46th AGM Sri Lanka Shippers' Council 2015-2016
31 August 2016
46th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Shippers' Council was held on 29th July 2016 at the Board Room of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Sean Van Dort re-elected as the Chairman for the year 2016/2017. Thereafter Mr. Chrisso De Mel was re-elected as 1st Vice Chairman and 2nd Vice Chairman respectively.
Media Release: GSF welcomes new board member
25 August 2016
Sean is Head of Commercial & Logistics at MAS Holdings - a $1.6bn conglomerate, positioned as one of the world's most recognised design–to-delivery solution providers in the clothing and textile manufacture sector. MAS, which has its headquarters in Sri Lanka, has 48 manufacturing facilities across 15 countries with over 79,000 people involved in its operation.
Global Shippers' Forum Chief hails SL's strong competition laws
02 August 2016
Global Shippers' Forum Chairman Robert Ballantyne has praised Sri Lanka's efforts to ensure strong competition laws to eradicate anti-competitive practices that have a negative impact on global trade.
GSF announces plan to stop container surcharges
02 August 2016
The ambitious goal to end the imposition of container shipping surcharges within five years has been adopted by the GSF at its Annual Meeting currently taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka this week.
New container weighing rules: GSF says unjustified VGM charges are unacceptable
04 July 2016
The new container weighing regulations which take effect globally today, 1 July 2016, were introduced to enhance maritime safety and reduce the dangers to containerships, their crews and all those involved throughout the maritime supply chain.
Guidance on the implementation of the SOLAS VI Regulation 2 amendment
29 June 2016
Guidance on the implementation of the SOLAS VI Regulation 2 amendment requiring the verification of the gross mass of packed containers (Container Weight Verification)
Media Release - Shippers Council ICC Transport Guideline
29 June 2016
The Sri Lanka Shippers Council, an affiliated trade body of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce welcomes the International Chamber of Commerce Global Guide on transport and the Incoterms 2010 Rules.
Annual Report & Accounts 2015/2016
23 June 2016
The activities of the Council have been focused on issues faced by shippers on shipping and their operational activities. The Council always performed a lead role in resolving problems and serve as the focal point where various shipping and port, Airport & other authorities’ related matters are brought up and discussed. In addition, the Council largely contributes in advising the Government authorities on matters relating to port and shipping whenever its advice is sought after.
Shippers Council confers honorary membership on Chullantè Jayasuriya
04 May 2016
The Sri Lanka Shippers Council conferred honorary membership on Mr. Chullantè Jayasuriya the former Secretary General of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, on March 16, 2016, at a ceremony which was held at The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Shippers' Council says 'no' to additional fee under new IMO rules
28 April 2016
The local shipping community has welcomed the International Maritime Association's (IMO) new container weight rule but stressed it was not willing to pay an additional fee for the process.
Media Release - 50th Annivesary of Sri Lanka Shippers' Council
01 April 2016
In order to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Shippers' Council, a tree planting ceremony was held recently at the Hambantota port. The ceremony was held under the distinguished patronage of Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Ports & Shipping.
Shippers' Council Chairman warns importers of attempt to distort freight market once again
04 March 2016
up to 2014 Majority of Sri Lankan importers, due to lack of knowledge on contracts of carriage and with no protection from authorities / Government were fleeced by many service providers for many years, when they were called upon to pay charges to these service providers when obtaining clearance of documents and cargo from the port where the seller had payed full freight to an agreed delivery place in Colombo (CY or CFS.)
The Sri Lanka Shippers council welcomed the single window concept implemented by the Sri Lanka customs
04 March 2016
The Chairman of the Council Mr. Sean Van Dort, while welcoming this move said that 'we have waited around 20 years for this to be a reality. This would certainly uplift our rankings in the ease of doing business Index and help our importers and exporters to cut down on operational cost.
Tree planting campaign at Hambantota Port to commemorate 50th Anniversary
03 March 2016
As you are aware, the year 2016 will be of special significance to the Sri Lanka Shippers' Council, being its 50th anniversary. Since its inauguration in 23rd March 1966, the Council has played a vital role in the Sri Lankan economy by looking after the interest of Shippers' and also to serve as a strong advocate to the Government on Shipping & Port related matters.