/MV Beijing Bridge Makes Maiden Call at the Port of Colombo

MV Beijing Bridge Makes Maiden Call at the Port of Colombo

MV Beijing Bridge under its AGI Service made the maiden call at the Port of Colombo’s Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA)  controlled  Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) on 13th February 2019.

In order to mark the vessel’s maiden call at the Port a plaque exchange was also held between the Additional Managing Director of SLPA – Mr. Upali De Zoysa and the Captain of MV Beijing Bridge Capt. Rodie Barcoma.  Welcoming MV Beijing Bridge at Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), Mr. Upali De Zoysa, the Additional Managing Director of SLPA stated that  Sri Lanka Ports Authority being the land lord and the terminal operator  is jointly promoting Colombo towards becoming the best container port in the region.  “ With all improvements and developments taken place at the port and the new developments taking place at present,  with plans to commissioning of new terminals in near future, the port will cater in   an efficiently enhanced way with improved productivity for a speedier turn-around of vessels calling in,” Mr.Zoysa said.

Additional Managing Director of SLPA – Mr. Upali De Zoysa presenting  the plaque to  Master  of MV Beijing Bridge, Capt.Rodie Barcoma. Director (Logistics and Marketing )of SLPA –  Mr.Upul Jayatissa,  Chief Operation Manager (CO)  of SLPA – Mr.I.K.Gnanathilaka, Harbour Master of SLPA – Capt.Nirmal Silva,  representatives of the ship’s local agent Simatech Marine Lanka (Pvt) Ltd; Colombo agents for Feedertech Pte. Ltd., including Chairman of Simatech Marine Lanka (Pvt) Ltd  – Mr.Saliya Senanayake Executive Directors – Mr.Ananda Senanayake,  Mr.Rohan Joseph  and  Assistant  General Manager (Operations) – Mr.Chandika Pinidiya are  also in the picture. ( Pic : Mahinda Thennakoon )

Mr.Saliya Senanayake – Chairman of Simatech Marine Lanka (Pvt) Ltd; Colombo agents for Feedertech Pte. Ltd., speaking at the occasion thanked Sri Lanka Ports Authority  for welcoming the ship at the port of Colombo with a pleasing operational service.  “We are certainly pleased to see the ongoing developments at all terminals of the Port of Colombo and especially the JCT that has been performing very well with increased productivity and adding more capacity,” he said.   Simatech Marine Lanka (Pvt) Ltd acts the vessel’s  local agent.

Director (Logistics and Marketing )of SLPA –  Mr.Upul Jayatissa,  Chief Operation Manager (CO)  of SLPA – Mr.I.K.Gnanathilaka, Harbour Master of SLPA – Capt.Nirmal Silva,  representing the ship’s local agent Simatech Marine Lanka (Pvt) Ltd; Colombo agents for Feedertech Pte. Ltd., Executive Directors – Mr.Ananda Senanayake,  Mr.Rohan Joseph  and Assistant  General Manager (Operations) – Mr.Chandika Pinidiya were also present at the occasion. 

The port rotation of the vessel under AGI service will be Colombo, Port Klang, Singapore, Laem Chabang, Colombo, Jebel Ali, Karachi and Mundra.