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Straits Orient Lines (SOL) Singapore was formed in early 2000, with a vision “to be our customers’ obvious choice for total logistics solutions through innovative and reliable services”. This objective remains the same till date.

Back then we were a container feeder service company, set up to start a service between Singapore and Bangladesh for a major customer. From humble beginnings, we grew at a steady pace, introducing more services into the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia regions.

In 2002, we purchased our own container vessels flying the Singapore flag under one of our verticals, Liberty Navigation Singapore.

During the shipping boom in 2005, we built new vessels at the Singapore Technologies Marine Shipyard. This opportunity came when the order books of shipyards worldwide were full for the next 10 years. We took the bold and timely decision to order two new container vessels, which gave us the stature to achieve our current position as one of Asia’s most prominent shipping companies.

Then in 2005, we commenced our first Container Freight Station (CFS) at Dadri in India under Transworld Terminals which has now grown to be a PAN India land side activity with a complete suite of services for the EXIM Trade.

To complement services in SOL and Transworld Terminals, we started our cargo services arm under BLPL Singapore in 2007. Today, we have our own fleet of container inventory spanning the entire region.

A year later, we took the next step of establishing a logistics division under BLPL, to create value-added services for our customers. The increasing business activity led to the formation of a separate entity under Transworld Global Logistics Solutions.

To consolidate the various business units in Singapore under one umbrella, we established our holding company Transworld Group Singapore in 2012.

Our progress has been on the strength of the unwavering support of our customers, trade partners and service providers. We remain transparent and open in all our dealings with our customers. We’re firm believers of regular training and development of our staff, to increase output and quality. We have created state-of-the-art IT systems and upgrade them at regular intervals for better productivity.

In pursuit of our mission, we continue to maintain high standards of quality, efficiency and customer service, in sync with our organisation’s vision and values.

We are grateful for the strong relationships we have built through the years and wish the very best always to our customers, trade partners, service providers and staff.