CHINUBHAI KALIDASS & BROS (CKB GROUP)

Maritime Gateway - - Session Three -

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

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