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.
Shippers Council extends best wishes to PM
21 August 2015
The Sri Lanka Shippers' Council (SLSC) would like to extend its best wishes to the Honorable Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and for the United National Front for Good Governance led by the UNP for the decisive victory achieved at the concluded Parliamentary Elections.
45th AGM Sri Lanka Shippers' Council 2014-2015
09th August 2015
45th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Shippers' Council was held on 24th July 2015 at Union Ballroom, Hilton Colombo Residences, followed by the Post Business Session and cocktails. Mr. Tissa Wickramasinghe, General Manager – Commercial & Marketing, Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd was the Guest of Honour at this occasion. Mr. Sean Van Dort re-elected as the Chairman for the year 2015/2016. Thereafter, Mr. Nalin Silva and Mr. Chrisso De Mel were re-elected as 1st Vice Chairman and 2nd Vice Chairman respectively.