The Ship­ping Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia Lim­ited

COASTAL SHIP­PING OP­ER­A­TOR OF THE YEAR

Maritime Gateway - - Lifetime Achievement Award -

he Ship­ping Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia Ltd (SCI) has taken the ba­ton to pro­mote coastal ship­ping as a ser­vice to the cus­tomers and the na­tion by go­ing be­yond com­mer­cial con­sid­er­a­tions. And this very com­mit­ment has fetched the largest fleet owner of the na­tion with the Coastal Ship­ping Op­er­a­tor of the Year Award. SCI op­er­ates a fleet of 69 ves­sels of about 5,850 mil­lion DWT. In con­tainer di­vi­sion, SCI is op­er­at­ing two ships on In­dian coast with a ca­pac­ity of 1,800 teus and a larger one with 4,300 teus ca­pac­ity. In the FY2016-17, SCI han­dled 26,513 teu of con­tainer­ised cargo on the coastal route. In spite of the slump in global trade SCI man­aged to post a whop­ping growth of 27.49 per cent on a yearon-year ba­sis in han­dling con­tainer­ised cargo. All the coastal op­er­a­tions are han­dled by the SMILE and PIX2 Ser­vice that touch on the ei­ther coasts of In­dia con­nect­ing Mun­dra, Pi­pavav, Cochin, Tu­ti­corin, Kat­tupalli, Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam, Chen­nai, Vizag and

Hal­dia ports. To fur­ther boost its coastal op­er­a­tions SCI has made new additions to its fleet. A Cel­lu­lar Ves­sel of 4,300 teus ca­pac­ity and a DWT of 57,500 met­ric tonnes has been pressed into ser­vice re­cently. This is the largest ever ves­sel to op­er­ate on the In­dian coastal route. CIX Ex­press ser­vice is a new ser­vice added which is ba­si­cally a re-ori­en­ta­tion of port ro­ta­tion and ad­di­tion of new ports as per the move­ment of the coastal cargo. The Ship­ping Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia has also emerged as the most di­ver­si­fied In­dian com­pany with ac­cu­mu­lated over­all ca­pac­ity of

5.850 mil­lion DWT, cater­ing to var­i­ous seg­ments of ship­ping. SCI fur­ther fo­cuses on es­tab­lish­ing a ma­jor global pres­ence in en­ergy and niche con­tainer ship­ping, con­sid­er­ing the fact that de­mand for en­ergy in South Asia is on the rise.

(L to R) Shan­tanu Bhad­kamkar, Chair­man, IFCBA; Capt Anoop Ku­mar Sharma, CMD, The Ship­ping Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia Ltd; Michael Ju­lian Be­vis, Se­nior Di­rec­tor Group Re­la­tions,south Asia, AP Moller-maersk

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