year journey, SAGT has consistently raised the bar to achieve new benchmarks, securing several global and regional awards in recognition of its operational high-performance, productivity and efficiency. In 2018, SAGT achieved an impressive 2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent container units) in a calendar-year for the first time in its history which is particularly significant considering the terminal's original design capacity was assessed at just 1.1m TEU.
With the COVID-19 pandemic taking the world by storm, 2020 was a challenging year for the international maritime industry especially with consumption of goods and services around the world plummeting significantly. Amidst the country wide lockdown and directives for social distancing imposed in Sri Lanka, South Asia Gateway Terminals (https://www.sagt.com.lk/
Whilst adapting to the new normal, SAGT has embraced digitalisation collaborating with TradeLens, a Blockchain-powered data platform aimed at improving the efficiency of container terminal operations (https://www.sagt.com.lk/
South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) is the first Public Private Partnership container terminal in Sri Lanka and commenced operations in 1999. Today, the terminal is one of three operators in the Port of Colombo and continues to offer the international container shipping community a competitive best in class service.