We are a private sector shipping company in India, which presently owns/operates a fleet of 17 vessels for seaborne transportation of bulk cargoes mainly in the hydrocarbon sector including LPG, crude oil, petroleum products and easy chemicals and also provides services in the offshore sector. With our diversified fleet, we are able to offer our customers a comprehensive shipping solution across the entire hydrocarbon product chain.
The company presently owns a fleet of 11 LPG carriers, 2 crude oil tankers, 2 product tankers, and 2 offshore supply vessels. These vessels are either placed directly with the end users or in the pools wherein the managers of the pool arrange for chartering of these vessels. We monitor the performance of our vessels on a continuous basis and conduct both regular inspections and spot checks to ensure that our standards are maintained. We have maintained ISO 9001:2000 certificate for Shore Based Ship Management Services since 1995. We have also maintained our Document of Compliance certifying that we are in compliance with the ISM Code since 1998. Further, all our vessels are classed for compliance with applicable international standards and requirements and are certified by internationally recognized Classification Societies such as Det Norske Veritas, Lloyds Register of Shipping and Nippon Kaiji Kyoke and the Indian Register of Shipping. We have a highly professional and well qualified team of management in the areas of technical and commercial operations, finance, secretarial, legal, information technology and human resources.
In order to avail of various fiscal and commercial incentives available to the shipping industry, the Company set up a subsidiary, namely, VSC International Pte Ltd, in Singapore in the year 1995. We also provide agency services to international cruise companies like Apollo Ship Chandlers Inc., Crystal Cruises and Holland America Line, Inc. for the recruitment of food and beverage personnel and security staff.
In April 2006, the company was honoured with the prestigious award of “The Fastest Expanding Indian Shipping Company” and Mr Arun Mehta, our Vice Chairman and Managing Director was awarded the “Varuna Award”, by the National Maritime Day Celebrations Committee formed by The Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India. ( Click here to view the Awards)