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Run a terminal in the USA / Operate vessels upto Panamax Size


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My name is Capt. Shovan Das and I am giving you a brief summary of my professional career since I passed out of the Maritime Academy in 1973. I hold a Master’s Certificate of Compretency from India with equivalent degrees from Panama and Liberia. With nearly 20 years experience in Operations and Chartering, having represented both Owners and Operators, would like an opportunity to serve a first class company :

1973 – Passed out of T.S. Rajendra ( India ) with First Class Certificate with “Blues” in Cricket and Soccer.

1973 – 1975 : Cadet with Scindia Steam Navigation

1976 – Passed Second Mates Certificate of Competency.

( Scindia Steam Navigation Co. )

1978 – Passed Chief Mates Certificate of Compency.

( Wallem Shipmanagement , Hongkong)

1980 – 85 Working in shipyards in Japan and Spain for taking over

vessels from different owners for Wallem Shipmanagement.

1980 – Passed Master’s Certificate of Competency.

( Wallem Shipmanagement, Hongkong).

1981 - STCW Courses completed at South Shields College, U.K.

1985 – Marine Superintendent, Ravenscroft Shipping New York.

1988 – Studying for Master’s in Marine Transportation, State

University of New York. Unable complete degree as had to

shift to New Orleans.

1988 – V.P. Operations, Hofflinghouse Pittsburgh.

1990 – President, Pennant Shipping Services New Orleans.

1995 – 1996 : Vessel Owner.

2000 – President, Steelship Agencies, New Orleans.

2002 – President, LK Trading LLC, New Orleans.


1.Port Captain for Ravenscroft Shipping Inc. World – Wide

Cargoes Handled :

General Cargo and Steels from Brasil and South America both East and West Coast of South America.

2. Port Captain for Boss Lines :

General Cargo and Steels from Brasil and South America both East and West Coast of South America. Heavy Lifts included.

3. Port Captain for Torvald Klavennes Group, Norway

Steels from Baltic and Black Seas.

4. Port Captain for Universal Bulk Carriers, UK

Steels from Baltic and Black Seas.

5. Port Captain for Ocean Navigation, Greece

Steels and General Cargo from Turkey and Black Sea ports.

6. Port Captain for A.P. Moller Steel Group, Denmark

Steels from Baltic and Black Seas.

7. Port Captain for GMT Shipping, Hongkong

Steels from Europe

8. Port Captain for Cosco Shipping Hongkong.

Steels from China.

9. Port Captain for Project Asia Lines, USA

General Cargo from USA to China and Europe.

10. Port Captain for Duferco Steel, USA

Steels from Europe.

11. Port Captain for Tormar Shipping, Norway

Size of Vessels handled : 5000 MT DWT upto 75,000 MT DWT.


1. Boss Line

2. Tormar Shipping

3. A.P. Moller

4. Ocean Navigation

5. UBT


1. Fixed about 500,000 MT of General cargo and bulk cargoes for

Boss Lines.

2. Fixed about 100,000 MT of large diameter Pipes for various

clients including Enron and Stupp ( Baker, Louisiana ).

3. Fixed Grain Cargoes for independent vessel owners ex South


4. Fixed Coking Coal for Buyers in India from Russia on account of Glencore, Switzerland.

5. Fixed Vessels for numerous Operators including Massan



1. Have sold Galvanised Steel from Brasil to Metal Pro in New Orleans. Owner – Glenn Diaz, Assistant DA for St. Bernard Parish.

2. Have sold Scrap through the Law Office of Paul Miniclier Esq.,

New Orleans.

3. Have sold Scrap to India through Lion Metals, New Jersey.


Have moved from Brasil to USA about 200,000 MT of coffee in bags.

Have moved steel scrap in containers from Panama to India.

Currently negotiating moving copper cathodes from Africa to India, China.

My regret is my office and my business was completely damaged by Hurricane Katrina and most of my professional records have been lost.

I will be grateful for your response.

With kind regards,

Shovan Das

40, Chateau Haut Brion Dr.

Kenner, Louisiana 70065

Phone : 832 752 1373.

Home : 504 469 6468.


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