Mumbai, 8th April, 2019: Capt. Anoop Kumar Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director of The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) has been awarded the prestigious ‘NMD Award of Excellence’ for his outstanding contribution to Indian shipping and the maritime industry for nearly four decades. Informatively, the ‘NMD Award of Excellence’ is the second highest national level award in Indian Shipping, conferred by the NMDC Central Committee. The Award & Citation was conferred at the prestigious ‘Grand Finale’ of the 56thNational Maritime Day Celebrations 2019 held on 5thApril 2019 in Mumbai. Mr.Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust was the Chief Guest and Mr. P. A. Jennings, Chairman, International Group of P&I Clubs was the Guest of Honour of the prestigious event.
In his near four decades service, Capt. Sharma has served the industry at various responsible levels starting from Training Ship Rajendra as a Cadet in 1979 and rising to become the Chairman & Managing Director of The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., India’s largest Shipping Company and a ‘Navratna’ public sector enterprise.
On receipt of the award, Capt. Anoop Sharma, C&MD, SCI said “I am extremely honoured to receive this prestigious award. This award has been possible due to extensive support of my Board colleagues, employees (onboard and ashore) of SCI and my family. I would like to dedicate this award to Team SCI.”