As a Group that strongly believes in consolidating expertise, a wealth of knowledge to further expand port efficiency has been gathered with our involvement in new markets such as Africa. The company’s maritime portfolio has also been strengthened further by our investment in the Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC). Liner Agency Representation, Casual Caller/ Tramp Agency Representation and NVOCC Services & International Freight Forwarding are also in our services list.
Established in 1873, we have grown to great heights, especially with the diversification of the company in 2004 into “non-traditional areas.” With our involvement in port efficiency enhancement projects in new markets, we have successfully pursued a long-term directional shift from being service-related to becoming an investment-driven operation.
The first venture of its kind by a Sri Lankan company, our partnership with Fiji Ports Corporation gives the Company a 51% stake in Fiji Ports Terminal Ltd, translating into control of the business in the Suva and Lautoka ports for a period of 15 years. Embarking on a joint vision to establish them as the leading maritime logistic centres in the Pacific, within 2 months of beginning operation, Aitken Spence has already shown a marked increase in efficiency of both ports. Armed with a wealth of knowledge accumulated over the years, we are further looking to expand our port efficiency expertise in new markets.
We have invested in the Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC) the largest private education campus and the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka to educate and train maritime specialists, an initiative which has further strengthened our maritime portfolio.