The Merchant Navy is the non-military, privately owned fleet of ships that is associated with the waterborne transportation of products, raw materials, passengers, etc.
As soon as the modern man learned to make the first floating vessel and started trading in goods, the Merchant Navy came into existence. The Merchant Navy accounts for up to 96% of the total trade that is conducted in the world today both in domestic and international waters along with various other activities.
It can be considered as the backbone of the modern day national and international trade that ferries cargo, passengers and other goods across the international and state waters. It can be considered as the lifeline of modern-day trading, and without it, the import-export business of the world would stop.
Smooth conduction of operations in the shipping industry requires exceptional managerial skills with specialized knowledge in the logistics and financial sector. The operation of a transportation network involves an array of technology that consists of the core ground level mechanical machinery to the highly sophisticated communication systems and equipment.
The Merchant Navy rose to the position that it is holding today in the world all because it employs highly skilled and disciplined professionals holding proper credentials and licensing. They are associated with the proper maintenance and operation of the ships and cargo vessels, and job opportunities are available to the interested individuals who have a knack and stomach for the high seas.