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Dredging Corporation of India Limited, is a Premier Dredging Company engaged in the business of dredging. It is involved in maintenance dredging, capital dredging, beach nourishment, land reclamation, shallow water dredging, Project Management consultancy and Marine construction.



The Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI) was established in the year 1976 to provide dredging services to the Major Ports of the country in India. DCI is a pioneer organization in the field of dredging and maritime development. DCI is fully equipped to offer the complete range of dredging and allied services to the users in India and Abroad and to provide the vital inputs for the national development. It's Head Office is strategically situated on the east coast of India at Visakhapatnam, DCI helps to ensure continuous availability of the desired depths in the shipping channels of the major and minor Ports, Indian Navy, Fishing Harbors and other maritime organizations. It further serves the Nation in a variety of ways, be it capital dredging for creation of new harbors, deepening of existing harbors or maintenance dredging for the upkeep of the required depths at various Ports along the 7,500 Kms coastline of India.

DCI owns most modern and sophisticated fleet consisting of two Cutter Suction Dredgers, Ten Trailer Suction Dredgers, one Backhoe Dredger one inland and other ancillary Crafts

Government of India has disinvested it complete holding in DCI of 73.47% to the four ports-Visakhapatnam Port Trust(19.47%), Jawaharalal Nehru Port Trust(18%),Paradeep Port Trust(18%) and Deenadyal Port Trust(18%) on 8th March 2019 along with transfer of Management and control

The shares of the Company are listed at Mumbai, Calcutta & National Stock Exchanges of India.


1. Maintaining its 'number one' position in Indian dredging sector.

2. To make forays into global market through formation of Joint Ventures with reputed international companies and/or chartering of vessels.

3. To improve the Human Resource capital of the company by sustained programme of training and recruitment.

4. To initiate integrated e-governance in all the functional areas of the Company through the DCI FIIT project, i.e. DCI's Functional Integration through Information Technology.

DCI - Towards a Bright Future

In order to meet the increasing demands of the future, DCI has ambitious plans to procure more Trailer suction hopper dredgers and cutter suction dredgers to increase its dredging capacity and to upgrade its existing fleet as well as expand its services in India and abroad.

With a dedicated team of professionally qualified and experienced personnel, who constitute the backbone of the organisation, DCI is fully geared to meet the any kind of dredging challenges in the time to come and is confidently looking forward for a bright future.