COLOMBO DOCKYARD SIGNS AGREEMENT TO SET UP OFFICE AT HIPG, MARITIME CENTER- HAMBANTOTA

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Colombo Dockyard (CDPLC) inked an agreement with Hambantota International Port Group (Private) Ltd (HIPG), to open an office at the HIPG “Maritime Centre” on the 1st of November 2019.

The strategic maritime location of Hambantota, in close proximity to the key maritime routes, will allow Colombo Dockyard to offer afloat repair services to a multitude of vessels calling for transhipment, bunkering and other operations and dedicated afloat repairs.  HIPG port is a deep draft port with extensive berths that can handle vessels up to 17-meter draft, going up to VLCC.

Colombo Dockyard’s recently launched the Rapid Response Afloat Repair Service (RRARS) with a clear focus to provide afloat repairs at all Sri Lankan ports, will play a crucial role in providing the required repair support to the vessels calling at Hambantota Port. This capacity augmentation for afloat repairs in Sri Lanka is expected to bring in much needed foreign exchange to the Sri Lankan economy. Thus expanding the ship repair footprint in Sri Lanka to the deep south of the island, continuing our odyssey of excellence.

Present for the signing of the agreement signing from HIPG Mr Tissa Wickremasinghe, Chief Operating Officer, Mr Tim Xiao, General Manager, Port Related Industries, Ms Chandula Rambukwella, Senior Manager, Commercial & Marketing, Mr Ranjith Withanawasm.

Representing the Colombo Dockyard team headed by Mr H. Tanaka, Chairman, Mr D V Abeysinghe- Managing Director/CEO, Mr K B P Fernando, Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Darshana Chandrasekera, Head of Marketing-Ship Repairs, Mrs. Manori Mallikarachchie, Legal Consultant/Company Secretary, Mr. Amila Rukshan, Senior Engineer, Marketing and Estimating.

L–R: Mrs Manori Mallikarachchie, Legal Consultant/Company Secretary, Mr K B P Fernando, Chief Operating Officer, Mr H. Tanaka, Chairman, Mr D V Abeysinghe- Managing Director/CEO. Colombo Dockyard. Mr Tissa Wickremasinghe, Chief Operating Officer,  Mr Tim Xiao, General Manager, Port Related Industries, Mr Ranjith Withanawasm. HIPG.  Back Row.  Mr. Amila Rukshan, Senior Engineer, Marketing and Estimating,  Mr. Darshana Chandrasekera, Head of Marketing-Ship Repairs, (CDPLC) Ms Chandula Rambukwella, Senior Manager, Commercial & Marketing. (HIPG).

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