Three Friends from Singhvi, Joshi & Vaidya families had joined hands in 1984 to form the Friends & Friends Company, which later on called as Friends Group of Companies. The group has its base in port town of Kandla at Gandhidham in Kutch district of Indian’s Gujarat state. Over the years the group has grown with multiple shipping related activities from strength to strength and progressed in various fields. In the process of the Groups development it has made a great and significant contribution to employment generation in the area. Needless to mention that one of the group company is the founder CHA of Kandla Customs way back in 1950’s.
The Companies operating under Friends Group banner with their related activities are:
Friends and Friends Shipping Pvt. Ltd. : Commodity Exports & Shipping
Arvind V. Joshi & Co. : Custom Clearing & Bonding
Gautam Freight Pvt. Ltd. : Stevedoring, Agency & Ship Supplies
Friends Salt Work and Allied Industries : Production & Export of Salt
Friends Oil & Chemical Terminal Pvt. Ltd. : Tank Farms
Terapanth Foods Ltd. : Free flow Iodized Salt
Friends Infrabuild Pvt. Ltd. : Building Construction
We at the Friends Group could meet all requirements of a customer in the shipping business right from Custom clearing, custom bonding, stevedoring, freight forwarding, bunkering. We also have cargo warehouse facilities for dry & liquid for all customers pre-export and import needs.We also undertake jobs of various supplies to the ships through our sizable fleet of Barges.