Plaque exchange between Vessel Master Captain Eddie Caguimbaga and Deputy Harbour Master Captain Samiddhi Dias in the presence ofw SLPA top official and agents (from left) MRMRP Assistant General Manager Operations K. Suranga Peiris, MRMRP Operations Manager Rajitha Senanayake, SLPA Additional Managing Director J.K.P. Kurukulasuriya, MRMRP General Manager Sarath Perera, SLPA Managing Director S. Premachandra, Vessel Master Captain Eddie Caguimbaga, MRMRP Deputy Harbour Master Captain Samiddhi Dias, SLPA Executive Director Sanjeewa Wijerathne, Diamond Shipping Services (Pvt.) Ltd Director Dushantha Peries and Diamond Shipping Services (Pvt.) Ltd Commercial Manager Prasanna Jayathilleke
Making a historic landmark in Sri Lanka, the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), MV Hoegh Trigger, owned and operated by Hoegh Autoliners AS, Oslo, arrived on her maiden call at the Port of Hambantota recently.
The Hoegh Autoliners AS has very well established its presence in the region by making Sri Lanka, especially the Port of Hambantota, as one of its main ports for transshipment of vehicles to various other ports in the world. The Port of Colombo too is utilized to accommodate local cargo/vehicles, mainly originating from the ISC.
MV Hoegh Trigger is deployed in the USA-Middle-East-Asia (USME) service and has the capacity to carry 8500 car equivalent units (CEUs) and has 14 cargo carrying decks. The LOA is 200m, breath is 40.5m and the ramp width is 12m and the capacity to carry cargo weighing of 375 tones and a free deck height of 6.5m. The vessel is of Post Panamax size and is built on a new design, which gives a higher operational flexibility and improved fuel efficiency. The vessel is under ‘Horizon Class/Design’.
The Hoegh Autoliners - AS is a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions in the roll-on- roll-off (RO-RO) segment, offering a broad range of services to customers throughout the world. The company operates around 60 pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) in the global trade systems, which are managed from a worldwide network of around 20 officers in four regions.
The Hoegh Autoliners annually carries approx. 2.0 million CEUs and make over 4000 port calls. Hoegh Autoliners AS personnel have extensive experience and expertise in handling different types of cargo, which are in RO-RO, break bulk and project cargoes. The high and heavy and out of gauge cargo comes in different forms and shapes. Hoegh Autoliners AS would ensure the safest and most cost-efficient transportation solutions are offered to the customer.
Hoegh Autoliners AS is a truly global, cost-efficient RORO operator providing port-to-port transportation services that consistently meet the requirements of the customers. Achieving consistent quality throughout the company is a top priority. It pursues a customer-driven growth strategy based on the company’s core competence in port-to-port transportation and providing efficient transportation services to the customer’s global distribution chains.
In order to commemorate the occasion, a plaque exchange ceremony was held on board MV Hoegh Trigger at the Port of Hambantota. The Hoegh Autoliners are represented in Sri Lanka by its accredited agents - m/s Diamond Shipping Services (Pvt.) Ltd.