Member Focus: Shipco Sri Lanka

Shipco Transport has grown organically over the past 30 years into one of the world’s leading neutral NVOCCs. They established a presence in South Asia by opening an office in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1993. Today, Shipco Transport operates more than 75 offices in over 30 countries across 5 continents and employs over 2,200 people.

Why choose Shipco Sri-Lanka?
  • They handle project, specialised, and household goods.
  • Through their network, Shipco Sri Lanka has access to bonded warehouses and cold storage facilities.
  • They take pride in their neutrality and offer a dependable service that consistently exceeds client expectations.
  • With Shipco Sri-Lanka, the small to mid-sized forwarder has access to buying power and infrastructure that mirrors that of a global freight forwarder.
Did you know?

The capital city of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (legislative), while Colombo is the executive and judicial capital. Sri Lanka has a population of approximately 22 million people. and is nicknamed Pearl of the Indian Ocean and teardrop of India.

The Current Market

Sri Lanka is the largest exporter of tea in the world. Other main exports include apparel and textiles, spices (particularly cinnamon – as it originated in Sri Lanka), and seafood. While main imports include petroleum products, machinery and equipment, and food items. Sri Lanka’s trade sector plays a crucial role in its economy, and the country often engages in trade with countries in Asia, Europe, and other regions.

Thank you to Ravindra Cabral (General Manager) for sharing the insightful information about Shipco Sri-Lanka.