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Top 10 Ship Building Companies in India

Ships are used for the purpose of process transporting commodities and merchandise goods and cargo. There are many shipping companies operating in our country. Let’s discuss about top 10 ship building companies in India.

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd

SCI (The Shipping Corporation of India) ltd. is the largest shipping company in India. It came into existence on October 2nd, 1961 and was founded by government of India. It has its headquarters in Mumbai. Anoop Kumar Sharma is the key person of the company.SCI was also awarded the prestigious “Navratna” status by Indian Government in 2008. The SCI operates around one-third of the Indian tonnage, and all areas of the shipping business. It servesboth national and international trades.

Essar Shipping

Essar Shipping stands second in the list of top 10 companies of India. It operates a varied fleet of 14 vessels. The company is an essential part under Essar Group. It was established in 1945 and amalgamated in 2010. It provides cost effective end-to-end logistics, shipping and oilfield services. Key person of this company is Shashi Ruia.

The Great Eastern Shipping Companies

This company is on the third position among top 10 shipping companies in India. It is India’s largest private sector shipping company. It has a great global reputation. Also it is an ISO 9001: 2000 certified company.The company started its operations in 1948. It deals in transporting solid, liquid and gas products. Bharati Shipyard

Bharati Shipyard is the fourth largest shipping company in India. It manufactures ships and carries goods like crude oil. The company commenced in 1973 by P.C. Kapoor and Vijay Kumar.  It was founded in 1973 and has headquarters in Maharashtra. The company operates three segmented operations including ship building, designing, and repairing.

ABG Shipyard

ABG shipyard is on the fifth position in the top 10 on this list. It deals in carrying out Ship building and Ship Repair business. The company has attained the title of India’s largest private sector ship building yard. The largest ship maintenance facility – ship repair unit in Goa, India is operated by this company.

Mercator Limited

Mercator Limited was earlier known as Mercator Lines. Among the top 10 shipping companies of India, it is ranked sixth. It was founded in 1983 and has its headquarters in Mumbai. This company is engaged in the business of Oil & Gas, Coal, Commodity Transportation and Dredging.

Gujarat Pipavav

Gujarat Pipavav stands at the seventh rank in the top 10 shipping companies in India. It is a private company founded by Nikhil Gandhi in 1996. The services provided by them are pilotage/towage, cargo handling and logistics support. It handles bulk, container and liquid cargo.

Varun Shipping

Varun Shipping Company Limited is an Indian private sector shipping company on the eighth position in this list.This company owns and operates vessels in the hydrocarbon sector. Itis engaged globally in energy transportation and offshore exploration and production {Exploration and Production (E&P)} support services. Varun shipping company was honored with the prestigious award of “The Fastest Expanding Indian Shipping Company in the year 2006. In the year 2008, it also received “The Marine and Offshore Services Award”.

Global Offshore Services Ltd

Global Offshore Services Ltd is the ninth largest shipping company among India’s top ten. It was founded in 1976. The Company’s vessels support Oil and Gas Exploration efforts involving transport of personnel to rigs and platforms from onshore bases and Vice-Versa. It also delivers cargo and material to rigs. It also conduct anchor handling operations and much more.

Shreyas Shipping

Shreyas Shipping & Logistics is the 10th largest shipping company of India. It is a unit of Transworld Group. It owns an Indian flagged vessel.The company is a developer and market leader in domestic coastal container shipping covering all main ports and container terminals on the Indian coast.


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