Over the years, the Indian sub-continent shareholders are shaping the infrastructure segment through significant investments. But to operate optimally in this sector, the investors have to focus on logistics management. A company that helps its clients by offering cost and time effective solutions in the project engineering division is Allcargo Logistics Ltd. The company’s experienced team works closely with its clients in terms of designing and optimizing their logistics requirements.
Established in 1993, Allcargo is one of the country’s largest private sector logistics companies that provide integrated end-to-end solutions to its clients. It encompasses a list of services that include global Multimodal Transport Operations (MTO) ; Container Freight Stations at major Indian ports; projects and engineering solutions, coastal shipping and contract logistics.
Allcargo’s project engineering division has been sub-divided into categories which include operational bandwidth, technical expertise, and qualified personnel in order to handle heavy engineering projects across geographies and complex terrains. In the last two decades, the company has set a benchmark across diverse industrial domains like oil & gas, power, thermal, wind, infrastructure, steel and cement, renewable energy and manufacturing. It is highly consolidated and maintains the global reputation position as a preferred solutions partner towards its clients. While specializing in providing a one-stop project solution for lifting, shifting, construction and erection services across multiple project sites.
Presently, Allcargo has strategically expanded its service portfolio across key markets and through global consolidation of mergers. It operates in over 160 countries with more than 300 offices and facilities. The company has set its benchmarks throughout the world in this industry and has notched up revenues of approximately 1 billion USD.
A Pioneer and a Professional Entrepreneur
Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman of Allcargo Logistics Ltd, laid the foundation of the company in 1993 with a vision to create an integrated logistics service entity. Over the last twenty-five years, Shashi has been instrumental in establishing illustrious industry benchmarks and supported the experts in transforming the company from a small freight forwarding firm into a global leader.
A multidimensional journey that began with a single step by Shashi has led Allcargo to attain the enviable position of becoming a 1 billion USD company with footprints in over 160 countries. The company is consolidating with the series of organic and inorganic expansions while holding its firm position as one of India’s leading business association as well as the largest publicly listed logistics company in the country.
Under the dynamic leadership of Shashi, Allcargo, with its subsidiary ECU Worldwide became the global leader in less than Container Load (LCL) services. Besides, it has the widest Container Freight Station-Inland Container Depot (CFS-ICD) network in the country.
Shashi has also received numerous awards for his contribution to this industry which includes Lifetime Contribution to Freight at the Global Freight Awards, November 2015; Commander of the Order of Leopold II – the highest civilian honor by the Royalty of Belgium, 2015 and Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Literature) at Mangalore University,2015. Maritime Association of nationwide Shipping Agencies (India) (MANSA) recently felicitated Shashi with the Past President’s Award for exemplary contribution in the Shipping and Logistics Industry. Recently, Shashi attended Harvard University’s executive program for owners/presidents. He believes in perseverance and determination and has positioned Allcargo Logistics as one of the most professionally-managed and process-driven organizations.
The Specializing Core Value Theory
The core values of the project engineering division include a focus on customer’s need and serve with ingenuity. Allcargo has incrementally improvised this division at its center and accomplished a significant amount of entities returning with endless business opportunities which is a testimony of confidence.
Allcargo provides the finest project and engineering (P&E) solutions in India. The company acquires the leadership position in services to sectors such as thermal power, power distribution, wind energy, and oil & gas. It has been the major recipient of maritime and logistics awards due to its significant contribution to the industry. It provides measurable equipment such as heavy-duty cranes, marine equipment, hydraulic axles, and other special equipment’s especially procured to meet the client’s needs.
Allcargo ensures complete task efficiency through its state-of-the-art fleet of cranes and advanced and well- maintained self-owned trailers, hydraulic axles, cranes, girder bridges, barges. With industry recognized safety accreditations like OHSAS and LEEA, advanced vehicle tracking systems and with the support of a trained professional team in the P&E division, Allcargo remains a much-preferred projects solutions partner in handling complex projects.
Unique Project Forwarding and Engineering Solutions
Allcargo is specialized in providing advanced, integrated project engineering and shipping solutions to the clients which shaped the organization to extend project forwarding, engineering and lifting solutions.. It also excels in formulating exclusive logistics solutions for formidable projects at unreachable and difficult terrains through specialized skills in handling high-end equipment while constructing bridges, pontoon ferries, girder bridges, motorized and hydraulic jacking machinery as per the specific project requirements.
The company’s team of competent technical professionals offers the best possible technical knowledge and advanced engineering solutions at varied stages of the project execution cycle which is assisting the organization to reach a distinct competitive edge over its peers. In addition, the team of professionals has expertise in providing specialized integrated solutions in project engineering and shipping. On top of that, the professionals take pride in providing high-level precision engineering services with one-stop solutions for executing extremely challenging tasks across difficult terrains and geographies.
Allcargo’s remarkable curated lifting and transport solutions have helped clients to enhance their installation efficiency and site handling capacities. Focusing completely on adherence to safety protocols on a high standard level, the professionals introduce state-of-the-art turnkey, to offer end-to-end solutions for complex, out-of-gauge and handling of Over-Dimensional Cargo (ODC). It has the ability to covering the gamut of Factory-to-foundation movements, highly complicated and critical load solutions.
Eye-catching Services to Clientele
Allcargo is specialized in offering peculiar services like project logistics feasibility and final reconciliation. It offers crane rental services through a fleet of captive heavy cranes including crawler cranes, telescopic cranes, truck lattice cranes, and all-terrain cranes equipped with ultra-modern crane technology to operate in complex work environments. It is also specialized in providing shore-based management solutions for the oil &gas industry through its multimodal transportation services.
Allcargo has proven their expertise in ship chartering services for heavy lift & general cargo along with ODC and heavy lift planning & execution. Its service portfolio is being extended to provide jetty design construction & engineering services and Factory-to-foundation solutions. It also offers extremely curated technical services that are high on quality and low on cost in order to provide value-added delivery to customers within the stipulated timelines.
Moreover, it has entered into exclusive understanding with globally renowned industry leaders and specializes in heavy lifting and transporting loads which range from 70 MT to 3000 MT . The strategic collaborations with the clientele have enabled the company to offer specialized services to partners with enhanced skill in areas like turnkey lifting and transport operations, Factory-to-foundation heavy lifting and multi-modal transportation projects, erection & shut-down projects, salvage & wreckage removal of ships, offshore installations, and brand-new & existing equipment trading.
Advice for Emerging Project Engineering Entrepreneurs
To achieve success in the project engineering sector, one needs a lot of patience and ready to invest in good decision-making abilities. In other words, emerging entrepreneurs in this sector need to focus on the core value of ‘Customer First’ solution-based approach. They also have to focus on understanding the customer’s needs and work with self-belief in their abilities.
The Future Roadmap
Currently, the industry is undergoing a massive change in this fiercely competitive world. The organizations which sustain this change and have the capabilities to accomplish the benefits from technological advancements, cost-leadership, innovative ideas will lead the pack. Particularly, those organizations which invest in their core values will have a strategic advantage to re-orient the sector.
In the upcoming years, Allcargo is expecting to become a digitally empowering global logistics player by providing future-ready e-commerce solutions. On the other hand, the experts are focusing on the company’s transition to reach the mission as a 2 billion USD global entity by 2020 as part of the strategic ‘vision 2020’ of the company.