The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) came into existence in the year 1961. It happened only through the merger of Eastern and Western Shipping Corporations. With a modest inception of just 19 vessels, SCI has now grown in to a major shipping company. The company has now earmarked services in different services in shipping trade. Just have a glance at the impressive size of its fleet and you will discover bulk carriers, crude oil tankers, product tankers, container ships, vessels for passenger-cum-cargo, sophisticated carriers for acid and chemicals, carriers for LPG and ammonia, and a remarkable offshore vehicles.
Already noted as India’s most important shipping liner, SCI transports almost more than 1/3rd of nation’s total capacity transported. It has far-spread operations both inside India and abroad. Posed as the nation’s most important carrier with its services ranging from break bulk services, liquid/dry bulk services, global container services, and passenger services to other related premium services, literally it functions as the official carrier of various government and private organizations. Over the years, it has made maximum contribution to India’s Exim trade and national exchequer. More importantly, it has served as the life-line of the nation by extending the service of providing crude oil supply at the time it is discontinued due to emergency.
Highlights of its other services
Tanker service- You would be taken aback to know that SCI is officially India’s largest tanker service provider. Its number of crude oil tankers has well-diversified range consisting of MR, LR-I, LR-II, Aframax, Suezmax , and VLCC containers. Till this period, it has substantially contributed to India’s crude and product transportation.
Impressive Bulk carriage– It is also armed with 16 bulk carriers consisting of Handymax, Supramax, Panamax, and Kamsamax sized vessels. It has given good maintenance to its carriers for which for at least 3 years and sometimes up to 15 years. The carriers are always purchased after carefully examining the needs of India’s trade.
Important chartering services– SCI conduct weekly brokers’ meets through its chartering department after consolidating the requirements from the departments. The in-out services are then compiled and made into a list.
Lighterage services– It has exclusive lighterage services that was set up in 1975. You can log in to this URL to know more about this service.
Offshore services– SCI has in its possession the best 10 no70 bollard pull and 5400 BHP anchor handling-townsicum-supply vessels to help in the off-shore services of its clients. Fitted with retro-fitted-dynamic-positioning-system, SCI offshore services are best in the nation.
Checking the SCI Shipping line container status is easy. You can follow below form to track and trace the current location.
Enter B/L number or booking reference number and then click on “go” and you will get your updated position.