About Us

Established in 2000, the SJA Group was created to up bring the standard of service in the logistics industry. Phenomenal growth story of SJA is a result of conscious effort to stay a cut above the rest and consistently ahead of the curve. Since the time of inception, SJA has tremendouly grown: from a presence in only India to offices across the globe.

Headquatered in one of Mumbai's most prime suburbs, Chembur & Mulund, SJA Group now provides its clients with a variety of different services, from End to End solution. The Group now includes S.J.Logistics (India) Ltd., Opus Dei Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd., Gulf Orient Shipping Services LLP, Micro Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd., S.J.L Group (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Gulf Orient Shipping Services L.L.C. - Dubai, and SJA Shipping Services L.L.C. - Dubai, each one aligned with the larger vision of servicing its patrons with consciousness and honesty. With every transaction, our emphasis is enabling our clients (irrespective of small, medium or big) importers, exporters or ocean liners, to compete at a global level. We do this by providing them a competitive advantage in terms of cost and service value.

As experts in this area, each professional at the SJA Group is keen to leverage their domain knowledge for collective growth. The Group's Management Team is equipped with both, market knowledge and business acumen, an important combination required to excel.

Chairman's Message

"Since the time of the Group's inception to the strength it has grown to today, we have observed how the world has changed. Our geographic borders have ceased to dictate how and where we can do business and as a result, the world has become a global market place. As leaders in the logistics industry,we, at SJA, see ourselves as enablers; our aim is to provide you with world-class service, compelling value and uncompromising integrity to make your global business experience seamless and hassle-free."
"When we established our operations in India, we focused on building a solid foundation. Now, our presence in global countries is testament to the fact that we were successful in that respect.We run an organization that deeply entrenched in Indian values, those that emphasize respect, cooperation and long-term vision. We also reflect the kind of professionalism that is demanded of global companeis in today's modern business."
"At the SJA Group, we believe that the future is now, which means the time to act fast and smart is NOW. To be able to do this, we are equipping ourselves with the most qualified talent and updated technology and infrastructure.The benefits of this, we ensure, will transfer to you as well."
"The SJA Group is growing, join us, won't you?"

SJ Logistics


Micro Logistics


Opus Dei Logistics


Gulf Orient Shipping (India)


Ocean Freight

Full Container Load (FCL):

A standard (twenty or forty-foot) container that is loaded and unloaded under the risk and account of the shipper or consignee. In general, a full container load attracts lower freight rates than an equivalent weight of loose (break bulk) cargo. It is also called full trailer load (FTL).

Less Container Load (LCL):

Less than Container Load refers to the freight forwarders shipping product where cargo from multiple customers is consolidated into one standard marine container. For individual shippers, using a less than container load solution, therefore offer an opportunity to reduce the transportation costs, in comparison with booking a full container or using airfreight.

Intermodal Solutions:

Intermodal freight transport involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle, using multiple modes of transportation (rail, ship, and truck), without any handling of the freight itself when changing modes.

Air Freight

General Air Freight Solutions:

When you’re looking for an air freight solution, you want one that fits your individual cargo and supply chain needs. With SJA, you’ll get to choose from our freight shipping solutions that will fit the speed and reliability you need for your shipment.

Intermodal Solutions:

By combining air cargo and ocean freight solutions, you can find the right balance between cost and time – adding flexibility to your supply chain.

Land Transport

System Freight(LTL):

SJA's extensive land transport network operates across 29 Indian States, making us the number one choice for your system freight shipping/LTL needs.

Full Loads (FTL):

In the logistics industry, smaller shipments are often consolidated for economic purposes, while larger loads are transported directly from consignor to consignee. At SJA, we don’t think the size of your shipment should matter. Whether you’re dealing with special transports, or complete loads, SJA means direct delivery for all your cargo.

