In 1987, founder , Mr Shantanu Nafrey moved from being the Vice President of Shipping at a leading Trading House in Dubai and opened ‘Tuscor Lloyds Inc.’ which was a a Jebel Ali Free Zone Company operating breakbulk & Liner Services, initially the company started with just two vessels, namely, ‘MV Marine Nagasaki’ and ‘MV Marine Sapphire’ which operated very successfully between India the Persian Gulf and the Iranian trade lanes.
The company subsequently started a Containerised Feeder Service between Dubai and Iran, with vessel M.V ‘RS Victory,’ which was a containerised Barge service of just a 150 TEU capacity, this provided a pivotal and much needed link at the time in the Persian gulf , the service assisted & facilitated existing main line container carriers such as Maersk & P & O Nedlloyd.
Orion International Shipping LLC, Dubai, was subsequently established by Mr Nafrey as a UAE officious licensed & trading company In March 1993 to undertake Shipchartering, Shipowning and International Freight Forwarding operations, In 1994 the company established UK Freight Forwarder, Tuscor Lloyds Uk Limited initally based in Manchester, After 20 successful years co-owning Tuscor Lloyds UK the shareholding was sold to the existing UK partners in 2015.
Orion International LLC in its trading history of 25 years, has managed the Charters of numerous ships mostly 15,000 T to 50,000 T capacity, the company has successfully expedited several million tons of freight .
The latest chapter in the companies history has seen a ‘rebrand from ’ Orion International Shipping LLC to ‘Orion Global Logistics’ , which reflects the more appropriate , wider range of Logistical services offered by the company .
Mr Nafrey has over 40 years of experience in Shipowning, Chartering and Shipmanagement. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management and has gained working experience at the prestigious Baltic Exchange during early years.
In 2015 Orion to enhance its existing chartering & ship brokering operations has appointed a new Managing Director, Mr Gareth Ridings who’s an ex Director & colleague of Mr Nafrey from Tuscor Lloyds UK Ltd , Tuscor Lloyds India PVT & Tuscor lloyds INC, Mr Ridings was also the Co-founder of ‘Allseas Cargo Ltd in the UK’ (subsequently known as ‘Allseas Global Logistics ‘ ), Mr. Ridings, a UK expat has over 25 years experience in general Freight Forwarding, Breakbulk, Project Cargo & Out of Gauge cargo movements, he was also one of the founding pioneers to facilitating breakbulk / out of gauge cargo on regular liner containerised vessels using specialist equipment & loading techniques.