SAGT becomes first Sri Lankan terminal to join TradeLens

SAGT becomes first Sri Lankan terminal to join TradeLens
Cranes at SAGT

South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) has become the first terminal in Sri Lanka to join TradeLens and digitalise its supply chain.

The platform, which has been jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM, will help in accelerating the digitisation agenda of the shipping industry in Sri Lanka by transforming manual, paper-based and time-consuming administrative processes into digital ones.

Ted Muttiah, chief commercial officer of SAGT, said: “Digitisation and digitalisation offer all stakeholders to the supply chain significant operational cost efficiencies.

“SAGT is firmly committed to embracing technology in our efforts to constantly drive efficiencies towards an ease of doing business customer experience.”

SAGT was the first Public Private Partnership (PPP) container terminal in Sri Lanka and has an annual throughput of over 2m teu and through this collaboration it will be able to bring data together from the entire supply chain.

TradeLens provides visibility across the entire supply chain, from booking to clearance to payments and is built on input from the industry including direct integrations with more than 110 ports and terminals.

Muttiah added: “The collaboration with TradeLens is a very important step forward in strengthening our digital agenda and staying ahead of the curve when it comes to digital transformation.

Bimal Kanal, head of TradeLens South Asia said: “TradeLens is an open and neutral platform that is digitalising the global supply chain ecosystem.

“With SAGT coming onboard, we have an important partner in South Asia which believes in our efforts of bringing efficiencies in logistics and thus helping our customers in bringing down cost of logistics.”