Sri Lanka: Ports Seminar Set for February 16

Ports Seminar Set for February 16

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka will hold a seminar titled ‘Ports, Shipping Procedures and Industry Issues’ on Thursday 16 February 2012 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the NCCSL Auditorium, No. 450, D R Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10.

It will be addressed by the most prominent speakers in the country who are in charge of relevant organizations and specialised units. The related issues will be addressed by Dr. Priyath B Wickrema, Chairman Sri Lanka Ports Authority; Dr. Neville Gunawardene, Director General of Customs; Capt. Nihal Keppitipola, Managing Director/CEO, Sri Lanka Ports Authority; A.W. Seneviratne, Deputy Director, Merchant Shipping of Sri Lanka; and Lakshman Perera, Chief Manager, Core/Banking Systems, Bank of Ceylon.

They will discuss all the industry issues related to cargo handling, customs procedures, port procedures and ways of increasing efficiency of respective organisations. In addition automation of payment in shipping and logistic industry and how the banking sector facilitates such an exercise will also be discussed in detail. Advanced technologies available in ports and cargo handling will also be discussed.


Dredging Today Staff, February 8, 2012; Image: sri-lanka