Colombo. 28th April 2016. Hemas Maritime (Pvt) Ltd, a member of the Hemas Group engaged in shipping, chartering, and related services, today announced that the Company has been appointed by Evergreen Lines as its General Agent in Sri Lanka. This appointment will also support the Hemas Group’s future goals of expanding in the shipping and logistics sectors enhancing Sri Lanka’s maritime & logistic hub aspirations. The appointment was made through a formal tender process, from amongst many professional ship agency companies.
The Evergreen Group began with the establishment of Evergreen Marine Corporation (EMC) by Dr. Yung-Fa Chang on 01 September 1968, and is now one of the leading international shipping companies in terms of its fleet operations, service quality and innovative shipbuilding concepts. It is ranked 6th globally by Alphaliner.
The liner commenced its operations in Colombo in the year 1986. Today it is the 3rd largest mainline carrier to the port of Colombo.
Evergreen Line is the unified common trade name for the shipping companies of the Evergreen Group. The brand ‘Evergreen Line’ is used for international marketing purposes for Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd,Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd, Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pvt Ltd, Evergreen International S.A, Italia Marirrima S.P.A. ,Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd, and Greencompass Marine S.A.
The company operates one of the largest container fleets in the world, with over 186 ships aggregating to 927,955 TEU. The Company has a comprehensive service network covering all major ports around the world. Evergreen has set up trans-shipment hubs in key geographic locations within its service network, including the port of Colombo.
A spokesman from Hemas said, “We are honoured with this appointment by Evergreen Lines as its agents in Sri Lanka. We will ensure that we support Evergreen to enhance it’s presence, using Colombo port as its regional hub and in expanding their services through Colombo, therreby providing Sri Lankan Exporters and Importers greater service options for Ocean Freight Logistics to and from Evergreen’s Comprehensive global network”.
Hemas’ shipping agency business functions currently as agents for Far Shipping, one of the largest feeder carriers servicing the Port of Colombo. This is also complemented with Hemas Logistics, through its Container Freight Station and haulage business and its growing third party logistics offering.
The Hemas Group is one of the leading conglomerates in Sri Lanka, listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange with a focus on Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Transportation, and Leisure. (MEDIA RELEASE)