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Transworld Group’s TW Ship Management appointed exclusive agent of Colombo Dockyard PLC in India


On September 2, 2016, TW Ship Management Pvt. Ltd (TWSM), Mumbai, a member of the Transworld Group of companies, entered into an agreement with Colombo Dockyard PLC to represent the shipyard as exclusive agent in the territory of India.


Colombo Dockyard PLC, a Colombo Stock Exchange-listed, Board of Investment-approved company operating in collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd, Japan, has been a major ship repair, shipbuilding and offshore engineering service provider to the Indian Subcontinent over the past four decades.


The Indian ship repair and shipbuilding sector has been one of Colombo Dockyard’s major markets. Joining hands with TW Ship Management, a well-respected and established operation with an expansive reach across the entire Indian Subcontinent, will give Colombo Dockyard the much-needed penetration in this highly competitive industry, stressed a release.


In pursuing the "Odyssey of Excellence", this partnership will strive to provide a higher level of service to the Indian market, reaching the owners/managers more frequently and providing a premium service package to the client. The technical/commercial strength brought in with the TWSM partnership will also benefit the client in the longer run, the release said.


Mr Satish Pillania, Chief Executive Officer, TWSM, Mr Marius Gomez, Vice-President,Transworld Group and Mr Deepak Singh, General Manager (Fleet Personnel), TWSM were present at the signing, while senior officials from the shipyard, Mr Ranil Wijegunawardana, Managing Director, Mr D. V. Abeysinghe, Chief Operating Officer, Mr M. Koshi, Director, Mr Benny Fernando, General Manager, Ship Repair Business, Ms Manori Mallikarachchi, Manager Legal, Mr Prince Lye, Head of Marketing, Shipbuilding, Mr Wasantha Kumara, Assistant General Manager (Estimating), and Mr Darshana Chandrasekera, Head of Marketing, Ship Repairs, too, graced the function.


About Transworld Group


Founded in 1977, the Transworld Group of Companies is today a multifaceted shipping and logistics conglomerate whose activities include shipowning (container and bulk carriers), feedering, NVOCC, logistics, freight forwarding and supply chain management, ship management and shipping agencies.


Headquartered in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Dubai, UAE), with offices in the US, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, as also in 28 Indian ports and cities, combined with strong network partners the world over, Transworld offers a one-stop shop to all its customers.


Source: Exim News Service - MUMBAI, Sept. 13


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