At the time of partition there were very few industrialists and one of them was Mr. Eduljee Dinshaw. He had business interest in all major English companies like Ralli Brothers, Forbs Campbell, Greece Cotton etc. In 1959, Mr. Eduljee Dinshaw established a company in
East Pakistan by the name of Chittagong
Steamship Company in which famous parsi family of Mr. Jamshed Marker was also a
shareholder. Initially this company was given premises for office in East Pakistan by Mr. Abdul Ahad a Bengali Muslim
businessman. He was also Director of this shipping company. Later Mr. Dinshaw bought
at Ralli Brother Building Wood Street, Karachi for Chittagong Steamship Company.
This Public Sector Company was also sponsored by the families of Mr. Minocher Dinshaw, Mr. Godrej Kandawala and Mr. Jamshed Marker. As there was not much response from the public in East and
West Pakistan the remaining shares were
taken over by Trans Oceanic Steamship Company.
Though the Company was registered in
Chittagong with Head office there and Karachi regional office at Ralli
the Management of the Company was entirely in the hands of Mr. Eddie Dinshaw
who carried out day to day business from his office at 260 R. A. Lines, Karachi.
The first vessel purchased by the Company and registered in 1959 in
Chittagong, was “ss ”.
Subsequently, the company purchased another cargo vessel and registered it as
“ss Chittagong City Dacca City”
Both these vessels started plying between Karachi
/ Chittagong /
Chalna. Later these vessels were subsequently scrapped in 1972.
In 1970 an order was placed in Sunderland to build a cargo vessel for the Company which was delivered in January, 1972 and registered on 23rd January, 1972 at Karachi as “MV Ocean Envoy”. This brand new vessel was taken over by the Government at the time of nationalization in 1974 and handed over to PSC, later after merger of PSC & NSC in 1979, it became a part of PNS fleet.