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Friday, 24 November 2017

The Shippers' Academy Colombo is pleased to offer a new initiative to the trading (export/import) and  trade related service providers through a professional value added  product. If you are a trading or a service company involved in international trade, time to time you will need to facilitate clients, buyers and consumers and at the same time expand your business activity. In most cases we found that companies struggle to get to know the procedures and proper advice to handle documentation, process etc. These  may require approvals,licenses and other processors at various government and non-governmental institutions servicing and facilitating international trade. In order to avoid delays,red tape and duplication of work process due to lack of knowledge on procedures, companies tend to waste lot of money and resources to get to the correct track.

The Shippers' Academy Colombo therefore has developed a one stop consulting and an advisory service mechanism where the academy's consulting arm will help corporate clients with guidance and advisory services when required by directing to proper personnel and channels in respective institutions. This facility will help the clients to build a strong network with statutory bodies and institutions. Listed below are some institutions where our clients can get  help and advise via the "Shippers' Academy Corporate membership scheme". The Shippers' Academy has both private and public sector consultants attached to it to support the needs of our corporate clients. The institutions serviced are:

  • Sri Lanka Ports Authority
  • Sri Lanka Customs
  • Board of Investment
  • Inland Revenue Department
  • Export Development Board
  • Airport Aviation Services 
  • Department of Commerce
  • Tea Board/ Textile Board
  • Ministry of Industries
  • Ministries of Ports and Aviation
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Central Bank of Sri Lanka
  • Exchange Control Department
  • Import Control Department
  • All matters related to trade and logistics
  • And other trade related institutions and ministries

How it operates 
Membership fee 
Annual membership fee per company- Rs. 25,000/- (Rs. 1000/- for registration & Rs. 2000/- per month) General advisory services and operational issues (subject to statutory limitations) - FOC

Specialized advisory services to a selected institution - Rs. 10,000/- (initial consultancy payment) If a specialized project is to be undertaken a project assessment and a consultancy fee will be levied, considering the work & time involved in a specific project

Corporate members will receive a 5% discount on seminars and workshops exclusively conducted by the Shippers' Academy Colombo

Free subscription will be given to the proposed digital e-magazine for the corporate membership

Free access to upload jobs of corporate members will be availble in the proposed Jobs Board

Please fill attached form and send in application to : Secretary Shippers Academy-Colombo, No 105, Hunupitiya lake road, Colombo 2

Application Form