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Port of Trincomalee

Trincomalee harbour is the second best natural harbour in the world and the available water and land area is about 10 times as much as the Port of Colombo. Trincomalee was tentatively identified to cater for bulk and break bulk cargo and port related industrial activities including heavy industries, tourism and agriculture etc.  At present SLPA is in the process to re-develop Trincomalee as a metropolis growth centre. SLPA has completed zoning plan to utilize the huge amount of existing unutilized land under its judurisition on the out come of the analysis with the other sectors of the development, such as UDA, BOI, and Tourist Board etc. SLPA plans to advertise internationally and locally to call for proposals from potential investors for Industrial Park and Tourism Zone under Trincomalee Port City Development Project. Drafting of the RFP has been assigned to a Project Committee and in the process of calling tenders for the surveying of the SLPA owned lands.


The Port of Trincomalee works on, a 24 hours basis every day of the year except on May Day, with only day light navigation.


Longitude : 810 13'E
Latitude    : 080 33'N


From main East-West route - None
From main East-West route - 24 hours


Water                      - 1630 hectares
Entrance channel       - 500 meters
Land Area                 - 5261 hectares

Total Number of Alongside Berths : 03

Pier/(s) Total Length (m) Alongside draft (m)
Prima Jetty (inner) 122 5.9
Prima Jetty (outer) 227 13
Tokyo Cement Jetty 155 8.6
Oil Jetty (petroleum corp) 200 9.75
Ashroff Quay 250 13
  Bulk Head 90*2 9m

Total Number of Alongside Berths : 03

Type Make Capacity Units
Mobile cranes Pick Rover 7 tons 1
Fork lift trucks Komatsu 2.5 tons 1



Avg. height (t) Area (sq ft) Capacity (cu ft) Stacking
Ch. Bay 04 19 18,000 3,528,000 14
Ch. Bay 20 20 25,200 378,000 15


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