Chellaram Shipping (Hong Kong) Ltd. (“Chellship”) was awarded the prestigious Hong Kong Ship Owner of the Year 2022 award by The Sailors Home and Mission to Seafarers, Hong Kong at its Annual Maritime Charity Dinner & Seafarers Awards 2022 ceremony. This ceremony was attended by about 200 guests at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Hong Kong on 29th June 2023.
Seafarers in the thousands serving on Hong Kong Flagged and/or Hong Kong owned and/or Hong Kong managed vessels were invited by the Mission to participate in a confidential survey held between November 2022 to January 2023. The survey had questions primarily pertaining to crew welfare, how valued they felt and how likely they are to return to the company ? The results of all the respondents were tabulated by the Mission and the company with the highest aggregate score winning the Award.
Chellship was the recipient of this Award for the 2nd consecutive year. In his acceptance speech, Chellship’s Director & Chief Executive, Vishal Khurana, dedicated this Award to his fleet’s ship-staff in recognition of their excellent Teamwork with the shore-based staff of the Company. He joined the guests in applauding the dedicated services of the Mission’s staff and Senior Chaplain, Reverend Stephen Miller, for this the 9th year of the Hong Kong Seafarers’ Awards Survey.
Darya Lachmi, the vessel named after the ‘Goddess of fortune & wealth’ was delivered on 24th November 2022 by Chengxi Shipyard China and marked the addition of another vessel to the expanding fleet of Chellaram Shipping. The Delivery ceremony was conducted over video call due to Covid pandemic restrictions in China. The Ship’s crew performed the pooja which was live over zoom and attended by the Chellaram Shipping (HK) office as well as by the site team representatives. The vessel sailed outbound on 27th November 2022 early AM amid cracking fireworks arranged by the yard.
We are pleased and honoured to have received the prestigious “Ship Owner of the Year 2021” award at the The Sailors Home and Mission to Seafarers Annual Maritime Charity Dinner on 20th October 2022.
This prestigious maritime award, now in its 8th year, is based on an anonymous survey conducted by The Sailors Home and Mission to Seafarers on Hong Kong Owned/Managed/Flagged ships in order to see what the seafarers themselves thought about those who employed them and how they were treated. There are many awards that the Shipping Industry delivers each year; however, this is the only award by the seafarers to their employers.
The Survey was in the form of an online survey and more than 11,000 responses were received, including from the Chellship Fleet, making this the largest seafarers survey in the world. The objective of the survey was to see “human responses to human reality”.
It is very heartening that our ship-staff feel well-valued serving in Chellship and have appreciated the efforts put in by the Company towards their welfare, particularly during the COVID times. The Company has taken a number of measures to alleviate the hardships faced due to travel and quarantine restrictions, where the Company placed the repatriation of our staff over and above Commercial considerations.
The award was received on behalf of the Company by Capt Rajiv Tetarbe. We are humbled that this prestigious award was in effect given to the Company by its Seafaring staff. It is indeed a testimony to the untiring efforts of all the personnel at Chellship, Mumbai, Hong Kong and on board!
Heartiest Congratulations and a BIG THANK YOU to our valued ship staff for voting Chellship as the “Best Ship Owner of the Year 2021” !!
The Hong Kong Marine Department organised an award ceremony to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the setting up of the Hong Kong SAR Flag. Chellaram Shipping received an award for “Long-standing Quality Partnership” with the Hong Kong Shipping Registry. The award is in recognition of the Quality performance of the Hong Kong Flagged ships of Chellship over the last 25 years.
The award was received on behalf of the Company by Capt Amit Bhargava from the Director Marine Ms. Carol Yeun at a brief ceremony, held in a small gathering, due to the current Pandemic Situation.
Heartiest Congratulations to our valued ship staff for their unceasing efforts to maintain a quality fleet and be recognised with a prestigious award from the Hong Kong Marine Department.
Congratulations to the following floating staff on their recent promotions:
Mr. Vijay Dias on board Darya Gomti
Mr. Subhajit Biswas on board Darya Kavri
Mr. A. Rastogi on board Darya Jamuna
Mr. P. Kanojia on board Darya Padama
Mr. Anoop Yadav on board Darya Heera
Mr. P. Rethinam on board Darya Mira
Mr. Kumar Vatsal Singh on board Darya Kavri
Mr. Sumit Yadav on board Darya Lachmi
Mr. Divas Chandra Sharma on board Darya Krishna
Mr. Bhargav Kateliya on board Darya Tapti
Mr. Onkar Parab on board Darya Rapti
Mr. Pratik Shete on board Darya Sindhu