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We are HTL Logistics

A full-featured logistics service provider

HTL Logistics is a global logistics provider covering all aspects of the supply chain from Ocean & Air Freight forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Warehousing & Distribution and Contract Logistics. Our experience in meeting the exact demands of customers enable us to provide the highest standards of service, together with a degree of personal attention and flexibility.

Since our humble beginning 40 years ago, we have devoted our work to each of our valued domestic and international customers, and have successfully helped reduce their surplus inventory, increased order visibility, and controlled the escalated delivery-cycle times, while reducing overall supply chain costs. We do this by blending all our capabilities in consulting, technology, technical diagnosis, and operational logistics management.

Presently HTL operates from over 18 offices spread across India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and our network office in London. The company has its regional headquarters in Bangalore, India and backed by a trained and professional workforce of over 300 employees. Our success has been attributed to our highly skilled and dedicated work force, our ability to provide improved products and services, a sound financial background and a commitment to the progressive use of information technology. We at HTL are shaping the world of logistics with a strong determination to connect people and goods through innovative and sustainable logistics solutions. Going above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers, we anticipate the various challenges and apply our visionary mindset to advance global trade and bring communities together. With this combined strength and our long-standing network of relationships, we are now poised to enter a paradigm of excellence, becoming the strongest regional player in the Asia region, providing full-featured logistics solution on a single point of contact by upholding our motto “Honesty, Trust, Loyalty”.
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Our Vision
To provide strategic value to our clients through a dedicated team of talented and hard-working professionals.
Our Mission
To be the first choice for clients of the global logistics industry to devise and expedite reliable integrated transportation solutions.

Operations worldwide

5   Countries    
18+   Locations

HTL is being represented by agents right around the globe.

Our success in the freight forwarding industry has been
attributed to

Commitment to
the progressive use of information technology
Our ability
to provide improved products and services
skilled and dedicated work force
financial background
$65 Million
Current year forecaster turnover
Workforce ready to serve

HTL's successes over the years



Birth of Air Express International

Air Express International Service becomes a sole proprietor company in Sri Lanka


Air Express Consolidators (PVT) Ltd

Air Express International Service becomes Air Express Consolidators (PVT) Ltd


Expansion overseas

AEC establishes first office in India


Alliance with Hecny

AEC Charters alliance with Hecny Transportation Hong Kong

1988 – 1986

Corporate expansion in India

AEC establishes more offices in India under Hecny Freight India


Expansion into Bangladesh

Establishment of Hecny Transportation Bangladesh


New management for transhipments

AEC establishes Challenger International Cargo (CIC) Dubai (for all transhipments) and Hecny South West Asia Limited


Expansion into Pakistan

Establishment of Hecny Transportation Pakistan


Indian CHA Certification

AEC obtains Indian Custom House Agency certificate (CHA) for New Delhi Chennai


Birth of HTL Logistics

End of partnership with Hecny; birth of HTL Logistics


National Indian CHA Certification

AEC obtains Indian Custom House Agency Certificate for all of India


Birth of A. E. Logistics

Establishes A. E. Logistics in India to manage a growing inbound market


Expansion into China

HTL establishes first office in China


Expansion into Hong Kong

HTL establishes first office in Hong Kong


Expansion into Spain

HTL establishes first office in Spain

HTL obtains Bangladesh Custom House Agency Certificate for all of Bangladesh

HTL Logistics selects Kale’s Freight Management System


Rolls out of 3PL Centralises Human Resources

HTL rolls out of three-party logistics in Hyderabad, India

HTL introduces the Centralised Human Resource Division based in Bangalore, India

HTL obtains 9001:2008 Quality Management for AEL Colombo Division

HTL establishes first office in Kenya. Plans to further expand operations in the African continent, Madagascar, and the Middle East


MTO licensing KALE FMS roll-out

HTL obtains license as a Multimodal Transport Operator (MTO)

KALE FMS rolls out HTL/AEL BLR, BOM, DEL, MAA, HYD, PUN & BRD offices


A new ERP system

HTL selects Cargowise as the integrated ERP system and implements it in 2012


Expansion into Myanmar

HTL establishes first office in Myanmar


CHA operations were restructured and streamlined and made standalone profit centres


Completed 40 years. 40th year celebrations held in Colombo with extensive participation from our agent partners from all over the world


Obtained membership at Pangea


HTL formulated and started implementing an extensive digital marketing strategy


Agent network website was executed

Initial steps in improving automation in operations were taken.
New website initiated.


Membership with Premier Cargo Alliance


Membership with Apollo Cargo Alliance



Tonnage increase

AEC tonnage in the region 500 tonnes


Tonnage increase

Tonnage tops 3.00 tonnes


Global operations

AEC now operates over 40,700 freighters from Sri Lanka & India to the U.S.A. for the apparel clients


American Airline certified

CIC Dubai obtains GSA for American Airlines


Upscaled freight forwarding

AEC’s inbound and outbound ocean freight exceeds 2000 TEUs and Outbound 1000 TEUs respectively


Tonnage increase

HTL’s Air Freights Tonnage exceeds 20,000 tonnes


Milestone turnover

HTL’s turnover touches $40 million


NVOCC licensed

HTL obtains NVOCC license from the Federal Maritime Commission(FMC) of the U.S.A.


Obtained membership of Global affinity alliance


40th anniversary celebrations


Obtained membership at Pangea

Our Chairman
HTL’s Board of Directors have been handpicked by the Founder/ Chairman and consists of an elite team of professionals and
trusted family members. Each of whom have given their time and knowledge to the growth of the Company during the last 35
years, they collectively bring youth and experience to HTL’s decision making process.
Mr. Reyaz Farook
Chairman - Group

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