NVOCC

Dry Containers:

Dry containers 20' and 40' (general purpose) are manufactured from either aluminium or steel. They are suitable for most types of cargo. Aluminium dry containers have a slightly larger payload than steel, and steel dry containers have a slightly larger internal cube.

Reefer Containers:

reefer containers are big fridges that are used to transport temperature controlled cargoes such as fruits, meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy and also also non-food products such as flowers, pharmaceuticals and film across many miles and oceans.

Special Equipment Containers:

Compared to fixed-end type, collapsible flatracks have end walls that fold. The flushfolding collapsible flatrack, the most sophisticated of its types has end walls which fold flush with the base. Flatracks are dedicated for the carriage of heavy, bulky as well as over height and/ or over width items.

Index

Financial Details  
Container Dimensions  
INCO Terms  
Trade Terms  
Base Ports


Financial Details

SJ Logistics India Limited

GST Number: 27AAICS2742N1ZW

Micro Logistics India Private Limited

GST Number: 27AAICM4181H1ZA

Opus Dei Logistics India Private Limited

GST Number: 27AABCO3178M1Z1

Gulf Orient Shipping

GST Number: 27AAJFG0943P1ZY

S J A Shipping Private Limited

GST Number: 27AAXCS5718D1ZW

Container Dimensions

20 Feet

40 Feet

40 HQ


Inco Terms

Ex-works:

Seller is only responsible for making the goods available at the seller’s premises. The buyer bears the full risk from there to the final destination.

FCA:

Seller is responsible for delivery to the custody of the carrier, which is provided by the buyer. Risk is transferred as soon as loading has taken place

CPT:

Seller delivers the goods to the carrier at an agreed place pf delivery and pays for transport to the named destination. Risk is transferred at the place of delivery, whereas seller pays for transport to the destination.

CIP:

Seller delivers the goods to the carrier at an agreed place pf delivery and pays for transport and insurance to the named destination. Risk is transferred at the place of delivery, whereas seller pays for transport and insurance to the destination.

Dat:

Seller delivers the goods unloaded at a specified place inside the agreed terminal. Risk is transferred as soon as the goods have been unloaded

DAP:

Seller delivers the goods to the disposal of the buyer on the arriving means of transport at the agreed place. Seller assumes the risk until the goods are made ready for unloading from the arriving means of transport

DDP:

Seller is responsible for bringing the goods to the destination, paying any duty and making the goods available to the buyer. Risk is transferred as soon as the buyer has access to the goods ready for unloading at the agreed destination

FAS:

Seller is responsible for delivery of the goods at the quay alongside the ship. From this point onwards, risk lies with the buyer

FOB:

Seller is responsible for delivery of goods loaded on board the ship. Risk is transferred as soon as the goods have been set down inside the ship

CFR:

Seller covers cost of freight, duty unpaid, to the named port of destination. Risk is transferred as soon as the goods have been set down inside the ship

Cif:

Seller covers cost of insurance and freight, duty unpaid, to the named port of destination. Risk is transferred as soon as the goods have been set down inside the ship


Trade Terms

A

Air Waybill:

A non-negotiable contract for carriage of air transportation between an air carrier and a shipper

B

Bill of lading:

A document issued by a common carrier to a shipper that serves as: A receipt for the goods delivered to the carrier for shipment. A definition of the contract of carriage of the goods. A Document of Title to the goods described therein. This document is generally not negotiable unless consigned "to order.

Bonded Warehouse:

A warehouse authorized by customs for storage of goods on which payment of duties is deferred until the goods are removed.

Break-bulk Vessel:

A vessel designed to handle large or oversized cargo; generally cargo unsuitable for container stowage.

C

Consignee:

The individual or company to whom a seller or shipper sends merchandise and who, upon presentation of necessary documents, is recognized as the merchandise owner for the purpose of declaring and paying customs duties.

Consignor:

A term used to describe any person who consigns goods to himself or to another party in a bill of lading or equivalent document. A consignor might be the owner of the goods, or a freight forwarder who consigns goods on behalf of his principal.

