Edmund Hillary and Vasco de Gama had one thing in common – the spirit of adventure. While one conquered Everest, the other almost conquered the sea – with the same spirit of adventure!

That exact spirit – adventure – is what took the two Master Mariners – Capt. Avinash Batra and Capt. Somesh Batra to venture into a highly qualitative Shipping and Logistic business in India, after a long stint at sea !

Today, Seahorse Ship Agencies Pvt. Ltd. is a unique local professional company for providing Global Cargo Transportation Service within India.

Our strategic Pan-India service network with well-coordinated complementarity has made Seahorse a unique name in the International Shipping and Logistic arena within India.


Seahorse owes its origin to vision of two ex-Ship Masters, Capt. Avinash Batra and Capt. Somesh Batra whose years of sea-faring adventurous spirit was replicated to business entrepreneurship in land based activities.
The founders foresaw the need for quality shipping and related services in the rapidly expanding maritime trade in India. They formed a company based on professionalism and integrity, thereby creating a unique brand equity in its chosen sphere of business.

Capt. Avinash Batra - Chairman

With nearly 20 years of seafaring experience on bulk, conventional & container vessels, coupled with extensive experience in Shipping & Commerce, makes him one of the most sought after professionals in the industry.Capt. Avinash Batra is a post graduate in "Management Studies (Shipping)", from the School of Maritime Studies, Plymouth Univ., UK.
He has been closely associated with various trade bodies, committees and consultancy groups:

  • Ex-President on the Board of "The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India".
  • Chairman, Indo-Spanish bi-lateral trade committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
  • Member Managing Committee, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
  • Past Chairman : Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Shipping and Transport Sub-Committee.
  • Past President of Indo-Sri Lankan Society.
  • Till recently Trustee on the Board of JNPT

Capt. Somesh Batra - Director

A former ship captain with Shipping Corporation of India, who has commanded various types of vessels, including modern container vessels. He was also CEO of a liner company, operating from Mumbai.He is perhaps, the most knowledgeable professional in India in container leasing, with 25 years of experience & expertise.Capt. Somesh Batra is a post graduate in Management Studies (Shipping), from the School of Maritime Studies, Plymouth Univ., UK.
He is associated with some of the leading and reputed trade bodies such as:

  • Vice-President of 'World Trade Centre', Mumbai.
  • Member of 'International Transport Committee of Indian Merchant Chamber', Mumbai.
  • President of 'Indo-South African society', Mumbai.

Our Company

Motto: Committed to Quality
Mission: Pursuit of Excellence is a continuous process.

Corporate Organizational Chart

Seahorse Group

Group Overview

Extending technological and strategic insights gained from their vast experience in running profitable businesses, Founders ventured into logical extension of their core business.

The Seahorse Group today employs over 500 qualified personnel who share the same spirit of dedication, commitment and business integrity as their founders and mentors.

  • Ship Agency, (Liner & Tramp vessels )
  • Container storage depots, repairs & equipment management
  • Marine Container leasing - International and Domestic/li>
  • Freight Forwarding & Logistics
  • Ship Manning and Management
  • Port & Cargo Superintendency
  • Warehousing & 3 PL

The Group's philosophy of providing excellence in service has been consistently reflected in its business results and an enviable client base.

Our Services

Ship Agency - Liner & Tramp

Seahorse with impeccable track record offers high quality services in ship-agency and international cargo transportation business. Our hallmarks are :

  • Personalized customer service
  • Expeditious & efficient cargo handling
  • Simplified procedures
  • Transparent and cost-effective service
  • Countrywide network of well-appointed Branch Offices with thorough knowledge of local markets

Consolidation / Freight Forwarding

SSA offers the range of efficient freight forwarding and comprehensive logistics' solutions comprising of advanced and extensive EDI capabilities include:

  • Cargo Consolidation
  • Documentation
  • Custom's Broking
  • Warehousing and related services
  • Transportation and physical distribution
  • Project & special cargo handling
  • Door-to-Door movement of Freight
  • IATA Certified

NVOCC and Multimodal Transportation

Seahorse is a registered Multimodal transporter operator (MTO) offers Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) services to customers facilitating their timely cargo movements to respective destinations around the globe.
Seahorse has very good relationship with the leading carriers and has excellent contacts with the trade, ports, Govt agencies, trade bodies, CFS's etc. By virtue of which we cater to all the areas of this competitive business, supported by well trained, experienced & proffessional personnel having computerised and systems oriented approach enabling us to offer to our customers:

