Prudential Shipping celebrates 20 years of success

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Prudential Shipping recently celebrated its 20th anniversary as a ‘Beacon of the Indian Ocean’, the theme for their 20th year.  With a humble beginning 2 decades ago, the company has sailed forward, navigating steadily to its current position as a commendable and much-recognised service provider to the maritime industry in the service hub of South Asia. Prudential provides a full range of agency and logistics services to shipping lines/operators whose vessels are calling the Ports of Sri Lankan waters (OPL), and Ports of Colombo, Trincomalee, Galle, Hambantota.  To coincide with the 20th anniversary, Prudential Shipping recently moved to their own new state-of-the-art facility in downtown Rajagiriya, Colombo, a booming commercial area.  This five-story building is aptly named ‘RESOLUTE’ spelling out the ‘Forever Resolute … Forever Strong’ philosophy of the company over the 20 years of forward-thinking dynamism.  Prudential will sail into the next decade with the vision of being the most sought-after service provider in the maritime & logistics industry.

As in most businesses, Prudential Shipping has sailed smoothly in calmer waters and also sailed against tidal waves, facing challenges with sheer commitment, dedication and hard work as a team, characteristics that have enabled Prudential Shipping to provide an unparalleled service to its key customers, both internal and external.  In their own words, it is termed ‘A Service to be Experienced’. 

Going beyond Sri Lankan waters, Prudential Shipping offers a host of services to ships calling the port of Maldives.  

Prudential Shipping is also affiliated to Kanoo Shipping Agencies, a well-respected agency network in the Middle East and Africa, as well as the world wide agency network S5 Agency World as their Sri Lankan network partner.     

The vision, mission and the values of the company have led to this successful journey of 20 years.   Chairman and Managing Director Rohitha Mendis said: “The vision of the company is not just a business transaction we enter into with our customers, but a long-term partnership, built on trust, reliability & professionalism. We grew in tandem along with our key customers.  Our mission is to inspire all with a passion for excellence and smooth execution. These values are nurtured by the management and inculcated among the Prudential Shipping team, by providing everyone with the required training and assisting employees’ integral development.” 

Prudential celebrated the twin events of their 20th anniversary and moving into their own home recently with a simple function at RESOLUTE along with the staff, a few key clients and friends.

Prudential Shipping also gives back to society through several meaningful and on-going social projects of their own.