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  • Cold Chain / Temperature Controlled Cargo
  • International Freight Forwarding
  • Tank Containers
  • Surface Transportation
  • Customs Clearance
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • International Trading
  • Offshore Support
  • Overseas Operations
  • Bitumen Import & Leasing of Bitutainer
  • CFS Operations
  • EXIM services
Supply chain management

Global supply chain is emerging as a critical success factor for manufacturers and retailers across various industries in face of intense competition.

Seashell group recognizes customers' needs for more effective global supply chain solutions to enhance their ability to expand into new markets, as well as to utilise working capital more efficiently through reduced inventory and facilities investment.

From raw materials to retail distribution, our team of analysts and operations help our customer manage entire supply chain globally.

Taking a holistic view of the supply chain, we focus on efficiencies across all elements. The end results can meet customer's unique business requirement and cost efficiency measurable against pre-set performance indicators.

Phase Our Services
1. Raw Materials Global freight management, Consolidation, Warehousing and Storage, Inventory / Materials management, Tracking system.
2. Production & finished Goods Testing, Sample preparation, Quality control, Warehousing and storage & Inventory management
3. Value-added services Promotional packaging, Labelling, Ink-jet printing & Component assembly
4. Order processing Receipt and consolidation of purchase orders, Inventory control & Inspection
5. Distribution Transport management, Multi-modal transportation, International freight forwarding, Import and export control & Tracking system
Project cargo / Heavy Lifts

Seashell group has latest technical expertise in handling Projects cargo /Heavy lift parcels. We understand the special requirements (Logistics feasibility study, Route survey for surface transport/Inland water way, Construction of temporary jetty/Approach road, Arranging suitable handling/Lifting equipments, Liasoning for required clearance etc.) for handling abnormal loads.

Project cargo includes freight that is voluminous, either by weight, size or quantity, or composed of complex components that must be disassembled, shipped and then re-assembled.

Seashell group provides specialized expertise such as logistics capabilities, precise timing, wide geographical knowledge, and global networking to coordinate project cargo movements from origin to destination.

Our project handling capabilities include:

Site survey / feasibility studies (routes, weather, political climate)

Full / part charter party's (air charters, time/ voyage charters)

Multi-modal transport (rail, tug & barge, heavy lift)

Special equipment transport (flat racks, open tops, platforms, artificial between deck solution)

Freight negotiation (COA negotiation, long term rate validities)

Administration (customs clearance, trade documentation)

Today, our project cargo clients come from diverse sectors such as oil & gas, automotive, construction, power & energy as well as aid cargo

Click below to view snapshots of few projects handled.

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Chartering, Break Bulk & Bulk
Chartering

The Word "chartering", of a ship which is mostly used in break bulk and bulk shipments, in simple terms, is a rental agreement in which one agrees to hire a ship or part of it, from its owner. Part (Break Bulk), Time and Voyage chartering are the commonly used modes of chartering that are generally practiced in core shipping.

Break-Bulk

We deploy the vessels which are commonly categorized as general cargo ships, with or without RORO facility, to carry break bulk cargoes literally to all corners of the world on tramp arrangement for existing or temporary ports. We also facilitate booking on Semi-liner scheduled Break Bulk operator.

Bulk

The commodities that are transacted in large volumes like coal, Minerals (Iron ore, Bauxite, Ferro Manganese, Gypsum, Sand etc.) , Agro ( Rice, Maize, Wheat, Soya ,Sugars etc.) , Zinc, Steels, Cement, Fertilizer, Chemicals etc are generally shipped as Bulk either as loose or packed. Seashell is actively involved in arranging these Bulk voyages.

Snap shot of some of the projects done under this vertical are as:

Voyage / Time Chartering

Seashell is engaged in Voyage / Time chartering, which is one of our core activity. We play a role of Charterers / Brokers/Head Owners/Operators for our clients as per the shipment requirements. Seashell always has open tonnages for Break bulk/Heavy lift/ RoRo Vessels, to fulfill the requirements and employ the suitable fleet required on spot market.

Vessel / Tramp Agency

"Seashell plays a role of port agent for various owners, assuring fast turnaround of vessels at their calls at all major Indian ports during loading/discharging operations."

RORO

Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as automobiles,trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, self propelled earth moving equipments, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels. Even the static cargo with limited dimensions can be shipped through Ro-Ro vessels using Mafi's. Seashell is associated with all major scheduled carriers in offering competitive packages.

