Honored as Best Performer by Kandla Port for various commodities in 2004-05. | Handled 21,400 MT of zinc concentrate in a single day from MV Gant Star on 18th April, 2004. | Handled 31,050 MT of coal in a single day from MV Yasha H Mulla on 16th December, 2003. | Loaded 35,500 MT of salt in just 24 hours to MV Victory on 7th October, 2004. | Discharged 21,111 MT of scrap in just 23 hours from MV Spar Sirius on 7th November, 2005. | Best Exporter Award for salt awarded to Friends Salt Works & Allied Industries by the Ministry of Commerce in 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2004-05.

The Group

The "Friends & Friends Co." formed by three enterprising family friends in 1984 with a view to provide all types of shipping solutions to the port users has now became a known business house of Gandhidham- Kandla. The Friends Group has now diversified into other areas like Salt, Iron ore, Textiles and Commodity Exports. Today the Group with business volume exceeding Rs.9.50 Billion (US$ 210.00 million), enabling it to command strong growth sentiments.

The Group boasts of the infrastructure and potential to meet all logistic requirements of the customers, right from Custom Clearing, Custom Bonding and Warehousing to Stevedoring, Freight Forwarding, Agencies and Bunkering.

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To evolve as excellent service providers for major shipping facilities under one roof with the help of technological caliber, sound infrastructure and the best possible customer service.


To provide shipping related services at one of India’s fastest developing port at Kandla and to become the market leader in industrial salt production, iron ore and commodity exports.


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