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GAC Partners with Hemas to Build an Integrated Logistics Facility in Sri Lanka

GAC Partners with Hemas to Build an Integrated Logistics Facility in Sri Lanka
Danny Gill

GAC Sri Lanka has partnered with Hemas Transportation to build an integrated logistics facility in Muthurajawela Industrial Zone in the western part of Sri Lanka. It will comprise a state-of-the-art distribution center, a container yard and a 15-acre warehouse. The facility is expected to be operational by early June 2017 and the distribution center by February 2018.

This new integrated logistics facility will consist of a modern container terminal with a capacity of 6,000 TEUs made up of seven high container stacking and a warehousing and distribution center offering Third Party Logistics (3PL) services. Other unique features include a two-way approach to stacks in the container depot and a dual in and out gate that operates independently. The facility will enlist the services of Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) certified container inspectors who will survey containers entering the depot, benchmarking against global standards.

Mr. Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, Managing Director of GAC Sri Lanka said this new venture was a significant step forward for the company. “GAC in Sri Lanka has come a long way. From an eight-men outfit operating from Colombo in 1991, we have grown into one of the country’s leaders in the provision of key specialized support services today with more than 260 employees. This integrated logistics facility is a testament of our unyielding commitment towards meeting our customers’ ever-changing needs through constant innovation.”

He added, “We bring to this partnership, the GAC Group’s established track record in providing and managing a diverse and comprehensive range of warehousing and distribution facilities in many locations around the world, as well as in-depth knowledge on the local market and extensive logistics capabilities that both GAC Sri Lanka and our local partner, the McLarens Group can offer. Together, we seek to revolutionize the Sri Lankan logistics market by leveraging the strengths of the companies through this strategic partnership with the Hemas Group.”

Ms. Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson, Managing Director of Hemas Integrated Logistics said, “Hemas Logistics has in recent years made giant strides in diversifying its operations portfolio into warehousing, container depot, car carriers and movement of over dimensional cargoes, 3PL operations, customs brokering and many more. As our next venture in developing our logistics strength further, we have partnered with GAC Sri Lanka, an internationally recognized company in the shipping, marine and logistics industry. Through this joint venture, we aspire to provide total solutions to the Sri Lanka’s exporters and importers whilst adding value to the national economy and making Sri Lanka the maritime and logistics hub in Asia.”

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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