SAGT receives top award from Global Ports Forum

2017-02-07 00:00:05

South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT), the first private container terminal operator in Sri Lanka with approximately 60 percent Sri Lankan stake, has yet again featured Sri Lanka prominently on the world maritime stage.   
This time SAGT was awarded the ‘Best Terminal in South Asia’ by the Singapore-based Global Ports Forum at a glittering gala awards dinner at the Hyatt Hotel in Dubai.    
The global event was graced by the patronage of Mohammed Sharaf, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economics & Trade of UAE.   
In presenting the award, SAGT was commended as “The terminal in the Indian sub-continent enhancing capacity and productivity with sustainable and consistent growth providing value added quality services to customers delight”.   Sharaf as the former CEO of DP World clearly identifies high performers and commended GPF for recognizing the fore runners of the industry who have created new benchmarks for operational efficiency across all facets of the global maritime industry.”   
SAGT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ted Muttiah said “I am delighted Sri Lanka’s maritime capability is recognized in the global arena”. Adding “it is commendable that SAGT has further strengthened its unique value proposition of high productivity while growing at a robust 19 per 
cent year-over-year in 2016.”  He concluded with “this is a tremendous outcome for Sri Lanka’s maritime community and a reflection of the huge potential therein.”  
Erwin Haaze – Chief Executive Officer observed the collaborative efforts of the many stakeholders of the Port of Colombo, specially the Sri Lanka Port Authority and our customers - through efficient planning, make a vital contribution to the high-performance at SAGT.” He added,  “I dedicate this award to TEAM SAGT, who’s commitment to excellence and unrelenting determination for continuous improvement, has earned this prestigious award to our Company; SAGT – The Best Terminal in the Indian Sub-Continent.”  
SAGT was previously ranked #1 in South Asia and #4 in the world for Terminal Productivity by the Journal of Commerce (JoC) USA, at the last time they ranked the South Asia region separately in 2015.   
SAGT is a Board of Investment flagship company consisting of four shareholders – John Keells Holdings, APM Terminals, SLPA and Peony investments (subsidiary of Evergreen Marine Corporation).

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