About Us | Overview

PSTS is forever evolving in its commitment to deliver Value to its customers.

Started as a Ship Agent in 1940, today PSTS is the undisputed market leader providing End-To-End solutions for Dry Bulk, Break-Bulk, Industrial Projects and Containerized cargo. PSTS has asset based presence in all the major, minor and private ports in South East India coastline. Its services comprise Ship Agency, Stevedoring, Sea and Air freight, Customs Brokerage, Project Forwarding, Heavy Lift &Shift, Port Infrastructure and Management and Customized Logistics Solutions.

Today, its strengths in Size, Capacity, Resources, Market Presence, Expertise and Experience, work cohesively with the intent of catering to customer delight by all means, always.
PSTS Overview
  • One Stop Service for all logistics requirements.
  • Team of experienced, qualified and dedicated professionals.
  • Handle about 8 million tons of cargo per annum.
  • Own fleet of equipments and infrastructure for handling of bulk, break-bulk and containerized cargo.
  • Globally networked for End-to-End Freight solutions, covering more than 85 countries and 600 offices worldwide.
  • Coastal Shipping Solution and services on door-to-door basis.
  • An award winning company for its performance, year after year.
  • Executive member in various Industrial trade forums in India.
  • Active member in various Global Trade forums and Networks.
  • An ISO 9001:2008 certified company.
International Services: Ship Agency, Sea & Air Freight Forwarding, Cross Trade Shipments, Vessel & Space Chartering, Project Logistics, Exhibition / Trade Show Shipments, Auto Transportation, Import/Export Clearance, Bonded Warehousing Solutions, Flexi tanks in Containers, Plant Relocation Services.

Domestic Services: Stevedoring, Coastal Shipping, Container Transportation, Crane/Equipment Hiring, Heavy-Lift & ODC Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution Services, In-Plant Logistics, Industrial & Export Packaging Solutions.

Port Infrastructure & Management Services: Operations & Maintenance of Port Infrastructure, O&M Services for Port Based Coal Handling Plants (CHP), CFS & ICD Operations, H&T Contract Services, O&M Services for Fixed and Mobile Harbour Cranes, Development of Port Infrastructure on PPP project.

Milestones @PSTS 75

  • Shri PSTS Thiraviaratnam as a secretary of Tuticorin Harbour Development Council, along with the delegates met Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and requested for a deep water port on 2nd April 1958
  • Agents for the very first vessel MV Chennai Ookkam, that berthed at new Port of Tuticorin. Mr.PSTS Thiraviaratnam tied the mooring rope around the bollard signifying the berthing in 1975
  • Obtained license to provide Stevedoring service in the Port of Chennai in January 1989
  • The Vikasa School an ICSE Board School was started under PSTS Foundation in 1995
  • PSTS Heavy Equipment Ltd became a public limited company in Sept 1996
  • A joint venture between PSTS and Reliance Logistics to promote FTL transportation under the name Relogistics commenced in July 2002
  • Shri PSTS Thiraviaratnam was named the "Father of Tuticorin Port" by the then Chairman, Tuticorin Port Trust and was felicitated by the Union Minister of Shipping & Surface Transport-Mr.TR Baalu in Dec.2006
  • Got ISO 9001-2008 Certification by TUV-SUD America Inc., in June 2008
  • Started the entire Port Management of stevedoring and shore handling operations at Karaikal Port since July 2009
  • Handled one million tons of cargo in just 30 days across the Ports of Chennai, Tuticorin and Karaikal in March 2012
  • Deployed two nos of 120 tons Liebherr Harbour Mobile Crane in VOC Port, Tuticorin under PPP Scheme along withM/S IMC Ltd in Mar 2013
  • Became the first Stevedore to handle non-containerized clean cargo in Kattupalli Port in July 2013
  • Handled 28 vessels in a single month with diverse cargo across the Ports of Chennai, Kattupalli, Karaikal and Tuticorin and broke the earlier record -the highest in the history of PSTS in Nov 2015
Stevedore of the Year Award
Stevedore of the Year Award 2015
Stevedore of the Year Award
Stevedore of the Year Award 2013
EXIM Service Award
EXIM Service Award 2013
Business Gaurav SME Awards
Business Gaurav SME Awards 2012
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02 / 09 / 2016
Multi-Port Challenges in Business, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Chennai


01 / 09 / 2016
PSTS Logistics loads 409 MT stator on foreign flag vessel for coastal movement


01 / 08 / 2016
PSTS successfully handles longest ever wind turbine blades imported in India


24 / 06 / 2016
PSTS wins Stevedore of the Year Award for third consecutive year


19 / 04 / 2016
International Security Cargo Network Freight Forwarders Conference


28 / 01 / 2016
PSTS celebrates 75 years


26 / 01 / 2016
PSTS Logistics Achieves Milestone

Indian Express

25 / 01 / 2016
PSTS Celebrates 75th Anniversary in Grand Fashion

Port Wings News Network, 25th January 2016

21 / 08 / 2015
PSTS Logistics wins "Stevedore of the Year Award"

The Hindu Business Line – Chennai Edition, 21st July 2015.

10 / 07 / 2015
PSTS receives "Stevedore of the Year Award"
24 / 07 / 2013
PSTS Logistics - "Cargo and logistics awards"

The Hindu – Chennai Edition, 24th July 2013.