Shipping Agency Services


Sapphire shipping is Sri Lanka's leading shipping agency house with an exceptional ability to bring the world to your doorstep. We have expertise in handling multimodal shipments to the world's toughest destinations and specialized in handling shipments in the Indian Sub continent and to and from the Maldives Islands. The Sapphire shipping freight forwarding team has a wealth of specialized knowledge in Heavy Lift, Out of Gauge, Conventional and Break Bulk shipments. We undertake regular Container (LCL and FCL) shipments to and from numerous destinations as well as full and part ship chartering services for heavy industry and manufacturers all over the world. We also offer a variety of quality support services such as export packing, depot storage and marine insurance.

We offer Shipping Agent Services and have the expertise and knowledge to handle all types of Vessels-Bulk Cargo vessels, Container vessels, Break Bulk Liner vessels, Cruise vessels, general cargo vessels, heavy lift cum submersible vessels and Supply vessels. We also undertake cargo booking and chartering of vessels and barges to transport regional cargo and coastal cargo movements and delivery of any type of cargo to any of the islands in Maldives.

Crew Supply & Crew management


We provide the Crew Manning Services; our mission is to provide high standard quality crew to principle owners in the global scenario and to reach to the maximum Ship owners / Management throughout the world. We provide quality crew to our customers so that they can concentrate on other aspects of ship operation with ease. We manage the Human Resource Department with dedication on behalf of our customers.

We offer total crew management for all ranks, for all types of vessels and Rigs around the world. We ensure good coordination between the Crew, Owner and Management. We select best Sri Lankan crew, which have got good reputation and demand in international market. We select crew holding Stcw-95 Convention Certificate and Valid License and are fluent in English.

The officers and crew are selected on the basis of their competency experience, good health and on their moral conduct. Under our policies only such officer /crew who fulfil IMO STCW Criteria is eligible to apply.

Freight Forwarding


Sea freight

With our excellent Sri Lankan networks and links with overseas forwarding partners, we offer quality services and a seamless network of international logistics that delivers goods to meet the needs and specifications of our clients. We have the advantage of being a licensed Custom House Agent, Freight Brokers and Chartering Agent allowing us to offer our services to Sri Lankan and foreign clients.

Air freight

The full-transportation package as carried of course includes handling airfreight. Our Air freight operations cover all major destinations all around the world. We have secured special rates from major leading Airlines to and from the Far East, Middle East, Europe and U.S.A. Our Air Freight department offers competitive rates for services such as :

  • Door to door services
  • Direct flights
  • Collect shipments
  • Cargo clearance



We provide this service for cargo that is not large enough to fill a container, and thus can be availed using our Consolidation & Group-age solutions. We can customize your shipment to reach any port in the world, regardless of the size.

Customs Clearance


As a licensed custom house agent, we take charge of specialized work to provide you with a peace of mind. Our services include unloading and loading of imported or exported goods at their destination, weight measurement, packing and the transportation to and from the customs station.

We always ensure the safe and timely delivery of your goods to their destination, and we escort them every step of the way. We have hired a team with both the expertise and knowledge that allows them to supply end-to-end solutions for both exported and imported goods at market leading prices.



As an independent company without ties to carriers we make arrangements based on existing market circumstances. In the event of Door to Door services, cargo collection of LCL, haulage of FCL or delivery on sea port, airport, we offer you very competitive terms and conditions irrespective of quantities.

NVOCC Operations


Representing several NVOCC operators in the region, we specialize in offering NVOCC services mainly to the Indian Ocean destinations. Naturally, India is the main market whilst we also offer NVOCC services to Bangladesh, Pakistan, UAE and the upper gulf sectors. Trans shipment services via Colombo is another core activity taking advantage of the over 10 Common Carrier Feeder operators in this region.



In International business Sapphire Shipping (Pvt) Ltd provides the highest standard of service quality to our international clients. Our office is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka's Capital and by recognizing the distinct needs of the market, we have created special teams for foliage plant export, Sea food export, Coco peat export and cargo packing loading and clearing services.

Ship Chandling


Sapphire Shipping (Pvt) Ltd., a licensed ship chandler authorized to provide chandling services at all Sri Lankan ports ie; Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee, and Hambantota. We are well equipped to provide you with the most competitive ship supply services to exceed your needs and expectations in terms of quality, price and efficiency.

Over the years, our company has gained recognition as a reliable ship chandler providing top quality services inside ports, outer anchorage and at Off Port Limits of Sri Lanka, to leading shipping companies, ship owning and ship management companies. We have a wide range of products and we are committed to providing a guaranteed services around the clock with outstanding quality and efficient delivery service with our experienced staff with guaranteed lowest prices in the market.

Our services related with:

  • Supply fresh provision
  • Fresh vegetable
  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh water
  • Sea foods
  • Meat items
  • Fresh milk, Cheese, Butter
  • Spices
  • Beer, Liquor, Wine spirits, Cigarettes
  • Safety equipments
  • Medicine
  • Stationary
  • Oil, grease, Gas, Diesel, Petrol
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