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One of the largest ships afloat is expected to call on Sri Lanka for the first time, setting a new benchmark and record for the Port of Colombo, terminal operator CICT announced this week.

The company said it had secured a commitment for a scheduled service by the Panama registered MSC Maya, at 19,224 teus, the largest container ship to ever berth in Colombo.
The 395.49 metre (1,297 foot) vessel is expected at the Colombo South Terminal managed by CICT on Friday 16th September, replacing a smaller vessel owned by MSC Switzerland.