About Abrao GroupMaking possible the impossible
In 1936, Mr. Paul Abrao, a visionary, commenced Lighterage, Stevedoring and a small back-water based transportation business under the Abrao Group. The company, subsequently, progressed by leaps and bounds and eventually emerged as a premier logistics company with a strong presence in the shipping segment. Apart from shipping as the core business line, the group offers a wide spectrum of related services: End-to-End Logistics, NVOCC, Liner Agency, Ship-to-Ship Transfer, and Flexitanks. The company also provides customized shipping software solutions and also has a presence in trading. The group is a single stop for all EXIM needs with competent and dedicated professionals across its different business verticals. Our comprehensive end-to-end logistics solutions are distinguished by competency and competitive pricing.
At the heart of our offering is a global, cross-functional ability to manage customer orders from origin to final destination via a network of global professionals.
Augment growth by establishing new service offerings
Drive global expansion through holistic solutions
Enhance customer value through Innovation & Digital Transformation
Create enriching experiences for both employees and partners
To be Agile, Innovative & Technology driven leader in logistics solutions for customers globally
Ownership & Accountability
Ethics & Transparency
Excellence & Creativity
Respect & Care
Passion and Unity
Evolving through time
In 1936, Mr. Paul Abrao, a visionary, commenced a small back-water based transportation business under the Abrao Group. Focussed ambition and a strong desire to create value enabled us to continuously expand our business to transform ourselves into a shipping logistics behemoth eventually.
Paul Abrao starts Abrao Group as a water transport and stevedoring company
Acquired two steel-hulled towing boats for carrying out lighterage operations with dumb barges.
Carried out mid-sea lighterage cargo operations off minor ports in Kerala.
Transport and erection work of the plant & machinery for Cochin Refinery.
Handled the first container to India at the Cochin port as stevedores for APL.
Handled discharge road and water transport by barge of over-dimensional cargo for the Cochin refinery expansion project.
Omega Shipping became exclusive agents for Wan Hai Lines in India.
Handled the entire machinery for the 165 MW BSES Kerala Power Project.
Aissa Maritime became exclusive agents for Interasia Lines.
Established Triton Logistics and Maritime to handle Abrao Group’s end-to-end logistics solutions.
Poseidon Shipping became the exclusive agent for Qatar Navigation.
Established a joint venture with Fendercare Marine UK to provide ship-to-ship lighterage services for liquid and gas cargo across the Indian subcontinent.
Poseidon Shipping appointed as the managing operators for Blue Water Lines, a Singapore-based NVOCC.
Poseidon Shipping became agents for Milaha Feeder.
Abrao Shipping Lines forayed into ship owning by acquiring their first container ship MV Paul Abrao, a 1700 TEU ship.
Omega Shipping celebrated its 25th anniversary with the current and previous employees of the company who contributed immensely towards building a strong foundation.
Poseidon Shipping appointed agents for Milaha Liner Service.
Our global presence helps customers find the perfect solutions
Our global spread enables us to deliver our best-in-class logistics services competitively and help our clients to reach new markets with perfect logistics solutions
Our group companies adding value with cutting edge solutions
Expansion is a key component of our corporate philosophy. Since 1936, we have established group companies one after the other that enabled us to become a one-stop logistics solution provider. Our corporate philosophy is to offer the best-in-class logistics solutions. We are client-focused using an innovative and unique approach to every client we deal with and constantly deliver projects on a timely basis maintaining ethical standards such as transparency, accountability, and responsibility.
Blue Water Lines (BWL), headquartered in Singapore, is steadily expanding its footprints across Asia. In India, BWL’s managing agent is Poseidon Shipping Agency Pvt. Ltd. (an Abrao Group company). BWL, hitherto, operates across four main trade areas: Indian Sub-Continent( India, Colombo, Karachi), South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia), North China (Ningbo, Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai) and the Middle East(the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar).Read More
Omega Shipping Agencies Private Limited (OSAPL) is the exclusive agent of Wan Hai Lines, Taiwan. The partnership started in 1996 and has flourished since then. Currently, Wan Hai Lines (India) and OSAPL are working together to grow the WHL business in India. OSAPL expanded across India with over 18 offices and is present in most of the major ports for WHL business and significant Inland Container Depots.Read More
Poseidon Shipping Agency Pvt. Ltd. (PSAPL), established in 2005, provides exclusive agency services to the feeder and NVOCC operators that provide container services in the Middle East, South East Asia, and Far East Asia. While Milaha provides feeder services from India to all major ports in the Middle East, Bluewater Lines provides NVOCC services from India to almost all major ports in South East Asia.Read More
Aissa Maritime Private Limited (AMPL), established in 2001, provides agency services for container operators. Its registered and corporate offices are in Kochi and Mumbai, respectively. AMPL is also the agent for IAL Shipping Agencies (Singapore) that provides mainline services between South East Asia, Far East Asia, and India. AMPL now represents IAL at Kochi, Tuticorin, Visakhapatnam, and Kolkata.Read More
Fendercare Marine Omega India Pvt. Ltd. (FMCO) is a joint venture between Omega Shipping Agencies Pvt. Ltd. (an Abrao Group company) and Fendercare Marine Ltd. UK (a James Fisher and Sons plc Group company). FMCO specializes in providing Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfers services in the Indian sub-continent region, predominantly for Oil and Gas cargoes.Read More
Triton Logistics and Maritime (TLM)is the logistics arm of Abrao Group. TLM simplifies logistics complexities by blending its global capabilities with local experience that effectively eases managing complex logistics processes. TLM is involved in three key areas: Global Freight Forwarding & Multimodal Transport Operation, Supply Chain Management, and Specialized Packaging Solutions.Read More
Driven by a strong corporate philosophy
Our corporate philosophy inspires us to take ownership of our client's needs and be accountable for our actions. We offer the best-in-class logistics solutions maintaining ethics and transparency.
Serving the society with the best business practices, driven by a far-sighted vision
Operating with fair and transparent management policies to be a truly global company
Cultivating meaningful relationships with all our stakeholders through responsible engagement