The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) received an award from Maritime Gateway as “Coastal Shipping Operator of the Year – 2017 in recognition of its service to the customers and Nation through coastal operations beyond commercial considerations thereby contributing to the cause of promoting coastal shipping. In addition, SCI build innovation in operations, value proposition to customers and creating record volume handling in coastal trade.
Coastal Trade has enormous potential especially in a country like India, which is blessed with a very long coast line. This cheap and envoirmental friendly mode of transport provides maximum advantage. Coastal mode has a number of advantages over the other modes such as road and rail. It is energy efficient, environment friendly and has potential to reduce congestion on rail and road networks and can cater to movement of large volumes of bulk traffic at relatively cheaper cost. Coastal mode of transport scores over the other two in respect of fuel consumption.
The Shipping Corporation of India is very keen to capitalize further the coastal mode to facilitate Indian Economy.