President Pratibha Patil said that the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) had contributed immensely in establishing a significant place for our country, as a strong maritime nation, on the global maritime map.
India has one of the largest merchant shipping fleets and in 2009 was ranked 16th in the world. The SCI, which has a diversified fleet with almost one third of the country’s total tonnage, is transporting various products and goods to meet the requirements of the country.
“Shipping has got collateral linkages with several other industrial activities of considerable economic consequence. Thus, the corporate slogan of SCI - “Transporting Goods Transforming Lives”, truly reflects the significance and contributions of SCI’s services towards the needs and development of the nation,” President Patil stated.