DIMO recently launched TMS (Total Marine Solutions) in Sri Lanka amidst a distinguished gathering at the Ceylon Continental Hotel. TMS encompasses the entire spectrum of solutions that one can find under the marine industry – from an anode to a mast light. TMS offers fleet owners and individuals products and services, which they need to carry out including ship repairing, ship building and other engineering work.
TMS which is under the DIMO umbrella, offers products and services by partnering the best in the industry from countries around the world.
TMS was ceremonially launched by Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman – DIMO, whilst the guest of honour was Dr Priyath Bandu Wickrema, Chairman – Ports Authority. More than 15 leading principals participated for the launch. Several presentations were made by these principals emphasising their individual strengths in the marine field. Roshan Fernando, Director and Shahzad Ghany, Product Manager represented Total Marine Solutions from DIMO.
DIMO continues a long standing trusted partnership with MTU, which is known to be the leader in diesel engines and complete drive systems.
DIMO has partnered with Goltens-Dubai, a well known name in ship repairing. Goltens is a leading provider of specialised repair, maintenance, reconditioning services and trading of engineering components for the worldwide shipping, offshore marine installations, industrial plants and power stations.
Also partnering with Clements Marine, one of UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of propellers, marine shafts, stern tube assemblies and ancillary equipment with over 25 years in the industry. DIMO thrives to offer the best in everything to their clientele.
Apart from the above, DIMO has also partnered with more than 20 world leading principals to bring TMS to Sri Lanka.The event was made colourful with the performances by the dance troupes of Sri Lanka Navy along with their traditional bagpipers and musical bands. Speaking at the event Ranjith Pandithage mentioned that with the boom in the economy and infrastructure development in Sri Lanka, the country stands the opportunity to attract marine vessels for repairs at a very competitive rate when compared to Middle East and Singapore. The unique strategic location of Sri Lanka also adds to the appeal. The number of brand new ships built in 2010 was 2,526, according to the Ship Builders Association of Japan – out of which 43 percent were built by Chinese ship yards. Through this initiative DIMO hopes to attract vessels from all over the world to Sri Lanka, and create a dominant industry in Marine Solutions.