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 SLPA Chairman holds discussions with  the Secretary General
 of  IMO at the   World Ports and Trade Summit in Abu Dhabi

SLPA Chairman Dr.Priyath B.Wickrama (extreme right) Mr.  Efthimios Mitropoulos Secretary General International Monitory Organization (IMO) ( centre) and Mr.Mohamed Shamsi - Director, Abu Dhabi Ports Company  or  ADPC (left) at the World Ports and Trade Summit

The World Ports and Trade Summit was recently held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) alongside the World Ports & Trade Summit exhibition under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. 

A number of rising current issues of the maritime transportation, pertaining to procurement- strategic sourcing, door to door transportation and the need for land based infrastructure to match the efficiency of new terminal investment, cargo handling technology, supply chain technology and the role of IT and  health and safety management were among the major topics discussed during the sessions at the summit.  Dr.Priyath B.Wickrama, Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA)  participating at the event  addressed the session on   the topic of  'Cargo Handling and Terminal Operations.' Special discussions were also made by Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama, Chairman of the SLPA with Mr.  Efthimios Mitropoulos Secretary General of the  International Monitory Organization (IMO)  on core competencies and skills required of Ports Authorities and Terminal operators  in transhipment hubs. 

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