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Darya Lachmi, the vessel named after the ‘Goddess of fortune & wealth’ was delivered on 24 th 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 27 th November 2022 early AM amid cracking fireworks arranged by the yard.

Chellship awarded the ship owner of the year 2021

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” !!

Chellship awarded for the “Long-standing Quality Partnership” by the Hong Kong Marine Department

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.

Delivery of Darya Rapti

Darya Rapti was delivered on 27 May 2022 at Hakodate Dock Ltd, Japan as per schedule despite covid limitations. Mrs Mallika Aluri, wife of Mr Aluri Rama Krishna, General Manager of Chellaram Shipping, named the vessel at an impressive Naming Ceremony conducted at the shipyard..

This was the Company’s 23rd new ship building order.

A Puja was held on the Bridge to seek Gods' blessings for the crew’s well-being and the ship's safe voyages. “Darya” means the Sea and “Rapti” is holy river in India. “Darya Rapti”, therefore, is a confluence of this holy river and the sea.

Darya Rapti sailed on 27th May 2022 on her maiden voyage to Gladstone, Australia.

Promotions List

Congratulations to the following floating staff on their recent promotions:

To the rank of Master - July 2022

- Capt. R. Sinwal on board Darya Preeti

- Capt. Mrinal Singh on board Darya Sindhu


To the rank of Chief Officer


To the rank of Second Officer - August 2022

- Mr. Goutham K. Ganesh on board Darya Neeti

To the rank of Second Officer - September 2022

Mr. Suraj Madhesiya on board Darya Rama

To the rank of Third Officer -July 2022

- Mr. Prakash P. on board Darya Sindhu

To the rank of Bosun

To the rank of GPD1 - July 2022

Mr. G. Nanda on board Darya Sindhu

Mr. K. Eega on board Darya Sindhu

Mr. Harsh Tandel on board Darya Sindhu

To the rank of GPD1 - August 2022

Mr. Chirag Vadher on board Darya Sita

To the rank of GPD1 - September 2022

Mr. N. Karri on board Darya Heera

Mr. Shamsher Singh on board Darya Vidya

To the rank of GPD2


To the rank of Chief Cook

To the rank of Chief Engineer - August 2022

Mr. Manish Kumar on board Darya Jamuna

To the rank of Second Engineer

To the rank of Third Engineer


To the rank of Fourth Engineer

To the rank of Electrical Officer

To the rank of GPE1

To the rank of GPE2


To the rank of Fitter