Sitara Shipping Ltd (SSL or the Company) was established in 1981. The Company initially started off as ship agents and later diversified into containers in the year 1991. The company has lots of “firsts” to their credit with being the first private Non Vessel Owning Container Company (NVOCC) to issue its Multimodal Transport Document [MTD]. SSL is the only Indian Company to execute a project for the US Defense Forces at Diego Garcia, a naval base in the Indian Ocean.
The company owns and operates a fleet of 20’ and 40’ Dry General Purpose containers, flat rack and open top containers. In 2001 SSL found that there was a need to cater to the niche market of overdimensional cargo. The Company changed focus from carrying general, perishable and reefer cargo to specialise in over dimensional and project cargo. The Company’s area of operation is between India and the Middle East as well Indian subcontinent.
Equipped with necessary infrastructure, SSL is today involved in worldwide transports to and from all locations in India, from small to large shipments, from standard containers to specialized ones. SSL owns & operates its own “Sitara” branded containers.
The Company loads Kandla, Mundra ,Mumbai and Nhava Sheva and is one of the few companies that load ex all the terminals at Nhava Sheva that is NSICT, JNPT & GTI. With an extensive network the Company is able to deliver cargo port to port & door to door service to just anywhere and everywhere in the world.