National, December 03, 2020: Chowgule Brothers, India’s leading Shipping Service Provider, and part of the Chowgule Group, announced the successful management of W Oslo, the largest cargo ship to be handled at the Inner Harbour of Visakhapatnam port. The vessel’s entry to the port was orchestrated by Chowgule Brothers in close association with the Vizag port, thereby establishing its expertise in handling cargo as well as charters of all sizes.
The receiver of the cargo, Sharda Metals approached Chowgule Brothers to be their shipping agency for the large vessel with coal from South Africa. The specific requirement was to enable the movement of the gigantic ship into the inner harbour at Visakhapatnam port. Chowgule Brothers worked with the port authorities in the smooth berthing of the vessel with a beam measuring 38 meters that is almost twice the size of two lawn tennis courts.
Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Aditya Chowgule, Director, Chowgule Brothers Private Limited, said, “The entire exercise of enabling the berthing of W Oslo at Visakhapatnam Port is an example of Chowgule Brothers belief in adding value and going the extra mile for making the client’s requirement possible. We are thankful to the Vizag port authorities for helping us in this very challenging execution. The successful completion of this project has driven us to set the bar higher when it comes to delivering logistical solutions to clients.”
Port of Visakhapatnam created a new record by handling the said vessel. The Merchant vessel W. OSLO was carrying 87,529 tonnes of Steam Coal from Richards Bay, South Africa for M/s Sarda Metal and Alloys, Sarda Energy Minerals for discharging at Visakhapatnam Port. The port agency for the entire shipment was Chowgule Brothers Private Limited. The vessel is expected to sail from the port on 7th December 2020.
About Chowgule Group:
The Chowgule group is over a hundred-year-old Indian industrial conglomerate with 14 successful businesses in variety of sectors ranging from mining, shipbuilding, boat building, ship repairs to construction chemicals and automobile dealerships. With some businesses that are decades old, and others that have been opened in recent years, the Group is always looking for opportunities for sustainable growth. The Group is headquartered in Goa, India.