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Objective


I am looking for jobs related to Maritime operations, Logistics management, Human Resources & man-management, Training, administrative functions,Maritime and Port Management and Security.


Experience


EXPERIENCE

Maersk India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

ASST. GENERAL MANAGER, INTERMODAL (MULTIMODAL) OPERATIONS – INDIA (Sep 2007- To date)



#Operations: Inland transportation of containers all over India by Trucking/Rail rakes, through operational control of all location managers.

- Concluded all India Road tender (empty containers) for 2008 – Expected cost savings to exceed 5% (Approx. USD 187,000), vis a vis 2007.

- Accorded operational clearance for acceptance of an ICD (Inland Container Depot)

- Currently working on strategy on ‘Dispatch Center’ concept, whereby the volume/buying power amongst the entities of Maersk group operating in India will be leveraged to find substantial cost savings.

#Monitor: Performance and savings on dedicated block trains aligned with Maersk Mainline vessel calls, Rake management and Rail corridors.

-Savings on rail, road, and acceptance points (Inland Container Depots and Container Freight Stations), on a container level.

#Liaison: With Government and Private Rail operators, Truckers and internally with Equipment, Sales, Key clients and Customer service desks.



Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai (Maritime Administration of Govt.of India)

ASST. DIRECTOR GENERAL OF SHIPPING (2004-2007)



#Operations: Registration/renewal of licenses of Multimodal Transport Operators (MTOs) and redressal of grievances of Shippers and MTOs. Deal with on Port Congestion surcharges, container detention charges, terminal handling charges, and issue ‘No Objection Certificates’ (NOCs), for leasing of containers. Interact with Multimodal and Shipper’s associations and customs, ports, police and other Government bodies.

- Interacted with the Ministry of Law/Shipping, Government of India and stakeholders, on formulating amendments to the ‘Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act’, 1993.

- Drafted ‘Shipping Trade Practices Act, 2005’, applicable to all ‘Maritime Transportation Logistics Service Providers’ of India.

- Streamlined issuance of registrations/renewals thereby reducing pendency of cases from one year and more to two months.

#Training: Oversee nearly 130 maritime Pre Sea, Post Sea, and Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW) modular courses in the 126 Maritime Training Institutes across India and monitoring performance and maintenance of International Standards as stipulated by International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Actively involved in formulating policy guidelines; identifying and implementing training needs for Merchant Navy. Hold interactive meetings with Maritime Training Institutes, Ship owners, Foreign owner’s representatives, Ship Managers, Ship agents and Shipping Companies.

#Survey and Admin: Administer ‘Minor Ports Survey Organization’, consisting of 160 personnel.

- Supervise hydrographic survey of minor ports of India, delivering periodical reports to Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. Participated in Crisis and Disaster Management; planned and coordinated logistics, mobilization and deployment of entire survey team for post ‘Tsunami’ survey of the affected ports.

#Monitor: Registration of fishing vessels. Formulate policies and guidelines for deep sea fishing vessels and trawlers and address complaints.

- Execute application of Government discipline and conduct rules and investigation of cases.



Weapon Acceptance Trials Team (Indian Navy), Visakhapatnam,India

COMMANDER, Trials (2002-2004)



#Operations: Deputy Team leader of an inspecting, auditing and certifying agency; directly responsible for conducting and overseeing acceptance trials of new state-of-the-art Weapons and Sensors from India and abroad, prior to induction into the Navy. Directly responsible for underwater hull survey of Ships. Effectively prioritised and handled multiple projects in approx. five to six Warships, at a time.

#Liaison: Interacted with Government Companies/undertakings, original equipment manufacturers, and foreign dignitaries. Conducted lectures, seminars, Power Point presentations and prepared detailed reports and policy statements.



INS (Indian Naval Ship) Dunagiri, Leander Class Frigate

EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SECOND IN COMMAND (2001-2002)



#HR Functions: Coordinated logistics, personnel administration, training, and discipline of 20 Officers and 180 crew, in the major Warship. Oversaw manpower planning, recruitment & orientation of new recruits, performance appraisals and career planning sessions.

