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斯里兰卡港计划与新加坡港口

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斯里兰卡港计划与新加坡港口

       据MyPaper报道,斯里兰卡港货物吞吐量激增并再创纪录后,该港计划建立一个亚洲的航运中心,在中国的帮助下耗资3.4亿美元扩建港口旨在与新加坡和迪拜竞争。

      NDB财富管理的Aviva表示,总统拉贾帕克萨在持续26年的内战结束后的资本化政策,目的为建立一个新兴市场的贸易门户,并在John Keells和Aitken Spence公司获得股份.

     渣打银行估计,该港口收入从去年至2015年可能增长近三倍,将达6.5696亿美元。“斯里兰卡可以通过提高其港口基础设施改造其经济,” Samantha Amerasinghe女士说,一位来自科伦坡渣打银行的经济学家。

     “和平,这个历史性的转变为港口发展提供了有利条件,这将使斯里兰岛成为未来最繁忙的贸易路线的中心枢纽。”政府预计提升货物标准将会带动运输业,包括港口在内,到2020年GDP净收益会增长40%,同比去年增长四倍。

       该港去年经济增长了8%,达32年来新高,其中中国在道路和港口方面有较大投资。

       拉贾帕克萨的军队于2009年5月击败分离主义分子,正考虑利用斯里兰卡靠近印度南部海岸31公里的位置优势发展经济。该地是连接远东,西亚,非洲和欧洲的主要航道。

       在首都科伦坡和南部的汉班托塔,更深的泊位,具有新设备的码头和高效率作业,将允许更大,超巴拿马型船舶停靠,以及从印度和其他新兴市场方向来的较小的船只上迅速进行转载货物。

       政府正在积极寻求与新加坡港缩小差距,根据下属英富曼集团的伦敦货运系统,新加坡港是2009年第一大集装箱码头,迪拜则排名第7,而科伦坡排名32,当时新加坡的货物吞吐量比科伦坡高出7倍以上。

      John Keells通过经营一家科伦坡港码头一直获利,并拥有斯里兰卡马士基的30%股份,该公司是包括哥本哈根的AP Moeller-Maersk在内的一家合资企业,Bimanee Meepagala,NDB的英杰财吧就富管理公司的分析师说。

       Louis Lu,作为阿伯丁资产管理亚洲在新加坡的分析师,说他对John Keells’ 和 Aitken Spence港口业务很有信心,他们将长期收益,因为他们是“国家的战后复苏的最好代理,可靠的资产负债表和经验丰富的管理团队。”

       从港口到电厂,中国自2005年以来加紧对斯里兰卡项目投资,合约至少37亿美元。该岛占据举足轻重的地理位置,1948年独立之前,吸引了无数像葡萄牙,荷兰和英国殖民者来争夺。

       中国承诺在2007年在Hambantota免税港建设初始阶段投资3.067亿美元,斯里兰卡财务规划部的数字显示,高额捐助者还包括亚洲开发银行,日本和丹麦。

       斯岛还期待从中国进出口银行的贷款8.08亿美元,以帮助支付下一项目,斯里兰卡港务局工程师AGIL Hewageegana说。

       该部还报道,斯里兰卡去年集装箱吞吐量激增22%,为416万TEU。
 

 

Sri Lanka aims to create an Asian shipping hub capable of competing against Singapore and Dubai by pouring US$3.4 billion into expanding ports with Chinese help, after the island’s container volumes surged to a record, reported MyPaper.

President Mahinda Rajapakse’s goal of capitalising on the end of a 26-year civil war to build a trade gateway to emerging markets makes shares in John Keells Holdings and Aitken Spence & Co a buy, said NDB Aviva Wealth Management.

Port revenue may almost triple to US$656.96 million in 2015 from last year, Standard Chartered estimated.

“Sri Lanka can transform its economy by boosting its port infrastructure,” said Ms Samantha Amerasinghe, a Colombo-based economist at Stanchart.

“Peace provides an opportunity (for it) to take advantage of a historic shift that will put the island at the centre of the biggest trade routes of the future.”

The government forecasts rising cargo levels will enable transportation, including ports, to make up 40 per cent of gross domestic product by 2020, a fourfold gain from last year.

Economic growth reached a 32-year high of eight per cent last year, amid Chinese investment in roads and harbours.

Rajapakse, whose armed forces defeated separatist rebels in May 2009, is seeking to take advantage of Sri Lanka’s position 31 km off India’s southern coast. There lie the main shipping lanes linking the Far East, West Asia, Africa and Europe.

Deeper berths, new terminals and increased efficiency in the capital, Colombo, and in southern Hambantota city will allow bigger, super-post-panamax ships to dock and transfer cargo more quickly to and from smaller vessels that carry goods for India and other emerging markets.

The government is seeking to close the gap with Singapore, the top container port in 2009, and Dubai, which ranked seventh, according to data from London-based Cargo Systems, a unit of Informa. Container volumes in Singapore were more than seven times higher than those in Colombo, which ranked 32nd.

John Keells stands to gain from managing a terminal at Colombo port and a 30 per cent stake in Maersk Lanka, a joint venture that includes Copenhagen-based A P Moeller-Maersk, said Bimanee Meepagala, analyst at NDB Aviva Wealth Management.

Louis Lu, an analyst at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia in Singapore, said that his company is confident that both John Keells’ and Aitken Spence’s port business will continue to be key beneficiaries in the long run, as they are “good proxies to the country’s postwar recovery, with solid balance sheets and experienced management teams”.

China has tightened its embrace of Sri Lanka by committing at least US$3.7 billion since 2005 to projects, from ports to a power plant. The island has attracted rising powers since the 16th century for its access to pivotal maritime links, leading to colonisation by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, until independence in 1948.

China pledged US$306.7 million in 2007 to the initial phase of the tax-free port in Hambantota, the highest among donors that also included the Asian Development Bank, Japan and Denmark, figures from Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Finance & Planning showed.
The island expects an $808 million loan from Export-Import Bank of China to help pay for the next leg, Sri Lanka Ports Authority engineer Agil Hewageegana said.

Container volume in Sri Lanka surged 22 per cent last year to 4.16 million TEUs, according to the ministry.

 

来源:Portnews

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