Navbharat Shipping: A Logistics Business Grounded by Family Values

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Prashant Dwivedi – Managing Director

According to CRISIL the future for the Indian logistics industry is going to shine even brighter. The research firm suggests the logistics industry of India which stood at Rs 6.4 trillion in FY17 will grow at a CAGR of 13 per cent and be at Rs 9.2 trillion by FY20. A visionary in business, Late Shri Prem Dwivedi was quick enough to recognize the potential of the logistic industry. With a vision to bridge the gaps in the logistics industry and provide consultancy for various matters related to imports and exports, in 1984, Shri Prem Dwivedi established Navbharat Shipping India Ltd. The flagship company of Navbharat group and an experienced name with ethos of startup, Navbharat Shipping is redefining the meaning of shipping and transportation in India.

The family run business for over three generations is now being handled efficiently by professionals like Prashant Dwivedi and Rekha Atri. Prashant is an MBA from IIM Calcutta, a lawyer and a computer engineer with more than 17 years’ experience in Customs and multinationals like Deloitte and Microsoft. Rekha Atri an MBA from Symbiosis comes from a consulting background and has experience with multinationals like PWC, Deloitte, Cairn Energy etc. Rekha heads the Freight Forwarding business and Delhi operations for the group. With a unique ability to marry the needs of today with the laws and regulations that are in place, Navbharat Shipping is addressing numerous challenges of its customers, some of which include Lack of understanding of the laws applicable to them, Identifying the correct classification of the products and the HS Code, Identifying costcutting opportunities in the supply chain, Speeding up and shortening the delivery time,Setting up legally correct Processes in the company, Identification of bottlenecks in the company and suggesting process improvements and many more.

An old company with New blood, Navbharat Shipping intends to contribute to the country by making logistics more efficient

“Our clients come up with various requirements to which we, at Navbharat Shipping offer end-to-end logistics which includes Customs Clearance, Freight forwarding, Transportation, and we also provide services in e-commerce, logistic consultancy related to imports and exports, ware-housing and freight insurance. With more than 3000 different commodities which include Machinery, Plastics, Apparel, Food products, Drugs, we are an expert in e-Commerce space which most players find difficult to manage. We believe it is the mix of the OLD and NEW blood helps the firm provide the customers the right mix of aggression and reliability,” says Rekha Atri, Vice President, Navbharat Shipping.

Rekha Atri – Vice President

Headquartered in Mumbai, Navbharat Shipping is renowned for providing customers with seamless experience primarily due to two distinct advantages its 35 years’ experience in the industry and the respect that they have earned. “We handle a variety of goods and offer everything from sourcing the goods to doorstep delivery. Our clientele includes names like Amazon.in where we have setup an end-to-end supply chain for products in the home storage category, Jabong.com where we helped them right from importing the products in our entities to delivering to their final warehouse, Club factory.com where we have helped with Customs clearance, HS Code consultancy and other end-to-end services,”speaks Rekha.

An old company with New blood, Navbharat Shipping intends to contribute to the country by making logistics more efficient. Speaking about the future plans Rekha narrates “We have been growing at 60 percent y-o-y for the last three years and we intend to start working on all major ports in India by end of 2020. For the eCommerce business we are the gateway to India. We aim to retain our spot as the largest eCommerce player in International logistics. For coming times our mission is to provide effortless end-to-end logistics for our customers. Just tell us what you want and it will be done!”

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