What is Shipping Industry? What are the opportunities in this field for freshers?


The shipping industry forms an essential part of today’s import and export industry. There are 12 major and 187 minor intermediate ports along the Indian coastline. Shipping / logistics is a global trade industry, which continuously expanding. It has its bright future prospects tied to the economic activities across the globe.

The activities in shipping/ logistics industry includes all sorts of planning, organization, maritime administration, ship finance, risk management, maritime law etc. Different areas of shipping/logistics industry are business plan, market study & analysis of container logistics, shipping logistics cost analysis, feasibility for container freight station (CFS) or inland container depot (ICD).

Companies Offering Shipping Jobs

Shipping is one of the lucrative career options in India. There are different companies offering shipping jobs for freshers in India.

Some of these companies include The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited, Multimodal Shipping Services (Chennai) Pvt. Ltd., The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., Seacon Freight Logistics Pvt. Ltd., Pacific Shipping, United Ocean Shipping Management Pte Ltd., and Container Corporation of India Ltd., Fairmacs Shipping & Transport Services Pvt. Ltd., Chandra Shipping & Trading Services and Kolkata Port Trust.

Salary Package Expected

Different types of shipping jobs will have different salary range. However, a fresher can expect to get somewhere between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month. However, the compensation package may be more or less than this amount depending upon an individual’s designation in the company, educational attainments and workplace location, to mention a few.