Most of the import of goods from other countries and export of goods to other countries is usually done via air or via waters hence the shipping industry has flourished so much over years. There are many shipping companies all over India. Mumbai can be considered as the main spot of these companies. There are many shipping companies in Mumbai. Given below is the list of the best among them.
The Shipping Corporation of India
The Shipping Corporation of India is the one of the largest shipping companies in India. It was established in the year 1961. On 2 October this company was awarded Navratna in2008 by Indian Government. It provides different types of services like liquid transport services, international container passenger and offshore services. It is known to be the only company that supplies LNG in all parts of India.
Essar Shipping is famous for its services like oil field drilling, logistics services and transportation of gas and oil to various industries all over the world. Essar shipping is listed on Bombay Stock Exchange. This ISO 14001 certified company was established in the year 1945.
The Great Eastern Shipping Company
The Great Eastern Shipping Company is into the shipping and offshore business since the year 1948. It was founded by the Sheths and the Bhiwandiwallas. The company is listed on National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange. It is involved in the transportation of the materials like dry bulk, crude oil, petroleum products and gas commodities.
Lilly Maritime Pvt. Ltd.
Lilly Maritime Pvt. Ltd. is into the business of repair and maintenance of ships, ship management, diving operation and Jetty operation. This company was established in the year 1996.
Five Stars Shipping Company Pvt. Ltd.
Five Stars Shipping Company Pvt. Ltd. Is also one among the top shipping company in India. It was established in the year 1985. It is expertised in the field of vessel management. It is said that Five Stars Shipping Company Pvt. Ltd. Is the first company to obtain ‘DOC’ in India.
Varun Shipping Company
Varun Shipping Company is a globally recognized company having one of its branch offices in Singapore. The company was established by Dilip D. Khatau and was established in the year 1971. This company provides services like offshore exploration, energy transportation and production support services. The company was awarded “The Fastest Expanding Indian Shipping Company” award by Government of India. The company owns 10 LPG carriers, 7 anchor handling towing and supply vessels and 3 crude oil tankers.
BHN Shipping Company Pvt. Ltd.
This ISO 9001-2008 certified company was established in 1999. Services like port management and vessels chartering, technical management, ship management, crew management and trading in bulk commodities are catered by this company. It was founded by Capt. Isbah Syed and Mr. Aamir Hashim
Mediterranean Shipping Company
Mediterranean Shipping Company has the second largest container operator in the world. It is also a globally recognized company. It has 33 offices in various parts of India having around 469 employees. It was established in the year 1970. Its Head office of India is located in Mumbai.
Great Offshore Ltd.
Great Offshore Ltd. was established in the year 1983 and was promoted by Mr. Vijay K Seth. The company provides many services for offshore production and exploration activities. They are also into repairs. This is a globally recognized company and has ISO 9001:2000, OHSAS 18001:1999 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications.
“K” Line (India) Pvt. Ltd.
This company is a joint venture of a company from Japan (Kawasakin Kisen Kaisha Ltd.) and India (United Liner Agencies of India(private)limited). It was established in the year 2008. Its head office is located in Mumbai.
All these companies are growing rapidly and I hope they continue to serve the world just like they are doing today or even better than today.!!