Gandhidham, Gujarat-based Segal Group, handled 34,315 metric tonnes (mt) of bulk cargo comprising steel and cement at Karanja port where its first chartered mini bulk carrier docked in November 2019.
Segal Group is one of the fastest growing multi-modal transport operators (MTOs) in shipping and logistics as well as in mini bulk carrier (MBC) operations in the current grossly under-utilised coastal waters for domestic freight movements.
M V Bhaskar, the first MBC chartered by Segal, called at Karanja port in November 2019 to discharge 1,780 mt of steel. The cargo was unloaded without any hindrance and delay.
Subsequently, 12 more MBCs were successfully handled at Karanja port. On March 1 this year, MV Nand Aparna called with 2,060 mt of bagged cement from Saurashtra Cement Limited making it another success story of Segal Group at Karanja port.
Three more vessels, MV Anushree, MV Bon voyage and MV Samarpan carrying steel were also handled in March.
“The Segal group is keen to deploy more MBCs to accommodate further tonnage in the near future to tap the huge potential in coastal trade,” the company said in a statement.