VIDEO: MSC’s Shamal Perera Talks Shipping Dynamics in ConnectX Episode 3

In the latest episode of ConnectX, Mr. Shamal Perera, Director of Operations and Regional Operations Manager at MSC Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., provided a comprehensive overview of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) current operations and presence in the Colombo Port. Highlighting their recent accolade as the number one mainliner in Colombo, Perera emphasized how this recognition has positively impacted MSC’s operations and reputation in the region. He discussed how digitalization and technological advancements have revolutionized the shipping industry, elaborating on specific technological initiatives implemented by MSC to enhance efficiency and customer experience in the Colombo Port. Perera also shed light on MSC’s sustainability initiatives and their integration into operations in Colombo, highlighting the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible business practices.


Addressing challenges facing the shipping industry, Perera discussed recent incidents such as a ship hitting the Baltimore bridge and how they impact MSC’s approach to safety and risk management worldwide. He emphasized the paramount importance of safety protocols. Perera then turned to MSC’s partnership with the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, discussing upcoming collaborations and projects aimed at improving port infrastructure and operational efficiency in Colombo. Regarding trade routes, he explained how MSC is adapting its strategies to meet evolving customer needs, particularly in light of recent events in the Red Sea, highlighting the importance of robust route planning and risk assessment processes.

ConnectX continues to provide valuable insights into diverse industries, offering a platform for industry leaders like Shamal Perera to share their expertise and perspectives on key issues shaping the global economy. Stay tuned for more insightful discussions in future episodes.

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