(+94) 472 888 888

Hambantota International Port Services Company (PVT) LTD.

The HIPS is a joint venture company established as a Public Private Partnership between  HIPG and SLPA to operate and manage the following services in  the Hambantota International Port.

Emergency response in case of Fire, Marine Pollution, Hazmat Incidents etc..

Port Control

The Port is in the process of obtaining a VTS. All vessels shall communicate via the Port Control on VHF Channel 16.

In case of any emergency in the Port the Focal Point is designated as the Port Control.


Pilotage being compulsory for all vessels, HIPS will offer world class pilotage services to all types and sizes of vessels capable of being accommodated within the Port. A modern pilot Launch capable of a speed in excess of 15 knots is available at present.


A dedicated mooring service ably supervised is provided by the port for all vessels at any time day or Night.


We operate a fleet of modern tugs manned by competent crew. At present the fleet consists of 04 Azimuth Stern Drive tugs with bollard pull of 65 tons. The tugs have firefighting capabilities.


The port is well secured with our own security personnel who are augmented by personnel from the Sri Lanka Navy and the Sri Lanka Police. The port is ISPS compliant and the Designated Authority is the Sri Lanka Navy.

Seaward security is entirely handled by the Sri Lanka Navy with regular Sea patrols being carried out. Regular Audits of the Port Security is carried out by the Sri Lanka Navy to ensure the Port security is adequate and up to date.

Permits for port entry are issued by the Port permit office including Annual permits.


We take safety very seriously and will not leave any stone unturned to achieve a zero incident / accident Port. Quality certification is in progress and will be updated accordingly.

The Port has its own dedicated Emergency response unit capable of attending to all types of emergencies adore or afloat.

03 dedicated and fully equipped Fire trucks enhance this capability.

The port tugs equipped with firefighting capabilities’ complement this service in case of afloat emergencies.

Application for download

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday: Open 24 hours

Contact Us

  • (+94) 472 277 777
  • info@hips.lk
  • Hambantota Maritime Center, Mirijjawila

At The Hambantota International Port, the safety and well-being of all our staff and customers is our top priority. With the new case of COVID-19 reported in Sri Lanka we have strengthened our safety measures to ensure that of all our staff, customers and the general public who engage with our operations remain in good health and that activities and business at the port continues unhindered.Emergency Response Procedures are in place with 3 response levels. A special committee has been appointed headed by the CEO with all HODs as members. The following methods have been implemented at the port:

  1. Passengers/crew of cruise ships will not be allowed to disembark in the port.
  2. All vessels have to complete the Health Declaration Form and the Health Status Report signed by the Master of the Vessel and the Surgeon/Medical officer of the vessel.
  3. All staff coming into contact with visitors/ships crew will wear protective masks as appropriate and when required.
  4. Complete sanitisation of the entire facility and vehicles used.
  5. Daily temperature checks on our employees as well as visitors to the port.
  6. All staff and guests are advised to refrain from shaking hands whilst greeting and use the traditional Sri Lankan method of greeting with own clasped hands.
  7. All foreign visits, business trips, study tours and other activities have been cancelled.
  8. People who may be exposed to COVID-19 will be hospitalized as per the government regulations.
  9. On-site meetings will be minimized and utilizing electronic media for meetings will commence.

All measures are implemented according to the requirements of the health and epidemic prevention departments of Sri Lanka.