  • Competitive freight rates
  • Timely shipment
  • Container tracking
  • Prompt feedback to the customers
  • Efficient delivery of cargo at Destination

Port & Cargo Superintendency

SSA renders port captaincy & cargo superintendency services to tramp as well as liner vessels. Our core specialty includes close supervision of cargo operations, stevedoring, minimizing cargo damage/claims and quick dispatch. Our representation is comprehensive in terms of service and coverage. We represent some of the leading brands in Tanker (including Crude, Clean Fuels and Chemicals etc) and tramp dry bulk and liner break bulk operators.

Ship Manning and Management

Seahorse offers expertise and co-operation in following areas:

  • Ship Manning / Management and Cadet Training
  • Marine and Cargo Superintendency
  • Technical Management Services and Engineering Superintendency

We also provide guidance and assistance to Masters on Nautical affairs to ensure a safe, accident free, efficient and effective dispatch of vessels voyage.

  • World Marine Co. Ltd.
  • Hinode Kosan Co. Ltd.
Seahorse is committed to security & safety on-board and clean seas.



Global Alliance Corporation

Global Alliance Corporation is an international forwarding and logistics company, with operations around the world, through a global network that covers Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa, North and South America.
Headquartered in Hong Kong and incorporated in 2001, Global Alliance Corporation is a strategic integration of local and regional freight and logistics businesses operating as one entity. This means we are able to offer a tested and trust-worthy partnership that provides clients with personalised services, tailored to individual logistical requirements.
Our mission statement is to ensure each and every customer will enjoy an unequalled level of seamless service based on best industry standards. This is delivered through professionally trained teams who are technical experts and excellent communicators.
Our results-oriented focus means higher customer yields and expedited growth of Global Alliance Corporation’s mutual business network.
As a NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier), Global Alliance Corporation trades under the name of Global Alliance Line.

Port representation


The synergies of Seine river ports of LE HAVRE + ROUEN + PARIS PORTS are grouped together under "HAROPA" an economic Interest group to provide end to end multimodal logistical solution and facilitate the excellent connectivity for maritime and multimodal trade flows with European states.

HAROPA ports- A major maritime Hub offering highly competitive and sustainable , high performance logistic solutions(with benchmarked performance indicators for facilitation of cargo transit) vide a network of maritime and river terminals and ensuring excellent, fluid connectivity to European hinterland through the Seine river and vide a congestion free network of road & railways and Le Havre- HAROPA port have always been on the fore front of innovative logistics solutions and their path breaking Seine river logistics solutions and the globally acclaimed Single window Port community Systems- has been well appreciated by logistics community .

Likewise, reconciling economic development & the environment has been the central focus at the core of activities at the ports of HAROPA.

HAROPA a founder partner of SOLUTIONS COP 21 is committed to fight climate change and the steering committee has taken suitable initiatives and actions for the 21 solutions in transport and logistics along the Seine river corridor.

HAROPA Ports- An Award Winning, environmentally responsible ports.

Port Of Le Havre- HAROPA port had been voted as the best " European Port") at AFLAS ( Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply chain)- award ceremony in 2012,2013 & 2014 (3 years in succession) and have been voted as the "BEST GREEN SEAPORT " in the world during the AFLAS award ceremony in 2015 & 2016 ( 2 years in succession.

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Joint Ventures

The Company

Motto: Committed to Quality
Mission: Pursuit of Excellence is a continuous process.

Whats New

Seahorse has been in the forefront of Shipping & Logistic industry in India very closely and actively associated with various Chambers of Commerce, Port Trusts, Shipping & Trade Associations and Federations etc.
Following News items may be viewed.

Customer Advisory

No File name Link Date
1 Container Indemnity Bond for Year 2018 Container Indemnity Yearly Bond.pdf
2 Yearly Bond Covering Letter Covering Letter.pdf
3 CHINA UNITED LINE (CUL) Nil Deduction Certificate CUL NIL DEDUCTION LETTER 2018-19.pdf
4 Factory Bond Factory Bond.pdf
5 KMTC TDS Exemption Certificate TDS Exemption Certificate -KMTC.pdf


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