Herald Maritime Services was established in 1991 under the dynamic leadership of Capt. R. Y. Barve and Capt. J. J. Appoo.
Capt. R. Y. Barve came ashore in 1984 to take up an assignment as Personnel Manager in the shipping industry. With his long and valuable experience in personal management of vessels owned by various foreign principals, he commenced operations of Herald Maritime Services.
Capt. J.J.Appoo, an experienced Master of tankers and OBOs joined hands with Capt. Barve to launch Herald Maritime Services and within a short span of 3 years, the venture grew to operate over 25 vessels under their management. Today Herald Maritime Services manages over 35 vessels belonging to different foreign owners, including the following prominent ones :
M/S Bergshav of Norway
M/S Ship Surveys and Services Srl
M/S Essar Shipping Port and Logistics Limited of India
M/S Tag Offshore Limited, India