The acceptance of the transshipment concept in India has led Coeclerici, together with its partner USL, to proceed with the construction
of another floating crane in India; this is expected to be operational by the second half of 2015. Additionally, Coeclerici has also made investments
in a minor port operating company and is also actively involved in coal trading supplying thermal coal, coking coal and coke to Indian customers.
Coeclerici Group was founded in Genoa in 1895 and is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. Coeclerici’s business division include Logistics,Trading Mining and Shipping. Coeclerici – Logistics Division has transshipment facilities operating in Indonesia, Mozambique and India. It handles about 25mt a year of cargo mainly coal, iron ore, sulphur and bauxite.
It also owns and operates high-speed boats in Venezuela. Coeclerici has an in-house project team looking after engineering, design, construction, supervision during construction and operations of custom built marine assets owned and operated by Logistics Division on long term contract with large industrial customers. The Coeclerici Group is headquartered in Milan with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Caracas, Jakarta, Lugano, Moscow, Mumbai, Novokuznetsk, Singapore and Sydney.
Since its formation in 1977, Bothra Group has evolved from a conventional stevedoring, clearing and forwarding agency to a multidimensional shipping and port logistics group of companies. The group and associate companies have since gone global with operations in Singapore, China, the Far East, Indonesia, India, Middle East & African continent. Bothra Group enjoys a reputation beyond the shipping sector as a competent and reliable end-to-end logistics service provider with shipping and overland logistic solutions tailored to customer needs.
In recent times the group has focused on mechanization of its cargo handling activitiesat Kakinada. Bothra Group handles the majority of dry bulk cargo in Kakinada Deep Water Port (KDWP). In October 2011, Bothra Group and Kakinada Seaports Limited together commenced construction of a state of the art 8mt (million metric tonnes) per year mechanized coal handling terminal at the 5th Berth of KDWP. KDWP Coal
Terminal was commissioned in October 2013 and within the
first year of operations exceeded the projected traffic and
handled over 6.9mt of coal till end of December 2014.
Bothra Group and Kakinada Seaports Limited are now close to commissioning a 6mt per annum mechanized fertilizer
handling terminal at the 6th Berth of KDWP. The KDWP
Fertilizer Terminal features completely weather-protected railway
sidings, a warehouse and an automated bagging system. The
KDWP Fertilizer Terminal features a warehouse covering
72,450m2 (18 acres) of floor space under a single roof, sufficient
to store 400,000 tonnes of fertilizer cargo at any time. At 84
metres wide and 862.5 metres long, the warehouse is large
enough to shelter 11 Airbus 380s. Discharge operations through
this terminal were recently commenced in October 2014 and
the bagging and dispatch system will be commissioned by April
KDWP Coal Terminal and KDWP Fertilizer Terminal have
revamped the way dry bulk cargo is handled in the port of
Kakinada. Bothra Group’s focus on mechanized cargo handling
and faster turnaround time of vessels has brought new clients to
Kakinada Deep Water Port and strengthened relationships with
As part of the group's efforts to provide innovative logistics
solutions and services to its clients, the group also provides end-to-end logistics services. Bothra Group has been providing this
service to many of its esteemed clients including Andhra Pradesh
Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO, a Govt of Andhra
Pradesh undertaking) for the last many years. Under these
services Bothra Group oversees the entire movement of coal
cargo for APGENCO’s thermal power plant in Vijayawada. For APGENCO, Bothra Group co-ordinates and supervises activities
from the loading of coal into railway wagons at Talcher, unloading
from wagons at Paradip, loading into vessels, coastal movements
from Paradip to Kakinada including chartering of vessels,
unloading from vessels at Kakinada Port, loading dispatch in
trucks or rakes up till delivery at APGENCO’s power plant.
Annually at least 3mt of APGENCO’s coal is handled by Bothra
Group through its end-to-end logistics model.
The group has emerged as a strong player in the logistics
sector on the east coast of India and continues to evolve and
move from strength to strength.