January 01st Ceremony
CILT Membership Drive
Annual Pirith Ceremony
CASA Annual Cricket Tournament 2019
International Women’s Day Celebration at HIP
Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebrations
Vesak Celebrations
CILT - YPF Quiz Master 2019 (Runners-up of Port/Terminal sector)
Eight-a-Side Invitation Soft Ball Cricket Tournament organized by the Sri Lanka Customs
China Merchant Group’s 147th Anniversary celebrated by launching the ‘Healing the Environment’ drive
President’s Challenge Trophy Annual Mercantile Swimming Championship 2019
Inter Fire Services Soft Ball Cricket Tournament 2019, Organized by the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Sri Lanka and hosted by Hambantota International Port
HIP 2nd Anniversary Celebration and Tree Planting
Annual Staff and Family Trip
Camera EYE 2019 – Photography Contest
Christmas Decoration Competition to celebrate the Christmas Festival

The Port Industrial Park holds a little over two square kilometers of dedicated land, which is made available for the setup of business and industries. Having the Hambantota Port declared as a free-port, eases financial burdens in today’s fast moving day and age for shippers and manufacturers to manage their cargo movement on import, export and re-export. The Port Industrial Park follows and replicates the success of China Merchants Port’s strategic ‘PPC’ or Port, Park & City model, which was first effectively implemented in the renowned industrial zone - Shekou in Shenzhen, in the People’s Republic of China. This model has enabled investors to benefit from considerable savings in cost and time as a result of having the port within close proximity to their manufacturing plant

The industrial park has demarcated and classified 3 industry clusters such as Heavy Industries, Light Industries and Food processing industries. This demarcation is indicated on the diagram below and also shows the land area allocated for each cluster.

HIP welcomes the setting up of any manufacturing industry that’s geared towards exports in the Hambantota International port Industrial park, provided it conforms to the Investment, Environment Laws and Policies of the Government of Sri Lanka. Heavy polluting Industries such as coal and cement manufacturing will not be allowed.

Cluster Industry Sector Year 2050 Land area (ha)
Heavy industry Heavy industry 31.13
Total 31.13
Light industry Light industry-portside 94.92
Light industry-landside 19.14
Total 114.07
Food processing Food processing 16.33
Total 16.33
Service area Office 0.41
Residential-apatment(for middle manager) 1.89
Residential-dormitory(for worker) 1.93
Retails 0.41
Life service 0.44
Sports 0.44
Total 5.52
Artificial island Leisure area 3.25
Commercial area 5.44
Office complex 2.72
Residential & villa 16.06
Eco-park & square 5.48
Total 32.95
Green Green belt 22.64
Total 22.64
Utility Utility 5.90
Total 5.90
Industrial park area Total 228.53

Media Coverage of 'Yuan Wang 5' at Hambantota International Port


RO-RO refers to wheeled cargo such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers and railroad cars etc. Hambantota International Port offers RO-RO services for transshipment, as well as local vehicle imports. Operating as a transshipment hub for RO-RO, HIP doubled its volumes in 2018, and has continued its steady growth over 2019 and 2020. In order to ensure greater efficiency, environment-friendliness, safety and better service to clients, HIP has invested approximately USD 600,000 in equipment and machinery. We have also signed Terminal Service Agreements with leading shipping lines.

The Bulk Terminal Operating System (BTOS) assures efficient and real-time data sharing with our clients, thereby helping us reduce operational complexities, optimize terminal productivity and effectively collaborate with multiple stakeholders. This includes a real-time bar-code scanning system. Our E-Release system for Customs clearance is an effective step in minimizing paper usage and going green, which are on-going initiatives.

As the port & maritime industry embraces new technologies and best-practices, we are making sure that our staff are kept abreast of the latest developments. Staff trainings is carried out by Singaporean and Japanese port captains to ensure quality, productivity and efficiency.

Port security at HIP conforms to the latest international codes and conventions. Our investments in advanced security systems includes 24-hour surveillance and comprehensive insurance covering all aspects of the port operations and management.

Featured Services

New Technological Machinery
Bulk Terminal Operating System (BTOS)
Bar-code scanning system to minimize paper usage
E-Release System for Customer Clearance
Continuous staff trainings to increase the productivity
Advanced Security Systems

Value Added Services for Transhipment Vehicles

As RO-RO cargo accounts for a significant portion of the business at HIP, a vehicle value addition facility is being set up to promote HIP as hub for RO-RO cargo and vehicle services.

We are in the process of setting up network activities at the port, which will be managed and facilitated by a Service Provider (ASP) approved by the Hambantota International Port(HIP), in accordance with regulations stipulated by the port management and Sri Lanka Customs. These are intended to create a ONE-STOP SERVICE CENTRE for RO-RO customers and shipping lines. Some of the services provided by this facility include: minor to major accident restorations, upgrades, conversions, interior and exterior clean-ups and routine maintenance needed for used vehicles. These services will add value to the supply chain during transit. Inspection and certification services are also offered when required by the shippers and/or by the overseas consignees. Such services are offered by experienced professionals using the very latest technology.

Government regulations

The value-added services are offered in accordance with rules for the operation of Inward Processing Scheme for Temporary Importation for Export (The TIEP Scheme) as stated in the Extra Ordinary Gazette No.1053/11 of 1998 of Sri Lanka.

These services are available to:

Used vehicle traders who require value-added services and tranship vehicles via the Hambantota International Port.

How do you benefit?
  • Competitive rates for services
  • Transship vehicle discharge and store until a final buyer and destination is confirmed
  • Six months bonded storage period
  • Ability to lease separate land for your business
  • Approved service provider to assist you with all the local coordination and approvals
  • No hidden charges
  • Track your vehicles with the HIP - Terminal Operating System
Available services
  • Restorations
  • Upgrades
  • Conversions
  • Interior and exterior clean-ups
  • Routine maintenance
  • Scheduled services
  • Certifications
  • Exhibitions
  • International trade promotions
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