Monday October 18, 2021 was a historic moment for Mahe Shipping Company as it relocates to new purpose-built premises on Veloutier Road at the New Port, Victoria. This is a major evolution for Mahe Shipping as the company strives to meet the challenges of the 21st century and maintain its lead as an innovative, efficient and dynamic shipping and logistics company.
Mahe Shipping celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, but the company has even deeper roots in Seychelles history stretching back more than a century. The majority of the first shares were held by a consortium of eleven shipping lines from six European countries that dominated shipping in the Indian Ocean for a century. The balance of shares was held by Noel Bentley-Buckle (known to his friends as ‘Box’ as he was born on Boxing Day) and later his son Tony, chairman and founder of Southern Line of East Africa.
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Today in Seychelles
When a company specialised in transport and logistics moves office, you might expect it to proceed efficiently. It did.........with every member of staff playing a part.
The vessel M.V. Fugro Gauss has arrived in Seychelles to perform a survey prior to the laying of a new cable in north Mahe at a site yet to be selected. M.V. Fugro Gauss is a purpose-built hydrographic and cable route survey vessel, fitted with a bespoke infrastructure for both geophysical and geotechnical survey work. In addition to deep tow side scan sonar, magnetometer and high precision surface positioning equipment, the Fugro Gauss is the only commercial survey vessel with a hull-mounted Innomar Deep 2000 system covering depths up to 6000 metres.
Pictured above, upon arrival Lynze Marimba, Head of The Agency Department of Mahe Shipping presented to Captain Andrej Kovaliov and Party Chief Mr Lennart of MV Fugro Gauss a copy of the book Seychelles, Ships and the Sea, a maritime history of Seychelles published in 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mahe Shipping Company.
Full vessel particulars may be seen here.
A complete overview of the project is available here.
Pictured below is the survey area from Machabee (left) to Carana (right).
Mahe Shipping have donated one million rupees to the Seychelles Covid-19 Relief Fund Foundation. The donation was made on behalf of the company on 21 January 2021 by Managing Director Joe Morin and Finance Director Caroline Cetoupe. The directors of the company were unanimous in their support for the government in tackling the current unprecendented crisis .
H Savy Insurance Co Ltd, in which Mahe Shipping holds 11.25% of the equity donated a further SR1,000,000.
As we enter the New Year, construction of new office and warehouse facilities which will house Mahe Shipping's operations is taking shape. The site is owned by subsidiary company Liquid Air and is conveniently located close to the New Port. Completion is scheduled for mid-2021.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS, FAMILIES AND CUSTOMERS .
Despite the restrictions and conditions imposed by the current Covid-19 crisis, Mahe Shipping continues to maintain the highest possible level of service in meeting the requirements of our clients. This is illustrated by this series of photographs during the handling of this export to Durban.
Photos: Andy Gobine
Lynze Marimba, Shipping Agency Operations Manager of Mahe Shipping, has been awarded a Diploma in Ship and Port Agency by North Kent College and Lloyd's Maritime Academy.
The diploma includes:
The 180-metre long cruise ship MS Nautica called at Port Victoria today. With accommodation for 684 guests in 342 cabins (70% with private verandas) Nautica is owned and operated by Oceania Cruises. She was built in 2000 in France for Renaissance Cruises and renovated in 2014, becoming a practically new ship. The decks are made of the finest teak, custom stone coating and high quality tiles. The facilities are luxurious with four first-class restaurants, eight lounges and bars, a fitness centre and a spa.