Staff Dr. Indika Sigera

Name : Dr. Indika Sigera
Education : B.Sc.(SL),M.Sc.(port management) (Sweden), Ph.D (Australia), PG Diploma (shipping                       management) (Norway) ,MICS (UK), CMILT (UK), SEDA(UK).
Office Address: Department of Transport and Logistics  Management, Faculty of Engineering,
                      University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Email :
T.P: +94 (0)11 265 0492 Ext:1153, Mob : + 94-0778371001, Home :+94-11-2812920

Profile :

Academic Qualification :

  • Doctoral Studies
  • Institute: Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

    Doctoral study commenced in July 2007 under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Cahoon. Doctoral degree was awarded in August 2012, focus of the study was on integration of Intangible Resources in Strategic Co-operations among container lines: Implications for post strategic co-operation performance

  • Master of Science (MSc) - Port Management
  • Institute: World Maritime University (Affiliated University of International Maritime Organisation) Malmo, Sweden.

    Degree content: Maritime Economics, Maritime Law and Insurance, Logistics, Port operations and Management, Port Planning, IMO Regulations etc.

  • Other training:
    Port operation at Port of Le Havre (France),
    Gate operation at Port of Aarhus (Denmark)
    Transshipment and yard planning at Malta Free Port (Malt)
    Vessel berthing, tugs and pilot operations at Felixstowe (U.K)
    Port impact on economy at Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands).
    Marine Insurance at Thomas Miller & Co.(U.K)
    IMO proceedings of technical committees at London Head office.
    Duration: Seventeen months program (from 6 May 2001 to 13 Oct 2002).

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Shipping Shipping Management.
  • Institute: Norwegian Shipping Academy, Oslo, Norway

    Course Content: Shipping and its environments, Shipping Management. Chartering, Maritime Law and Insurance, Shipping Management, Maritime Economics and Logistics.

    Diploma Project was done on Futures and Hedging of crude oil.

    Other training: Participated on field studies conducted at ports in Germany (Hamburg), Sweden (Gothenburg,Udavalla), and England (Felixstowe). General average and salvage calculation at Lloyeds London (UK), Ferry operations at Will Wilhemsen Shipping Line Oslo.

    Duration: Eight months program from September 1999 to April 2000.

Membership of Professional Associations :

  • Vice Chairman: Sri Lanka Association of Australia Award Alumni
  • Editorial panel member: Maritime Economist Magazine (2014-2016)
  • Reviewer: International Association of Maritime Economist Conference (IAME)
  • Member of International Education Standard Committee (IESC)-CILTI
  • Chartered Member, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London .U.K
  • Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (London)
  • Chairman of Education Subcommittee of CILT (SL) - Council
  • Member, Intentional Association of Chartered Maritime Economist (IAME)
  • Life Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

    • Senior Lecturer at Department of Transport and Logistics Management- University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka

      Tenure : 2012 up to now Senior Lecturer

      Since April 2006 I have worked in the Department of Transport and Logistics Management at University of Moratuwa. I am responsible for teaching and developing curriculum related to port and shipping related modules offered by the department.

    • Tenure : 2006 to 2012 Lecturer

    • As a tanker charterer at Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), Sri Lanka
    • Tenure : 1998-2006

      Job purview
      Eight years of increasing responsibility in the capacity of an executive in the fields of tanker chartering and crude oil purchasing at Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), an institution established under the auspices of Sri Lankan Government. During this period I was involved in handling of voyage charter of tankers for carriage of crude oil from various countries and post fixture activities.
      Further, I was responsible for handling the export function of Naphtha and fuel oil by successfully deciding on cargo quantity and selecting of suitable vessels in order to achieve the smooth functioning of the operation.

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