Service Skills

June 06, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s freight forwarding industry is setting up an academy to train people with the skills and knowledge required to handle logistics in today’s rapidly growing international trade. Sri Lanka Shippers™ Council, Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters™ Association, Exporters™ Association of Sri Lanka, Import Section of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber of Exporters are supporting the venture. Professionally trained people are in demand and can command good salaries, industry officials told a news conference Tuesday.

The Academy for International Trade and Transport (AITT), the training academy of the Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders™ Association, Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), to develop courses to train people in the business of international trade and transport.

The academy will provide training in supply chain management, warehousing, logistics, freight forwarding, multimodal transportation, port and terminal management, customs operations, and banking for international trade.

The training is designed to be more practical than academic, to meet the needs of the industry for s