Sarat Chatterjee & Co (Visakhapatnam) Pvt Ltd and Bothra Shipping Services were formed in the years 1977 and 1984 respectively. The founder, a visionary Late Mr. R.C Bothra dreamt of a company to provide the traditional Ship Stevedoring Services but with a difference. Mechanization of the conventional cargo handling process was his dream. Migration to machines to increase efficiency and productivity was the goal.
And the dream has continued, grown and evolving fast.
Today, the Bothra Group is a multifaceted Logistics service provider in Marine Cargo Transportation with a unique focus on End to End Logistics Solutions in bulk cargoes. The Group offers Flexible and tailor-made solutions for customer's bulk transportation needs covering the entire logistics chain from the load port or even from the international point of origin to the delivery at destination including Sea Transport, Port and Inland Logistics.
Complementary Business diversification has seen the formation of Jaldhi Overseas Pte Ltd, Singapore in the year 2004.
Today, Bothra Group is a multifaceted Logistics service provider in Marine Cargo Transportation with an unique focus on End to End Logistics Solutions in bulk cargoes . Bothra Group offers Flexible and tailor-made solutions for customer's bulk transportation needs covering the entire logistics chain from the load port or even from the international point of origin to the delivery at destination including sea transport , Port and Inland logistics
Bothra Group has always set a value system for itself and followed it since its inception. These values have been driving the Group as the core fundamental and have made the group stand as it is today.
Win Customer's Trust and Retain it.
Our commitment to Deliver on our promises at all times.
To explore, innovate and provide modern and Customised Solutions to customer needs.
Bothra Group recognizes the simple fact that the Group is only as good as its Team and has ensured that the Group is home to an excellent set of professionals.
They are Master Mariners, Banking professionals, Chartered Accountants, Engineers, MICS, Management Professionals amongst others. The team brings together a wealth of experience and expertise to the core Management of the Group companies.
Our dedicated team in the office and on-site are well experienced in port logistics and onsite operations. They ensure smooth and continuous field operations by exercising supervisory control and coordination at all levels of operation, reporting and communication.
We take pride in the operational excellence achieved by our team and nurture them to grow by acquiring new skills and competence levels. Skill and Knowledge acquisition is ensured by routine On The Job Training, group discussion, customer interaction and this paves the path for individual career growth.
The motto and philosophy are "The Team is the Family".
Bothra Group consists of Bothra Shipping Services Pvt Ltd, Sarat Chatterjee and Co (Visakhapatnam) Pvt Ltd and the Associate Company is Jaldhi Overseas Pte Ltd, Singapore. The core business areas and expertise domain of each of these companies are:
Sarat Chatterjee & Co Pvt Ltd, Calcutta, a Pre-Independence Stevedoring Company started stevedoring activity in Kidderpore Docks, Calcutta, India.
Visakhapatnam ( Vizag) Port was established on East Coast of India by Bengal Nagpur Railways, a British India Company. Sarat Chatterjee & Co Pvt Ltd was one of the first company to obtain a Stevedoring license from Visakhapatnam Port to carryout Stevedoring Works.
Sarat Chatterjee & Co Pvt Ltd's Visakhapatnam operations was acquired by Late Mr. Ravi Chand Bothra. The company was renamed as Sarat Chatterjee and Co (Visakhapatnam) Pvt Ltd. The newly formed Sarat Chatterjee and Co (Visakhapatnam) Pvt Ltd established its Operational office at Visakhapatnam and continued Port Stevedoring and Ancillary Port Services at Visakhapatnam Port.
Sarat Chatterjee & Co (Vsp) Pvt Ltd started acquiring Mechanical Cargo Handling Equipment.
With the growing business portfolio, Late Mr. Ravi Chand Bothra formed a new company Bothra Shipping Services. The company started operating immediately and focused on acquisition of Mechanical Cargo Handling equipments.
