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Aitken Spence’s Logilink certified for Environmental Sustainability, Occupational Health & Safety

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An Aitken Spence Logistics company, Logilink (Pvt) Ltd., became the first container freight station in Sri Lanka to be certified for both ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 management systems. The certifications were awarded for environmental management and occupational health & safety respectively by SGS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., covering the export cargo consolidation operations at its fully-fledged container freight station at 309/4A, Negombo Road, Welisara.

Logilink (Pvt) Ltd. offers export cargo consolidation services to a prestigious clientele consisting of several top international clothing brands.

ISO 14001:2015 specifies benchmarks to establish environmental impact controls whereas ISO 45001:2018 specifies standards for occupational health and safety (OHS). These management systems guide operations to map and monitor their environmental performance as well as OHS risks to all key stakeholders, thereby enabling proactive mechanisms to protect the environment and their key stakeholders.

“As the pioneer container freight station operator in the country, our teams are mindful of their responsibilities to set a precedent in providing sustainable services. It is through their efforts that we were able to set an industry benchmark by receiving both ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certifications for our Logilink facility. Both certifications reflect our commitments towards environmental sustainability and the health & safety of our staff and partners. This will undoubtedly help us serve our customers better and meet the needs of our international clientele”, commented Janaka Gunawardena – Chief Operating Officer of Aitken Spence Logistics.

Aitken Spence Logistics is one of the leading integrated logistics service providers in the country. The company operates container freight stations, inland container terminals, container repair & rigging facilities and provides with transportation & distribution, warehousing & third-party logistics management and project cargo logistics solutions precisely meeting the logistics requirements of a diverse pool of customers, both locally and internationally.

 

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New Administration building at Horana EPZ opened

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The BOI’s Horana Export Processing Zone ceremonially opened its 46 million-rupee new administrative building recently with BOI DG Sanjaya Mohottala as chief guest. The event was attended by a large number of investors, government officials and the senior BOI officials, the BOI announced.

Mohottala said on this occasion that “our biggest challenge is to maintain the GDP rate at 6% for the next 10 years with the BOI charged with the responsibility of uplifting the economy and attracting Foreign Direct Investment.

“We need to provide necessary infrastructure facilities and a healthy investment climate with a more proactive rather than reactive role,” he said.

He announced that steps are being taken to develop thrust sectors for investment such as pharmaceuticals, agricultural processing, ICT, aquaculture and rubber etc. Also the BOI was responsible for providing investors with an efficient service.

Horana Export processing Zone was established in 1999 on 390 acres of which 181 acres is industrial land. The infrastructure provided include water, processing of waste water and electricity, making the zome attractive to investors.

Zone companies have generated 3,375 direct employment opportunities and twice that number of indirect jobs with total export revenue of Rs 8.6 billion earned in 2019.

There are 21 enterprises in commercial operation at the Horana EPZ involved in the manufacture of apparel & accessories, food, wooden products, consumer goods, steel, aluminum and plastic products.

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GPV Lanka awarded SLS 1672: 2020 COVID-19 Safety Management System

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GPV Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., recently received the Certificate of Conformity – SLS 1672:2020 COVID -19 Safety Management System from the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI).

This confirms the company’s unparalleled commitment towards ensuring health and safety measures among its workforce and all stakeholders engaged in its day-to-day operations.

Preparations to face the pandemic’s consequences within a short time is a noteworthy aspect of the organisation. Furthermore, this qualification will support to keep production geared up to serve overseas customers with minimum hindrance.

GPV Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., has become the first Sri Lankan Company into electronics manufacturing to receive this certification. GPV was founded in Denmark in 1961 and is today one of Europe’s leading electronics manufacturers. GPV is a global EMS-partner providing complex electronics, cable-harness, mechatronics and box-build solutions including design and engineering activities to customers worldwide within high mix/low-medium volume.

GPV generates a revenue at about USD 460 million with around 3,700 employees and has production sites across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

GPV Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd has been in the industry in Sri Lanka for more than 30 years and today it has 1,022 employees including 45 electronic engineers with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

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Lankan company offers Chinese language services

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In a global climate where China has established its standing as the second largest and fastest growing economy in the world, the extent of the country’s scale and integration has meant that proficiency in Chinese has become a coveted asset.

Hàny? Services -a Sri Lanka-based Chinese content creation, translation, and interpretation company- has launched with a wide portfolio of professional Chinese language services to fulfil the growing interest in investing in this highly lucrative market.

“The company, with its vast global network of qualified Chinese linguists, delivers translation service excellence for any industry, where content is produced such that the client’s brand message is effectively conveyed without the loss of style, tone or context. The language service provider’s scope of services in this regard include document and website translations, interpretation, proofreading, voice-over services, and video subtitling, the SL company said in a news release.

“Additionally, clients of Hàny? Services stand to gain a strong competitive advantage in their respective sectors by having tailor-made content created that will best target the Chinese market accurately, ensuring that every message communicated is localized persuasively.”

The company’s team of seasoned Mandarin translators and writers are experienced in Chinese content writing, creation of localized marketing collateral, website localization and translation, and video creation, helping businesses find their distinctive voice and share their brand story through exceptional content, the release said.

The service also offers greater insight into Chinese business culture and etiquette, a vital asset for those looking to do business with or in China. Here too, Hàny? Services offers training on Chinese business language and culture that will help earn clients’ trust through the ability to communicate and negotiate better; paving the way for more successful agreements and business deals, it added.

Recently the agency launched Sri Lanka’s first ‘Mandarin Corner’ -an interactive initiative to encourage Lankans from across the island to learn, practise, and network in Mandarin with native speakers, students, and others. communication overall, the release said.

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