The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)
() () is a company owned by the Government of India
based in Mumbai
that operates and manages vessels that services both national and international lines.
SCI was established on October 2, 1961 by the amalgamation
of Eastern Shipping Corporation and Western Shipping Corporation. Two more shipping companies, Jayanti Shipping Company and Mogul Lines Limited were merged with SCI in 1973 and 1986 respectively.
SCI started out with 19 vessels
. It gradually metamorphosed into a conglomerate
having 83 ships of with interests in 10 different segments of the shipping trade.
Starting out as a marginal Liner shipping Company with just 19 vessels, the SCI has today evolved into the largest Indian shipping Company. The SCI also has substantial interests in various segments of the shipping trade. SCI’s owned fleet includes Bulk carriers, Crude oil tankers, Product tankers, Container vessels, Passenger-cum-Cargo vessels, Phosphoric Acid / Chemical carriers, LPG / Ammonia carriers and Offshore Supply Vessels. Sailing through for nearly five decades, the SCI today has a significant presence on the global maritime map.
Lifeline for the country
Over the years, SCI has been a lifeline for the country in times of emergency and distress, by ensuring continued and uninterrupted supply of crude oil, which drives the country’s economy.
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