Ceylon Shipping Corporation celebrates 50th Anniversary
Ceylon Shipping Corporation Limited (CSC), the ‘National Sea Carrier of Sri Lanka’ celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2021.
During the past 50 years, it has been functioning as a ship owner, operator, ship manager, agent, charterer and NVOCC operator and with ups and downs along its journey.
CSC is now a proud owner of two break bulk carriers namely MV. Ceylon Princess and MV. Ceylon Breeze and finds its way forward in the Shipping and Maritime Industry.
CSC was established by a Parliamentary Act as the ‘National Sea Carrier of Sri Lanka’ in June 1971 and subsequently converted into a government owned limited liability company in June 1992.
With the expansion of business in the break bulk carriage with newly built ships, CSC has been playing a major role in coal transportation needed to feed the Lakvijaya Power Plant in Norochcholai, Puttalam saving a substantial amount of foreign currency within the country.
“Today, Ceylon Shipping Corp. has strengthened its position as a leading contributor to the national economy while proving the safe transportation policy of the Corporation,” said Chairman, Ceylon Shipping Corporation Limited W.S. Weeraman
“CSC has proven once again its capabilities by transporting 160 Railway Wagons for Sri Lanka Railway Department under an Indian Credit line facility. This photograph was captured few moments at the BQ terminal of Colombo Port while unloading the 40 Railway Wagons as the third batch arrived from Chennai Port.”
Sixth of June, 1971 was a historical day for the contemporary shipping industry of Sri Lanka , when the country’s legislatures gave the nod to establish Ceylon Shipping Corporation as a fully government owned commercial enterprise. Infant National Carrier under the brand name of CSC grew from strength to strength and earned the credibility as a dependable carrier from Europe to Fareast and North of India to Australia.
CSC helped many non-traditional export produces to enter global markets and establish footholds when the freight was a prohibitive factor and sailing opportunities were minimal at the time.