SCI's cellular container services have now matured from their infancy stage to adult stage. 'M.V. LAL Bahadur Shastri' along with M. V. Rajiv Gandhi & M.V. Indira Gandhi have completed 16 years in service.

Liner & Passenger Services Division (L&PS) includes Container Services & Marketing (CS&M), Break-Bulk (BB), Freight & Port Operations, Coastal & Passenger Services (CPS), Liner Technical (LT) and Information Technology (IT) Departments. Container Services forms the largest segment in L&PS Division. This segment provides worldwide coverage for containerized cargoes in and out of Indian Sub-Continent through a combination of direct calls, slot sharing, slot charters and feeder arrangements. SCI Services are predominantly India centric and, hence, SCI provides dedicated and comprehensive coverage to all parts of the country in line with Governments policy of promoting Coastal Shipping & Inland Waterways. Additionally, SCI also covers the Indian Sub-continent locations comprehensively. Break-bulk shipments are being catered to on space charter basis, as and when cargo enquiry is materialized. SCI has space charter arrangements on containerized vessels as well as break-bulk vessels of various Main Line Operators. Coastal & Passenger Services Department of L&PS Division offers Manning, Operations & Technical Management of various Mainland-Islands, Foreshore and Inter-Island Passenger-Cum-Cargo Services operated by Andaman & Nicobar Administration as well as undertakes Technical Management & Manning of Research Vessels of various Government Departments, Agencies etc.

 The focus of SCI and especially CS&M Department has always been to be alive and responsive to the emerging challenges in the industry and adopt the best industry practices and provide its business partners and clientele, safe, reliable and economical shipping services, which is an integral part of our vision and objectives. During the last year, we have made conscious efforts to become even more eco-friendly by resorting to prudent fuel management and optimal network management and scheduling of ships and promoting coastal movement of containers along the Indian coast and we have successfully expanded our coastal business & today we are one of the major coastal operators.

Our operating philosophy makes it imperative that we streamline and standardize our procedures and information flow to enable optimum asset utilization, speedier and more consistent decision making, and achieve synergy between Operations, Commercial and Equipment Control segments of the department.

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