The world’s oceans, rivers and lakes have become highly efficient waterways that transport people and goods effectively and economically. Some countries mainly rely heavily on sea and river transportation for cargo and bulky goods. Inland waterways are widely accepted as it is cheaper, more reliable and more environmentally-friendly than any other medium of transporting goods.
India is currently in its initial stages, with less than 1% of goods transported through this economic and environment-friendly transportation medium. The Indian government, through its main revitalization plan, such as Sagarmala for coastal transportation around the Indian coast and inland waterways, now aims to make use of several large rivers, such as:
To conclude, these waterways have now become the foremost logistics arteries of North India.
Ocean Whale Shipping Services Private Limited (OSSPL) looks forward to offering cost-effective transportation services with an emphasis on Inland waterways and Coastal transportation. Our CEO and COO have strategically implemented their ideologies, expertise and extensive experience to precisely craft the mission and vision of the company. This has helped in emerging through the synergy of the compatible shipping authorities. Our distinguishing qualities lie in the self-motivation and core competitiveness of the shipping industry as one of the world's leading shipping, trade, management and logistics companies.
Our professional team comprises seafarers and engineers with seagoing experience, as well as management experience in ship technology and commercial management, staffing and assisting shipowners and managers in preparing external ship audits.
Our Team of Professionals include Master Mariners and Engineers having seagoing experience along with Management experience in Technical and commercial management of ships,Manning and assisting owners and ship managements with external audit preparations of ships.
Ocean Whale Shipping Services Private Limited (OSSPL) has its roots in Kolkata and uses a combination of multimodal transportation to provide profitable shipping services, adding emphasis on inland waterways and coastal shipping. The main objective is to offer profitable freight using a multimodal transport medium that includes door-to-door services for customers. Our aim is to reduce costs by at least 15% using conventional transportation methods from Kolkata to Naryangaj, Kolkata to Mongla, Kolkata-Varanasi, Kolkata to Guwahati and Kolkata-Karimganj. The goal is to make use of the Inland No. 1 and No. 2 and India-Bangladesh agreement routes at Bangladesh ports.
The company’s founder, Captain Prabhakar Prakash, has extensive experience in shipping in and around the Port of Antwerp and Rotterdam, where inland shipping on the Rhine makes full use of short coastal trade by small boats/ships. It is anticipated that the same model will be employed in India's inland waterways and the Indian coast, and hence project viability studies have been carried out. After evaluating the circumstances, a small barge experiment was carried out to gain hands-on operational experience in the relevant national waterways 1, 2 and the India-Bangladesh agreement.
Not only changes but also delays (or shutdowns) and other factors are also controlled to maximize operating costs and promote the transit time of goods and foster newer and more exciting trade routes that may not be available in other modes of transportation.
Our competitive advantage is the technicalities and pricing of the movement of bulk tanks and ISO tanks. Other extreme delays (detentions) are easy to control.
We are a purpose-driven company that aims to impact the global shipping industry and leave behind a mark. We are determined to develop the business purposefully, starting with SWOT analysis to realize our "vision 2020", from where we conceived our development and execution strategy.
Develop strategic directions through necessary resource redistribution and coordination plans of business departments. This involves the company's long-term strategy, goal setting, and allows OSSPL to enter new areas by optimizing existing businesses and improving the ability to transform such strategies into achievable goals.
We can obtain additional assets according to the needs of the project and customers. For regular cargo volume, we can deploy a sufficient number of barges to serve our customers and provide profitable transportation so that our customers can be more competitive and increase their market share in the regions we serve. We always work with our customers to solve their supply chain needs through waterways.
By consistently focusing on our values and responsible business fundamentals, we shall be a leading Logistics service provider applying best practices to run a world-class fleet of vessels, barges and trailers that are environmentally friendly whilst building mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders.
To be the number one cost-effective and environmentally friendly Logistics provider for manufacturers and industries in India and the Asian subcontinent. Connect economies of Different states in India, Neighbouring Countries, sharing prosperity and driving excellence in logistics services.
-with Hold dimensions of 48m x 11m x 4.35m under our management
-that have been employed on the fixed run
-from Kolkata to Mongla and
–Haldia – Kolkata and NW1 region.
Mr. Prabhakar holds over 23 years of experience in the dry and wet shipping industry and has served as captain on a number of ships including LPG ships. He is responsible for conceptualizing the project and forming a team to support the execution of the project.
Mr. Suraj is our portfolio manager with over 20 years of vast experience in capital markets and 6 years of business experience in managing our own manufacturing department. He is responsible for the fund syndication of projects and operations.