Asifur’s fascination with the sea began years ago. He was inspired by his father’s passion for shipping and his leadership that transformed Atlas Shipping Lines Ltd, a pioneer private sector shipping company into a major player in the industry. Sanaullah’s passion and knowledge passed to the next generation.
Going out on his own with the blessing of his family, Asifur founded Seatrek Trans Pte,
Ltd in 1999. Along the way, Asifur has become a ship owner as well, adding to his charter fleet.
The challenges his father faced are different than the challenges of today. Modern day ship owners are blessed in that as long as they are a competitively priced, quality provider of shipping services, they have a good chance of participating in the global growth of ocean shipping. This well documented perpetual growth is grounded in the fact that world trade is ever on the rise and ocean shipping is its engine.
The Atlas Initiative was created by Asifur and dedicated to his father.