Sri Lanka Shipping Co has outlined a new business strategy ditching bunkering and port agency businesses in favour of other “niche markets”.
The company revealed in a statement that it has bought a new tug which will serve Colombo port and other ports in the region. The vessel will start operating in February.
“The primary objective is to serve Port of Colombo, failing which we shall position her in the Middle East or Port Qasim in Pakistan who had already indicated a requirement for a 75 ton Bollard Pull tug,” the company said in a statement, adding that a second tug could be bought too.
“The new focus of the company is to capture the opportunities in niche markets in the maritime industry,” Sri Lanka Shipping said.