Expolanka Freight Limited recently announced its expansion into two key markets, as they opened offices at Hong Kong and the USA, cementing their position as a global freight forwarder with a specialized niche in the Fashion logistics vertical
With over 1,200 employees, Expolanka Freight is one of the largest air and ocean freight forwarders, especially in the South Asian region. While engaged in regular handling of perishables, commodities, telecom equipment, medical equipment, project cargo, machinery and pharmaceuticals; the company primarily focuses on servicing the apparel industry as fashion logistics specialists.
S. Senthilnathan, COO, Expolanka International said “Our movement across markets has been fuelled as much by our clients’ need for us in those markets, and our entry to the key markets of Hong Kong and the USA follows the same principle. As a hub of international trade Hong Kong holds a key position in Asia and it is vital that we be present to ensure smooth functioning of client requirements. The USA has emerged as a key market in our fashion logistics ventures, as we pursue the strategy to service our customers better by being physically present at those markets.”
Expolanka Freight is a prominent IATA agent in Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan and has representation in 15 countries with 45 offices covering Asia, Africa and Middle East and is now in the USA.
Expolanka Freight’s success is built on its strong customer service paradigm characterized by proactive ownership of customers’ logistics needs backed by bold investments in recruitment and retention of quality human resource and state-of-the-art communications technology. The result is a team of highly motivated, empowered and technically enabled freight professionals providing a proficient and efficient service to their clients across different industries.
“We have always believed in serving clients in a personalized manner, and we have always made it easier for our clients to find us and work with us. Serving some of the biggest designer labels in the world, we’ve emerged as one of the leading freight solutions providers for retail and fashion.” Senthilnathan added.
Expolanka Freights’ infrastructure supports multi modal transportation and logistics with Ocean and Air transportation being the core areas with inland trucking and haulage adding value to customers. In line with Sri Lanka’s vision to be a maritime hub, a state-of-the-art storage facility with value additions is being built, spending approximately Rs.600 million during 2012. This facility will have over 100,000 square feet of warehousing with high standards delivering energy efficiency and adhering to all health and safety requirements.
Expolanka Freight stands as a responsible corporate citizen with the firm belief that sustainable businesses are built with the environment in mind. Expolanka Freight was recently awarded a CarbonNeutral® Certification by the Carbon Consulting Company thus making it Sri Lanka’s first-ever CarbonNeutral® Freight and Logistics Company, and, one of the first in Asia. Expolanka Freight has received various awards presented by world renowned carriers and consistently commanded an eminent position under the IATA ranking.