International Women’s Day – Break the Bias Celebrations 2022

Spectra Logistics celebrated international women’s day on 11th March 2022. The inspiring Ms. Pushpa Ramyani De Soysa, Chief Nurse of the National Hospital and ‘Sri Lanka’s Most Popular Woman’, brought colour to the event, sharing her experiences and thoughts, as the Chief Guest of the ceremony.

Mr. Ravi Edirisinghe, Managing Director of Spectra Logistics, warmly addressed the gathering and highlighted the necessity of encouraging the empowerment of women in modern day society. He said “As an organization, it is important that we do what we can to inspire our staff. This event was a dedication to the women in our workforce. It was designed to inspire and empower them in their journey – to encourage them to never give up on their goals and to face every challenge with confidence and strength; and to show that we at Spectra Logistics will support them through every step of that journey.”

Chief Guest Ms. Pushpa Ramyani De Soysa, also shared her inspirational story and her opinion on the importance of empowering women in modern contexts. She also shared her comments about the event, “I am honoured to have been invited as the Chief Guest by Spectra Logistics, as they celebrated the women of their workforce. It was a truly inspiring event, and I am grateful to have been able to share my story with the women of Spectra Logistics.”

The ceremony featured some entertaining acts, performed by the women team members of Spectra Logistics. The ceremony came to a close with the announcement of the winners of the International Women’s Day competition. The winners were rewarded with prizes and souvenirs, followed by a vote of thanks by Mr. Thushara Jayasuriya, Chief Executive Officer of Spectra Logistics. The ceremony indeed portrayed the company’s greater purpose of empowering and celebrating the women team members on a daily basis.

Recent Fire Training

In Spectra, Health, Safety, Security and Environment are not just written concepts. We always try to be prioritizing between “work” and “Safety”. At Spectra, we ensure that our employees enroll for different employee development programs which helps to boost employee learning and experience to face the and ensure the workplace safety.

As it adhering to a strong “HSSE policy”, we have conceived the Annual Fire Training Program at Spectra Logistics Park , Wattala.

Launching Spectra Logistics Facility

The launch of our ground breaking 25,000 pallet position facility, took place in January 2017 and we are thrilled to bring you an architectural image of the facility which was fully accomplished in the fourth quarter of 2018. The new facility will add to SPECTRA’S already existing stellar contract logistics capabilities while enabling our total capacity to accommodate more than 50,000 pallet positions in  Sri Lanka, giving us an even better edge to manage and maximize the efficiency of your supply chain.

Why Spectra?

  1. Fastest growing contract logistics company in Sri Lanka
  2. Full suite of contract logistics, warehousing and distribution services which can be customized to your needs
  3. VAS services such as:
    • Local market customization through date and batch code printing
    • Marketing initiative including promotional packaging, knitting and repacking
    • Quality checking, price and security tagging
  4. Advanced IT and automation capabilities for increased efficiencies.

Contact us now to find out how we can take your business to greater heights!

Hemas Integrated Logistics rebranded as Spectra Integrated Logistics

Hemas Integrated Logistics known across the industry for its service excellence, proven track record and corporate backing, turned a new chapter in its journey when the company rebranded itself as Spectra Integrated Logistics. The rebranding was carried out as a result of Hemas going into partnership with GAC Sri Lanka which itself is a partnership between GAC Global and McLarens Holdings.

“Spectra Integrated Logistics is the union of two local giants of the shipping industry backed by a global logistics player,” commented CEO of Spectra Integrated Logistics Niranjan Nallaratnam. He further added that launching a common brand was “a strategic move to position ourselves as one of the biggest integrated logistics providers.”

The company is taking several giant steps towards expansive growth under the new brand including the establishment of a state-of-the-art container yard which will be followed by an ultramodern warehouse.

The new container yard is located in a 15 acre land within the designated logistics city in the Western Region Megapolis Masterplan Project – a locality promoted by the government as a logistics park between the Port of Colombo and the Bandaranaike International Airport. Strategically situated in the Muthurajawela Industrial Zone in Wattala, away from residential spaces, the new container yard will help the company double its existing capacity to serve the gamut of shipping lines operating in Sri Lanka.

With an investment of nearly US$ 20 million by Spectra Integrated Logistics, the new container terminal – which commenced operations following a soft opening on 22 January 2018 – is equipped with top notch modern equipment related to container handling, container repairing, container washing and container rigging to name a few.

Commences operations with a new state-of-the-art container yard in the Muthurajawela Industrial Zone

L-R : Mr. Niranjan Nallaratnam, CEO – SPECTRA Logistics, Mr. Imitiaz Esufally, Chairman Hemas Transportation Sector/Group Director, Mr. Lars Bergstrom, Vice President of GAC Group Asia Pacific & India subcontinent, Mr. Rohan De Silva, Chairman McLarens Group, Ms. Kasturi Wilson, Managing Director Hemas Pharmaceuticals / Maritime & Logistics , Ms. Shehara De Silva, Joint Managing Director – McLarens Group.

This venture is a stepping stone for the company to create a centre of excellence in Sri Lanka in order to go out to the region, focussing mainly on Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Indian subcontinent. The new brand and container yard which targets most of the major shipping lines also seamlessly align with the prevailing expansion plans of Hemas Holdings. Along with the backing of its shareholders, the company is confident that the yard will be one of the most active of its kind in the country.

Scheduled to be in the second phase of Spectra’s operations, the company has already commenced building one of the largest distribution centres in Sri Lanka targeting pharmaceuticals, white goods and retail trade.

“With this facility and the gamut of freight and logistics services in our portfolio, Spectra Logistics is set to meet the growing demand for third party logistics services in Sri Lanka, brought about by the increase in global trade, as well as the increasingly important role that the country plays as a sourcing base in South Asia for international buyers, and to introduce the true benefits of supply chain solutions of global standards to Sri Lankan customers,” said Lars Bergstrom, Group Vice President, Asia Pacific & Indian Subcontinent of GAC Group.

To be commissioned in mid-June 2018, the warehouse will have a future focussed set up with a capacity of nearly 25,000 palette positions. The distribution centre will be designed in accordance with global industry standards with five chambers and seven high racking, in addition to electric material handling. The entire operation is further backed by proprietary software developed by GAC Global and supported by global IT centres in Singapore and Dubai.

With its existing clientele, shareholder backing and group synergies, the new warehouse is a justified and timely investment. The support of McLarens Holdings is also guaranteed with its associate businesses.

After the establishment of its warehouse facility, Spectra Integrated Logistics will further expand its portfolio with the addition of a distribution arm. Distribution services will be executed through a best in class transport management system with route and load optimisation. In addition, the company’s offerings will also extend to the digital domain where Spectra Integrated Logistics will take the helm to revolutionise the way logistics services are delivered using IoT.

Spectra Integrated Logistics is a Joint venture between Hemas Transportation Pvt Ltd and GAC Logistics Limited Sri Lanka.  Hemas Transportation Pvt Ltd is a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings PLC which is a listed conglomerate in the Colombo Stock Exchange with a focus on Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Transportation, and Leisure. GAC Logistics Sri Lanka is part of the GAC Group, a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services,  working in partnership with the McLarens Group.