SMS Varanasi Students are frequently visiting to various Universities,
most specifically Claflin University, USA. Under Student Exchange
Program, details of their trips are;
SMS Varanasi has developed sound relationship with the authorities,
Port of Singapore for providing better exposure to their
students at international platform.
The Port of Singapore refers to the collective facilities
and terminals that conduct maritime trade handling functions
in Singapore’s harbors and which handle Singapore's
shipping. Currently the world’s busiest port in terms
of total shipping tonnage, it also transships a fifth of the
world's shipping containers as the world’s busiest port,
half of the world's annual supply of crude oil and is the
world’s busiest transshipment port It was also the busiest
port in terms of total cargo handled until 2005, when it was
surpassed by the Port of Shanghai. Thousands of ships drop
anchor in the harbour, connecting the port to over 600 other
ports in 123 countries and spread over six continents.
The port is the world’s busiest port in terms of shipping
tonnage handled, with 1.15 billion gross tons (GT) handled
in 2005. In terms of cargo tonnage, Singapore is behind
Shanghai with 423 million freight tons handled. The port
retains its position as the world's busiest hub for transshipment
traffic in 2005, and is also the world's biggest bunkering
hub, with 25 million tonnes sold in the same year.
Singapore is ranked first globally in 2005 in terms of containerized
traffic, with 23.2 million Twenty Equivalent Unit (TEUs) handled.
High growth in containerized traffic has seen the port overtaking
Hong Kong since the first quarter of 2005, and has led the
race ever since, with an estimated 19,335 TEUs handled in
the year up to October, compared to 18,640 TEUs handled in
Hong Kong in the same period. A rise in regional traffic consolidating
the port's position in Southeast Asia, and increases in transshipment
traffic using the strategic East Asia-Europe route via Singapore
helped the port to emerge tops at the end of the year, a title
it had not held since overtaking Hong Kong once in 1998.
SMS Varanasi has been in association with Caterpillar,
Singapore since long. This organization also provides opportunities
for our student’s visit to their premises, so as to
provide them actual feel of corporate ambience.
Caterpillar Tractor Co. was formed in 1925, but
their legacy began 35 years earlier when two innovators
first started building steam tractors for use in farming.
Caterpillar manufactures more than 300 products in 23 countries
and serves customers in 200 countries worldwide. Our global
presence extends to every continent and includes over 480
facility locations — almost half of which are outside
Since its inception over 80 years ago, Caterpillar has grown
to be the world's largest maker of construction and mining
equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial
gas turbines. As a global, diverse technology leader, Cat
commits to excellence in all that they do. .
The opening of the facility in Singapore is evidence of
ability to provide remanufactured products on a global scale
to new markets and customers remanufacturing. New facility
increases global capacity and further demonstrates commitment
to providing remanufactured products to customers around
The establishment of the Singapore facility expands Caterpillar's
regional sourcing and business strategy, allowing dealers
in Asia to meet the product support challenges associated
with growth in the region tied to mining and large infrastructure
Caterpillar's strong marketing and distribution presence
in Singapore provide the much-needed support for building
another world-class, customer-focused remanufacturing facility
in the region.