Stevedoring and Freight forwarders: Top shipping companies in India

Indian Stevedoring industry plays a major role in the country’s economy. It is based on a diverse range of cargo operations (loading and unloading of cargoes on ships). The industry also includes several other dockside functions. The transportation of all national and international cargoes is carried out through this industry.

With a major per cent of the country’s trade carried out through sea, India boasts of several leading stevedoring and shipping companies which have set a benchmark of success in the industry. Listed below are a few of them:

Cochin Shipyard Ltd

Incepted in the year 1972, it is the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in the country. Under the aegis of Madhu S. Nair (Chairman & MD), Cochin Shipyard Ltd offers a diverse range of products. Tankers, Bulk carriers, Platform supply vessels, Patrol boats, Diving support vessels, to name a few.

Dredging Corporation of India Ltd

Headquartered in Vishakhapatnam, Dredging Corporation Of India mainly deals in Maintenance Dredging, Capital Dredging, Land Reclamation and Beach Nourishment. This Rajesh Tripathi-led company was founded in 1976 for offering dredging services to all the major ports of India.

Orissa Stevedores Ltd

Orissa Stevedores Ltd company

Counted among the leading stevedoring companies in India, Orissa Stevedores Ltd (OSL Group) led by Mahimananda Mishra, enjoys a formidable presence across the industry. It mainly deals in Stevedoring, Project cargo handling, Ship Owning & Management, Steamer Agency, Custom House Agency, Exports, Mining, Trading, etc.

Essar Shipping Ltd

Essar Shipping is a Mumbai-based shipping corporation. Listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, it is a part of the Essar Group. Under the leadership of Ranjit Singh, CEO of Essar Group, the company has attained commendable success. It offers sea transportation, logistics services and oilfields services to Essar Steel India Limited (ESIL) and Essar Oil Limited (EOL).

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd

Formerly known as Mazagon Dock Limited, it is a Mumbai-based shipping company which deals in products like Naval Ships, offshore platforms, bulk carriers, tankers, submarines, patrol boats, supply vessels. Narayan Prasad is the current Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

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