history of shipping


Greeks are pioneers in shipping Egyptians have contributed in the art of shipbuilding,

from early age ships were used for trade, and for finding out new horizons.

Also ships were used for invasion of other territory.

Countries had regular trades links with Arabs, Chinese Roman Empire and Greece ;Indian Spices were major commodity Export as we study in History.

Indian Naval power was very strong in second century B-C Indian kings invaded Combodia Java Sumatra , Indonesia and Philippines and Indian Culture spread to these islands.

Christopher Columbus a great sailor adventured and found West Indies ,North & South America , Capt James cook adventured and found Australia & New Zealand .

Indian Empire Rajendra chola conquered SUMATRA,Vasco da Gamma of Portugal Sailed through cape of good hope and reached Calicut (India) . Merchant shipping is carrying goods safely from place A to B.

Since time immemorial, Ships at sea have beckoned the brave and adventurous. The attraction of reaches in this profession has been subject of attraction to navy. Even today , the situation remains more or less the same , except that today the ships are far safer than, they were in the times of Vasco-da-Gamma and Columbus.

Today ,there is hardly few career which can fetch such high salaries at such young age that Merchant Navy offers.Unfortunately , the knowledge on the subject of “What is Merchant navy and How to join it ? ” still remains the privilege of very few people who already have relatives and friends in this industry .

The ships today are highly sophisticated and technology intensive. Safety and efficiency of the ship are crucial and depends upon the professional ability, competence and dedication to duty , of a seafarer , on board ship. Naturally , a seafarer is expected to be highly professional for the safe and  efficient operation of the ship.

The training in India is of exceptionally high standards and the Indian Seafarers are one of the most in demand in the shipping industry worldwide and gets highly paid (pay scale).


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