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MISC launches new service loop via Colombo to connect Far
 East ports to India and the ME region


Managing Director of SLPA Capt. Nihal Keppetipola (third from left) exchanges the plaques with the Master of the ves~ sel Captain Nam Sang Mun while Chief Operations Manager of SLPA, G. A Thalagala (second from left), Dy. Chief Manager (Marketing) of SLPA,Upul Jayatissa (extreme left), Dy. Chief Manager (C/O) of SLPA, Jayantha Perera (forth from right), Director/CEO of MISC Agencies Lanka (Pvt) Limited, Fatzer Hazim (fifth from left) and General Manager df MISC Agenc;ies Lanka (Pvt) Limited, Capt. M. Ranatunga (fifth from right) look on. Also in the picture are Manager Operations of MISC Agencies, Roshean Seneviratne (third from right), Assist. Manager Operations of MISC Agencies, Asantha Jayasinghe (second from right) and Operations Manager of SLPA, I. K Gnanathilake (extreme right).

MISC Berhad – Malaysia recently augmented its current Halal Express Service with the Halal Express Service – Loop 2 (HES-2) to connect Far East ports to India and the Middle East Gulf region, via Colombo. The service commenced on the 24th of September 2009 with an inaugural voyage starting from Japan, with a view to meeting the growing demand for carriage of Halal produce and products, in line with their continuous aim to improve their service offerings to customers under the theme “ Faster Transit Improved Services”. 

MISC Berhad – Malaysia, is the leading international shipping line of Malaysia. The principal business of the Corporation consists of ship-owning, ship management and other related logistics and maritime transportation services. MISC Liner Business is focusing itself in Asia, Oceania and Africa trades, to become one of Asia's Preferred Carriers. As a result of its portfolio restructuring, MISC has repositioned itself to be among the Top Three Intra - Asia Carriers by increasing market coverage through innovative product expansion. 

Faizer Hashim – Director / CEO – Messrs. MISC Agencies Lanka (Pvt) Limited, the liner’s local representative said  “A greater volume of local imports from Far-East ports and also transshipment cargoes to South East Indian ports via Colombo will be discharged at Colombo. The cargoes from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Thailand to Colombo and T/S cargo to South East India via Colombo will be connected to this service at Port Kelang or Singapore for on carriage to Colombo. We also expect a higher volume of local exports to Nhava Sheva and Gulf Ports and T/S cargoes from South East India via Colombo to Gulf to be connected to this service at Colombo.”

Capt. Mahendra Ranatunga - General Manager Liner Services of MISC Agencies Lanka (Pvt) Limited added, “The journey has already begun with two services connecting Far East and Middle East Gulf via Colombo and more services are likely to be announced in the future. MISC will continue to leverage on the strength and experience of its liner business by enhancing MISC participation in this sector and region.”

Halal Express Service – Loop 2 will serve the following ports: Yokohama, Nagoya, Shanghai, Xiamen, Singapore, Port Klang, Colombo, Nhava Sheva, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Karachi, Port Klang, Singapore and back to Yokohama.

A ceremony was held on board the vessel MV Bunga Raya Enam, in celebration of her inaugural call at the JCT of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), on her inaugural west-bound voyage on October 10. To mark the significance of this move to the SLPA, plaques were exchanged between the Managing Director of SLPA Capt. Nihal Keppetipola and the Master of the vessel Capt. Nam Sang Mun and the officials of Messrs. MISC Agencies Lanka (Pvt) Limited.

Commenting on the new service, Managing Director of SLPA, Capt. Nihal Keppetipola said “We have attracted several new lines and services in recent months and this trend is a clear approbation by the liner community of the current customer-friendly marketing orientation and pragmatic policies of SLPA/JCT, which among many other service offerings, declared a Relief Plan for shipping lines with a view to retaining the clientele with SLPA/JCT and to giving them a helping hand to survive in this global economic meltdown.”
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