Eagle Logistics celebrates five years of success

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Eagle Logistics Colombo is celebrating its fifth successful year with a staff strength of 45 and two offices located in Colombo 7 and Katunayake. The company started operations in 2005 with three staff members with the backup operation by its sister company, CL Synergy (Pvt) Limited.

Eagle Logistics Colombo is an independent freight entity in Sri Lanka managed by a very young dynamic team who commenced their freight forwarding career at this very same company.

Asanga Weerackody, Managing Director of Eagle Logistics Colombo said: “Our strength is the staff and not just staff, but young staff; 95% of our staff members are under 27 years of age. Most of them started their career in this company five years ago, and today they are managing the entire business. So is the management. We are happy that we have created job opportunities for many school leavers, and I must add that our company is doing well.”

“I have seen many other developed countries such as Singapore and Malaysia who use their young blood for the front office operations. It is working very well, and we are trying to adopt the same system in our office as well. Of course, the right training is a must and we provide a lot of internal and external training to our staff.”

Eagle Logistics Colombo is a strong import logistics provider involved with many corporate customers in Sri Lanka. Air freight, Sea Freight and Customs brokerage are some of the main areas they are currently involved in and warehousing is the next step to achieve during the next two years.

BDP International is the main global network they represent in Sri Lanka and BDP International ranks as one of the biggest and widest private owned freight networks in the world spanning over 125 countries and having their own offices and own people.

Weerackody added: “BDP has helped us a lot to achieve what we are today with their global coverage and catering to our customers’ requirements. With BDP, we can handle any consignment from anywhere in the world. BDP’s strong areas are projects, Chemicals, Oil, Gas and IT. So, these strong points of BDP will definitely assist us to logistically involve with the current infrastructure developments in Sri Lanka as well.”

“‘Think Different’ is the theme of the company since 2009 and this has made the staff to think different and to compete with our competitors. Thinking differently has helped us a lot to come out with new ideas to service our customers and improve the business.”