JCT marks berth of Pen­du­lum Ex­press Lines’ Amalthea

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - AVIATION/SHIPPING -

Hong Kong reg­is­tered Pen­du­lum Ex­press Lines (PEL) berthed her maiden voy­age MV Amalthea at Jaya Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal in Colombo, Sri Lanka re­cently.

The se­nior man­age­ment of JCT, SLPA and MAC Eq­uity Mar­itime Ser­vices lim­ited, the PEL lo­cal agency graced the oc­ca­sion to com­mem­o­rate the in­au­gu­ral berth and the tra­di­tional ex­change of plaques took place on board.

PEL com­menced busi­ness in 2001 of­fer­ing var­i­ous feeder ser­vices as a ves­sel op­er­a­tor and have over 10 weekly sched­uled feeder ser­vices in the re­gion cur­rently. PEL is rec­og­nized as an emerg­ing player in the feeder busi­ness and have ex­ten­sive growth plans to be po­si­tioned as one of the most de­sired feeder car­ri­ers in the mar­ket in the com­ing years.

The new ser­vice, North Asia – In­dia Sub­con­ti­nent Ser­vice (NISC) is op­er­ated to­gether with part­ners HMM, CMA, KMTC and SCI. Each part­ner in­clud­ing Pen­du­lum con­trib­utes 01 ves­sel, while HMM con­trib­utes 02 ves­sels. Port ro­ta­tion: Xin­gang (Tian­jin) / Qing­dao / Ningbo / Sin­ga­pore / Port Klang / Nhava Sheva / Mun­dra / Hazira / Colombo / Port Klang / Sin­ga­pore / Xin­gang.

PEL’S other ser­vice, Pak­istan In­dia Ex­press ser­vice (PIX) has a ro­ta­tion from Sin­ga­pore – Port Klang – Colombo – Karachi – Mun­dra – Port Klang and serves its clients through slot ar­range­ments with a part­ner car­rier.

MAC Eq­uity Mar­itime Ser­vice Lim­ited is the gen­eral ship­ping agent pro­vid­ing full-fledged Agency Ser­vices to­gether with all cus­tom­ary an­cil­lary and in­ci­den­tal ser­vices to prin­ci­pal. MAC Eq­uity Mar­itime Ser­vices Lim­ited is a ma­jor­ity owned sub­sidiary of MAC Hold­ings Pri­vate Lim­ited.

From left: I.K. Gna­nati­lake – Chief Ops. Man­ager - JCT, Daya Wi­je­sekara -SLPA, Sarathku­mara Premachan­dra – Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor – SLPA, Jayan­tha Per­era – Di­rec­tor Ops. JCT, Capt. Athula He­wavitha­rana – Har­bour Master, Capt. Peter Dor­ciak - Master, Pawel To­masz Konieczny­chief En­gi­neer, Ruwan Brito - GM – MAC Eq­uity Mar­itime Ser­vices Ltd, Lalith Ro­hitha - Di­rec­tor – MAC Hold­ings (Pvt) Ltd, Prasaj Pathi­rana Di­rec­tor / CEO - MAC Hold­ings (Pvt) Ltd& Upul Jay­atissa – Chief Man­ager – Mkt & Biz De­vel­op­ment – SLPA

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