Mumbai based shipping and logistics provider Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited, part of global conglomerate Transworld Group, has become India’s first company to service domestic containerised cargo movement at every Indian port, from Mundra up to Kolkata, all the way along peninsular Indian coasts.
Deploying the newly acquired vessel SSL Gujarat on self-operated service along the coastal route has enabled Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited to link all ports.
The new service will operate on rotation on the Mundra – Tuticorin – Katupalli – Vizag – Tuticorin – Cochin – Jebel Ali – Mundra sector. Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited will deploy two vessels, SSL Mumbai and SSL Gujarat on a 28 days voyage rotation which will provide fortnightly frequency.
The service will be upgraded to a weekly service in the future. The self-operated east coast feeder service from ports of Kolkata and Haldia to Vizag shall transship cargo at Vizag and connect to PIX2 service for Gulf countries.
“This is a first in Indian maritime history. This will be Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited’s contribution towards the success of Sagar Mala project of Indian government,” said Ramesh S. Ramakrishnan, Chairman of Transworld Group.
With the acquisition of SSL Gujarat the company has re-branded its vessel name from OEL to SSL. From now on, all vessels will operate with SSL as the prefix.
The new ship has also helped to increase the total tonnage by 25% to GRT of 98,696.