Our sole aim is to ensure the total satisfaction of our clients. Efficiently, without problems and as cost effectively as possible. We handle the issues as they arise, not you.
And, because we’ve got over 100 years of experience behind us, we’re pretty good at what we do, so problems are few and far between.
That’s why our clients trust us. We’re reliable. We’re professional. And we’re friendly. What more could you ask?
Well, we invest a great deal in training to make sure we’re up-to-date with the masses of new regulations each year so neither you nor ourselves are left stranded.
And we handle everything under one roof too in our state-of-the-art office in central Colombo so communications are quick and easy. Information on our wide range of services that range from Vessel Agency to Husbandry is literally just a desktop away.
Whether your vessel calls at Colombo, another port in Sri Lanka or even The Maldives, we’re also there to provide on-the-spot service.
Are we financially sound? Our bankers are delighted that we have a strong equity base to provide financial stability – but sad that they don’t earn that much on our limited borrowings.
Years of Excellence
Established in 1998
Engaged in global industry and commerce, Prudential Shipping Lines understands the imperative need of seamless transactions and so provides a variety of services from Vessel Agency to all Husbandry services. The company’s dynamism is revealed in its capability to serve ships calling Colombo and other ports of Sri Lanka , as well as Maldives, providing agency services to the Shipping industry. Located in the heart of the busy Central Business District of Colombo, Prudential Shipping Lines is housed in a state-of-the-art office complex, complete with all facilities needed, to meet the challenges of Shipping, Logistics and Commerce. The sound equity and financial prowess only serves to further reflect the steadfastness of the company.The company is fortified by its affiliations with the regional Agency network (Middle East), Kanoo Shipping Agencies network (www.kanooshipping.com) and the Global network of S5 Agency World Ltd (www.s-5.org).
Who we are
To be the most recommended service provider in the shipping industry by building our brand on high ethical values, integrity, transparency, knowledge and service.
To drive our business with a commitment to providing the highest levels of service possible and inspire clients, staff and partners to achieve greater goals.
As one of Sri Lanka’s leading shipping agency and logistic solution facilitator, we dedicate ourselves to deliver the expectations of all our stakeholders at all times. We will make commitments we fully understand and believe we can meet.
We will strive continuously to improve quality, employing skilled people and encouraging them to challenge themselves.
We will spare no effort to provide incomparable value in our quest.
We as team Prudential must continue to surprise, must continue to renew ourselves, must continue to beat all odds and expectations. We must not be satisfied until we really do form that perfect union, the ideal. And while the perfect union or ideal may never be in sight, we just keep working at it and trying. We can then be satisfied that we have tried.
Be RESOLUTE In your approachAdmirably Purposeful, Determined and Unwavering
To assist and improve employee’s integral development To improve employee productivity To improve the level of performance and standard of services we offer To increase our market share To optimize profits for all stakeholders
Board of Directors
The Driving Forces of the Group
Commencing his career as a trainee with a leading shipping agency, (but quickly rising to General Manager) where he stayed for 16 years, Rohitha gained a deep knowledge of the agency through Liner, Tramp and P & I correspondence. He also became very familiar with vessel operations in Colombo, Galle and Trincomalee.When a leading international agency network started a new Colombo office he was appointed its first Manager and then General Manager. Naturally, he was responsible for all the agency activities in Sri Lanka and enjoyed overall responsibility for both the Colombo and Galle offices where he developed the agency into one of the leading lights in the shipping industry.Seeking new challenges he decided to take an international assignment, but returned to Colombo in 1998 as Director/General Manager of Prudential Shipping.Shipping does offer many opportunities for travel and Rohitha has attended many international shipping conferences and port visits in Piraeus in Greece, London, Norway, Singapore and South Korea to name just a few countries.With over 35 years’ experience resting on his shoulders, he is highly respected by the Sri Lankan and international shipping community as well as clients, from whom he has received numerous commendations for his meticulous service.
Rishantha Mendis is Executive Director of Prudential Shipping, Helanka Vacations and Premium Trading & Logistics. Whilst overlooking and guiding the entire company on a day-to-day basis including the development, expansion, and diversification of the business, as well as its investments, he’s particularly involved in overseeing corporate marketing and promotions.Rishantha was awarded a Bachelor's Degree, BA(Hons) Business Management and a Master’s Degree, MSc Finance and Business from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.Joining Prudential Shipping, initially as an intern, he rose quickly through four management levels before being invited to join the Board of Directors.Rishantha is an Associate Member of The Chartered Management Institute UK (CMI-UK), and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT-UK); a member of SKAL, The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors and The National Trust of Sri Lanka. He also sits on the executive committee of Young Ship Sri Lanka of CASA (Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents) as Vice Chairman.His international experience includes working in Singapore and Dubai for short periods at Ship Owner hub offices.
Our associate companies in the related service industries.
All of us at Prudential Shipping are very proud of our country and we want to share its beauty and diversity with as many people as possible. Which is why we created Helanka Vacations to offer specialised and custom-made tours around the country.Helanka handle everything from accommodation reservations through car hire, guide services and even entry to places of interest to ensure the client only has to sit back and enjoy the experience.Whatever type of holiday is required, Helanka has the skill and knowledge to deliver.Helanka offers services not only to the holidaymaker, but also to the business traveller for all requirements.
Since 2004 Premium Trading & Logistics has supplied trading and logistical support for Prudential Shipping and its clients including planning, co-ordination and tracking that allows goods to be delivered on time and hassle free.These specialised services include: freight forwarding, customs clearance, BOI documentation and acting as Indenting Agents for a few selected clients in the petroleum and marine industry.