Sri Lanka, Sept. 14 -- From left: SLANA Secretary Swaba Wickramasinghe, SLANA Vice Chairman Nalin Abaysekera, SLANA Chairman Harsha De Silva, Former SLTB, Director (Promotions) and current Consultant (Global Campaign) attached to SLTPB Hasitha de Alwis and SLANA Treasurer Aanada Senanayake

By Nishel Fernando

Identifying the crucial role of non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC) in regional trade, feeder-shipping operators are increasingly looking at owning their own NVOCC lines to jointly develop regional business.

"A developing trend, which we have noticed in recent times is the interest of feeder shipping operators in launching their own NVOCC lines or acquiring existing NVOCCs into their groups to jointly develop their regiona...