About Aegis Century

AEGIS is one of the leading players in shipping and dry bulk commodities in India. We move shipments along India’s coast and South-East Asia, run container freight facilities in Kolkata and supply bulk commodities to the Steel and Power Industry (dolomite, limestone and coal). Our customers include India’s largest steel maker, SAIL, in addition to TATA Steel, JSW Steel and Electro Steel. In 2011, AEGIS moved nearly 240,000 metric tons of coking coal for SAIL and was said ”to be by far the best performing COA in the history of SAIL”. A public limited company, we are a subsidiary of the USD 350 million Century Plyboard India Limited Group.

Why Aegis

Strong background

Our holding company Century Plyboards (I) Ltd is an NSE: BSE listed company. It is India’s largest manufacturer of plywood and laminates and is a leading manufacturer of cement and Ferro alloy. Its brands are household names in India. Learn more about Century Ply


Robust shipping and logistic capabilities

  • AEGIS has a strong network with ship owners and have access to a large fleet of vessels, can negotiate competitive rates, manage risk effectively and maintain a timely schedule
  • We currently transport dry cargo via all major vessel types including Handy size, Handymax, Supramax and Panamax
  • Our state-of-the-art, modern container terminal in Kolkata, CENTURY CFS, is the city’s best performing service provider

Expanding business interests

  • We have established a Joint Venture for mining Dolomite in Thailand, with an estimated reserve of 10 million metric tons
  • We are growing in Thailand, UAE and Oman for limestone & dolomite and in Indonesia & USA for coal
  • We have entered the Infrastructure and Real Estate domain with a world-class commercial building of approx. 175,000 sq. ft. BUA in the heart of Kolkata. A specialized team with engineering, procurement and construction knowledge has been mobilized to complete this project and others in the pipeline.
Joint Ventures


Aegis Business Ltd.
36A Shakespeare Sarani
Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Building
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Phone: +91-98300-45600
+91 33 40071899
Fax: +91-98300-95600
+91 33 22895789
Aegis Overseas Ltd.
Level 41, Emirates Towers
Sheikh Zayad Road
P.O. Box 50127
Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971-43197968
Fax: +971-43197969


Girish Agarwal

Managing Director

Girish is responsible for overall strategic direction and business development for Aegis. He has over 20 years’ experience in Industrial Products business development and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata University.

Shraddha Agarwal


Shraddha leads Aegis’s Human Resource and Finance operations. She has 10 years of commercial and marketing experience before joining Aegis.

Ashutosh Jaiswal


Mr. Jaiswal oversees Aegis’s International trading and shipping business. He joined CenturyPly in 1994 and was instrumental in starting CENTURYCFS - Container Freight Station as well as it’s operations at Falta Jetty. He also serves as the President of International Business & Logistics at Century Plyboards. Mr. Jaiswal holds a degree in Science from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata University.

D.K. Chowdhury

Advisor, Shipping

Mr. Chowdhury is responsible for developing Aegis’s ship owning, operating and logistics business. He brings over 45 years of experience in ship owning, operating and agency industry. Before joining Aegis, Mr. Chowdhury was the Managing Director of Sharaf Group of Companies in Dubai and U.A.E. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and LLB (law) degree.

Capt. Suhrid Bose

Chartering Manager, Shipping

Capt. Bose oversees the chartering, operating and shipping operations of Aegis. Before joining Aegis, Capt. Bose sailed for over 10 years with a major shipping company. He also brings several years of experience in commercial shipping – both at the brokerage office as well as at the principal’s office. Capt. Bose holds MBA, MICS and Master Mariner degrees.

Chinu Sharma

Executive Accountant, Shipping

Chinu is responsible for the accounts & overall profit center for the Shipping line. She has several years of experience in banking, tax, statutory and VAT audit. She holds Chartered Accountant (CA), CS and Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors) degrees.

Pawan Gupta

Sr. Manager - Commercial, CFS

Mr. Gupta is charge of finalization of CFS accounts (JJP & Sonai), commercial activities including purchases, HR activities, payroll, inward transportation of CFS, maintenance of Aegis owned vehicles. Mr. Gupta brings 19 years of experience to Aegis, having worked for Mangalam Timber Products (BK Birla group) and Dunlop India in Accounting Managerial roles. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree.

Uday Mukherjee

Manager – Business Development, Trading

Mr. Mukherjee oversees the execution of sales & purchase contracts for Aegis. He brings over two decades of experience to Aegis, having worked in several capacities including client negotiations and technical estimation. Mr. Mukherjee holds a degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical).

Manoj Soni

Asst. Manager – Import & Sourcing, Trading

Mr. Soni is responsible for planning, developing and buying materials for Aegis including invoice payments. Prior to Aegis, Mr. Soni worked in purchasing for Kadel Trading LLC (RO), Shanghai,China.

Vineet Rathi

Commercial Manager, Trading

Vineet oversees Aegis’s Thailand operations as the commercial manager. He is a returning employee, having started his career at Century before moving on to Pricewaterhouse Transaction Services as a team lead for the US territory. Vineet holds Charted Account (CA), CS, Certified FRM (GARP US) and Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degrees.