Sri Lankaâ€™s Hayleys Advantis doubles container handling capacity
ECONOMYNEXT – Hayleys Advantis Limited said it has doubled its container handling capacity with the opening of a new facility close to Colombo Port offering faster transit and turnaround times.
Logistics International, the inland container depot of Hayleys Advantis, has commissioned a purpose built 3,500TEU inland container depot spread across 5.5 acres in Sedawatte, Colombo, recently, a statement said.
“With a 6 acre, 3,000 TEU (Twenty foot Equivalent container Unit) depot already in operation in Welisara, this move more than doubles the company’s overall container handling capacity,” it said.
“As a key element of the Advantis Group’s overall growth strategy, infrastructure investments such as this help us scale up our depot services and stay a step ahead of the market,” said Prasanna Samarasinghe, Director – Logistics International.
The company is part of the Hayleys PLC group which is making further investments towards infrastructure development to support the country’s drive to establish itself as South Asia’s logistics hub, the statement said.
“The ISO 9001:2008 compliant Sedawatte depot is strategically located in close proximity to the Colombo Port to offer faster transit and turnaround times translating into greater convenience and savings for clients,” the statement said.
It houses a container maintenance and repair facility with a capacity of 110TEU per day and is also capable of servicing its container handling equipment.
It also runs a Depot Management System and a Container Tracking System.
Logistics International enlists the services of 15 Institute of International Container Lessors certified Container Inspectors, to closely monitor the loading and unloading process and inspect containers for sea-worthiness.
With a floodlight system that allow uninterrupted flow of operations around the clock, containers can be inspected at the facility’s Light Leak Test Bay even at night, the company said.
The company has also set up a water treatment plant within the premises, in a bid to ensure that the water released from the yard, meets all environmental guidelines.
(COLOMBO, Sept 13, 2016)