" snapshot of some of the projects completed under this verticle:"


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Total Logistics

Seashell logistics performs door-to-door delivery services wherein scope begins from picking up cargo from shipper's factory and taking it till delivery, at overseas buyer's door, as the case may be, under Incoterms DDP/DDU shipment. Seashell caters to the distribution and supply chain needs of international manufacturers, distributors and retailers from diverse range of industries.

Multimodal Transport Operator (MTO)

Seashell being a Multimodal Transport Operator registered with DG shipping Govt. of India is being authorized to move the cargo in all modes of transportation i.e Rail, Road, Air and Sea under Seashell's own Bills of Lading with MTO No: MTO/DGS/727/NOV/2014.

Seashell is also being approved by Federal Maritime Commission, Government of United States of America, for extending services issuing our its MTO Bills of lading with FMC Bond No: 122622.

Cold Chain / Temperature Controlled Cargo

Temperature controlled Cargo (i.e, Flowers, Seafood, Processed food, fruits, Pharmaceuticals etc.) are transported through refrigerated containers (reefer).

Refrigerated container will have an integral refrigeration unit, which rely on external power. Seashell understands the requirement and implication of temperature control and so created its own infrastructure of cold chain with own fleet fitted with gen sets, technically qualified team, periodical temperature maintenance audit to cater the needs of our valued customers.

By offering single window solution for all their needs by way of transport, clearance and shipping, shippers can minimize their cargo rejections possibilities.

International Freight Forwarding

Seashell logistics being a member of WCA (World Cargo Alliance) has access and association with over 5000 Agents covering 190 countries. Seashell logistics provides reliable, fast, quality Freight Forwarding Services for sea and air consolidating operator, FCL and LCL Sea Freight. Seashell logistics being an MTO, participate in total logistic solutions which include physical execution under our own offices /associates globally for all international trade requirements and practices.

Tank Containers

Seashell Logistics does ISO Tank container (Haz/Non-Haz) shipments and has a dedicated team with complete knowledge and understanding in handling COC & SOC ISO Tank Containers. Seashell logistics has good experience and specialization in handling Bitutainers. A bitutainer is a special type of container that is specially designed to carry bitumen cargo in Bulk.

Surface Transportation

Seashell Logistics is committed to professionally manage and serve the best quality freight management in surface transportation. The practice of quality services round the clock has earned us trust and respect of our customers. Time management along with immediate status update helps our clients keep track of their freight in no time. Focus on details, provide our clients with delivery reports and proofs and make sure the paperwork is up to date for logistics movement across geographies. Seashell logistics believes communication is the key to a strong customer relationship and while we provide solutions, in case of delays or difficulties, we constantly keep the client informed.

With strong fleet of vehicles and well maintained equipments, we at Seashell logistics, use modern technology combined with years of experience to deliver our promises. We rely on our trained and proficient work force and latest tracking tools to ensure better ways to keep our customers satisfied.

Customs Clearance

Seashell Logistics has its own CHA license and dedicated team to perform customs related work in all significant Indian ports, for both air and sea cargo clearance. The team includes trained and experienced personnel having good working relations with customs officials and well versed with the rules and regulations governing imports and exports, ensuring quick documentation and trouble free movement of cargos.

Warehousing & Distribution

Seashell Logistics owns and operate open warehouses with own handling equipments. The ware houses are strategically located near Nhava Sheva port and Chennai port. We offer dedicated and shared warehousing and distribution operations that accommodate any particular requirement of our customers business, as well as a number of smart value-added services that improves performance of supply chain. By understanding and anticipating our customers logistical essentials, we provide planning, implementation and on-site management that generate real value for our customer's business, ensuring delivery to the destinations in a smooth and cost-efficient manner.

International Trading

Seashell group stands to be a key Indian player in Importing/Trading of Bitumen required for construction of roads. The import is done through specially designed containers known as "Bitutainers" which helps to transport Bitumen in parcels of 25 tons each and reduces the wastage which is common in packed bitumen in drums. Bitutainers have internal heating systems allowing Bitumen to be heated inside the container itself prior to usage where the essence of quality and specifications are maintained. Bitutainers are environmental friendly unlike packed bitumen in drums which is hazardous and difficult to handle during and after usage. Seashell logistics has good presence in supplying bitumen to major construction companies involved in developing roads in western/central & parts of South India. Seashell group has developed good infrastructure facilities and storage capabilities to meet customer's requirement and continuous supply as per requirement.

Offshore Support

Seashell group provides comprehensive marketing, technical, commercial & legal support to international leaders in Oil & Gas and Aviation sectors. The Offshore Services team has a very good understanding of the needs and requirements of the principals and has been consistently meeting their expectations.

