(From left) Dr. Asanka Rathnayake, Director, Hayleys Advantis Limited; Mr. Kumar Siriwardane, General Manager – Operations, Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT); Mr. Tissa Wickramasinghe, Chief Business Development Officer, CICT; Mr. Jeremy Anandappa, Director, Lanka Orient Express Lines Limited; Mr. Sumedha Perera, Owner’s Representative, Transworld Feeders, Sri Lanka; Mrs. Catriona Jayasundera, Head of Commercial and Marketing, CICT; Capt. Rajasekhar Siripurapu, Master OEL Shasta; Mr. Marius Gomez, Vice President, Transworld Group, Sri Lanka; Mr. Pritam Singh, Senior Engineer Superintendent, TW Ship Management, Mumbai India; and Mr. Chrishantha Silva, Deputy General Manager – Operations, Lanka Orient Express Lines Limited.
Dubai based Transworld Feeders ceremonially kicked-off their newest Feeder service on the Colombo – Chittagong sector with the 1,684 TEUMv. ‘OEL Shasta’ at the Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) of thePort of Colomboon 17th of November 2017.
The Mv.OEL Shasta was the 22nd acquisition of the Transworld Group and would be deployed on theColombo – Chittagong trade lane.The company plans to deploy additional vessels in the near future inorder to provide comprehensive coverage to customers on this service.
Thisnew feeder service, named as Bangladesh Sri Lanka service (BSL),is set tohelp route more Chittagong volumes through the port of Colombo, which are currently moving via ports in Singapore and Malaysia, thereby boosting Colombo’s status as a key maritime hub in the region.
Tissa Wickramasinghe – Chief Business Development Officer – CICT, Catriona JayasunderaHead of Commercial and Marketing- CICT, Marius Gomez – Vice President Transworld Group, Sri Lanka, Sumedha Perera – Owners Representative, Transworld Feeders, Sri Lanka, Asanka Ratnayake – Director Hayleys Advantis Ltd and Jeremy Anandappa – Director Lanka Orient Express Lines Ltd, were present onboard the OEL Shasta on the occasion.
With the operation of its own tonnage Transworld Feeders will have the flexibility and leverage to take personal care of its customers’ requirements and expect to enhance the movement of transshipment volumes through the port of Colombo thus creating greater value for all its stakeholders.
The Transworld Group of Companies established in 1977 and commencing operations as a container feeder operator has today expanded their operations to be recognized as a multi-faceted Shipping and Logistics conglomerate. The company’s operations include; Ship Owning (Container & Bulk Carriers), Feedering, NVOCC, Logistics, Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Management, Ship Management and Shipping Agencies. Transworld Group is represented in Sri Lanka through Lanka Orient Express Lines Limited.