COLOMBO DOCKYARD’S OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF RAPID RESPONSE AFLOAT REPAIR SERVICE ON THE 31ST OF MAY, SIGNALLING THE RETURN TO NORMALCY OF SRI LANKA’S SHIPPING OPERATIONS

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Colombo Dockyard PLC the leading shipbuilding and ship repair service provider in Sri Lanka has set up a dedicated unit to handle Afloat Repairs/Voyage with service capability at all Sri Lankan ports.  Colombo Dockyard PLC is a Board of Investment of Sri Lanka registered, Colombo Stock exchange listed company operating in collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co.Ltd Japan.

The visionary leadership and guidance from Mr H. Tanaka, Chairman and  Mr D.V. Abeysinghe, Managing Director on launching this strategic unit to meet an identified need-gap in one of the busiest hub ports in the South East Asian regions.

The RAPID RESPONSE AFLOAT REPAIR SERVICE (RRARS) was soft-launched in 2017, has been in operation over the past two years, gaining the confidence of the shipping fraternity calling the Sri Lankan waters. The official launch of this unique service on the 31st of May 2019.  The rapid response team has been strengthened and systems streamlined to accommodate the inquiries smoothly and effectively.

RAPID RESPONSE AFLOAT REPAIR SERVICE is set up to provide the discerning ship owners/ship managers with fast response and reliable repair services. The afloat repair services will be available at Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee, and Hambantota ports.  In this recession times, all efforts are taken by the shipowner to try and minimize downtime.

A dedicated hotline (+94768206011) and contact E-mail (afloatrepair@cdl.lk) has been assigned to ensure the speedy response to the time-critical inquiries.

The value proposition to the end user (Ship Owner/Manager/Local agent) in this equation is rapid response superior quality afloat repair services that are world class at one of the strategic locations in the South Asia maritime map.  The reliability and versatility of the service will be augmented with the spare part back up from the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and Colombo Dockyard’s integrated supply/logistics network.

 

This RRARS has successfully undertaken 68 jobs in 2017 since the soft launch, 83 jobs in 2018 and 38 Jobs up to May 2019.  The afloat repair unit has handled over 100 projects since its soft launch in during early 2017, this operation is earmarked to gain the confidence of many owners / managers and grow to be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.

..”an odyssey of excellence”

(L-R) Mr. Benny Fernando, General Manager (Ship Repair Business), Mr D.V. Abeysinghe, Managing Director and Mr H. Tanaka, Chairman  carrying out the symbolic launch of the RRARS.

Colombo Dockyard PLC