The company became a vessel owner for the first time in December 1997, with the acquisition of a 586 TEU RORO boxer class container ship, christened M.V Kripaa. The vessel was subsequently sold in March 2009.
In August 1999 we acquired our second vessel, a 1172 TEU container carrier that was christened M.V Kannivu. She operated between the far east , Indian Subcontinent, Middle East &Mediterranean Sea ports with full of safety majors.
- V. Karruthal, the 3600 DWT cargo vessel registered in Saint Kitts and Nevis was indigenously built by Century Shipyard (P) Ltd, and designed by Navtech Designs for Prime shipping Shipping Services. Her keel was laid in August 2002 and she was launched in December 2004.She has a capacity of carrying 394 TEUs. The vessel can touch a speed of 9.3 knots powered by 2 x 640 HP Cummins diesel engines. It can carry general cargo in addition to containers.
The multi-purpose container vessel was designed for service along the coast to call at major and minor ports with a loaded draft of 3.2m. She currently operates in the Far east ,Middle East with the long term goal of operating along the Gulf-African coastline.
In addition Prime shipping take vessels lease over the years where it is required.