Who We Are

Quality and Excellence in Stevedoring & Port Logistics - Since 1933


Bothra group was founded by Mr. R.C Bothra when he acquired Sarat Chatterjee & Co (Visakhapatnam) Pvt. Ltd. in 1977 with a dream of reforming the traditional ship stevedoring services with an efficient mechanized system. Mechanized cargo handling equipment were hired and put into operations in Visakhapatnam port. Based on our success in the Visakhapatnam the mechanized cargo handling operations were started on other major ports. Bothra group slowly & steadily diversified into the other nodes of the supply chain with an aim to provide customized solutions for End to End logistics to our clients.

Today, the Bothra group is a multi-faceted logistics service provider with targeted expertise in each of its group companies. In 2004, Jaldhi Overseas Pte. Ltd. was incorporated in Singapore with the aim of assisting our clients in reducing their risk exposure to volatile freight market by chartering ships on voyage or time charter. Since 2011, Bothra group has entered into owning & operations of terminal under concession agreements. It operates five (5) terminals including the 12MMTPA Coal Import terminal in Paradip, which commenced operations in 2021. Prologis Freight, incorporated in 2018, ushered Bothra Group into the expanding market of one-stop logistics service provider for containerized cargo.

Bothra group is committed to meet the current as well as future expectations of our customers. We are an agile professionally managed organization with modern infrastructure facilities to provide comprehensive logistics support.

Quality and Excellence in Stevedoring & Port Logistics - Since 1933

Bothra group was founded by Mr. R.C Bothra when he acquired Sarat Chatterjee & Co (Visakhapatnam) Pvt. Ltd. in 1977 with a dream of reforming the traditional ship stevedoring services with an efficient mechanized system. Mechanized cargo handling equipment were hired and put into operations in Visakhapatnam port. Based on our success in the Visakhapatnam the mechanized cargo handling operations were started on other major ports. Bothra group slowly & steadily diversified into the other nodes of the supply chain with an aim to provide customized solutions for End to End logistics to our clients.... Today, the Bothra group is a multi-faceted logistics service provider with targeted expertise in each of its group companies. In 2004, Jaldhi Overseas Pte. Ltd. was incorporated in Singapore with the aim of assisting our clients in reducing their risk exposure to volatile freight market by chartering ships on voyage or time charter. Since 2011, Bothra group has entered into owning & operations of terminal under concession agreements. It operates four (4) terminals and is constructing a 10MMTPA coal terminal in Paradip, which is expected to start operations in Q2 2020. Prologis Freight, incorporated in 2018, ushered Bothra Group into the expanding market of one-stop logistics service provider for containerized cargo.

Bothra group is committed to meet the current as well as future expectations of our customers. We are an agile professionally managed organization with modern infrastructure facilities to provide comprehensive logistics support.

Vision

Emerge as innovative end-to-end multimodal logistics service provider and build relationship based on trust.

Mission

  • To provide energizing work culture that encourages teamwork.
  • To chart new growth paths nad unlock value for all stakeholders.
  • To deliver Excellence through reliability, responsiveness and perseverance.

Core Values

  • Integrity & Conduct- We conduct ethically and fairly in all our transactions.
  • We are passionate about our customers- Strive hard to delight them with our services as they are central to whatever we do.
  • Our People- We provide opportunities for our people to make difference to are business and realise their full potential.



TimeLine

  • 2021

    Commercial operation started at KICTPPL.

  • 2019

    Acquired 4 MR Tankers and 1 Chemical Tanker.
    MV Jal Murari and MV Jal Tara on LTC2016 : Jaldhi acquired 1 Ship.

  • 2018

    Established Prologis Freight India Pvt. Ltd. and started operations in September.
    Lighterage operations of Capsizes commenced at Sandhead Anchorage through HFTL.
    The construction of Import Coal Terminal, Paradip began.

  • 2017

    Commenced construction of Haldia Floating Terminal.

  • 2016

    Commissioned Kakinada Container Terminal.
    Acquired the first vessel (MV JAL PARI).

  • 2015

    Constituted the Jaldhi Mid-East DMCC in Dubai.
    Commissioned Jambi Coal Terminal, Indonesia
    Incorporated Jaldhi Mideast DMCC in Dubai.

  • 2014

    Developed the Kakinada Fertilizer Terminal (KDWFPT).

  • 2011

    Established the Kakinada Coal Terminal (KDWPCT).

  • 2004

    Incorporated Jaldhi Overseas Pte Ltd in Singapore.

  • 2003

    Commenced activities at Kakinada.
    Complete logistics solution to iron ore mine owners in India covering road and rail logistics.
    Started shipping activities by taking the first ship on time charter.

  • 1999

    Ravi Chand Bothra custom-built floating cranes to manage capsizes effectively at Visakhapatnam port.

  • 1984

    Incorporated Bothra Shipping Services (BSS) as a proprietary concern.

  • 1983

    Started warehousing activities at Vizag

  • 1975

    Late. Mr. Ravi Chand Bothra acquired Sarat Chatterjee & Co. Pvt. Ltd., Visakhapatnam, and established operational grounds.

  • 1933

    Sarat Chatterjee & Co. Pvt. Ltd. became the first company in India to obtain a stevedoring license and start operations at the Visakhapatnam Port.

  • The early 1900s

    Sarat Chatterjee & Co. Pvt. Ltd., Calcutta, established as India's one of the earliest stevedoring service providers in Kidderpore Docks, in present Kolkata.