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Commercial Officer

Shoreside Operations
  • MICS (Member Institute of Charter Ship Brokers, London) & Masters in Management Studies–Finance offering nearly 9 years of experience in all aspects of Shipping & Commercial Vessel Operations
  • Capable of managing overall ship operations & vessel management of Vessels on Time-chartered and Voyage Charter
  • Proficiency in performing functions with various authorities and port agencies worldwide to effect smooth process-maintenance of in-house time chartered and Voyage Charter vessels as per charter party contract
  • Expertise in worldwide shipping trade / market for various Tanker - Crude and charter party terms and conditions
  • Key focus on developing and managing relationships with Indian Coastal as well as International clients to acquire new business for the organization
  • Experience in managing receipts, outstanding receivables & reconciliation.
  • Proven record of identifying the opportunity areas to save cost & other resources, reducing unnecessary steps in the shipping process to run the operations in effective manner, thereby helping the process in reducing operational cost

Effective organizer, motivator, team builder and a decisive leader



Since Oct’07                          The Shipping Corporation of India, Mumbai as Manager - Tanker Commercial Operations


Growth Path:

As Assistant Manager from Oct’07 – January 2011

As Deputy Manager from January 2011 to January 2014

As Manager since 2014


Key Result Areas:

  • Spearheading the large scale commercial operations including conveying fixture information & voyage instructions to vessels
  • Leading a team of 6 people for effective handling of Coastal Trade movement
  • Providing overall support for coastal scheduling of vessels &voyage administration involving activities like ship routine, critical operations including arrival and departures from ports, and rough weather navigation
  • Managing In-charter tugs for Lighterage operations
  • Identifying and developing business with prospective clients, negotiating and fixing vessels like LR1 and LR2 size
  • Performing activities like:
    • Arranging of bunkers and fresh water to vessels
    • