MUMBAI: OSL Shipping Agencies (I) Pvt. Ltd celebrated two decades of successful operations at an exciting function organised in Mumbai on April 21, 2017. The 20th anniversary gala event saw participation from the company’s employees from all over the Country as well as its vendors and associates.
A highlight of the evening was Mr Dilip Thakker and Mr Dhiraj Singadia, the company’s dynamic Directors, felicitating the vendors and associates for their support to OSL over the years. All the employees present were also felicitated, and those staff who had completed 10 and 15 years plus with the company were specially honourned.
A celebratory cake was also cut on the occasion.
Founded in 1997 by Mr Thakker and Mr Singadia, OSL Shipping Agencies has maintained a steady growth rate since its inception despite the vagaries of the trade and market. It started off as a forwarding company offering various logistical solutions to its multiple clients and, over the years, ventured into the NVOCC field during early 2000 and were one of the market leader in the short sea route segment.
Among the highlights for the company during these two decades was it being successful in getting the agency of Eagletainer Logistics Singapore in 2007 and subsequently managing to create a recognisable position for the Eagletainer brand in the Indian market.
Also, OSL has been successfully representing Zenith Marine LLC and Global Navigation Line, Dubai during the past several years.
Besides, the company has carved a niche for itself in the ISO tank segment, where freight rates have been relatively steady unlike in the dry containerised segment, Mr Singadia told Daily Shipping Times on the occasion.
It was also pointed out that the company has now diversified into a different field of Automobiles, and represents Mahindra Trucks and Buses in Pune District. Besides company has some major expansion plans for the next 5 years in the field of Logistics and Distributions the release said.
OSL Shipping Agencies owes its success over these 20 years to the able leadership of Mr Thakker and Mr Singadia, who have been instrumental in taking the company forward, alongwith its dedicated staff who continue to be the backbone of the organisation. Going ahead, the promoters plan to take the company to even greater heights, adhering to the philosophy of having the best and delivering the best of services, driven by its team of highly experienced personnel and associates all over the world.
The company today has its own branches at Kandla/Mundra, Kolkata/ Haldia, Chennai, Tuticorin, Krishnapatnam and associates at other locations like Cochin, Goa, Delhi, Ludhiana, Indore, Nagpur, Mangalore, Hyderabad and Vizag.