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From the discovery of the new world by Christopher Columbus to the conquests of Vasco da Gama, India has been at the heart of every seafarer’s dream for centuries. Today, the world looks anew to India as it is poised to become a global hub for trade and commerce and continues to be home to an enormous talent pool. Great partnerships are forged in the wake of this opportunity.

IMS Ship Management Pvt. Ltd., has over the past four decades played a pivotal role in this India growth story. IMS is India’s leading and most trusted marine solutions company. Since our founding in 1969 by Capt. S. C. Sood, we have grown to become a globally reputed brand for crew management, dredging & infrastructure, project management and consultancy services.

The IMS Group has been involved in a wide range of maritime business activities such as Crew Management, Corporate HR, Dredging, Port Craft Management, Chartering and Brokering, Shipyard representation, Inland Container Haulage and Ship Agency.

IMS had also collaborated with Netherlands based SHV Energy to establish India’s first private LPG receiving terminal at Porbander, Gujarat.

Our Chairman, Capt. S.C. Sood is the recipient of the Varuna Award (the Indian Maritime Industry’s Highest Award) and the Founder Member, Ex – Chairman and Current Director for Foreign Owners Representatives & Ship Managers Association (FOSMA)

Involved with a whole gamut of maritime related activities, today the core focus of the group is on the following areas:

Core Areas


IMS has provided quality crew to over 650 merchant vessels and also continues to cater to the needs of various Cruises and Offshore companies. It enables high standards of operating practices, complying with national & international statutory regulations, standards and guidelines related to Fleet Personnel Management.

In parallel, IMS is expanding its fleet of dredgers, looking forward to new projects and joint ventures to meet with the needs of this fast accelerating infrastructure opportunity.

Through our HR consultancy, Lighthouse 360, We provide HR & recruitment services assisting companies to source outstanding candidates with the right skills and experience and the one that is the right fit for their company culture, which in turn gives our clients candidates who serve for a long tenure.

In a long line of industry firsts, our collaboration with SHV, a Fortune 500 Dutch trading company, led to the establishment of India’s first private LPG Receiving Terminal at Porbandar, Gujarat. IMS has been involved in various other notable marine related projects of note.

The Company also prides itself in setting industry standards for competence, commitment, entrepreneurship and integrity.

Extended Services


Port Craft Management


Chartering and Brokering


Shipyard Representation


Inland Container Haulage


Ship Agency


Project Management