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“Better Understanding among the Container terminals is crucial to further develop the Port of Colombo as a maritime hub”

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Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) - Capt. Nihal Keppetipola inspects terminal operations at the Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT). The Chief Executive Officer of the Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) – Mr. Jack Huang and Senior General Manager – Commercial and Marketing of CICT Ms. Catriona Jayasundera are also in the picture.

Capt.Nihal Keppetipola – Chairman Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) – Capt. Nihal Keppetipola discusses inter-terminal cooperation with the Chief Executive Officer of the South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) – Mr. Romesh David, Chief Operating Officer of the SAGT – Mr. Upul Jinadasa and Deputy General Manager – Operations of the SAGT Mr. Senaka Ranasinghe.

The Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) – Capt.Nihal Keppetipola  on 01st July 2021 made a special and friendly  inspection tour at the private sector controlled terminals of the Port of Colombo.

Here, he visited the South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) and the Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) of the Port of Colombo. The SLPA Chairman also held discussions with Mr.Romesh David  – the Chief Executive Officer of the South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) Pvt Ltd;  and Mr. Jack Huang – the Chief Executive Officer of the Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) Ltd.

At these discussions, Chairman SLPA emphasized the importance of all the terminals of the Port of Colombo working together to sustain and develop  its operational status and container volume market share in the South Asia region.

He expressed his confidence that despite the current Covid-19 pandemic,  he would  be able to continue to make the Port of Colombo one of the world’s leading container ports and gain the  global  confidence in the Port of Colombo towards moving ahead in  making Sri Lanka the Maritime Hub in this region.

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) – Capt. Nihal Keppetipola inspects the terminal operations at the South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT). Chief Executive Officer of the South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) – Mr. Romesh David, Chief Operating Officer of the SAGT – Mr. Upul Jinadasa and Deputy General Manager – Operations of the SAGT Mr. Senaka Ranasinghe are also in the picture.

He further said that through the strong camaraderie between the terminals of the Port of Colombo, it would be possible to provide an efficient and productive service 24/7 to the port customers of the Port of Colombo.

The Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) also inspected the terminal operations of the SAGT and CICT. Chief Executive Officers and higher Executive Officers of the terminals also joined the occasion.