First and foremost, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your kind and encouraging support in creating Nepal Shipping Lines, the first-ever Nepali shipping company to operate a non-feeder based direct container liner service to/from the Bay of Bengal region with its own fleet of newly built containers. Your support to our Company has allowed us to commence the first-ever direct — non-feeder independent container liner services from base ports of Far East — Southeast Asia to the Bay of Bengal and from the Bay of Bengal region to base ports of Upper Indian Sub-continent — Gulf and beyond. Nepal Shipping Lines will be recognized as the most preferred business partner of uncountable numbers of importers, exporters, buying/trading houses of the entire region. Our dedicated service is bound to touch the lives and business of the region and may help the region towards financial independence. We continuously strive to maximize the value we bring to our customers and shareholders alike. Efficient and effective fleet operations, optimal logistics IT, and a dedicated network of offices arid agents all contribute to this effort.
Meanwhile, we have expanded our business areas to ship management, terminal operation, and logistics solutions to support the core activities of the group. We believe these enterprises will provide opportunities for future, sustainable growth of foreign trade of Nepal. We also recognize and embrace our obligation to be good corporate citizens. We will maintain corporate transparency and act ethically in all aspects of our business dealings. We will do our small part to make the world a better place to live. Nepal Shipping Lines strives to become one of the world’s the best service providers. We will do all that we can to enhance the success of our valued customers.