Mumbai: Allcargo Logistics Ltd. has added another cap by launching its third vessel, Allcargo Susheela at Mumbai Port on its maiden voyage on July 16, 2012.
“Allcargo has already deployed 2 vessels Allcargo Arathi and Allcargo Laxmi in operation on the Coastal Service one on the East Coast and the other on the West Coast. The third vessel, Allcargo Susheela, was acquired on June 27 and brought to the Indian coast immediately thereafter to serve customers moving their cargo along the coast. She berthed at 3 Indira Dock. Allcargo Susheela came in from Kandla has Cochin as the next port of call before heading to the East Coast” said Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman and Managing Director of Allcargo Logistics Ltd.
To commemorate the maiden call of Allcargo Susheela at Mumbai Port, a pooja was held on the board on July 16, 2012 in the presence of Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman & Managing Director of Allcargo Logistics, along with his family members and invitees of trade graced the occasion. Also seen were officials from M. Dinshaw & Co. who handled the operations at Mumbai Port. Mrs. Arathi Shetty cut the cake to mark the memorable moment and good wishes to all present on the occasion.
Also present were Mr Adarsh Hegde, Executive Director, Allcargo; Mr Umesh Shetty, Director, Allcargo; Capt. Ashok Shrivastava, CEO-Shipping Services, Allcargo; Mr S. Hajara, CMD of Shipping Corporation of India, Capt. Somesh Batra, Chairman, Yang Ming, Mr. Mark Fernandes, Director, Sylvester Forwarders, Mr D. S. Garde, Traffic Manager of Mumbai Port; Capt. Alpesh Sharma, CEO of NSICT; Mr Manu Thakur; and Mr Arun Chodankar, Executive Director of M. Dinshaw & Co. (stevedores and agent). M. Dinshaw’s Mr Mahendra Shah and Mr Vinay Hatkar were also present.
Addressing on board, Mr. Shetty said, “It is a great moment of pride for me and Allcargo team. Allcargo Logistics added a heavy lift carrier to its fleet. The vessel has two cranes with lifting capacity of 80 tonnes each combinable. The new vessels introduced by the company have deadweight capacity of 7,700 M/Tons ideal for parcel size in tender for movement along the coast. The vessels are modern, well maintained with adequate lifting gear and shallow draught”.
He thanked the Mumbai Port for their co-operation and support. Mr. Shetty also thanked M. Dinshaw & Co. for their excellent work done for handling the entire operations.
He also appreciated the Master of the Vessel for their efforts in bringing the vessel at MbPT. He pointed out that the focus of Allcargo as a ship owner would be services along the Indian coast and also to and from ports in neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar etc. based on inducement. The company would be gradually expanding its fleet and services, and could also consider flagging its vessels outside the country, he added.