Nikolayev Shipping Corporation
The Nikolayev Shipping Corporation is one of the most influential ship building companies the world has ever seen, and has been responsible for some of the most important breakthroughs in space craft technology over the last 100 years. The company in its original guise of the United Soviet Shipbuilders Consortium (Соединенные Советского консорциума судостроителей) was founded in the middle of the 21st Century. The ship building industry as a whole was in decline so a group of major Russian and Ukrainian ship building businesses formed a consortium to try and weather the storm together. They used their knowledge of ocean going vessels to take advantage of the burgeoning trade in space tourism and exploration to great effect, sending the CCKC from strength to strength. After the advent of the Terran Council towards the end of the 21st Century, the CCKC decided to change their name in line with the new political ethos abounding. They became the Nikolayev Shipping Corporation (Николаев морское пароходство) and went on to build many important military and civilian contracts.