Logistics and port agency and services specialist Inchcape Shipping Services and John Keells Holdings (JKH) registered in Sri Lanka have signed a joint venture agreement which has resulted in the formation of “Inchcape Mackinnon Mackenzie Shipping (Private) Limited”.
Inchcape Mackinnon Mackenzie will provide a diverse range of maritime services in Sri Lanka which includes port agency, husbandry, crew logistics services, ship chandelling, bunker fuel supply arrangement, liner agency, marine survey & inspection, logistics services to oil and gas, construction, dredging, cable-laying, cruise tourism and others sectors, military support services and maritime consultancy.
JKH ports and shipping businesses comprise Sri Lanka’s first private sector terminal operator – South Asia Gateway Terminals in consortium with A.P. Moller terminals, Lanka Marine Services – the primary supplier of marine bunker fuels and lubricants in Sri Lanka and Mackinnon Mackenzie and Company (Shipping) Limited, which is widely known and respected by both Sri Lankan and overseas shipping communities.
Zafir Hashim, the Sector head of the transportation sector of John Keells group said, “We are excited about the new joint venture between Inchcape and JKH. Given the global presence of Inchcape and the local presence of JKH, we are sure we can provide an exceptional service to both international and local clients. With Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the global maritime route, the services offered through this joint venture will certainly attract a multitude of new clients to call at the shores of Sri Lanka for ship related services”.
“It is long overdue that Inchcape have a presence in Sri Lanka. This new venture will allow Inchcape to offer an improved and expanded offering to its customers in this growing and important market. We could not have a better partner to take this next step than John Keells Group and Mackinnon Mackenzie Shipping,“ said Matthew Paice, Vice President Marine Services for Middle East, South Asia and Africa of Inchcape.