Cargo Insurance:

Insurance to protect the financial interest of the owner of the cargo in the event of a loss during transportation.

Carrier:

Any person who, through a contract of carriage, undertakes to perform or procure the performance of carriage by rail, road, sea, air, inland waterway, or by a combination of modes.

Certificate of Origin:

A document containing an affidavit to prove the origin of imported goods. It is used for customs or foreign exchange purposes or both. Certificates of Origin are commonly certified by an official organization in the country of origin such as a consular office or a chamber of commerce.

Container Freight Station:

The term CFS at loading port means the location designated by carriers for the receiving of cargo to be loaded into containers by the carrier. At discharge or destination ports, the term CFS means the bonded location designated by carriers for devanning of containerized cargo.

D

Demurrage:

A penalty for exceeding free time allowed for loading or unloading at a pier or freight terminal. Also a charge for undue detention of transportation equipment or carriers in port while loading or unloading.

Dead Freight:

Freight charges paid by the charterer of a vessel for the contracted space which is left partially unoccupied.

Dim Weight (DW):

An airfreight term used to describe the results of computing the chargeable weight from the cubic measurement of a shipment

E

Export License:

A document secured from a government, authorizing a shipper to export a specific quantity of a particular commodity to a certain country. An export license is often required when a government places restrictions upon exports.

F

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC):

The U.S. Federal agency responsible for overseeing Ocean Carriers, Conferences, NVOCC's and Ocean Freight Forwarders (now called OTI's - Ocean Transportation Intermediaries) at ocean ports and inland waterways.

Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ):

A port designated by the government for duty-free entry of any non-prohibited goods. Merchandise may be stored, displayed, and used for manufacturing within the zone and re-exported without duties being paid. Duties are imposed only when the original goods or items manufactured from those goods pass from the zone into an area of the country subject to customs authority. Also called a Free Trade Zone.

Free Port:

A port which is a Foreign Trade Zone open to all traders on equal terms, or more specifically a port where merchandise may he stored duty-free pending re-export or sale within that country.

Flat Rack:

A platform designed with the flexibility to carry oversized cargo on board container vessels. It can be loaded from the sides and top, usually having adjustable or removable bulkheads at the front and back.

Flat Bed Chassis :

A semi-trailer with a level bed and no sides or tops. The floor is a standard height from the ground.

Feeder Vessel:

A vessel that connects with a line vessel to service a port not directly served by that line vessel.

G

GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade):

A multilateral treaty intended to help reduce trade barriers and promote tariff concessions.

Gross Weight (GR Wt./GW):

The full weight of a shipment, including containers and packaging materials.

H

Harmonized System (HS):

A key provision of the international trade bill, effective January 1, 1989, that established international uniformity for classifying goods moving in international trade under a single commodity code.

House BL:

An Bill of lading issued by a freight consolidator

I

Import License:

A certificate issued by countries exercising import controls that permits importation of the articles stated in the license and often authorizes and/or releases the funds in payment of the importation.

Intermodal:

This refers to the capacity to go from ship to train to truck or the like. The term generally refers to containerized shipping or the capacity to handle containers across different modes of transport.

ISO 9000:

A series of voluntary international quality standards.

J

Just in Time (JIT):

The principle of production and inventory control in which goods arrive when needed for production or use.

K

Knot, Nautical :

The unit of speed equivalent to one nautical mile: 6,080.20 feet per hour or 1.85 kilometers per hour.

L

Less than Truckload (LTL):

Rates applicable when the quantity of freight is less than the volume or truckload minimum weight.

Letter of Credit (L/C):

A document issued by a bank per instructions by a buyer of goods authorizing the seller to draw a specified sum of money under specified terms. Issued as revocable or irrevocable.

