Shipping to Sri Lanka - Air and Ocean Freight Services

Currency Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Fiscal year Calendar year
Trade organisations SAFTAWTO
GDP US$ 64 Billion (2012 IMF est.) / US$ 170 Billion PPP[1]
GDP growth 7.2% (2012 est.)[2]
GDP per capita US$ 3200 (2012 est.) / US$ 7900 USD PPP[2]
GDP by sector agriculture: 12.8%; industry: 29.2%;services: 58% (2009 est.)
Inflation (CPI) 6.9% (2012 est.)[2]
below poverty line
4.3% (2011 est.)[2]
Gini coefficient 47 (2011)[3]
Labour force 8,416,655 (2009)[4]
Labour force
by occupation
agriculture: 32.7%; industry: 26.3%; services: 41% (December 2008 est.)
Unemployment 4.3% (2011)[2]
Main industries processing of rubberteacoconuts,tobacco and other agricultural commodities; telecommunications,insurancebankingtourismshipping;clothingtextilescementpetroleum refininginformation technologyservices, construction
Ease of Doing Business Rank 89th[5]
Exports $10.89 billion (2011 est.)
Export goods textiles and apparel, pharmaceuticals, tea, spices, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, coconut products, rubber manufactures, fish
Main export partners United States 22.1%, United Kingdom 12.1%, Germany 5.2%, Belgium 4.9%, Italy 4.8%, India 4.5% (2008)
Imports $20.02 billion (2011 est.)
Import goods textile fabrics, mineral products, petroleum, foodstuffs, machinery and transportation equipment
Main import partners India 18.9%, China 12.4%, Iran 7.7%,Singapore 7.5%, South Korea 4.8% (2008)
FDI stock US$1 Billion (2011)
Gross external debt $19.45 billion (31 December 2009 est.)
Public finances
Public debt 82.9% of GDP (2009 est.)
Revenues $8.495 billion (2011 est.)
Expenses $12.63 billion (2011 est.)
Economic aid $808 million (2006)
Foreign reserves $7.2 billion (17 April 2011 est.) [8]
Main data source: CIA World Fact Book
All values, unless otherwise stated, are in US dollars

International Delivery to Sri Lanka

If you are shipping to Sri Lanka, why not let Intercargo take the stress and hassel out of your shipping needs. We offer an efficient freight service to all international destination ports, with many Airlines daily and Shipping lines departing every week. We can ensure your items are loaded soon after Pick Up/delivery.

Smaller items can sometime be more economical to send by Air freight, however for many larger shipments we can also provide Ocean Freight Services including 20ft or 40ft steel containers. Our services vary depending on your needs. We can supply a container for you to pack and load on-site. Our packing service includes packing, palletising and shrink-wrapping.

Ship from and to Sri Lanka)

Container-shipping encompasses a number of different options. We offer 20ft or 40ft sole-use container services, to contain only your vehicle, to various ports in Sri Lanka and around the world. You effectively pay for the sole use of the container, for your vehicle only. (A number of options are available at extra cost should you have other requirements and wish to ship them at the same time.) Selected port destinations are also served by ocean-going RORO ferry services. Such vessels are purpose-built carriers, used by manufacturers to deliver brand-new vehicles around the world. Vehicles are protected from the elements in enclosed decks, and are secured by straps and chocks. Service frequency is usually once or twice a month, and the transit time is sometimes longer than for container vessels, but there can be useful cost savings on some routes than with container shipment.

In Sri Lanka, Intercargo provide a full range of freight forwarding and Courier services, below is list of our most popular services;