A total service company Established 1937
A total service company (Seychelles)

About us

Hunt, Deltel & Co. Ltd was formed in 1937 and is a Seychelles registered and owned company, with an extensive portfolio of activities, with particular emphasis in shipping and service related fields.

The company is certified ISO 9001:2008 compliant for its shipping agency, management and administration; this covers our commercial shipping, tuna operations, cruise ships, super yacht activities and express courier services.

History

Commercial Shipping

Above: Breakbulk cargo being discharged at Port Victoria.

The company's principle activity has historically been shipping line representation; our directors have witnessed the evolution of shipping in Seychelles from break-bulk shipments to full containerisation; from direct calls from Europe to the current hub and feeder system. 

1937

The Beginnings

Above: Hansa Linve vessel, represented by Hunt Deltel. Photo credit: Michael King-Harman, 1976.

Hunt Deltel was formed in 1937 by two prominent members of the local community, Percival Hunt and Alexandre Deltel. The company started with just 5 employees in an office without electricity on Revolution Avenue in Victoria. Many would be surprised to learn of our history in the provision of insurance services and the importation of a vast range of products, from cigars to alcohol, paint and sports goods. 

1937

Seychelles International Airport

On the 20th March 1972 the Seychelles International Airport is opened by her majesty the Queen Elizabeth II 

1972

Streamlining

Hunt, Deltel & Co. Ltd. streamlines its importation portfolio following the opening of Seychelles International Airport in 1972. With the expansion of the local market and the arrival of tourism the company concentrates on its services and vehicle distribution.

1972

IATA Agency

Appointed as the first IATA Cargo Agent for Seychelles following the start of regular weekly consolidation services out of Europe.

1979

Mahe Business Machines

Opened the first computer retail outlet in Seychelles. Represented Apple and Olivetti Products. MBM was also one of three shareholders that established the first ISP for Seychelles, Atlas Ltd, later acquired by Cable & Wireless Ltd.

1980

Industrial Fishing

Acted as agent for the first purse seiner vessel carrying out exploratory voyages to ascertain viability of purse seine tuna fishing in the Indian Ocean.

1981

DHL

Company started the first international courier operations in Seychelles, firstly with TNT and subsequently with DHL International

Website: www.dhl.sc

Tel: +248 4322802

 

1984

Stevedoring

Above: In the past, local fish exports were frozen, packed into gunny backs, & brought to the quay in insulated fiberglass boxes. Nowadays they are loaded into reefer containers & transported around the world by cargo ship or reefer vessel.

At the request of the Spanish owned tuna fleets, the company established its own stevedoring operations for tuna transhipment.

1994

ISO Certified

Hunt, Deltel & Co. Ltd. acquires ISO certification.

2000

Eden Island Marina

The company designed, developed and manages the first super yacht marina in Seychelles.

Website: www.edenislandmarina.com

2007

Transport & Logistics Services

The company has an extensive transport fleet including container side lifters for 20’ and 40 containers.

2007

Express Logistics

Express Logistics Ltd, a subsidiary of the company, specialises in customs clearance, logistics and airfreight.

2008

Careers

Hunt, Deltel & Co. Ltd. offers a vast range of career opportunities.

With such a wide portfolio of activities, our staff has the chance to gain experience in a variety of industries, to develop multiple skills and deal with clients and associates from all over the world.

The company is driven by a team of young managers with new ideas for growth and with their eye out for hard-working and honest team players. The company is also backed by a team of passionate directors who ensure the company's traditional values remain at the heart of its operations.

If we sound like the kind of company you would like to work for, why not send in your CV and we will get back to you as soon as possible.