About Us


McLarens has been a name synonymous with the Shipping and Logistics industry in Sri Lanka, since 1944. Over the years and as the industry transformed to meet the demands of the day, the McLarens Logistics Sector gradually developed into what is now a comprehensive full service logistics operation.


In the inception, the McLarens Logistics Sector started off as an Inland Container Terminal that took shape in 1979 and was based on an authentic marine orientation that had evolved from the long history of McLarens in the Shipping Industry dating back to 1944. This historic beginning was the result of Agency appointment from two of the world’s largest container Leasing Companies at that time, TRANSAMERICA and CTI, USA.

A pioneering mission thus began and took shape with its Founder Chairman painstakingly bringing his profound knowledge in the Shipping Industry to bear in a new Logistic Hub that would cater to integrated transportation requirements in a growing economy.

The McLarens Logistics Sector has now evolved into a strong entity with a highly trusted Local & International reputation providing Shipping Agency, NVOCC Operations, Freight Forwarding, Warehousing, Inland Transport, Freight Station, Project Cargo Handling, Container Repairs & Rigging, Container Trading & Leasing, Container Conversions and many other value added services. Having over 30 years experience in a kaleidoscope of marine related services has given the McLarens Logistics Sector a prime position in the field of Shipping & Logistics in Sri Lanka.

Today, with a second generation entrepreneurship at the helm of the organization, and the third generation fully involved in new business development ventures, the McLarens Logistics Sector offers a holistic and all encompassing service to the Maritime & Logistics Industry in Sri Lanka. It is also futuristic in its outlook seeking to innovate and provide services befitting the demands of the day, such as its Go Green Container Recycling operations that converts steel boxes into beautiful compact live and work places. Looking ahead, the McLarens Logistics Sector looks forward to building on it's long established business relationships with world renowned International Shipping & Container Principals.

With a Management Team that is experienced and empowered, the McLarens Logistics Sector is poised and prepared to bring their vast heritage of trust and competence to bear on the demands of today and provide in Sri Lanka a world class range of services.