OLS founder Mahimananda Mishra honored with “Lifetime Achievement Award 2023”

Mahima Mishra's lucid vision of being a first-generation entrepreneur led to the creation of a colossal industrial empire where his employees are treated as their own family members.


Bhubaneswar : Mahimananda Mishra, founder of Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL), has been honoured with the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award 2023” for his four-decade-long dedication to the development of India’s and Odisha’s shipping and maritime industries.

Many businesspeople in every state go above and beyond to promote the general public’s well-being. The state of Odisha, known for its welcoming attitude towards industry, has produced one such figure in Mahimananda Mishra, who is now held in high esteem as the undisputed leader of the state’s thriving industrial sector.

During an occasion during the 8th Edition of East Coast Maritime Forum 2023 held in conjunction with the Eastern Star Awards 2023 and hosted by The Lalit Great Eastern in Kolkata on February 24, 2023, Shri Gopal Krishna, Former Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Government. India, gave the prestigious award.

The OSL Group once again was conferred with “Stevedores Company of the Year” for 2023.

Shri Chandan Mishra, Director, OSL Group and Team, received the award on occasion.

Many senior officials of OSL Group were present.

The event felicitated industry stalwarts who had transformed society, made outstanding contributions to improving the community, set benchmarks in entrepreneurship, and demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities. It was under his leadership that he pioneered Odisha’s first-ever riverine jetty at the prime port city of Paradeep, which was a new dimension to the transport sector with the use of a multi-modal transport system.

Speaking on the recognition, Shri Mahimananda Mishra, Founder of Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL), Said, I wholeheartedly dedicate this award to all my Colleagues, staff, workers and their family members. This award has been possible only for their hard work, dedication, devotion and, above all, personal sacrifices for the sake of the Organisation.

Mahima Mishra, as he is fondly addressed across the state, is a first-generation entrepreneur with a golden heart.

The OSL Group is one of the largest corporate houses across the east coast of India.

It is well-renowned not only for its welfare measures, hospitality and ensuring security for its employees but also for the poor and underprivileged people in Odisha.

Mahima Mishra’s lucid vision of being a first-generation entrepreneur led to the creation of a colossal industrial empire where his employees are treated as their own family members.

OSL is a major stevedoring & cargo handling company at the East Coast ports of India and currently handles more than 50 million tonnes of cargo in different sectors.

The core functional areas include stevedoring, project cargo handling, C&F activities, custom house agency & steamer agency, etc.

Besides, these OSLs have interests in mining, transportation, hospitality, dredging and warehousing.

In its long servicing history, OSL Group has been handling cargo and providing end-to-end logistic solutions to the major corporates of India and abroad, such as IFFCO, Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), TATA Steel Limited, Reliance, JSW, IMFA, Vedanta, NALCO, Jindal Stainless and ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel etc.

OSL Group has been receiving several awards for the last several years in different categories and fields, which are recognition of OSL’s efficiency, potential, capabilities and achievements.

Last year, OSL, as the industrial behemoth, was awarded the “Best Logistic Company of the Year” and “Best Stevedores Company of the Year” in the 7th Edition of ‘East Coast Maritime Forum 2022’ held in Kolkata.