The Shipping Corporation of India came into establishment on 20Oct, 1961, along with the amalgamation of Eastern Shipping Corporation and Western Shipping Corporation. They started out as the marginal Liner Shipping companies with 19 vessels and today they are involved with almost every largest Indian Shipping Company.
The SCI’s include various owned fleets that are – Bulk carriers, crude oil tankers, Phosphoric Acid/Chemical Acid, LPG and ammonia carriers, offshore supply vessels and Passenger-cum-cargo vessels.
The government of India has given the status of Navratna to SCI in 1-08-2008 with enhanced autonomy and delegation to power of company towards capital expenditure, formulation of joint venture and mergers etc.
They have taken pride to be socially responsible and committed to its owners. They play great emphasis on safety of life, cargo and he environment they operate in. The ship “Master’s” are the incharge of the ship and are responsible for various activities taken place within it.
The vacancies in this firm are been available for various posts and they start from the junior post to the chief engineers. The services offered by SCI is tankers, bulk carriers, lighterage, chattering, offshore, shipping building consultancy, business development and alliances, container, break bulk and Cartilage with Passenger services.
There are variety of exclusive chances has been grown in the firm for variety of posts. The Interested candidates can participate in all such posts just by following the specified criteria that are made through the authorised party within the company for recruitment process.
The SCI are operating the functionality in highly competitive international area and apart from other constraints, they have managed to keep their head above the troubled water.
The organization have successfully emerged itself to the liberalization and remained committed to its endeavours to be the bearer of the nation in terms of shipping, plan of expansion, diversification and modernization. They are performing continuous operations for setting up the joint ventures with other companies and forgoing alliances.
SCI needs young brigade of talented and hard working individuals who can work with thorough professionalism. Recruitment in SCI is done through written examinations that are conducted time to time. A candidate can join merchant navy through one of the two ways.
Firstly, those candidates who have achieved success in IIT-JEE can apply for training as Nautical Officer (3 years) and Engineer Officer (4 years). After successful completion of training candidates are appointed at shipping company. Second method through which a candidate can join SCI is through IMU pre sea course.
Besides that rating is also a good option for sea career. Deck rating, engine rating, saloon rating and general purpose rating are some examples. A number courses are conducted by maritime training institute by accomplishing them you have potential career opportunities in merchant navy. However prime requirement for joining this profession is physical fitness.
Candidate who is not physically fit according to norms of shipping industry will be considered as ineligible. Career in shipping company offers great deal of financial security as pay scale is quite impressive. Hence move forward to apply at SCI if you aspire to have career at sea.