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 K ‘Line Car Carrier M/V ‘GRAND RACE’ calls  at MRMRP on Maiden visit
 


Plaque exchange ceremony on board the M/V GRAND RACE’ to mark the maiden call of the vessel at MRMRP between   Mr.W. Nimal Jayatissa – Chief Manager (Operations) of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and the Master of the vessel Capt. Willy A Doruelo. Mr.Suranga Peiris – AGM (Operations) of SLPA at MRMRP, the General Manager of Operations and Logistics of the ABC Shipping (Private) Limited -  Mr Tressel G. Silva and AGM (Car Carriers) of the ABC Shipping (Private) - Mr.Reggie Dias are also in the picture.

 M/V GRAND RACE’ in operation at MRMRP.

K ‘Linecar carrier with load of  domestic use vehicles from Japan called at Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP) in Hambantota on 15thMarch 2014. The vessel M/V ‘GRAND RACE’discharged 383units from Japanfor domestic use while 205 units loaded as Transhipment for Gulf Ports.The agents for the vessel M/V ‘GRAND RACE’ ABC Shipping (Private) limited arranged a plaque ceremony on board the M/V GRAND RACE’ mark the occasion between Mr.W. Nimal Jayatissa – Chief Manager (Operations) of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and the Master of the vessel Capt. Willy A Doruelo to commemorate the maiden call. 

Participating on the occasion the Chief Manager (Operations) of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Mr W.NimalJayathissa stated that MRMRP  is equipped to handle the largest car carriers which would call in the future without any problem . Also he stated that K’ Line’s  contribution towards MRMRP  has  increased compared to last year especially with the Transhipment volumes from India to Gulf Ports and thanked Chairman of ABC Shipping Mr John Shiran Dissanayke the agents for K ‘Line for their contribution towards the Port. He confirmed that MRMRP, under instructions of Dr.Priyath B. Wickrama – Chairman of SLPA,  would further develop to increase the Transhipment volumes from India while allocating on arrival berths for all Port users.

On a special note at the occasion Chairman of ABC Shipping Mr John Shiran Dissanayke stated that whilst Singapore and Laemchabang are congested for RO-RO traffic, MRMRP would be a better option in time to come, for all the car carriers to store their cargo at the port. “The port is located in the centre of the transshipment hub that can relay transshipment cargo to the Gulf, African and South African ports via MRMRP,” he states.

Speaking at the occasion, the Master of the vessel Capt. Willy A Doruelo stated that since cargo and vessels were routed via MRMRP, the port would be their best option to fulfill bunker requirements as well. “Not only that but, it is a pleasure to see MRMRP at present, is rapidly gathering attraction as the most popular transshipment RO-RO port in the region,” he said.

Commenting at  the plaques exchange ceremony the General Manager of Operations and Logistics of the ABC Shipping (Private) Limited -  Mr Tressel G. Silva of ABC Shipping confirmed that their Principals are happy with the developments made by MRMRP for the last few years and thanked the Chairman of SLPA Dr.Priyath B. Wickrama, Managing Director Capt.Nihal Keppetipola, Harbour Master of SLPA Capt.Ravi Jayawickrama, Director (Operations) Mr.Upali De Zoysa, Chief manager (Operations) Mr.W.Nimal Jayatissa and officials of MRMRP for their active presence in making MRMRP one of the busiest hub ports in the region. He further stated that the Chairman of ABC Shipping Mr Shiran Dissanayake and the Management of ABC Shipping (Private) Limited are keen on promoting transshipment vehicles via MRMRP  while having  ‘ZERO DAMAGE’ to the cargo moving via MRMRP since K ‘Line / ABC Shipping too have been allotted with On Arrival berths at MRMRP. "K  Line constantly endeavors to innovatively reinforce its car carrier fleet with in-depth consideration to environmental preservation in particular, as well as to service the handling of complete cars damage-free at all times during loading and discharging operations as well as during ocean navigation. Therefore,  K Line's fleet of over 70 car carriers safely ship automobiles, trucks, buses, excavators, bulldozers and other heavy vehicles plus equipment. The company's damage prevention techniques are rated as the world's most advanced programs,” he added.

Mr.Suranga Peiris – AGM (Operations) of SLPA at MRMRP and Mr.Reggie Dias AGM (Car Carriers) of the ABC Shipping (Private) Limited were also present at the occasion.
(CPRD-17032014)

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