#Operations: Directly responsible for readiness of Weapon systems, upkeep of Ship’s husbandry, planned preventive maintenance of Ship’s hull, handling gears and deck lifts, safety of seamanship evolutions and helicopter operations. Supervised maintenance of equipments to reduce downtime and ensure operational readiness at all times.

- Adjudged “Best Ship” of Indian Navy’s Western Fleet, Mumbai, in its class, in 2002; ensured a productive and conducive climate thereby motivating the crew to excel in all spheres of activities.



On Various Indian Naval Ships and Shore Appointments (1987-2001)



#Operations: Actively involved in planning, briefing and execution of all phases of Naval operations thus steering operations with focus on achievement of pre-set goals and mission objectives and

worked cohesively with a diverse workforce of 150 Officers and 1800 crew. -INS Viraat, Aircraft Carrier, Operations Officer (1998-2000)

#Liaison, Documentation,Procedures: Established Port Defence Headquarters at Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), the only Tri Services Command of the Indian Armed Forces. Interacted with Port authorities and Government administration on matters of port defence, security, logistics, bunkering and berthing of ships. Oversaw setting up of Infrastructure, drafted policy guidelines, documentation procedures, and organised filing/correspondence. Attended to Naval vessels calling on port, - Staff Officer (Operations) to Naval Officer in Charge (Port Blair) (1992-1993)

#Logistics: Conveyed troops, tanks, vehicles, livestock, equipment and other logistics material from mainland to Offshore Naval bases.- INS Shardul (1991-1992), INLCU L-38 (1989-91) (Landing /Logistics ship)

#HR/Training: Implemented training, plans, academics/sports for 30 Officer Cadets; imparted instructions in basic Seamanship, ship operations, and Navigation, -INS Tir, Cadet Training Ship, (1988-1989)


Education


POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SHIPPING MANAGEMENT, Pursuing 2nd year

Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping, Mumbai

EXECUTIVE POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, 2006

School of Business Logistics, Singapore

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, 1985 (Three year degree programme)

Mumbai University, Mumbai


Certification


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Skils


- Maritime operations, Logistics management, Human Resources & man-management, Training, administrative and vigilance functions.

- Expertise in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from my Executive postgraduate diploma from ‘School of Business Logistics’, Singapore.

- All aspects of Shipping Management from the post graduate course I am currently pursuing which includes topics such as geography of sea transport, commercial and shipping law, economics of sea transport, current shipping environment, shipping practice, law of sea transport, risk management and marine insurance, liner trade and multimodal transport, shipping economics, and finance and chartering.

- Practical understanding of Maritime and Port Management and Security.


 


-20 years experience with the Indian Navy (Commander) imbibing core competencies and singular skills in Maritime operations, Logistics management, Human Resources & man-management, Training, administrative and vigilance functions.

- Presently working as Asst. General Manager, Intermodal (Multimodal) Operations – India, in Maersk India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, interacting with expatriates from different parts of the world.

- Actively involved in planning, briefing and execution of all phases of Naval operations thus steering operations with focus on achievement of pre-set goals and mission objectives and worked cohesively with a diverse workforce of 150 Officers and1800 crew on board an Aircraft Carrier and other Warships.

- Skilled in performing the entire administration and conveying of troops, tanks, vehicles, livestock, equipment and other logistics materials in Warships (Landing Crafts), from mainland to Offshore Naval bases, as Logistics Officer/Second in Command.

- Adept at man management and implementation of training, service etiquettes, and overall grooming of large group of Officers and Crew; imparted instructions in basic Seamanship, Ship operations, and Navigation. Can ensure a productive and conducive climate to motivate personnel to excel in all spheres of activities.

- Evaluated feasibility of new projects in terms of objective, outlays, time span etc.

- Able to handle liaison work and overall coordination based on having interacted extensively with Port authorities and Government administration on matters of port defence, security, logistics, bunkering and berthing of ships. Liaised with Government Companies/undertakings, original equipment manufacturers, and foreign dignitaries.

- Well-versed in maintenance of cash ledgers, accounts, imprest, record keeping and audit of accounts.

- Liaison with Govt. legal Counsels and maintenance of stand of Govt. of India for defending legal cases filed by parties before various courts in India.

- Excellent communication and listening skills with demonstrated flair for writing and oratory skills in English.

Navi Mumbai, India,
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