Aitken Spence Logistics opens new container repair, rigging facility
Monday, 26 May 2014 00:00
Aitken Spence Logistics further strengthened its service portfolio by opening its new, state-of-the-art container repair and rigging facility at the Aitken Spence Inland Container Terminal located in Mabole, Wattala recently.
The new container repair and rigging facility was declared open by Aitken Spence PLC Deputy Chairman and Managing Director J.M.S. Brito together with Aitken Spence Maritime Chairman/ Aitken Spence PLC Director Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake in the presence of Aitken Spence PLC Director Stasshani Jayawardena, Aitken Spence Logistics Managing Director Nilantha Wakwella and several directors of Aitken Spence.
Dedicated to catering to the new era of container conversions and repair services – the 24x7 operated, all-weather and under shed facility boasts of high quality standards by handling heavy repairs of containers, GOH conversions and container washing.
The EDI and CEDEX computerised information systems in the facility provides instant reports on container history and repair details, repair statistics, estimates as well as projections for future bookings.
“Having pioneered the concept of logistics in Sri Lanka, we will continue to provide demand chain management solutions,” noted Dr. Dissanayake, at the ceremony.
Aitken Spence is Sri Lanka’s largest logistics operator with a longstanding track record of superior performance and pioneering services covering the whole gamut of logistic operations from container handling, cargo, courier and supply chain management. Its maritime services arm represents leading shipping lines and manages container terminal operations in the Africa and the Pacific.
With its future developments in mind, Aitken Spence Logistics intends to provide, high quality repairs of Reefer Containers, pre-trip inspections and monitoring.
Aitken Spence Logistics is a subsidiary of Aitken Spence PLC which is among Sri Lanka’s leading and most respected corporate entities with operations in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific. Listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange since 1983, Aitken Spence has major interests in hotels, travel, maritime services, logistics and power generation. The group also has a significant presence in plantations, printing, financial services, insurance, information technology and garments.