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New country organization in Sri Lanka

Militzer & Münch is well positioned at the maritime hub between Asia, Africa and Europe

Back in 2015, Militzer & Münch started operating in Sri Lanka via a delegation office. The local team witnesses the growing importance of the country as a logistics location – a good reason to found a country unit here.

Over the past few years, Sri Lanka has become a logistics hub on the maritime Silk Road in South Asia, also owing to the generous expansion of the Port of Colombo. Initially, Militzer & Münch tapped the country´s potential via a delegation office.

Now, Militzer & Münch founded its own country unit in Sri Lanka. The inauguration of the new location was celebrated in May 2018. From here Militzer & Münch offers its customers comprehensive services in the South Asian area.

At the opening ceremony of the new country organization in Sri Lanka, Dilum Stembo, Managing Director M&M Militzer & Münch (PVT) LTD, speaks to the guests.

Dilum Stembo (right) welcomes Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister of Finance and Mass Media in Sri Lanka, at the opening ceremony.

The Militzer & Münch Group celebrated the establishment of its own country organization in Sri Lanka on May 30, 2018.

Also present from the Militzer & Münch teams of Sri Lanka and Germany: (from left) Prashan Peiris, Manager Sales and Marketing M&M Militzer & Münch (PVT) LTD, Jyldyz Sharshenbaeva, Project Manager M&M Germany, Harold Lenz, M&M air sea cargo Frankfurt, Tatjana Schaefer, M&M air sea cargo Germany, Natasha Fernando, Assistant Manager Customer Relationship M&M Militzer & Münch (PVT) LTD, Dilum Stembo, Managing Director M&M Militzer & Münch (PVT) LTD, and Viraj Bandara, Senior Executive - Operations M&M Militzer & Münch (PVT) LTD.

Tatjana Schaefer, M&M air sea cargo Germany, (centre) at the traditional celebration.

The guests were entertained with a varied program.

The attending guests included (from left) Rajitha Hathurusinghe, Managing Director TRIVE International Attorneys, Prashan Peiris, Manager Sales and Marketing M&M Militzer & Münch (PVT) LTD, Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister of Finance and Mass Media in Sri Lanka, Dilum Stembo, Managing Director M&M Militzer & Münch (PVT) LTD, Pasindu Silva, Director and Partner TRIVE International Attorneys and Janaka Basuriya, Managing Director TRIVE International Attorneys.

Dancers in traditional dress were part of the opening ceremony.

Celebrating the foundation of the Militzer & Münch subsidiary in Sri Lanka: (from left) Samitha Seneviratne, Director Islandwide Marketing Services (IMS), Dilum Stembo, Managing Director M&M Militzer & Münch (PVT) LTD, Prashan Peiris, Manager Sales and Marketing M&M Militzer & Münch (PVT) LTD, and Sheshani Leeniyagoda, Assistent of Samitha Seneviratne.

The team serves a niche market

At the new location, Militzer & Münch handles sea freight transports to the regions of the Indian Ocean and Asia. The portfolio of Militzer & Münch Sri Lanka also contains the consolidation of shipments as well as transports to Europe: among the goods are tea shipped to Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and Denmark, and airplane tires destined for Belgium, Germany, Russia, Denmark and Great Britain.

The five-person team moreover offers standard transportation, airfreight and comprehensive solutions for complex projects. “With shipments to the CIS countries, we additionally serve a niche market”, says Dilum Stembo, Managing Director M&M Militzer & Münch (Pvt) Ltd. “For the future, we are planning to add door-to-door transports to Europe and the USA to our services.”

Logistics in Sri Lanka

The logistics sector in Sri Lanka is constantly gaining momentum. The country’s government has decided to meet the requirements of modern logistics and to sustainably strengthen the sector. Since 2008, the Port of Colombo has been massively expanded. The concept is bearing fruit: The “Liner Shipping Connectivity Index 2017” of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD declares Sri Lanka one of the best connected countries for sea freight in South Asia – which makes the Port of Colombo one of the most important logistics hubs in the region.