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Cricket Carnival 2022

Spectra Logistics celebrated another milestone of employee engagement activities by organizing successful cricket carnival for the calendar year of 2022. The carnival was held on 25th of August 2022 at G.B. Senanayake Maha Vidyalaya Ekala, grounds. The event was organized to enhance employee engagement and team building sprit uniting all four Specctra Logistics strategic verticals namely Depot, contracted logistics, custom brokerage and transport and project employees who operate from multiple locations.

The event was an opportunity for the teams to break out from daily routine job tasks and be more relaxed, gain motivation, improve team spirit which resulted employee work life balance and employee satisfaction.

The event commenced with traditional oil lamp lighting collectively by guests, leaders of respective teams and management of Spectra. Over 10 teams participated in multiple matches from all four strategic business verticals.

The finals was between Spectra Transport vs Spectra Container Depot. The final match was certain a nail-biting epic finish. Spectra container depot team managed to restrict Spectra transport team during chase and win as Champions from a small margin of runs.

The man of the series was B. B. D. R Perera, best batsman was W.A.N.H Gunawardama and best baller was A.D.M.H Keshan, the  awards were presented by Mr. Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, Group COO, director of Mclarens Holdings. The champion’s award was present by Mr. Thushara Jayasuriya, CEO of Spectra Logistics Pvt Ltd.

The cricket carnival was such a success. Spectra team intend to make it an annual event in coming years as well.

Spectra won ICS for the 3rd consecutive time

The country’s premier logistics company, Spectra Integrated Logistics (Spectra), was named ‘Best Container Depot’ for Customer service Inbound trade at the recently held Annual ICS Award Ceremony 2022. The award ceremony conducted by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS- UK) Sri Lanka recognizes top performing logistics providers in the country based on an independent survey conducted among numerous importers and exporters on the services they received for the year 2021. As a one stop shop logistics solutions provider of warehousing, transportation, customs brokerage and container depot services, Spectra’s consistent performance in providing the best integrated logistics services to our customers has helped us bag the Best Container Depot- Inbound trade award for the third consecutive year.

Spectra Logistics won two Gold Awards at National Logistics Awards

The country’s premier logistics company, Spectra Logistics Private Limited, was awarded two golds for both warehouse, custom brokerage at the recently held Annual National Logistics Award Ceremony 2019/20. The award ceremony conducted by Sri Lanka Logistics & Freight Forwarders Association, recognizes top performing logistics providers in the country based on an independent survey conducted among numerous importers and exporters on the services they received for the year 2019/20. As a one stop shop logistics solutions provider of warehousing, transportation, customs brokerage and container depot services, Spectra’s consistent performance in providing the best integrated logistics services to our customers has helped us bag two gold awards.

Spectra Logistics obtains three ISO certifications

International Standards Organization or ISO Certification provides numerous benefits to logistics and transport organizations, especially in terms of environmental management and planning. Management systems help organisations introduce processes and procedures that improve quality, increase business efficiency, and minimise environmental impact. At Spectra Logistics, the certification has helped improve the daily work routine in a more systematic and an organized manner. It also helped they quality and efficiency of the organization, management processes and approach. The overall process improvement has created a systematic approach. ISO certification opens doors for logistics companies for new local and global business ventures, and in terms of business development, this will create competitive edge in the industry.

Internal control of operations has also improved during the change. Productivity measuring methods were updated to meet the latest contexts. The performance of the teams will be reviewed whilst continuous training and development will be provided. The documentation process of an organization is a key component and maintaining same for futuristic matters. Finding grey areas and improving a transparent plan is crucial. For sales and marketing, the certification has given the platform to effectively pitch for FMCG and pharmaceutical industries. The organization has done well in the financial year thanks to these improvements. Due to an enhanced and positive performance, the employee turnover will be less, and the company is in a greater position to attract more skilled new talent. Spectra Logistics has improved the flexibility and the efficiency at the same time. The number of incidents occurred at the warehouse floor were minimized due to safety improvements and the organization has further strengthened its approach with safety being a top priority. The organization was able to establish safety audits and a safety committee at the same time which allows to practice and conduct audits regularly.

The risk-based approach has provided Spectra Logistics, with the opportunity to carry out assessments regularly., which in turn helps measure performance effectively. These improvements lead to smoother daily operations and have given more flexibility to better cater our customers leading to a happier clientele. Therefore, as an organization we have improved our profits and minimized our costs which greatly aligns with our organizational objectives.

The ISO certifications have improved the processes and systems in the organization and have given an opportunity for our customers to receive an extremely satisfying service. The company has been able to nurture and retain our most valuable customer portfolio. The organization has become more organized and systematic thanks to these process improvements and Spectra Logistics is moving towards synergizing itself and approaching new ventures with the new opportunities created.

ICS-ACDO Award Wins

The country’s premier logistics company, Spectra Integrated Logistics (Spectra), was named ‘Best Container Depot’ for both Import and Export sectors at the recently held 27th Annual ICS Award Ceremony 2020. The award ceremony conducted by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS- UK) Sri Lanka recognizes top performing logistics providers in the country based on an independent survey conducted among numerous importers and exporters on the services they received for the year 2020. As a one stop shop logistics solutions provider of warehousing, transportation, customs brokerage and container depot services, Spectra’s consistent performance in providing the best integrated logistics services to our customers has helped us bag the Best Container Depot- Import award for the second consecutive year.

New Year Celebrations

Spectra is a reputed multicultural logistics company made up of employees of different cultures and religions. Despite our differences, we work together as one big family. Spectra celebrated the Sinhala and Hindu New Year 2021 with fun-filled activities. Regardless of our race, culture and religion, all employees came together and had fun in a show of unity and team spirit.

Women’s Day Celebrations

As a company that places emphasis on diversity and gender equality, Spectra recognizes that our female employees play an important role in contributing towards the company’s growth. Even though we appreciate them in their daily roles, International Women’s Day gave us another reason to celebrate their achievements and further encourage them by raising awareness of their value and importance. Spectra celebrated International Women’s Day by organizing a special leadership program where our female colleagues gained useful insights from well-known guest speaker Mrs. Ama Dissanayake, a counsellor in Psychology.