A port sector specialist said that the present comprehensive port development programs in Sri Lanka will generate more job possibilities for females in the future.
“With automation, women’s possibilities to work in the port area will expand as some of the employment will shift and provide a better working atmosphere where staff can work from contemporary offices rather than from the field. For example, by sitting on a crane, a crane operator no longer has to do that work. The operators can instead operate from an office, “said Ananda S. Premachandra, a porter.
poor perceptions about career opportunities in the port, maritime and logistics sectors in Sri Lanka over the past several years.
Sri Lankan women professionals are yet to own a reasonable stake in the transport and logistics sector’s growing opportunities. In a country where women represent 52 percent of the population, women’s stake in the logistics sector is only 3%. If you study the women representation in the top five logistics companies in the country, the numbers will speak of that ‘absence’.