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India’s Shipping and Logistics Industry is Poised for Growth, Generating Excellent Career & Job Opportunities : Mr. J. Srinivasa Rao, Managing Director, East Coast Maritime Academy

As India’s economy grows, demand for goods will go up. With the Government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, exports from India will increase in the next few years leading to increased movement of cargo, within the country’s borders and beyond.

This means that India’s Shipping and Logistics industry is poised for growth, generating excellent career & job opportunities.

Students, so far, have opted for traditional courses leading to an oversupply of graduates and fewer jobs.

The Indian ports and shipping sector plays a vital role in sustaining growth in the country’s trade and commerce.

India is the sixteenth largest maritime country in the world, with a coastline of about 7,517 km. The Indian Government plays an important role in supporting the ports sector.

Latest Developments and upcoming projects in the Indian Shipping Industry

  • The Indian government plans to develop 10 coastal economic regions as part of plans to revive the country’s Sagarmala (string of ports) project.
  • Sagar Mala project is a strategic and customer-oriented initiative of the Government of India to modernize India's Ports so that port-led development can be augmented and coastlines can be developed to contribute in India's growth.
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) plan to take up 82 highway development projects under the Bharatmala project, which would help in improving connectivity to both major as well as minor ports in the country which will also reduce the logistics Cost.
  • The Shipping Ministry aims to double the share of transportation of cargo through coastal shipping and inland water navigation by 2025 from six per cent under Sagarmala programme. At present, about 54 per cent of the cargo is transported through the roads, 33 per cent by rail, seven per cent by pipelines and six per cent by coastal shipping.
  • The Union Minister stated that the Government of India has set an ambitious target to convert 101 rivers across the country into waterways to promote water transport and propel economic growth in addition to existing 6 Water Ways.
  • The government plans to establish two new major ports, one at Sagar in West Bengal and the other at Dugarajapatnam in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

The above Indian government’s latest Policies, development plans and focus on building New Port Infrastructure, will boost the Shipping & Logistics Industry prospects in India. This will lead to huge job prospects and opportunities in the Shipping & Logistics sector.

However, there was no sufficient attempt in our Country to train Candidates in Shipping and Port Logistics Sectors in India.

Thus, there is a dire need for an Institution for training of Candidates on Commercial aspects and management of Shipping particularly in the wake of expansion of Indian Maritime Industry and Shipping activities in our Country.

Precisely to fill up this need, we have started this Academy.

East Coast Maritime Academy is offering innovative Vocational Training courses such as Diploma, Advance Diploma, PG Diploma, BBA & MBA in Shipping and Logistics to bridge this gap.

These Courses train students in the various aspects of the shipping and logistics industry like export-import, supply chain management, air cargo logistics, warehouse management, chartering, marine insurance etc. The vocational Training makes the students as prospective mangers and is suitable for both boys and girls, especially as these are land based jobs. There is a dearth of trained professionals in the industry and the industry is waiting with open arms to absorb worthy candidates.

Source :
Press Release
Mr. J. Srinivasa Rao
Founder & Managing Partner of "East Coast Maritime Academy"
East Coast Maritime Academy,
An Institute of Shipping & Logistics for Vocational Training
Indu Mansions, Flat No: 404,
Godeywari Street,
Visakhapatnam - 530 001 (India)
Tel (Off) : + 91 891 6692014 to 17
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