Safmarine achieves landmark milestone – ships 53 commercial buses on flat bed container in a single vessel from Nhava Sheva


Mumbai, December 2017: Safmarine, one of the world’s leading container carrier has achieved a milestone by successfully loading 53x40 flat bed containers as Out of Gauge (OOG cargo) in a single shipment from India to Intra-Gulf region in December. This was the consignment of buses loaded by Safmarine which marks the yet another successful RORO cargo into containerized business.

Commenting on this achievement, Mr Bimal Kanal, Managing Director, Safmarine India, said, “At Safmarine, we have always worked towards creating a seamless and convenient platform for our valued customers. This milestone is a testament to this belief. We look forward to providing more such services to EXIM traders and provide them with a global footprint. We will continue to conduct business focused around our customers in an efficient and effective way.”

Commenting on this momentous occasion, Satish Kadam, General Manager, Nikhil Logistics said, “I would like to extend my heartiest appreciation towards the Safmarine team. The team have guided us to achieve this milestone. I truly appreciate the professionalism by which you handled this project with prompt action in every viable way. I hope that Safmarine will continue the same spirit in future and we look forward to working with the Safmarine team to achieve greater heights.”

About Safmarine:

Safmarine is a merger of two proud shipping companies - Safmarine, which originated in South Africa, and CMB-T, founded in Belgium. We were acquired by the Maersk Group in 1999; the acquisition part of our intention to widen our network by linking with a global carrier. This combination of over a hundred years of shipping experience in Africa and South Asia as well as being a member of the Maersk Group provides our customers in these markets access to the most modern vessels, the world’s largest and most sophisticated container pools as well as world-class information systems – in other words, the finest shipping infrastructure in the

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