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SLSC 44th Annual General Meeting 2013-2014
Sri Lanka Shippers' Council held its 44th Annual General Meeting on the 27th June 2014 at 5.30 p.m. at Earl's Court, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo followed by "the Post Business Session" and cocktails. . The Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance & Planning, Dr. P.B. Jayasundara was the Chief Guest and the key note speaker at the AGM. . Mr. Ashroff Omar, CEO of Brandix Lanka limited graced this occasion as the Guest of Honour. Mr. Sean Van Dort assumed responsibility as the Chairman of the Council for the year 2014/15.
(27th June 2014)
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SLSC 43rd Annual General Meeting 2012-2013
Sri Lanka Shippers' Council which is affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held its 43rd AGM on 14th June 2013 at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo with Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama, Chairman Sri Lanka Ports Authority, gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. Dinesh De Silva was re-elected as the Chairman of the Council, whilst Mr. Sean Van Dort and Mr. Nalin Silva were re-elected as the 1st Vice Chairman and the 2nd Vice Chairman of the Council respectively.
(14th June 2013)
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Awareness Seminar on Avoiding risks on ad-hoc charges in international trade contracts

(30th April 2013)
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Full Implimentation Of Sri Lanka Custom'S Asycuda World System
ASYCUDA World (AW) full implementation is becoming a reality and Sri Lanka Customs is now in the final stages of automating its processes to ensure that the trade is facilitated to the maximum with no operational delays at a minimal cost.
(06th March 2013)
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CINEC Maritime Campus-City Branch Course Schedule for 2013 / 2014

(31st May 2013)

Please contact Sandra (Tel. 433 5848), or Madushani (Tel. 433 5846) for more details. CINEC City Branch, No. 15, Kinross Avenue, Colombo 04 Email: sandra@cinec.edu; madu@cinec.edu; edirisinghe@cinec.com
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SLSC scholarship program for logistics and trade industry

(15th March 2013)

The Sri Lanka Shippers' Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC) will offer four scholarships to employees of their membership who are involved in logistics, freight forwarding and supply chain to excel in higher education and enhance their career prospects on those fields.
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Import Module of Online Cargo Management System for FCL delivery

(11th January 2013)

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How to take a print out of the container page in Asycuda World system

(21st December 2012)

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SLPA newly implemented Cargo Management Module

(04th July 2012)

Features : Receipt of manifest electronically, Calculation of charges accurately & Quickly, Payment Gateway, Cargo tracking by B/L number, Delivery functions and validation, Discharge cargo validation by MDT
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Guidelines issued by Sri Lanka Customs about Documentation & Examination Procedure at Export Facilitation Centre (EFC).

29th October 2014

With the view of further facilitating the export trade an Export Facilitation Center (hereinafter referred to as EFC) has been established at No 478/6, K. Cyril C Perera Mawatha, Colombo 13 M/s. Trico Logistics Ltd being designated service provider, some of the key areas identified for facilitation includes the processing of export CusDecs, examination of Cargo and Boat Note passing.
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Media Releaes: Sri Lanka Shippers' Council hails the Sri Lanka Customs initiative to facilitate exports

16th September 2014

Sri Lanka Shippers' Council, an Affiliated Trade Association of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce believes that the establishment of the new export facilitation center at the port access road will help local exporters to process export documentation 24x7x365.
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Export Facilitation Centre Container Flow

05th September 2014

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Sri Lanka Customs Notice - Goods Clearance sms Service

02nd September 2014

Sri Lanka Customs has introduced a unique SMS Alerts System and an Application that aids importers to track the clearance status of their goods. The importers/declarants can register for this service by downloading the application at the Sri Lanka Customs Department website, Downloads-SMS Application and handing over the same to the CHA unit in the ground floor.
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Sri Lanka Customs - Notice to Exporters E-CDN

02nd September 2014

Exporters are hereby requested to lodge Cargo Dispatch Note Electronically (e-CDN) for export containers that are brought into the Port Premises and also all FCL containers have to be routed through Export Facilitation Center (EFC) at No 478/6, K Cyril C Perera Mawatha, Colombo 13 w.e.f. 18th August 2014.
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Trade Notice - Guidelines issued by the Director General of Merchant shipping

29th August 2014

Attached is the Guidelines issued by the Director General of Merchant shipping under Section 7 of the Licensing of Shipping Agents Act No. 10 of 1972 as Amended read with Regulation 9 of the Gazette Extraordinary 1847/53 dated 31.01.2014 on the Regulations 4 and 5 of the Gazette Extraordinary 1842/16 dated 27.12.2013.
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Sri Lanka Customs Exports Facilitation Centre - Objectives, Process and its Benefits to the trade

15th July 2014

Objective
To facilitate the export cargo clearance through Customs by;

