Milestones

A JOURNEY THAT BEGAN IN 1917 AND STILL CONTINUES TO SURGE FORWARD

From the year 1917 when it was founded, CKB embarked on a journey to success. The depth of the vision of its founders, the strength of their conviction in their mission, and the instinctive ability of the generations that followed, to gather a team around them that believed in their founders dream of creating a truly Indian Logistics Multinational Company,drove the company forward. The journey soon took the shape of a saga that redefined benchmarks in the business of logistics. And year after year, decade upon decade, a new page is being added to this remarkable tale of sheer enterprise.

The Year Milestones that were set on the journey of 100 years
1917 Chinubhai Kalidass & Bros. established by Mr. C. K. Sheth with the support of his brothers.
1949 New opportunities came knocking. International markets were booming and exports from India showed an upward trend.
1953 First branch at the port of Kandla established.
1955 Warehouses were procured to facilitate the export and import trade.
1957 TRANSPORTRADE, the trucking division established.
1968 Major expansion undertaken. Exports of non traditional goods intensified.
1968-84 Business Consolidation Phase.
1984 Obtained the customs operating licence for clearance from Ahmedabad.
1986-87 Major expansion of our fleet of trucks/trailers.
1987 Established our branch at Pune.
1989 Established Anubhav Shipping Agencies Pvt. Ltd.
1990 1st September 1990 was a golden day in the history of CKB, Ahmedabad. We cleared the first ever container out of ICD, Ahmedabad.
1991 Ahmedabad ICD fully operational.
1992 CKB celebrates 75 years in the service of International trade.
1993 Established our branch at Jaipur.
1994 Established Axis Shipping Agencies Pvt. Ltd.
1996 Established Ace Shipping Pvt. Ltd.
1997 Established our branches at Baroda and Udaipur.
1997 A dedicated LCL Consolidation service to 550 destinations around the globe introduced at I.C.D. Ahmedabad.
1997 1st CHA to ship out a container from ICD, Dasrath (Baroda).
1998 Established our branch at Nagpur.
1999 Mauritius Office established
1999 Chicago, USA Office established
2000 CKB bought its own spacious office in Mumbai and consolidated its group operations under one roof.
2001 CKB joined forces with two freight forwarding giants to form a powerful logistics conglomerate CEL.
2001 CEL jointly owns and operates a large fleet of ISO Tanks.
2002 Mundra office established.
2003 Delhi office established.
2004 Chennai office established.
2004 Pipavav office established.
2005 Bangalore office established
2009 Ankleshwar Branch established
2009 Transliquid Company Limited - ISO Tank Operator with over 1600 owned ISO Tanks Established
2010 Dahej Branch established
2010 CELware Logistics Pvt Ltd. Established
2011 Hazira Branch established
2012 CKB WINS THE MALA AWARD FOR THE BEST CUSTOM HOUSE AGENT-ALL INDIA
2012 CKB AWARDED THE GOLD TROPHY - BEST LOGISTICS SERVICES PROVIDER BY ATUL LTD - ONE OF THE LARGEST CHEMICAL COMPANIES IN INDIA
2013 LOGISTICS PLUS, INDIA ESTABLISHED
2013 CKB AWARDED THE GOLD TROPHY (2ND YEAR IN A ROW) - BEST LOGISTICS SERVICES PROVIDER BY ATUL LTD - ONE OF THE LARGEST CHEMICAL COMPANIES IN INDIA
2013 NOMINATED FOR THE BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
2013 NOMINATED FOR THE BEST CUSTOMS BROKER OF THE YEAR
2013 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS - BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER
2013 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS - BEST CUSTOMS BROKER
2013 ATUL LTD - INDIA'S LARGEST CHEMICAL COMPANY - GOLD TROPHY - BEST LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDER (2ND YEAR IN A ROW)
2012-13 CONCOR AWARDS - ANKLESHWAR - SEA EXPORT
2012-13 CONCOR AWARDS - ANKLESHWAR - SEA IMPORT
2012-13 CONCOR AWARDS - BARODA - SEA EXPORT
2012-13 CONCOR AWARDS - AHMEDABAD - SEA EXPORT
2013-14 GUJARAT JUNCTION AWARDS 2015 - FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
