At the outset, the Company was involved with providing lighterage services through barges owned by the Company. Since 1995, it expanded into providing integrated services including stevedoring, the chartering of coastal vessels, rail road and sea logistic services to its customers.
Lighterage, Stevedoring, and Logistics
The lighterage, stevedoring, and logistics business of the company includes the loading and unloading of bulk cargo from or to the mother vessel, and the delivery of the same to the required destination, either by rail or by road. The company caters to clients operating through various public and private ports located on the West coast of India.
The Company owns a large fleet of barges, tugs, and on-shore equipment such as excavators, payloaders, & forklifts, dumpers and trailers. Due to our large fleet of barges, high speed equipment and dedicated, experienced manpower, the company is positioned to provide excellent discharge and load rates to our customers. We are proud to say that we hold records for achieving the highest discharge and load rates of cargo per weather working day across various ports.
The Company’s operations are managed by experienced and dedicated professionals under the supervision of Mr. S. J. Parekh, Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. The company has developed an online web based, cloud deployed management information system. The objective of this is to implement standard processes supported with prompt monitoring ability. Phase one of this system has been implemented including a mobile app for fuel issuance and real-time based spares issuance. This application will keep track of the Company’s equipment, their efficiency, various costs incurred and actual work done. In this competitive environment, we hope that with this real time data, our cost efficiency will improve and increase our profit margins.
The company operates out of Gujarat ports such as Navlakhi, Bedi, Sikka, Sanghipuram and Jaffarabad, as well as Dahanu and Mumbai Port Trust in Maharashtra and Panjim in Goa. The Head Office of the Company is in Mumbai, in addition to offices in Jamnagar, Navlakhi, Dahanu, Goa and Tuticorin.
The Company typically handles varied cargo such as coal, petcoke, polypropylene polymer, extraction, cement, clinker, sulphur, steel plates & pipes, iron ore, bauxite, fertilizers, molasses, salt, sugar, clean water, soya bean meal, peas and more, with multifold expansion over the last decade.
The Company has various 100% subsidiary including one located in Dubai, U.A.E., with the objective of strengthening logistics services and giving clients a one point solution. The details about the subsidiary can be found under its respected section.