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.