Affiliations & Accreditations
Sri Lanka Logistics & Freight Forwarders Association (SLFFA) was established in 1981 with the objective of bringing all Freight Forwarders under one umbrella and with a view to institutionalizing and professionalizing the trade. Today the Government, relevant Government agencies and the trade have recognized the SLFFA as the Apex body representing the industry. SLFFA currently has 108 leading Freight Forwarding Companies in its membership. SLFFA is a member of the regional freight forwarding body Federation of Asia Pacific Air cargo Associations (FAPAA) and the international freight forwarding body FIATA.
The SLFFA works toward maximizing the benefits to the freight forwarding industry by exploiting to the maximum the potential of Sri Lanka’s strategic geographical location. It has identified the need for greater investment for the development of Air and Sea freight facilities, infrastructure and in the development of human resources to sustain the fruition of Sri Lanka becoming the hub port in the region. Towards this, the SLFFA has played a participatory role in developing a comprehensive shipping policy for Sri Lanka and in formulating a National Civil Aviation Development Plan.
The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents ( CASA ), Established in 1944, has a long history, tracing its origins to the Ceylon Shipping Committee set up in 1944. It has now served the Shipping Community for over 6 decades and is currently in its 72nd year in existence..
CASA’s Membership comprises 135 Licensed Ships’ Agents, representing all International Shipping Lines of repute. Most use the Port of Colombo as a Trans- shipment Hub due to it’s very strategic location along the main International Shipping Lanes, as well as for the discharging & loading of both containerized and Break Bulk local Import & Export cargo, including Liquid Bulk, Vehicles from Ro-Ro vessels, Multi Country Consolidations, Bunkering, Ship repairs etc on a regular basis.
CASA is now the leading voice of the Shipping Industry in Sri Lanka .
WCA is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 6636 member offices in 193 countries around the world.
The combined logistics might of the WCA membership exceeds that even of the world’s largest multinational freight forwarders.
Dedicated entirely to providing world-beating benefits and networking opportunities to its members, WCA employs a full time staff of over 125 personnel based in eight member service and support offices around the world.
Founded in 1998 by President David Yokeum as the world’s first worldwide non-exclusive network, WCA is neutrally managed and operated to truly benefit every member company. Over the past 15 years WCA has continuously strived to add new, innovative and high-value membership benefits and it is this unique formula, combined with a dedication to excellence, that has enabled WCA to set new standards in the industry.
Started in January 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder & Chairman, BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for men and women to further their business through word-of-mouth marketing.
BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional “word-of-mouth” program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
With over 211,000 members in 7,800 plus chapters worldwide, BNI® is the leading referral organization in the world.
IATA works closely with local governments and ICAO in the development of regulations. This way, we ensure that the rules and guidelines on dangerous goods transportation are effective and efficient.
The air transportation of these dangerous materials can either be forbidden or restricted. IATA leads industry efforts to ensure the safe handling of dangerous goods in air shipping. We provide a great variety of technical knowledge, products, services and training solutions, tailored to satisfy industry needs.
The definition of standards for documentation, handling and training, as well as their promotion and use, contributed to achieve a very high degree of safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by air.
The IATA DGR is the trusted source to help you prepare and document dangerous shipments. Recognized by the world’s airlines for almost 60 years, the DGR is the most complete, up-to-date, and user-friendly reference in the industry.