Transworld Group of Companies | A Global Shipping & Logistics Company
Welcome to Transworld Group

Welcome to Transworld

The Transworld Group of Companies was established in 1977 by Mr. R. Sivaswamy. Commencing operations as a shipping agency in Bombay, the group has now diversified into a multi-faceted Shipping and Logistics conglomerate. The activities of the group include: Ship Owning (Container & Bulk Carriers), Feedering, NVOCC, Logistics, Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Management, Ship Management and Shipping Agencies.

Headquartered in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Dubai, UAE), with offices in USA, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and offices in 28 Indian cities combined with strong network partners world over Transworld offers a one-stop shop to all our customers. We encourage you to engage with Transworld and look forward to being of service.

Transworld - We Bring You The World

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Mr. Ramesh S Ramakrishnan, Chairman

Chairman's Message

It's a pleasure to be able to present the Transworld Group of Companies. Since its foundation in 1977 by my late father, his guiding principles of quality, reliability and commitment to excellence have served the Group well.

From our firmly - founded pillars of:

  • Ship Owning & Management
  • Common Carrier Container Feeder Service
  • Logistics & Warehousing
  • Shipping Agency
  • Freight Forwarding

We can look forward to the future with confidence, to be a global shipping & logistics Provider.
The Transworld Group continues to expand its horizons, by providing innovative solutions, supported by bold, resolute and decisive action.

Our Vision

Be the preferred business partner for global logistics solutions, committed to the highest standards of excellence.

Our Mission

To consistently create experiences where passion and purpose come together to innovate, excel and contribute to a better future.

Our Values
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Respect
  • Customer Centrality
  • Excellence
  • Social and Environmental Responsibility
Awards & Accolades
  • Orient Express Lines FZCO - Winner in the ‘Shipping Line of the Year - Feeder Operator’ category by MALA -2010
  • Balaji Shipping Lines FZCO - Winner in the ‘NVOCC of the Year’ category by MALA – 2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014
  • Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Ltd. - Winner in the Shipping Line of the Year – Coastal Operator’ category by MALA – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • BSL Freight Solutions Pvt Ltd - ‘Fastest Growing Forwarder of the Year – Indian’ by Conquest 2014 Logistics Awards.
  • Shreyas Shipping winner as ‘The best coastal ship operator of the year‘ - The 2014 Gateway Award
  • Shreyas Relay Systems Ltd - NVOCC of the Year 2015 – Coastal and Domestic Cargo, Balaji Shipping Lines - NVOCC of the Year 2015, Gujarat Awards
  • Transworld Shipping and Logistics - Shipping Agent of the Year 2014, Dubai Trade E-Services Excellence Award
  • Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Ltd – 2015 Ship Operator Of The Year, Coastal Container Operator Of The Year, Outstanding Achievement Of The Year, India Seatrade Awards for Excellence in Coastal Shipping & Inland Water Transport
  • Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Ltd. - Coastal Shipping Operator of the Year 2015, The Gateway Awards
  • Orient Express Lines - Best Feeder Operator of the Year, Balaji Shipping Lines – NVOCC of the Year, Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Ltd – Best Coastal Operator of the Year, Maritime and Logistics Awards 2015

Chairman’s Awards
Mr. Ramesh S. Ramakrishnan, Chairman of the Transworld group has been recognized by various international bodies and has received the following titles:

  • Maritime Personality Of the Year, 2011
  • Indian CEO of the Year, 2012
  • Top Indian Business Leader in the year, 2013 and Logistics CEO of the Year, 2013
  • Indian Maritime Businessman of the Year, 2014 by Gateway Awards
  • The Visionary and Businessman of the Decade, 2014 MALA Awards
  • Businessman of the Year, 2015 by India Seatrade Awards for Excellence in Coastal Shipping & Inland Water Transport
  • Outstanding Category Award, 2015 by Asia & The Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
  • Recognised as Top Indian Leader in the Arab World, 2014 and 2016 by Forbes Middle East

The Transworld Group has many firsts to its Credit:

  • - Indian operator to own and operate Container Ships
  • - To operate a fully cellular common carrier container feeder service from India
  • - To commence Indo-Pak shipping service
  • - Indian Ship Operator to obtain ISO 9002 certification in 2001
  • - Logistics company to pioneer Multimodal products
  • - Indian company to operate dedicated container berths at Indian ports
  • - Indian company to commence coastal feeder service linking Indian ports
  • - Liner Agency in India to introduce regular container service
  • - Agency to move containers between Ports and Inland container depots

Vision: Transworld commits to create prosperity and a positive difference for the people, planet and the environment.

Mission: We believe that businesses can thrive if the society and environment prosper alongside. Therefore, we commit to leverage in-house skills and CR grants at the grassroots to create a sustainable and inclusive path to economic growth and prosperity and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Approach: Our Corporate Responsibility approach is to create strategies relevant to local, national & global contexts. We strive to generate shared value in the lives of our people, planet and the environment through employee volunteering, stakeholder engagement and grant making. We focus on measuring social and environmental impact of our various initiatives and demonstrate an ongoing learning.

Our Focus Areas: We have identified four focus areas for corporate responsibility after harmonizing the United Nation’s Social Development Goals (SDGs), with our core values of integrity, transparency, respect, customer centrality, excellence and social & environmental responsibility.


Stewardship of Marine Environment

Stewardship of Marine Environment
We commit to responsible ocean shipping and steward towards a healthier ocean, planet and people by supporting an integrated approach to marine and coastal ecosystem.

Health, Food & Water Security

Health, Food & Water Security
We support innovative social experiments to find locally designed solutions to decrease food waste, improve food and water security and handhold companies to align their operations with the SDGs for a better tomorrow.

Gender Equity and Inclusion

Gender Equity and Inclusion
We practice and support partner organizations that ensure equity of opportunity and access for women and girls in all domains of society.

Education, Arts & Civic Engagement

Education, Arts & Civic Engagement
We inspire all our employees to pursue their passions and interests in life-long learning, education, appreciation of Indian traditional arts, and be engaged citizens.

Employee engagement vision: We strive to inculcate a spirit of inclusivity and doing good by organizing regular community-based volunteering activities around pressing social issues, encouraging awareness, cross learning and talent sharing with our organizational partners.


Transworld Group Chairman, Mr. Ramesh S Ramakrishnan

Ramesh S Ramakrishnan

Capt Leslie Reis

Capt Leslie Reis
Executive Director and Group CEO, Board Member - Avana Logistek Ltd.

Mr. Ritesh S Ramakrishnan, Joint Managing Director

Mr. Ritesh S Ramakrishnan
Joint Managing Director

Mr. L B Culas, Group Advisor

L B Culas
Group Advisor

Our reputation has been built on our capability and professionalism, which is all driven by the quality of the people we hire!

Our philosophy for making this happen is simple:
  • Hire the best
  • Create an environment which values integrity, trust, and quality of life
  • Provide employees with autonomy, responsibility, and the best resources available
  • Recognize and reward employees for their achievements
  • Create value in the marketplace for our stakeholders

If you have more to offer, so do we. So, join a winning team and share the success!