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Expolanka Freight expands network to Hong Kong and US


Hong Kong team

Expolanka Freight Ltd recently opened offices in two key markets – Hong Kong and the US strengthening its position as a global freight forwarder with a specialized niche in the fashion logistics segment.

With over 1,200 employees, Expolanka Freight is one of the largest air and ocean freight forwarders, especially in the South Asian region. While engaged in regular handling of perishables, commodities, telecom equipment, medical equipment, project cargo, machinery and pharmaceuticals; the company primarily focuses on servicing the apparel industry as fashion logistics specialists, according to a company statement.

S. Senthilnathan, Chief Operating Officer, Expolanka International said,”Our movement across markets has been fuelled as much by our clients’ need for us in those markets, and our entry to the key markets of Hong Kong and the USA follows the same principle.”
“As a hub of international trade Hong Kong holds a key position in Asia and it is vital that we be present to ensure smooth functioning of client requirements.”

US team

“The USA has emerged as a key market in our fashion logistics ventures, as we pursue the strategy to service our customers better by being physically present at those markets” Expolanka Freight is building a state-of-the-art storage facility in Sri Lanka at a cost of Rs.600 million this year.

This facility will have over 100,000 square feet of warehousing with high standards delivering energy efficiency and adhering to all health and safety requirements. Present at the opening of the Hong Kong office were Andy Fong, Managing Director Expofreight (Hong Kong); Mr. Senthilnathan,  Hanif Yusoof, Group CEO, Expolanka Holdings PLC; Chandana Rodrigo, Director, Expolanka Freight (USA); and Shantanu Nagpal, Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Expolanka Holdings PLC.

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