Ship Agency Services / Husbandry

We have the expertise and knowledge to handle any type of vessel in Colombo (i.e. Container, General Cargo, Bulk (dry or liquid), Tankers, Passenger vessels, Heavy Lift Carriers, Car Carriers etc.)

Container handling

Owns and operates fully fledged container depot and CFS facilities with EDI links. Multimodal transport operator

Liner Services

Over the years, Mclarens has achieved one of the largest market shares of the container export and import market in and out of Colombo, establishing many links many parts of the world. Mclarens is well known and established which represents many international liner carriers and continues to provide a professional service, building long term relationships with principals and partnerships. Today the group offers a wide range of services within the shipping industry of which we have been highlighted by our clients which is respected for its expertise and reputation of which we are a dominant player in the market. Please do find below the trades which are covered by us -

Outbound / Inbound - United Kingdom, North Continent, Middle East ( Mediterranean ) & Continental Ports, Far East, Australia, Canada & America ( Pacific/Atlantic ), New Zealand, Africa ( East, South & West ), South & Central America.

Further, we have been awarded as the best shipping company in the Indian-Sub-Continent by an independent survey carried out by The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers ( ICS ) UK for year 2011.


Owners' Protective Agency (OPA) Services

Vessel owners and operators may sometimes need to appoint a preferred agent to supervise the charterers' agency function and monitor port call operations. McLarens Shipping Limited offers a scalable service to owners & operators ranging from provision of a simple independent report, to full involvement in expediting a port call, including the following:

  • Checking Performa D/A submitted by the head agent for compliance with applicable tariffs
  • Receipt of owners' funds and payment to head agents
  • Reporting the vessel/cargo status, as required
  • Checking cargo documents/SOF/ time sheets for correctness, notifying owner if not, and issuing letters of protest

Ship spares logistics / Warehousing and distribution

McLarens Shipping Limited offers ship owners and management companies a global "door-to-deck" delivery service for ship spares and marine parts. This specialized supply chain management service integrates thte Group's global infrastructure and expertise in freight forwarding, warehousing, supply chain management, ship agency, ship supply and marine and offshore support. McLarens Shipping Limited chooses transport modes to match customers' timing and cost concerns and takes responsibility for the entire supply chain.
Freight Forwarding Sea and Air – (Licensed Customs house agents, licensed air freight forwarder)

The experienced staff is able to arrange both Air & Sea exports, with imports from any major origin across the globe. Services will be arranged via direct bill of lading or through NVOCC billing of lading. McOcean Logistics Ltd , who specializes in this area has an extensive network by partnering key NVOCC principals.

Along with freight arrangement, the clearing forwarding staff can offer services entailing, documentation handling , approvals from customs, ports/ Airport authorities and other statutory bodies , transportation of containers, break-bulk and any type of cargo.


Project cargo Logistics

We undertake and manage the total logistics for special projects, particularly for major infrastructure developments and Power Stations. We maintain good relationships with Local and International partners.

We are able to supplement equipment and expertise that may be not available locally.


Ship supply services / STS operations / Bunkering / Supply of Lubricants

McLarens shipping Limited & GAC jointly operate 10 boats and a tug in Colombo & Galle to handle the SSS operations, and STS operations.
McLarens Group, McLarens Lubricants Limited is the exclusive distributor of Exxon Mobil Oil in Sri Lanka and undertakes supply lube oil by bulk form or by drums to vessels either at PORT or at off-shore Galle / Colombo.

McLarens Shipping Limited / IOE jointly operate 1000MT bunker vessel named M/T KANDY which Is able to supply bunker inside the port and as well as off-shore.


P & I Correspondents

Correspondents for 08 International mutual Clubs and 16 other insurance associations.

P & I Correspondent, we assist the clubs and their members in dealing with casualties and claim incidents representing local and international knowledge to deal with any problems encountered.

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