Ceyline Shipping dedicates substantial resources each year towards the company’s CSR efforts. Our CSR work is based upon a well defined set of policies that addresses how we participate in and encourage public policy and our contributions at the national level towards the development of a better Sri Lanka for all.
Ceyline shipping helps influence public policy by assuming a leadership role in the activities that it undertakes. We work with government, special interest groups and related industry groups in the formulation of laws, regulations and standards that help define the business activities that are pursued by us. The Company also helps its employees with bank loan facilities for those in need of such assistance and actively supports the welfare of Sri Lankan seafarers.
At the national level, Ceyline Shipping helps in significant employment generation via its manning services
How we have helped improve standards in the shipping industry…
- The first to start a highly successful Electrical Engineering Cadet training program.
- Undertaking major initiatives to amend the Cadet Training Program in a way that benefits both cadets and Sri Lanka.
- Partially sponsoring and initiation of Sri Lanka’s entry into the STCW 95 (Standards of Training and Certification for Watch Keepers) and helping create a White List of countries under the IMO (international Maritime Organization).
- Helped in attaining global recognition for Sri Lankan seafarers by operating one the best manning agencies in South Asia.
- Instrumental in negotiated a 50% reduction in U.S. visa fees for Sri Lankan seafarers and also succeeded in increasing the visa validity.
- Succeeded in negotiating for the reduction in US visa fee for Sri Lankan Seafarers from Rs. 20,000/- to 10,000/- and increased visa validity up to 5 years from 13 months.
- Initiated relocation of Shipping Office outside the Ports Authority by emphasizing the need to do so through Hon. Minister of Shipping, .
- In the process of drafting a model Sri Lanka Crew Agreement on behalf of the Ministry of Shipping Ports and Aviation.
- Introduced a three tiered medical examination procedures to ensure that healthy seafarers are recruited.
- Introduced Drug and Alcohol testing procedure for seafarers which is now being followed by various medical institutes and the MRI (Medical Research Institute).
- Contributed financially to the development and expansion of CINEC which is the largest Maritime Institute in Sri Lanka.
- Initiated the setting up of a Welfare Fund by which Sri Lankan Seafarers would be provided with retirement benefits, life and medical insurance cover. This Fund was established under the National Union of Seafarers Sri Lanka (NUSS) and is the first welfare scheme ever established for seafarers in Sri Lanka.