Logiventures to set up logistics hub in Hambantota
Logiventures, the logistics services subsidiary of the Hayleys Group,
has invested in eight acres of land close to the Magam Ruhunupura
Mahinda Rajapaksa Port in Hambantota to build a state-of-the-art
logistics hub to support its vehicle transit facility, which was opened
in June last year.
The expansion of the company's automotive logistics operations in
Hambantota will offer vehicle importers a wide range of services ranging
from pre-despatch inspection to closed storage and comprehensive
transport solutions, a company source said.
"Over the past 11 months, Logiventures has accounted for 70 percent
of the new vehicles cleared at the Hambantota Port and we believe an
expansion of our infrastructure is warranted," Logiventures Director
Janitha Jayanetti said.
He said the company's yard of 3.5 acres, one of the largest in Sri
Lanka, within a kilometre of the Hambantota port, enables the company to
transport up to 60 units a day from Hambantota.
Logiventures has constructed loading ramps, designed and manufactured
in-house, to meet the needs of customers and the vehicles they import
and has trailers ranging from 15 to 90 feet to carry any type of vehicle
or truck weighing up to 80 tonnes, Jayanetti said.
All Logiventures car carriers are GPS monitored.