  • minimizing the time taken and thereby reducing the cost incurred
  • promoting compliant traders and discouraging illegal exports
Benefits to the Exporters
  • Availability of the Customs services on 24 X 7 X 365 basis
  • Predictability in Customs clearance time and cost
  • Proposed one-stop-shop for all the exports
  • Proposed eWarranting for the selected exporters
  • Proposed Green Channel facility to compliant exporters
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Sri Lanka Customs - Notice to Exporters

14th July 2014

All exporters' BOI and non BOI are requested to open payment accounts with Trico Logistics Ltd. For payment of service charges as all FCL containers are to be routed through this center for monitoring and facilitating purposes.
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ANNUAL REPORT & ACCOUNTS 2013/2014

08th July 2014

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Sri Lanka Custom's Announcement: Establishment of a Centralized Cargo Processing Facility at Port Access Road

03rd July 2014

Sri Lanka Customs is pleased to announce the establishment of a centralized Cargo Processing Facility with a view of facilitate the export sector in Sri Lanka. The new facility is located adjoining the Port Access Road at No.06, Bloemendhal, Colombo 13. and will be operational as a pilot project in processing Export cargo on 24x7 basis, with effect from 01st July 2014.

Exporters are expected to lodge Cargo Dispatch Notes electronically (e: CDN) for export containers that will be brought into the Port premises on or after 1st July 2014.

Export cargo identified as high risk, based on risk assessment will be subjected for examination. Through this exercise, Sri Lanka customs expect to extend expeditious service for the legitimate export sector and thereby significantly reduce the time and cost related to export processing at customs. The proposed measures will surely enhance Sri Lanka's competitiveness in the global trade
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44th AGM Sri Lanka Shippers' Council 2013-2014

27th June 2014

Sri Lanka Shippers' Council held its 44th Annual General Meeting on the 27th June 2014 at 5.30 p.m. at Earl's Court, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo followed by 'the Post Business Session' and cocktails. . The Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance & Planning, Dr. P.B. Jayasundara was the Chief Guest and the key note speaker at the AGM. . Mr. Ashroff Omar, CEO of Brandix Lanka limited graced this occasion as the Guest of Honour. Mr. Sean Van Dort assumed responsibility as the Chairman of the Council for the year 2014/15. Thereafter, Mr. Nalin Silva and Mr. Chrisso De Mel were elected as 1st Vice Chairman and the 2nd Vice Chairman of the Council respectively. Mr. Dinesh De Silva stepped down as the Chairman of the Council after completing 2 successful years in the said capacity.
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SLSC 44th Annual General Meeting and the Post Business Session

23rd June 2014

The 44th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Shippers' Council will be held on Friday, 27th June, 2014 at 5.30 p.m. at Earl's Court, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo followed by "the Post Business Session" and cocktails.

The Post Business Session and cocktails will commence at 6.30 p.m. under the distinguished patronage of Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance & Planning and Economic Development, as the Chief Guest who would deliver the Key Note Address. Mr. Ashroff Omar, CEO of Brandix Lanka limited will grace this occasion as the Guest of Honour.

Members are kindly requested to attend both events.
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Trade Notice - Issued by Director General Merchant Shipping - Maximum Delivery Order fee

25th April 2014

Director General of Merchant Shipping has issued a notice informing the trade that the maximum fee a service provider can charge from Sri Lankan importers with effect from 30/04/2014 will be Rs.6,000.00 per Delivery Order.

For Further information please visit: www.dgshipping.gov.lk
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Trade Notice - To be vigilant on exorbitant local charges by some service providers

01st February 2014

Extraordinary Gazette Notification no 1842/16 of 26/12/2013 the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

The Council has been informed that some service providers have increased local charges on shipments to very high levels.
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The Extraordinary Gazette on Terminal Handling and Other Charges

06th January 2014

The Extraordinary Gazette on Terminal Handling and Other Charges by Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers, Container Operators and Consolidators of Cargo was published by His Excellency the President, who is also the Minister of Highways, Ports and Shipping. The move crystalizes one of the several proposals made by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Budget 2014 to create greater transparency in the levy of terminal handling and other charges. It will promote productivity growth and competitiveness of imports and exports. Regulation will be enforced by the Director of Merchant Shipping from Monday, 6th January 2014.
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Sri Lanka Shippers' Council welcomes the Budget Proposals on Shipping

26th November 2013

The Sri Lanka Shippers Council (SLSC) in a statement welcomed the 2014 Budget saying it has addressed many issues relating to the unfair trade practices prevailing in the shipping industry for many years. In view of the above the Council met H.E. the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Frida, 29th November 2013 at the Temple Trees to discuss on removal of THC and other shipping related matters declared in the recently concluded budget speech.
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Customs Notice Penalty Tables for late reporting and amendments to cargo manifest

26th November 2013

According to section 29 of the Customs Ordiance, Rs. 100,000/= should recovered as "Forfeiture" for each BL so amended. However, Considering the gravity of the amendment and other circumstance wich require such amendment, the Deputy Director of Customs mitigates this amount in terms of section 163 of Customs Ordinance as stipulated under section 166B..
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