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Hambantota Int’l Port showcased in Munich logistics exhibition

Hambantota International Port (HIP), was a participant at ‘Transport Logistics 2019’, an international transport and logistics exhibition in Munich, Germany last week.

Over 2,370 exhibitors and around 64,000 visitors from all over the world attended.

The Sri Lankan delegation, of which Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) representatives were a part of, held several meetings with decision makers of Germany’s leading logistics and engineering companies.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg Port Consulting, Siemens Digital Logistics business, DHL, DB Schenker and Kuehne + Nagel were some of the top level players they met.

The HIPG team was led by Chief Operating Officer of HIPG, Tissa Wickramasinghe. “This is the first time in my entire career that I was challenged with positioning an entire port with all it services. But these are exciting times and we are proud to be trailblazers not only in positioning our multi-purpose port but also the opportunity of placing Sri Lanka on the world’s maritime map, in an altogether new way,” said Tissa Wickremasinghe.

“For us Sri Lankans, Hambantota is a well-known historic port, but to the outside world, it is relatively new. No one knows about HIP’s deep water capability and the vast area of land surrounding the port, well primed for development,” he said.

The COO said the exhibition was the ideal platform for them to display the port’s gamut of services coupled with its many strategic advantages.