HIP records High Growth in LPG operations

HIP records High Growth in LPG operations

by Staff Writer 11-07-2024 | 11:06 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Hambantota International Port’s (HIP) second quarter report on LPG operations records an increase of approximately 100% in volumes handled

compared to 2023 numbers. 

Bunker volumes at the port have also increased considerably by almost 128%.

Building on this success, HIP has expanded its services to accommodate diverse oil and gas operations, including LPG vessel gas-ups and direct bunker supplies, clearly demonstrating the port’s capacity to handle a variety of energy-related operations.

The rise in operational volumes is not limited to LPG, as bunker services surged with a 128% increase. 

The volume reached 66,044 metric tons within the first five months of 2024, compared to 28,923 metric tons handled during the same period last year. 

This growth encompasses bunker supplies within the port, at anchorage, and in outside port limit (OPL) areas, highlighting HIP’s strategic and technological advantages, coupled with growing capability and efficiency in handling complex maritime services.