India has only a handful of business publications that are 60 years old as on today. And yes, Daily Shipping Times, feel proud to be among these handful of business publication that is serving the Maritime and Logistics trade since 1960’s – till date.
The first Shipping Newspaper was started on 10th September 1960, when their Visionary Founder Late Shri Nagindas K. Modi decided to venture into shipping domain when no one else even remotely thought of the importance of Blue economy to the Nation’s development. It is only post 2014, that the current dispensation has placed the much needed emphasis on the importance of Blue economy what was envisioned by Late Shri Nagindas K. Modi nearly Six decades ago, and very rightly so.
This is how Daily Shipping Times, India’s oldest Shipping Daily, was born on 10th September, 1960 to serve and provide accurate information relating to Domestic and Global Maritime and Logistics trade.
Capt. Deepak Tewari, Managing Director- MSC Agency (India) Private Limited aptly points about Late Shri Nagindas K. Modi that, “It is his vision that gifted India with its first media communication and publication for shipping News through Daily Shipping Times. He was pioneer and inspiration to all media in Shipping, Logistics and Maritime industry that came thereafter.”
In fact, on 9th August 2019 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for shipping, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya felicitated Daily Shipping Times for entering its 60th Year of successful operations at an event held in Mumbai.
From a humble beginning of merely 4 page Black & White Newspaper in 1960s, Daily Shipping Times has grown over the years to a 40 page Colored Newspaper covering invaluable information on ports, Shipping Lines, NVOCCs, Custom Brokers, Freight Forwarders, Logistics, Foreign Trade, Digital Innovations among others.
In fact, Mr. Kamlesh Gandhi, Director – Navnit Gandhi & Son rightly points that, “In those days even shipping Companies were reliant on Daily Shipping Times as there was no other agencies who could provide Shipping News.”
While we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee, we at Daily Shipping Times owe this stupendous success to all our patrons including port Trusts, Shipping Agents, Custom Brokers, Freight Forwarders, NVOCCs, Readers and Advertisers. Without their immense support, scaling such a pinnacle would have been quite arduous and hence we are thankful from the bottom of our heart.
Last but not the least, the Diamond jubilee of daily Shipping Times, would not have been possible without the wholehearted support from the dedicated Team who have always worked diligently all throughout these years helping it to scale new heights decade after decade.