YoungShip Sri Lanka successfully concluded their seminar and panel discussion on “Digitalization in the Maritime Industry and the Potential Impact of the Port Community System for Sri Lanka” at the BMICH Orchid Hall on the 16th of August.

With over 130 participants present the evenings discussions left attendees inspired by the potential the future holds for the maritime industry, the action needed to ensure we maintain our position as a maritime hub, the understanding of challenges we are yet to face and ways of overcoming these hurdles, the solidarity shown by the stakeholders to identify the benefits they are each to gain and work collectively towards this common cause, and the broader impact on increased sustainability through digitalization amongst many other key take aways.

The keynote address was delivered by Marcura Senior Analytics Manager Janani Yagamurthy, an eminent figure in the maritime sector nominated by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Sri Lanka, on the theme ‘Maritime 4.0’. The esteemed panel comprised of SLPA Addl. Managing Director Lal Weerasinghe, Sri Lanka Customs Senior Deputy Director Thilaka Pragnarate, CWIT CEO Harikrishnan Sundaram, CICT GM/Chief Information Officer Jayantha Perera, while being moderated by CASA Doc and IT Committee Chairman Chrishantha Fernando.