Lotus Danship Pvt. Ltd. (Lotus) is a shipping agency set up in Bhavnagar especially to serve the needs of ship owners who were delivering their vessels to the breakers at Alang. Lotus is a 100% subsidiary of Doehle Danautic India Pvt. Ltd. (DDI) which was founded in 2001 by Daniel Chopra, in Mumbai. Some of the regular Owners felt the need for a professional company to offer a higher level of service than presently offered by Agents in Bhavnagar / Alang and hence approached DDI.
The shipping agent in Bhavnagar is required to liaise with a number of statutory and regulatory governmental bodies to obtain various permissions and statutory clearances prior to beaching. Owners and the vessel’s command find that complying with a multitude of ever changing regulatory requirements is extremely difficult and tedious and hence the importance of appointing an experienced and competent Agent. The Management ensures that Lotus stays abreast of all port / customs / immigration / pollution control board / explosive department / other requirements and at the same time maintains and nurtures a very cordial relationship with the authorities in the port. We are proud of the fact that we have succeeded in establishing an extremely Owner friendly agency house in Bhavnagar.
The office in Bhavnagar is manned by shipping professionals who have considerable experience in agency business in various ports in Gujarat. We are hence confident that every vessel will be competently handled during the delivery process at Alang.