Sept 17, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Hemas group said it has formed a logistics company with Forwardair Logistics (Pvt) Ltd, taking 50 percent of the joint venture and branding it Hemas Logistics. “With this joint venture we will expand our integrated logistics solutions capability through container transport and the movement of over-dimensional and project cargo in Sri Lanka,” Hemas transportation sector chief Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson said in a statement.

“Parallely we will expand in the sphere of vehicle logistics in Sri Lanka with the opening of the new Hambantota harbour.

“It is our aim to be the preferred choice in Sri Lanka for both containerised, project and other specialised cargo movements.”

The venture has a fleet of over 30 prime movers, trailers including skeleton, flat-bed, low-bed trailers and car carriers. It also has lifting equipment and lashing gear for the safe transport of over-sized cargo and skilled staff, the statement said.

“Our long term plans include diversification into other logistics activities such as container depot, warehousing and container freight station activities, thereby enriching our integrated solutions to our customers,” Wilson said.

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