Shipping is one of the oldest ways of transportation, and India has been using this method since time immemorial. The shipping companies transport the goods from one seaport to another. There are many shipping companies in the country. India has around 200 ports, of which, twelve are major ports and the remaining are not major ports. More than 90 percent of the goods are imported and exported through ships.
Here is a list of Top Ten Shipping Companies in India
10. GOL Offshore
It was founded in the year 1983 and it operates in other countries as well including South Africa, South East Asian and Middle East companies. They offer amazing services and they manufacture vessels including tug supply vessels, offshore support vessels and many more things.
9. Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited
This Company was founded in the year 1988, and it has its main headquarters in Mumbai and they also operate from Kutch and Kochin. They handle services like logistic services, port agency, feeder services, regional services and many more.
8. Seamec Limited
It is a public limited company and they have their main office in Mumbai and it is also registered under the ISO. They deal with various services like drilling, logistics services and also engineering services. They have a big fleet of vessels, which offers services including marine management, rescue operations and fire fighting.
7. Essar Shipping
It was founded in the year 1945 and it has its headquarters in Mumbai. They provide service like end-to-end sea transportation, oilfield services, logistics, lighterage services, dispatch of finished products to offshore and onshore services and other offshore construction services.
6. ABG Shipyard
It was founded in the year 1985 and it is one of the top tens shipping companies in India. It is one of the biggest private shipping companies in the country. They manufacture a great range of commercial vessels that includes container ships, support vessels and many more things.
5. Mercator Limited
It was founded in the year 1983 and it has its headquarters in Mumbai. It was initially known as Mercator Lines limited but later on confined its name to Mercator Limited. It comes under the Mercator Group, which deals with various other businesses as well including coal mining, oil and gas, logistics and many more.
4. Global Offshore Services Limited
The Late Dr. BD Garwre, who also had a Padma Bhushan on his name, founded it. It is among the oldest shipping companies and it has its headquarters in Mumbai. It has more than 3000 employees and their services includes cargo, anchor handling operations and transfer of personnel.
3. Shipping Corporation of India
It was founded in the year 1961 and it is a Government organization. They manage and operate various vessels that include bulk carriers, crude oil tankers, offshore supply vessel and many more.
2. The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited
It was founded in the year 1948 by the two families- the Bhiwandiwallas and the Sheths, who started the shipping line only to trade and expand their business, and today it is one of the best shipping companies in the country. They transport various products like liquid, solid and gas products. It is also registered under the ISO.
1. Gujarat Pipvav Port
It was founded in theyear 1939 and since then it has been ruling the shipping companies. They have 56 ports and terminals and also 154 inland services in 63 different countries. It is a huge company and is also the best. They offer services like cargo handling, towage and logistics.