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August 16, 2022

Aitken Spence Logistics - Propelling Supply Chains

Aitken Spence Logistics takes pride in commemorating the National Logistics Day 2022 as the pioneer in the integrated logistics industry in Sri Lanka. National Logistics Day is a time to recognize and appreciate the important role played by the logistics industry and the people engaged in delivering logistics services round the clock. This year in particular, the economic crisis has called attention to the critical nature of Sri Lanka’s logistics industry. With Aitken Spence Logistics’ unparalleled range of services provided over decades to global brands; we pledge support to ensure continued supply chain operations facilitating international trade at this critical juncture of our nation.

Aitken Spence Logistics is the integrated logistics arm of the leading blue-chip conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC. The company specializes in end-to-end supply chain management solutions including inland container terminal services, container repair, rigging and container conversions, container freight stations, warehousing, third party / fourth party logistics (3PL/ 4PL), mobile storage solutions, distribution services and handling & transportation of cargo of all types & sizes all ranging from containerized to heavy and over dimensional.

COVID-19 pandemic and the current economic crisis have emphasized the importance of a national logistics system that is efficient and resilient than ever, as this sector provides the backbone for a functioning the economy. In these unprecedented times, Aitken Spence Logistics continues to provide with the best and most efficient services to its customers whilst fulfilling its duty as a responsible corporate by supporting the Government and the economy by becoming more agile in its operations, enabling to respond effectively to rapidly changing marketing conditions. Understanding the importance of facilitating the exports of the country, we at Aitken Spence Logistics have ensured unconditional support for exports through our container freight stations, inland container terminals and transportation services.

The pioneer and the market leader in Container Freight Stations (CFS), Aitken Spence Logistics provides export cargo consolidation services to many global brands and local exporters. We consolidate over 1,500 TEUs of export cargo acting as a vital link in the export supply chains. With a total of over 100,000 square feet of warehouse capacity dedicated to CFS activities, we possess in depth knowledge of export cargo consolidation operations. Our CFS operations are amply supported by over 80% of the shipping line containers being stored at our inland container terminals which enables empty container placement at a very short notice. We also provide exclusive CFS services to the apparel sector, such as quality assurance centers and rigging systems for Garment on Hanger (GOH) needs. In-house Customs facilities are available at all CFS’s for verification requirements of both inward and outward cargo.

Our strategically located Inland Container Terminals, situated on the Colombo - Negombo main highway, centrally located between the country’s main Air & Sea Ports, facilitate storage and handling for both empty and laden containers. Complemented by state-of-the-art container repair and rigging facilities, we continue to provide undisrupted logistical support to shipping lines, exporters and importers. As the largest inland container terminal in the country with a combined storage capacity of over 7,000 TEUs, we cater to equipment maintenance requirements of leading shipping lines calling the Port of Colombo. The fully secured facilities are equipped with cutting edge handling equipment; including empty and laden container handlers, top lifts, reach stackers and forklifts all of which work seamlessly to guarantee uninterrupted availability of containers for shipping needs.

Transportation is the most crucial element in today’s distressed supply chains. Aitken Spence Logistics owns and operates the largest fleet of cargo-specific vehicles, container carriers, and tankers. The fleet is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including mobile communication and GPS tracking, that guarantee safe and on-time delivery. As a true logistics partner, we have gone an extra mile and a half to ensure accessibility for all transport requirements of our valued customers including empty container repositioning, removal out operations and import & export container transportation from and to the Port of Colombo despite the ongoing challenges in obtaining fuel.

In these unprecedented times, team Aitken Spence Logistics continues to demonstrate commitment for operational excellence and continuity. We have strived to provide seamless services to our loyal customers, in a challenging disruptive environment. Our exceptional triple bottom-line performance is a reflection of our inspiring team, the sheroes and heroes who have well-executed their duties beyond expectations and our business partners in global trade and e-commerce.

Aitken Spence Logistics pledges our commitment towards the economic revival of Sri Lanka by continuing to perform our duty as a responsible logistics partner to the nation.