The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Dart Global Logistics to set up a state-of-the-art logistics fulfillment center, at the Muthurajawela Industrial Zone located in Kerawalapitiya, Wattala with an investment of over US$ 3 Million.
The agreement was signed by Mr Susantha Ratnayake, Chairman BOI and Mr Jude Wijesundara, Chief Operating Officer and Mr S Mohandas, Group CEO of Dart Global Logistics.
The Facility will offer top-of-the-range third-party logistics (3PL) services under one roof for various industry verticals. The 10,000 pallet position capacity warehouse, with a state-of-the-art Warehouse Management System (WMS), Latest MHE’s (Material Handling Equipment) and a well-trained team of logistic professionals is geared to handle a multitude of cargo requirements.
Services offered will include,
- Multi-user warehousing with pay as you use pricing model,
- Order fulfillment with the ability to pick pallets/ cases or units, Carton Flow Racking and Shelving options
- Pick and pack with barcoded shipping labels for E-commerce fulfillment
- Islandwide goods transport from the Fulfillment center to retail/ Factories or Regional depots.
- Value added services such as product repacking, bundling and labeling.
- QA facilities for goods inspections and Verification
- Office space for clients on rent for on-site stationing
- Integrated logistics services with freight, customs brokering and transport for customers using the fulfillment center
- Approved warehousing facility for BOI goods storage and related services.
The facility is fully equipped to provide all levels and total scope of 3PL services whilst technologically resourced by a tier 01 warehouse management system (WMS) with handheld RF scanners enabling exceptional accuracy and efficiency for effective inventory management and order fulfillment. In addition, a cutting edge Transport Management System (TMS) with route/ load optimizations will give clients a very efficient cost-effective logistics solution. All client interaction will be executed through an online platform for Orders, Receipts and load bookings.
With direct access to the highway within a 2-minute reach – one of the key strategic advantages, the facility has the ability to offer total logistics solutions with their own international freight network and customs brokerage set up which has been serving the Sri Lankan market for over 37 years.
The uniqueness of the strategic location being in-between the Colombo port and the airport, apart from having direct access to the Expressway network, gives the clients maximum advantage and opportunity to operate of multi-faceted cross border shipping and trading operations by utilizing this unique facility.
Dart Global Logistics has already acquired a few other facilities at strategic locations to support their very ambitious drive in total supply chain management, while bigger facilities are in the offing.
Dart Global Logistics, formally known as Dart Express commenced operations in Sri Lanka in 1983 as part of the Hong Kong based Dart Express Group. Due to success of Sri Lankan operations, DGL expanded its reach to the Indian subcontinent which had enormous potential in the region. Across the years the group has successfully made inroads and has been offering services in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Dubai, Madagascar, Mauritius, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Myanmar & USA over the last 37 years. Considered as one of the top international logistics service providers in the Asia Pacific region, DGL operates through 40 offices across 14 countries strategically located.