Sri Lanka’s pioneer shipbuilding and ship repairing facility, Colombo Dockyard PLC participated at one of the biggest International Shipping Exhibitions “Posidonia 2012” during June 4-8 in Athens, Greece.
This year the Exhibition was held at the all new state of the art Metropolitan Expo Centre, making the event more glamorous.
Colombo Dockyard has been a regular participant at the Posidonia platform over the past two decades flying the Sri Lankan flag and promoting Colombo as a competitive repair and building centre in the South Asian region. The Greek maritime community represents a huge market for shipyards around the world, with Greek Ship owners having the world’s biggest tonnage. This naturally makes them one of the biggest spenders on building, dry docking and maintenance.
This mega international marine exhibition has been a meeting place for global shipping fraternity stake holders such as: Shipyards, machinery and equipment suppliers, classification societies, flag states, shipbrokers to name a few.
This platform has been an effective mode for Colombo Dockyard to promote its facilities and products to the Greek and European markets. The positive developments in the country with peaceful environment conducive for business, has many European clients looking at Colombo seriously as a potential ship repair and building facility.
During this mega event, some of the factors highlighted to the potential clients were: Colombo’s strategic location close to the main marine trading routes, minimal diversion for vessel’s calling to discharge in the Indian coast, quality repair services, safe working environment, Japanese expertise available through our collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard, faster turnaround times and competitive rates. The shipbuilding sector highlighted the wide product portfolio on offer for the Offshore Vessels Sector, mainly our market proven Anchor Handling Tugs, Offshore Platform Support Vessels, Crew Boats and Passenger Ferries.
Colombo Dockyard teamed up with Chris Marine SA our representative in Greece to maximise the impact at this Exhibition.
Colombo Dockyard team was lead by Akihiko Nakauchi – Chairman, Darshana Chandrasekera-Head of Marketing (Ship Repairs) and Prince Lye – Head of Marketing (Ship Building). Christos Papatheodorou, Kimon Papatheodorou and Asterios Tampouris joined from the Chris Marine SA team.