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Union Shipping Minister attended Closing Ceremony of Shipping Corporation of India’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration

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MUMBAI : The Shipping Corporation of India has managed to establish itself on the world map in the last six decades. The vision of the Prime Minister is to bring about Transformation through transportation.  Shipping Corporation of India has a big role to play. It needs to be further strengthened in the years to come, said Union Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Shri Sarbanand Sonowal. He was speaking on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the Diamond Jubilee of the Shipping Corporation of India . Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Transport Shantanu Thakur, MP Manoj Kotak, President of Shipping Corporation of India Smt. HK Joshi, President of Mumbai Port Trust Rajiv Jalota were present on the occasion .

The Government is working to make India a global shipping hub. Accordingly, the Prime Minister’s target of 400 billion in exports by 2022 will be met, said Sarbananda Sonowal. He said that all the ministries and exporters are working together for this.

Mumbai is a major hub in the country. Mumbai is known as the financial capital of the country. Shipping Corporation has played an important role in this. The Shipping Corporation of India has set an example of women’s empowerment. This will attract more women to the sector in the near future, the minister said. The event was organized by the Shipping Corporation of India itself, setting an example of self-reliance. Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the country is fast moving towards self-reliance.

The service should be performed in accordance with the ideals laid down by the Prime Minister. Sarbananda Sonowal lauded the work done by the Shipping Corporation over the last six decades. There is a great opportunity to work for the development of the maritime sector in the coming period, he said.

Through SCI, India is playing an important role in the global economy. The Shipping Corporation of India will get full support from the government, said Shantun Thakur. 

The Shipping Corporation of India, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, operated the MT Swarna-Krishna with a fully female crew. The team was felicitated by Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Despite the financial difficulties, the Shipping Corporation of India has created its own niche in the maritime sector through innovative measures, said Mrs. HK Joshi, President, Shipping Corporation of India.

At the event, a coffee table book reviewing the six decades of work of the Shipping Corporation of India was published by the Union Ministers. Also, the export ship MV SCI Chennai from Kandla Port was given the green signal. Atul Ubale, Director (Bulk Carrier and Tanker), Shipping Corporation of India, expressed his gratitude.  

The Shipping Corporation of India, established on 2 October 1961, is today the largest Indian shipping company. In 2008, the government conferred Navratna status on the Shipping Corporation of India.

Shipping Corporation of India Closing Ceremony – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD4Vbw_RHlw

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