Every Sea port has a unique sea port code in its country and provide trade services. Through sea ports there can be two types of trade services that are processed, first is the export of goods and other is export services, If any of the above is conducted and some bill number is generated which is of 13 numbers, first 6 digits are sea port codes and remaining 7 digits are of bill number of that transaction.
The main functions of seaports are:
1: To ensure safety for seagoing vessels coming in.
2: Operation in entering and leaving the seaport.
3: To manage facilities and equipment necessary for seagoing vessels to anchor.
4: Proper management of loading and unloading of cargo.
5: helpful in embark and disembark of passengers.
Sea Ports are also one of the factor to rise the economy and benefits to the economy of country as they are responsible for economic activity in coastal areas. The increase in throughput of goods and passengers on yearly basis induces more provisions, jobs and advanced infrastructure required to cope with trade industry and helpful in bringing profits to economy and helpful in trade relations with other countries and are boon to economy and trade.
UN LOCODE or Sea Port Codes are the United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations are the codes created by UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe). These codes are assigned for trade and transport to the seaports, airports and Railways. UNLOCODE consists of 5 characters and first 2 characters are for country code. Seaports are the major facility for trade through ships which load and discharge of passengers and cargo.
|Country Name (Country Code)|
Country Name and Country Code
|Sri Lanka (LK)|
State or Province or Territory of Sea Port
State or Province or Territory Code of Sea Port
|Sea Port Name
Name of Sea Port
|Sea Port Code (LOCODE)
5 digit Code (LOCODE) for Sea Port
|Sea Port Status
Status of Sea Port
(Recognised location - location name confirmed by nominated gazetteer)
IATA Code for Sea Port
Latitude/Longitude of Sea Port
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