Brief history

The National Shipping Board inaugurated on 10th March, 1959 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, came into being some 40 years after s.s,”Loyalty”, the first Indian ship of the pioneering successful national shipping venture in modern times viz. the Scindia Steam Navigation Company, left the Indian shore on her maiden voyage overseas to London on 5th April,1919.  As on date the Board played a distinguished role in the maritime development of the country as its deliberation and recommendations have contribute to the evolution of sound and pragmatic National Maritime over the years.  So far the Board has taken 115 meetings.