Shipping & Port

12/11/2014 Career

Shipping refers to physical process of transporting goods and cargo. In
broader sense shipping can be associated with Logistics which refers to
flow of goods, information and other resources, including energy and
people, between the point of origin and the point of consumption. Thus
shipping and logistics combinely include all aspects of transportation,
storage and packaging of goods and commodities. Despite the many
variables in shipped products and locations, there are only three basic
types of shipments: land, air, and sea. Quantum growth in inter-regional
and intra-regional trade has made shipping and logistics industries a
favoured place for the new generation. With increasing complexity
qualified professionals are required to manage shipping and port
industries across the globe.

Course Details
Shipping and Port Management is a rare course conducted by very few
universities and institutions in India. The minimum qualification for
MBA (Shipping & Port) Management is a Bachelor�s degree in
Engineering/Technology. However some institutes even allows science and
management graduates.

Career Prospects
Shipping and
Port Managers can find suitable employment opportunities in government
departments like Railways and Defence. PSUs like Shipping Corporation
and other agencies in the field of logistics and shipping are favoured
place for shipping managers. However, working with private logistics and
shipping companies are the best option available to shipping and port
managers. These professional also can work with private packer and
movers and transporters. Heavy industries dealing with high volume of
inflow and outflow of goods and commodities also require logistics
managers to ensure smooth and in-time supply. Besides, opportunities are
also available with organizations specializing in cargo handling.
Shipping and port managers also can work with International shipping

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
A few
institutes in India offer courses in shipping and port management. They
are: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur;
Academy of Maritime
Education & Training (AMET), Kanathur, Tamil Nadu; National
Institute of Port Management, Chennai;

National Institute of Shipping
Management, Mumbai;

Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping, Mumbai;

Indian Institute of Logistics, Chennai;
Institute of Management, Mumbai

Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi and
University of Petroleum
and Energy studies, Dehradun.

Sky is the
only limit in terms of pay packages of shipping and port managers. In
government departments their pay packages are not so high. However,
shipping and port managers� salaries are very high in private sectors
along with other benefits like house rent, medical allowances and
retirement benefits

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