Freight Services

Freight services by sea, air and land

Whatever your cargo, wherever it needs to go, we make it our business to get it to you promptly and at the most competitive prices. Our comprehensive sea and air freight services are tailored to suit your requirements.

With offices in Colombo, Galle, Hambantota and Trincomalee, and support from the GAC Group, GAC Sri Lanka offers cost-effective and seamless freight from source to destination. Our centralised freight purchasing and strong relations with major air and sea carriers enable us to achieve cost efficiency, and the cost savings are passed on to our customers.

Sea Freight

Through our local partnerships, GAC Sri Lanka has the unique advantage of having key relationships with the world’s leading ocean carriers that cover the various global trade lanes. This enables us to provide competitive rates for both FCL (Full Container Loads) or LCL (Less than Container Loads) for secure delivery coupled with dedicated customer service.

Air Freight

GAC Sri Lanka’s air freight division provides seamless air freight services that delivers cargo to any location around the world served by an airport. Our key partnerships with major air carriers serving Sri Lanka give you exclusive access to competitive rates and more. Consolidation and charter services are also available.

Sea/Air Freight

GAC Sri Lanka provides sea/air freight services to our customers, offering the best of both worlds with significant cost advantage and timely regular delivery. It’s a solution particularly well suited to the needs of fast moving industries dealing with low inventories such as electronics, fashion and footwear between Asia, Europe and the United States.

Clearing & Forwarding

GAC Sri Lanka’s Clearing and Forwarding teams specialise in expediting shipments through customs. You can rely on our team of licensed custom house brokers to take care of all your customs clearance needs.

Our services include:

  • Air / Sea Ex-Im customs clearance FCL
  • Air / Sea Ex-Im customs clearance LCL
  • Bonding and re-bonding services
  • Project cargo clearance
  • Specialised cargo clearance utilising ATA carnet
  • Motor vehicle clearance
  • Facilitation of registration at Sri Lanka Customs for importers and exporters
  • Temporary cargo storage
  • Warehousing facilities
  • Transport services for 20ft & 40 ft containers including flat bed and low bed for ODC and OOG cargo

Container re-work

GAC Sri Lanka offers a unique container re-work service for shipping lines / NVOCC’s calling the Port of Colombo. This service helps principals that encounter issues relating to damaged cargoes or damaged containers, which would warrant the de-stuffing and re-stuffing of cargo into new containers. GAC Sri Lanka currently works with some of the largest shipping lines in the world that call the Port of Colombo to provide tailored container re-work services.

Disinfection services

GAC Sri Lanka developed this specialised service in light of the global pandemic to serve the requirements of seagoing vessels. GAC Sri Lanka has partnered with a leading experienced service provider in Sri Lanka to offer customised fumigation disinfection and sanitisation services to vessels calling at OPL or at any of the 4 ports in Sri Lanka. Only the best in class equipment and personnel adhering to all local and international standards are used.

Surveys and Inspections

GAC Sri Lanka offers surveying and inspection services to shipping lines, including:

  • Return on board surveys
  • Door open surveys
  • Discharging / Loading surveys
  • Door open inspection
  • Re-work surveys

In addition to being part of the C-TPAT network, GAC Sri Lanka is also compliant with US Customs AMS regulation.

Let’s start a conversation

We are here and ready to help you to achieve your business needs. Let’s start a conversation today.

GAC Shipping Sri Lanka
Colombo; GAC Shipping Sri Lanka

No. 284 Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02, Colombo

Ashan Welagedara

Director/ Chief Executive Officer

Navin Perera

Director, Logistics