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5-SLN expands network in East & South Africa with Sharaf Shipping Agency 14 May 17

5-SLN is pleased to announce that, as a result of a referral from an existing 5-SLN Member, Sharaf Shipping Agency (SSA) of Dubai, UAE has joined our growing and dynamic global network in respect of their following offices in East & South Africa:

Diamond Shipping Services SA of Djibouti

(Key Contact: Shan Gunasekeran, Person-in-Charge)

Sharaf Shipping Agency LLC. of Lilongwe, Malawi

(Key Contact: Hemant Chawla, Person-in-Charge)

Champion Shipping PLC of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

(Key Contact: Azmeera Tadesse Baraki (Ms), Person-in-Charge)

Sharaf Shipping Agency Ltd of Lusaka, Zambia

(Key Contact: Amit Chawla, Person-in-Charge)

Diamond Shipping Services (K) Ltd. of Mombasa, Kenya

(Key Contact: Brajesh Srivastav, Person-in-Charge)

Sharaf Shipping Agency LDA of Maputo, Mozambique

(Key Contact: Lilantha Nugewala, Person-in-Charge)

Sharaf Shipping Agency (T) Ltd. of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

(Key Contact: Capt Shashi Bhushan Kumar, Person-in-Charge)

Sharaf Shipping Agency (Pty) Ltd. of Durban, South Africa

(Key Contact: Sumit Banerjee, Person-in-Charge)

These companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sharaf Shipping Agency (SSA) of Dubai UAE.

SSA was founded in 1976 as a Ship Agency its core activity has evolved to include Hub Services, Offshore Supply, Freight Forwarding, Project Cargo, Chartering & Brokering and Logistics & Warehousing Services. SSA has continuously expanded its network of owned offices throughout the Middle East/Africa and, today, employs over 1,000 multinational executives with proven shipping experience. Their website at:

The 5-SLN global network now represents 211 Members with 339 branch offices in 198 cities in 98 countries with 6,763 Staff and 2 Billion USD in Annual Revenues.

Submitted By: Trevor Titley