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 OEL’s latest acquisition makes maiden call at Colombo Port

The  plaque exchange ceremony was held on board “OEL GUJARAT” at JCT between Harbour Master of SLPA Capt.Ravi Jayawickrama and the Master of the vessel Capt.Lopes Pereira Darryl Christopher. Mr. D. Upali De Zoyza – Chief Manager (Container Operations) of SLPA

 Regional feeder operator Orient Express Lines added one more vessel to its fleet of owned ships when it took over the container vessel M.V. OEL Gujarat on the 2nd of July in Singapore. The vessel has a carrying capacity of 1613 teus. 

The M.V. OEL Gujarat made her maiden call at the Port of Colombo on the 9th of July where she handled over 750 containers. The vessel was enroute to the Gulf. 

A simple ceremony was held onboard the vessel to mark this occasion, where senior officials of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority attended. There was an exchange of plaques between the vessels command and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority officials. 

Today Orient Express Lines operates several feeder services over the Port of Colombo. 

Coincidentally Orient Express Lines is completing 20 years this year after commencing operations in Sri Lanka.

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