Lo/Lo (Lift-On/Lift-Off):

Denotes the method by which cargo is loaded onto and discharged from an ocean vessel, which in this case is by the use of a crane.

M

Manifest:

A list of the goods being transported by a carrier.

M/T or Metric Ton :

1000 Kilos

N

Net Weight (Actual Net Weight):

The weight of the goods alone without any immediate wrappings; e.g., the weight of the contents of a tin can without the weight of the can.

Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC):

In the United States, a term for an FMC-Iicensed cargo consolidator of shipments in ocean trade, generally arranging for or performing consolidation and containerization functions. In trade lanes that do not include the U.S.A., NVOCC's operate under different rules and governmental licensing may not be a requirement.

O

O/R:

Owner's Risk.

Open Policy:

A cargo insurance policy that is an open contract; e.g., it provides protection for all shipments in transit within a specified geographic trade area for a limited period of time. It is referred to as "open" because it does not require reporting of individual shipments. Summary or grouped reporting requirements vary with different policies.

P

Port of Loading:

A port where cargo is loaded aboard the vessel, lashed, and stowed.

Port of Discharge:

A port where a vessel is off-loaded and cargo discharged.

Prepaid Freight:

Generally speaking, freight charges both in ocean and air transport may be either prepaid in the currency of the country of export or they may be billed collect for payment by the consignee in his local currency. On shipments to some countries, however, freight charges must be prepaid because of foreign exchange regulations of the country of import or rules of steamship companies or airlines.

Pilferage:

As used in marine insurance policies, the term denotes petty thievery-the taking of small parts of a shipment-as opposed to the theft of a whole shipment or large unit. Many ordinary marine insurance policies do not cover against pilferage, and when this coverage is desired it must be added to the policy.

Proof of Delivery (POD):

The delivery receipt copy of a freight bill indicating the name of the person who signed for a package with the date and time of delivery.

R

Ro/Ro (Roll-on/Roll-Off) Vessel:

A ship designed to accommodate cargo that is rolled on and rolled off. Many Ro/Ro vessels can also accommodate containers and/or break-bulk cargo.

S

Shipper:

Term used to describe an exporter (usually the seller).

Stowage:

The lading of cargo in a vessel in such a manner as to provide the utmost safety and efficiency for the ship and the goods it carries.

Ship's Manifest:

An instrument in writing containing a list of the shipments constituting the ship's cargo.

T

THC (Terminal Handling Charge):

A charge for handling services performed at terminals.

Ton-Deadweight :

The carrying capacity of the ship in terms of the weight in tons of the cargo, fuel, provisions, and passengers which a vessel can carry.

Transshipment:

The transfer of a shipment from one carrier to another in international trade, most frequently from one ship to another. Because the unloading and reloading of delicate merchandise may cause damage, transshipments are avoided whenever possible.

TEU:

A twenty-foot equivalent unit (6.1m). A standard unit for counting containers of various lengths and for describing container ship or terminal capacity. A standard 40' container (FEU) equals 2 TEUs.

Tariff:

A general term for any listing of rates or charges. The tariffs most frequently encountered in foreign trade are: tariffs of international transportation companies operating on sea, land, and in the air; tariffs of international cable, radio, and telephone companies; and the customs tariffs of the various countries that list goods that are duty free and those subject to import duty, giving the rate of duty in each case. There are various classes of customs duties.

V

Volume Weight:

An international airfreight term used to describe the results of computing the chargeable weight from the cubic measurement of a shipment.

W

Warehouse-to-Warehouse :

A clause in marine insurance policy whereby the underwriter agrees to cover the goods while in transit between the initial point of shipment and the point of destination with certain limitations, and also subject to the law of insurable interest. The warehouse-to-warehouse clause was once extremely important, but marine extension clauses now often override its provisions.

Weight Load Factor:

Payload achieved as against available capacity, expressed as a percentage. Cargo is frequently limited by volume rather than weight; load factors of 100 percent are rarely achieved.











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