The Shipping Department handles import and export related matters for Private Sector Organizations as well as Government Departments. The Department is linked to the online EDI system of the Sri Lanka Customs.
This is a recent innovation for automation of Import/Export documentation which facilitates speedy clearing and forwarding. ESL's containers are maintained in good condition and match all safety conditions in accordance with International Containers Standards and CSC - Container Safety Convention. ESL’s network of global shipping services covers all major international trade routes and complemented by an extensive array of regional shipping lines, connected by major hubs.