Kolkata, Sep 30 (UNI) With more than 2000 merchant navy officers in its fold, the Eurasia Ship Management Company Ltd, part of German based Bernard Schulte group, has arrived here to woo youths into the profession.
Talking to mediapersons here yesterday, the company officials announced the opening of their Kolkata office, which would be recruting people from the eastern region.
The ever growing global company was in need for additional workforce to cope up new orders of handling cargo and other logistic marine support in the country, said Captain Singhal, Managing Director of Eurasia, India.
The company, with its headquarters in Hong Kong, was established in 1981 as a third party to manage 125 bulk carriers, container ships, tanker fleet, VLCCs and LPG gas carriers ranging from 2000 to 6000 TEU.
The company with its 2000 seafarers of merchant navy officers in India was falling short of 10,000 more proffesionals and hence opening its branch here, company Director D N Prasad said.
The company would be known as Bernand Schulte from 2008, Mr Prasad said adding that this step would lead to better brand building of the company.
With a total turn over of US$ 6 million, the company with its average nine-year-old fleet carrying essential goods like food, oil, iron to different parts of the world.
The company also has its own in-house training centre in India with head office in Mumbai has also cargo handling centres.
Eurasia has also started ladies clubs for the wives of the seafarers, who go into the sea for months, for healthy recreation during their husband absence.
"The club will help know the problems faced by these women and have recreational centres for their amusement besides their social needs of their families," Mr Prasad said.
Eurasia, has its offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Vizag, Bangalore and Lucknow.