Overseas Operations

Seashell group, being a member of WCA (World Cargo Alliance), has access and association with over 5000 Agents covering 190 countries globally. With this strength Seashell group has the facility to undertake overseas operation or cross country executions as per our customer's requirement.

Bitumen Import & Leasing of Bitutainer

Seashell logistics provides Bitutainers which carries latest technology in transportation of bitumen in bulk. Bitutainers avoids pilferages, contamination, are hazard free and environment friendly. Bitutainers also help in maintaining the quality of bitumen by retaining features of the bitumen during conversion from solid to liquid form.

Bitutainers are also suitable for storage/ transportation of Bitumen Emulsions, PMBs and Heavy Fuel Oils. Each container is constructed with double skin filled with rock wool insulations, heating pipes, baffles, two roof hatches, gate and pressure-vacuum valves. Cargo is filled via roof hatches and discharged via gate valve on the rear. By selecting diesel heater or electric heating kits, bitumen inner pressure can be kept constant by pressure-vacuum valve.

Sample specification of a typical Bitutainers

Nominal Capacity 29,000 liters
ISO 1496 Part 3 - Type 75 Classification
High Performance factory fitted heating tubes
Ideal for Sea, Road and Rail Transport
Baffled design allows Partial Payloads to be carried
High Value Factory Installed Insulation and Pressed Corten Steel Outer Skin
Fully Framed with Corner Twist Locks with Damage Reinforcement Plates
Transported as a Standard 20ft ISO Tank Container with Lloyds Approval

Heating equipment required: Ratings: Measures:
Quick Fit Diesel Burners Set Max GW 35,000 Kgs Length 6058mm (20')
Stainless Steel Flame Liners Payload 22,000 Kgs Width 2438mm (8')
Tare Wt.< 6,000 Kgs Height 2591 mm (8'6")

CFS Operations

Seashell group is also venturing into establishment and operations of container freight stations across major ports of India

Exim services

Seashell EXIM Services Pvt Limited was incorporated in the 2012 for catering needs of our clients in availing various Import /Export Benefit in accordance with the Foreign Trade Policy, Custom Act, Excise Act, Federal Vat Act and has established ourselves as a "One Window Solutions Provider" for all Indirect Tax consultancy matters.

MAJOR CONSULTANCY SCOPE INCLUDES:

Refund of Applicable Custom Duty : We have expertise in getting refund of legitimate Custom Duty/Special Additional Duty / RD / EDD ,which was paid during import or export process, if eligible as per the act. We also provide consultancy in refund of duty paid for Re-Export, paid under Protest, differential duty paid etc.

Refund of Applicable Excise Duty: We have expertise in getting refund from the Excise Department for the legitimate refund of duty paid on exported item by the Manufacturer as well as Merchant Exporter and also arranging various certificates/permissions for duty free export.

Clearance at Nil /Concessional rate of Duty: Through our complete knowledge of Excise and Custom rules and updated notifications, we assist our clients in availing the legitimate import clearance concessional / Nil rate of duty by providing consultancy on Customs, Excise and FTP.

Obtaining Various Export Import Incentives: We have technical / thorough knowledge and experience in processes of arranging various benefits as per Foreign Trade Policy and are already rendering our service on the following schemes.

Deemed Export Benefit (ie.) Refund of Excise/Custom duty for the Eligible Infrastructure, Power and Drinking Water Projects

Obtaining Authorization (Licenses) as below & our scope of services includes getting the authorization and assisting in redemption (closing) after fulfillment of export obligation.

  • Advance Authorisation
  • EPCG Authorisation
  • DFIA Authorisation
  • Served from India Scheme (SFIS) Authorisation
  • Focus Market Authorization (FMS) Authorization
  • Focus Product Authorization (FPS) Authorization
  • Vishesh Krishi Gram Upaj Yojna Authorization
  • Permission for Import & Export of Restricted Item
  • Obtaining Status House certificate
  • Agri Infrastructure Incentive Scripy
  • Incremental Growth Incentive

Sale & Purchase of Licenses:In order to facilitate the trade, we being in EXIM / Shipping services also facilitate the purchase or sale of transferable Licenses. We there by benefit the trade to liquidate the unused or excess authorizations by exchanging with the required companies.

Mandatory Registrations:We are also engaged in getting various registration which are mandatory as per statutory or for execution of commerce.

  • Issuance/ amendment of IEC from DGFT
  • Issuance & modification of RCMC from all the Export Promotion Council
  • Issuance & modification of IEM
  • Excise Registration
  • VAT Registration
  • Service Tax Registration

We also undertake various day to day activities at the port such as AD Code Registration, Drawback Registration, Service Tax, and Factory Stuffing Permission in addition to the above mentioned specialized activities.

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