CHINUBHAI KALIDASS & BROS (CKB GROUP)
Established way back in 1917, Chinubhai Kalidass & Bros (CKB Group) is a family-owned yet very professionally run business currently managed by the third generation. The company has stood the test of times over the decades to evolve into a logistics conglomerate and proud winner of the ‘Forwarder of the Year’ award. During the evaluation period FY2017-18 the company moved 0.63 million tonnes of non-containerized cargo, while 1,17,918 teus of containerised cargo has been moved. Non-containerised cargo has grown by 14 per cent while containerised cargo has posted 10 per cent growth. Today the company has marked its presence in 785 cities across 189 countries.
The company handled 88,167 customs files, an indication of the massive business done during the evaluation period. It has a total warehousing capacity of 1,30,000 sq.ft. Some of the innovations introduced by the company include: issue of boarding pass for containers, which means once the pass is issued, loading of a container on a specific vessel is assured. Automated container tracking enables customers to track their containers till it is delivered to the consignee. In line with the current digitalisation trend in the industry, Chinubhai Kalidass & Bros has introduced fully integrated ERP system with auto updates to customers. Entire process of documentation, customer service, sales, quotations, finance is automated. Automated freight management process enables freight from carriers to be captured directly to the company’s ERP and in depth analysis with comparisons is available at the click of a button. The company is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has also achieved AEO & C-TPAT certification to enable shippers quickly move their exim cargo.
CKB Group has its reach almost all over the country with head office located in Mumbai and branch offices at locations like Ahmedabad, Baroda, Kandla, Mundra, Pipavav, Ankleshwar, Dahej, Hazira, Jaipur, New Delhi, Poona, Nagpur, Bangalore, Chennai & Tuticorin. The company also has representative offices/agents at almost all other strategic locations like Kolkata, Cochin, Ludhiana, Indore, Nasik & Kanpur.
(L to R) Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, Addl Secretary,Ministry of Shipping Govt of India, Ravindra JGandhi, Hans Maritime Services Pvt Ltd, DarshanSheth, Partner, Chinubhai Kalidass & Bros & Team