Daga Air Agents
The journey began in 1929 when Mr. Ramakishen Das Daga switched over from his traditional money-lending business to clearing & forwarding business and founded M/s G D Daga & Co., the parent company of M/s Daga Air Agents.
Today Daga Air Agents is a leading clearing & forwarding agent in India with clients all over the world. The Daga Group has expanded into being finance, brokerage and Cargo agents. It has a charitable trust named "Ramakishen Das Daga Seva Nidhi".
What Daga Group is today is because of the endless efforts of the Daga Family.
|Nature of Business||Service Provider|
|Company CEO||Ganesh Daga|
|Total Number of Employees||Upto 10 People|
|Year of Establishment||1950|
|Legal Status of Firm||Partnership Firm|
|Annual Turnover||Rs. 50 Lakh - 1 Crore|
International Air Freight Forwarding
International Sea Freight Forwarding
Import Air & Sea consolidation & break bulk
Domestic Air Freight Forwarder
Custom Brokerage Import/Export
Immediate follow-up of routed cargo
Year 1929 : Mr. Ramkishen Dass Daga alongwith his seasoned businessman son Mr. Gwal Das Daga, foresighted the future prospects of clearing and forwarding business and switched over to this from their traditional money lending business. He founded M/s G D Daga & Co., the parent company of M/s Daga Air Agents in the year 1929 and obtained a Custom Broker License in Calcutta the main business centre of British India.
Year 1936 : Present Seniormost Partner Mr. Damodar Das Daga joined the family business and he took overall charge of forwarding business.
Year 1937 : We chartered two Norwegian Vessels SS Lovstad and SS Holbgeorge on time charter basis. We used to carry jute bags to Karachi and Cement back to Calcutta via Madras but this charter agreement was terminated under War clause.
Year 1939 : During World War II, business in Calcutta came to stand still and operations were controlled from Varanasi and a Satellite office was opened at Bombay for the servicing to the clients.
Year 1951 : Birth of Daga Air Agents. G D Daga & Co. was bifurcated just to cope up with increased work load. Three independent companies were formed :
i) Daga Air Agents
ii) Daga Shipping Agents Pvt. Ltd.
iii) Daga Auto Service Pvt. Ltd.
During this period when even Air Freight Industry was in infancy stage, we obtained IATA approval and became a pioneer of the Air Freight Industry in India.
Year 1955 : Mr. G D Daga eldest son of Mr. Damodar Das Daga, representing the third generation joined the family business.
Year 1960 : Started handling export of famous/renowned handmade carpets manufactured in Bhadohi & Mirzapur.
Year 1971 : It was a feather in our cap, when the Government of India found us to be the most reliable agents for handling export movement of Opium, by both air and sea under the authority of United Nations.
Year 1976 : New Delhi branch was established under the charge of Mr. Dwarka Das Daga, second son of Mr. Damodar Das Daga.
Year 1977 : Bombay now Mumbai branch was established under the charge of Mr. Shree Das Daga, the youngest son of Mr. Damodar Das Daga.
Year 1978 : Got approval from Reserve Bank of India to start Export Consolidation.
Year 1979 : Soon after Varanasi was declared a Custom Port, our new branch was opened there.
Year 1980 : Opened a branch in Jaipur, which became a major export center for gems, jewellery and readymade garments.
Year 1985 : Mr. Arun Daga joined the family business and with the changing scenario of the air freight industry, we started breakbulk operations for export & import consignments. We handled breakbulk operation of many multinational freight forwarders till they opened their own offices.
Year 1989 : Mrs. Seema Daga joined the family business.
Year 1991 : Mr. Anurag Daga joined Delhi office.
Year 1997 : Mrs. Sajal Daga joined in Delhi . Mr. Aniruddha Daga joined in Mumbai after completing his studies.
Year 1998 : Jaipur Branch was established+ Read More
Mr. Damodar Das Daga : With a 66 years experience in clearing and forwarding business is the seniormost partner of Daga Air Agents. He is also a prominent social figure.
Mr. Ganesh Das Daga : A Commerce Graduate & Bachelor of Law is incharge of Head Office at Calcutta as well as Varanasi branch. rich with 47 years of working experience. At present he is also a member of Calcutta Customs Advisory Committee & the Public Grievance Committee.
Mr. Dwarka Das Daga : A Commerce Graduate & Bachelor of Law with 37 years of experience in freight & forwarding, takes care of New Delhi & Jaipur Office. He has worked as treasurer of FFFAI. He is associated with many social organisations.
Mr. Shree Das Daga : A Science Graduate with 29 years of experience & trained with basic & DGR course, is incharge of Mumbai Office. An artist by nature, treasuer and deeply involved in fine arts and cultural activities
Mr. Arun Kumar Daga : Son of Mr. G D Daga, Commerce Graduate and trained with Basic & DGR course, has 17 years experience. He is looking after Air Exports & Finance in Calcutta.
Mrs. Seema Daga : Wife of Mr. Arun Daga, an Arts Graduate, joined the Daga Family business in the year 1989. Trained with Basic Cargo course, DGR course, and is engaged in Office Management, Foreign Contacts & business development activities.
Mr. Anurag Daga : Son of Mr. Dwarka Das Daga, a Commerce Graduate, trained with Basic Cargo course and DGR course has 11 years work experience and is looking after Imports & breakbulk operation in Northern India.
Mr. Aniruddha Daga : Son of Mr. Shree Das Daga, a Commerce Graduate & Diploma holder in Computers. Joined in the year 1997 and is currently engaged in automation of the company.
Mr. Rajesh Daga : Joined in the year 1990, He is now in charge of consolidation & breakbulk operation for both imports by air and sea.+ Read More