Bothra Shipping Services and Sarat Chatterjee and Co (Visakhapatnam) Pvt Ltd enter into Port Warehousing by establishing Large Capacity Warehouses in Visakhapatnam Port area.
Sarat Chatterjee and Co (Visakhapatnam) Pvt Ltd. and Bothra Shipping Services together came to be known as Bothra Group.
Bothra Group established State of the art Automatic Bagging Plants. Today these are capable of bagging
8000 MT per day.
Bothra Group commenced Operation at Kakinada.
Bothra Group continues to add Warehouse capacity by building new Large Capacity Warehouses at
Visakhapatnam and at Kakinada.Today, the Total Warehouse space exceeds 85,000 m2.
Bothra Group established office at Kakinada.
Bothra Group established a first of its kind export activity by arranging the Exports Logistics for Private Sector Iron Ore Companies. Hitherto the entire Iron Ore exports from India were done solely by Government Agencies.
Jaldhi Overseas Pte Ltd was established at Singapore as part of Bothra Group Company to undertake Chartering of Vessels, Contracts of Affreightment for various Indian Cargo Interests.
Ravi B a First of its kind Floating Crane was built and Commissioned at Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam. The Floating crane has a gantry and grab unloader and has Self discharging capabilities to the shore by way of a Conveyor System.
Bothra Group enters into Port Terminal development at Visakhapatnam Port by participating in the Joint Venture of Vizag Seaports Limited.
Bothra Group establishes a Private Rail Siding at Hagari, Karnataka, India.
Bothra Group established office at Mangalore, Karnataka and started port operations at New Mangalore Port.
Bothra Shipping Services becomes the first Private Container Train Operator with its Own Wagons.
Bothra Group acquires high performance Habour Mobile Cranes Leibherr LHM 400 and deployed in Kakinada and New Mangalore ports. The Cranes have lifting capacity in excess of 100 Tonnes.
5 Million MT - Bothra Group achieved Annual cargo volume of 5 Million MT.
25 million DWT-Jaldhi Overseas , Singapore crossed the milestone of Cumulative tonnage of 25 Million DWT under its disponent ownership.
Bothra Group established office at Krishnapatnam and started agency operations.
For Strategic reasons, Bothra Group exited from Container Train Operations.
Bothra Group established office at Paradip and started agency and port operations.Today, Bothra Group ranks within the top 5 shipping agencies operating at Paradip Port
50 million DWT-Jaldhi Overseas , Singapore crossed the milestone of Cumulative tonnage of 50 Million DWT under its disponent ownership.
Bothra Group acquired specialised material handler LHM 984 from M/s Leibherr.
Jaldhi Overseas Pte Ltd, Singapore establishes office in Beijing.
10 Million MT - Bothra Group achieved annual cargo volume of 10 Million MT.
Bothra Group acquires high performance Habour Mobile Cranes Leibherr LHM 550 and deployed in Kakinada. The Crane has lifting capacity in excess of 100 Tonnes and capable of handling Capeseize Vessels.
Bothra Shipping Services progresses to become Bothra Shipping Services Pvt Ltd.
Bothra Group enters into Concession agreement with Kakinada Seaports Limited to establish an 8 million MT per annum Mechanized Coal Handling Terminal at Kakinada Deep Water Port, Kakinada
75 million DWT-Jaldhi Overseas , Singapore crossed the milestone of Cumulative tonnage of 75 Million DWT under its disponent ownership.
Jaldhi Overseas Pte Ltd, Singapore establishes representative office in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Jaldhi Overseas SARL, Morocco was formed. Morocco and West Africa operations commenced.
Jaldhi Overseas Pte Ltd becomes an Associate Company to the Bothra Group.
Bothra Group enters into MOU with Kakinada Seaports Limited to establish a 6 million MT per annum
Mechanized Fertilizer Handling and Rake dispatch system with Warehousing for 400,000 MT of Fertiliser.