2013-14 GUJARAT JUNCTION AWARDS 2015 - CUSTOMS BROKER OF THE YEAR
2013-14 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS - CUSTOMS BROKER OF THE YEAR
2013-14 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS - CUSTOMS BROKER OF THE YEAR - CONTAINERS
2013-14 CONCOR AWARDS - NUMBER 1 - EXPORT - AHMEDABAD
2013-14 CONCOR AWARDS - NUMBER 1 - EXPORT - ANKLESHWAR
2013-14 CONCOR AWARDS - NUMBER 1 - IMPORT - ANKLESHWAR
2014-15 CONCOR AWARDS - AHMEDABAD - SEA EXPORT
2014-15 CONCOR AWARDS - NUMBER 1 - EXPORT - ANKLESHWAR
2014-15 CONCOR AWARDS - NUMBER 1 - IMPORT - ANKLESHWAR
2015 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS - BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER
2015 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS - BEST CUSTOMS BROKER
2016 GUJARAT JUNCTION AWARDS - BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER
2016 GUJARAT JUNCTION AWARDS - BEST CUSTOMS BROKER
2016 ECONOMIC TIMES LOGISTICS AWARDS 2016 - BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER ALL INDIA
2016 CKB ENTERS ITS 100TH YEAR ON 6TH FEBRUARY 2016
2016 GOLD TROPHY - BEST LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDER (3rd YEAR IN A ROW) (AWARDS NOT HELD FOR 2014 & 2015)
2016 INDIA MARITIME AWARDS - FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
2016 CKB GROUP'S FORAY INTO AFRICA - OPENS ITS OWN OFFICE AT MOMBASA (KENYA) UNDER THE BANNER OF ARK SHIPPING KENYA PVT LTD
2016 MALA AWARDS 2016 - BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
2016 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS - BEST CUSTOM BROKER OF THE YEAR
2016 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS - BEST END TO END COMPLETE LOGISTICS SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
2016 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS - SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO LEADING CUSTOM BROKER FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE
2016 LOGISTICS ASIA AWARDS - BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER - SEA
2016 LOGISTICS ASIA AWARDS - BEST CUSTOM BROKER - SEA
2016 CONCOR AWARDS - CHA EXPORTS - ICD AHMEDABAD 1ST POSITION
2016 CONCOR AWARDS - CHA IMPORTS - ICD ANKLESHWAR 1ST POSITION
2016 CONCOR AWARDS - CHA EXPORTS - ICD ANKLESHWAR 2ND POSITION
2017 6th FEBRUARY 2017 - CKB COMPLETES 100 YEARS
2017 CKB FELICITATED BY PORT OF ANTWERP FOR COMPLETING 100 YEARS
2017 GUJARAT JUNCTION AWARDS - BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER
2017 GUJARAT JUNCTION AWARDS - BEST CUSTOM BROKER - CONTAINERS
2017 ADANI HAZIRA PORT - PARTNER IN PROGRESS - TOP 3 CUSTOM BROKER - EXPORT
2017 ADANI HAZIRA PORT - PARTNER IN PROGRESS - TOP 3 CUSTOM BROKER - EXPORT
2017 CKB GETS THE PRESTIGIOUS AEO CERTIFICATION
2017 INDIA MARITIME AWARDS - FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
2017 INDIA MARITIME AWARDS - CUSTOM BROKER OF THE YEAR (IMPORT - EXPORT)
2017 GATEWAY AWARDS - FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
2017 MALA AWARDS 2017 - FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
2017 CONCOR AWARDS - NUMBER 1 - ANKLESHWAR EXPORTS
2017 CONCOR AWARDS - NUMBER 1 - ANKLESHWAR IMPORTS
2017 CONCOR AWARDS - NUMBER 1 - AHMEDABAD EXPORTS
2017 SOUTH GUJARAT CARGO & LOGISTICS BUSINESS FORUM - BEST ;LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDER AT HAZIRA
2017 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS 2017 - BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
2017 GUJARAT STAR AWARDS 2017 - BEST CUSTOMS BROKER OF THE YEAR
2018 GUJARAT JUNCTION AWARDS 2018 - BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
2018 INDIA MARITIME AWARDS 2018 - FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
2018 INDIA MARITIME AWARDS 2018 - CUSTOM BROKER OF THE YEAR (EXPORT-IMPORT)
2018 INDIA MARITIME AWARDS 2018 - DYNAMIC LOGISTICS PERSONALITY OF THE DECADE AWARDED TO MR ANAND SHETH
2018 CKB GROUP OPENS ITS 2nd OFFICE IN KENYA AT NAIROBI ON 2nd JULY 2018