Sri Lanka’s pioneer Shipbuilding and Ship repairing facility, Colombo Dockyard PLC participated at one of the biggest International Shipping Exhibitions “SMM 2014” during September 9-12 in Hamburg, Germany.
Colombo Dockyard has been a regular participant at many marine exhibitions, such as Posidonia, Greece and other platforms over the past three decades. This is the first instance Colombo Dockyard has participated as an active exhibitor at the SMM. The shipyard has been flying the Sri Lankan flag and promoting Colombo as a competitive repair and building centre in the South Asian region in Europe and Global platforms.
German ship owners and managers represent a large share of the world’s floating tonnage. This naturally makes them one of the biggest spenders on ship building, dry docking and maintenance.
This mega international marine exhibition has been a meeting place for global shipping fraternity stake holders such as: Shipyards, machinery and equipment suppliers, classification societies, flag states, shipbrokers to name a few.
This year with more than 2,100 exhibitors from all around the world, including 150 first-timers, with 50,000 industry visitors and roughly 90,000 square metres of exhibition space. This platform provides an effective mode for Colombo Dockyard to promote its facilities and products to the German/European markets. The positive developments in the country with peaceful environment conducive for business, has been instrumental in many European clients looking at Colombo seriously as a potential ship repair and building facility.