The SCI operates in a highly competitive international arena and despite various constraints, has managed to race ahead by adopting strategic measures from time to time. It has successfully adjusted to the era of liberalization, which heralded greater international competition for many Indian industries.
The SCI remains committed in its endeavor to be the flag bearer of the nation and has embarked upon plans for expansion, modernization and diversification of its fleet, to serve Indian trade and industry by providing efficient and competitive shipping services.
The SCI continues to explore possibilities of setting up Joint Venture Companies and forging strategic alliances in its existing lines of business, which will further consolidate its leading position in the maritime world.
It also continues to explore possible areas for diversification into shipping-related activities. Some of the areas identified for expansion/diversification include: Coastal and Feeder Services, Total Logistics, Container Freight Stations (CFSs), Terminal Development/Management, Shipbuilding, Dredging, etc.