Unlocking Value of River & Sea for Transportation and Logistics

Sister Concern

LOTS Shipping & Trading (Pte) Ltd., Singapore

With a strong and upcoming water-ferry industry in India and other developing nations, LOTS Shipping & Trading Pte. Ltd., Singapore ("LOTS-Singapore") has been, since 2011, at the forefront of mobilizing passenger ferries without the need for expensive and slow heavy-lift vessels to carry the ferries as cargo. LOTS-Singapore,a trusted logistics partner for many companies around the globe, is an extended arm of LOTS Shipping Limited, Cochin. The entity has proven experience in moving project cargo around the globe and handling marine logistics of special equipment from Singapore and other location to Indian ports which are critical and sensitive in nature.

LOTS-Singapore has done several vessel mobilisations in the recent past, including a 200 Pax Ferry from Singapore to Tonga in the Pacific Island, through a distance of 6,000 NM in less than 20 days.

In today's intensely competitive world of shipping, competence in much sought-after segments of the industry is an absolute requirement. The needs of the shippers and consignees place tremendous pressure on the ship-owners to deliver. The added burden of ISM and ISPS requirements are placing the ship's crews on undue stress, rendering them unable to give undivided attention to cargo operations.Cargo Superintendence plays a vital role in making the life easier for ship owners. The advantages of having the services of the right set of Port Captains to handle a ship at the loading/discharge ports are well recognized.

Over the past 10 years, the Company has proved its key strength in this area and now, with a team of 6 Master Mariners, continues to prove that the owner's representative on-the-spot makes all the difference in ensuring quick turnarounds and improved vessel efficiency/utilization. LOTS-Singapore has serviced the requirements on Port Captaincy for such owners and operators as OMI Corporation - New York, Sealift Inc. - New York, IMC Maritime - Houston, Texas American Shipping - Houston, and Hvide (Seabulk) Shipping - Houston, handling over 20 different categories of vessels and over 10 million tonnes of cargo worldwide. LOTS-Singapore has handled more than 10 million tonnes of cargo worldwide over a decade plus, with a team of Master Mariners having a cumulative experience of over 100 years in the maritime industry.

With connections encompassing a large network of owners, charterers and brokers, LOTS- Singapore has facilitated the contractual documentation and conclusion of mega deals for the Sale & Purchase of a number of vessels in the Asian and South-East regions, with appropriate intervention as regards vessel mobilisation to the country of the buyer as may be required.