Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has been named ‘Shipping Line of the Year – Break Bulk Operator’ at the All India Maritime and Logistics Awards (MALA) 2016, the leading awards program for India’s maritime industry. Bahri beat out several domestic and international shipping companies operating in India to claim the coveted honor.
Capt. Jiten Bhosale, Country Manager – India, Bahri received the award at a ceremony held recently in Mumbai which was attended by leading lights of the Indian maritime industry as well as key policymakers and regulators.
Bulk Carrier Bahri Grain - Image courtesy: Bahri
The win represents a major triumph for Bahri India, which is emerging as a player to reckon with in the domestic maritime industry, linking India with key global markets along the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, the Mediterranean and the United States via a fast and reliable liner service comprising a fleet of six newly-built RoCon vessels. The service also helps connect the country to Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean via internationally recognized transhipment hubs.
“The maritime sector in India has vast potential for growth and as far as Bahri’s involvement is concerned, we believe we are still only scratching the surface on what we can do to accelerate industry growth. We are very excited about the opportunities arising in the Indian maritime landscape and we look forward to playing a larger role in shaping its future course,” said Matthew Luckhurst, Liner Director, Bahri General Cargo.
Capt. Jiten Bhosale added, “We are honored to be recognized as the best-performing break bulk operator in India. The award is a showcase of Bahri’s commitment to its clients and its ability to deliver consistent high-quality service, which has earned us the trust and confidence of all stakeholders in the maritime industry.”
Set up in 2000, Bahri India works with major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Tata, Maruti, Mahindra & Mahindra, Atlas Copco, and JCB for moving cargo exports out of India. Bahri also works with its partner Höegh Autoliners for shipment of Volkswagen units to Veracruz, Mexico.
Thanks to its formidable and diverse fleet which provides unrivalled versatility and efficiency to meet customer needs – its vessels can carry cargo up to 6.8 meters high with stern ramp capacity of 250 MT – Bahri has established a strong reputation in the break bulk cargo segment. Such versatility equips Bahri with the ability to simultaneously handle break bulk, container and Ro-Ro shipments, lending it a unique standing in the Indian maritime industry.
Bahri India is actively involved in the shipment of high and heavy equipment, serving a growing roster of clients that includes General Electric, Crompton Greaves, Larsen & Toubro, Godrej, Siemens, and Thermax.
Hosted by Exim India annually, MALA has emerged as the authoritative recognition of quality service, best practices and innovation in the various segments of the maritime and logistics sector. Winners are selected by a jury comprising experienced industry professionals and thought leaders.