Shipping Corporation replaces aged fleet with fuel-efficient vessels


The country’s largest ship liner Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) now has a modern fleet with an average age of 9.5 years against average Indian fleet age of 18.4 years, Parliament was informed.

“Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has replaced most of its aged fleet and it has a modern and fuel efficient fleet with an average age of 9.5 years as on March 2017 compared to average Indian fleet age of 18.4 years,” Shipping Minister Mansukh Lal Mandavya told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

The minister said all vessels of SCI meet the latest regulations of IMO and are equipped with modern facilities. SCI is the largest Indian shipping company and its fleet includes bulk carriers, crude oil tankers, product tankers, container vessels and passenger-cum-cargo vessels. It owns and operates around one-third of the Indian tonnage.

Source: PTI

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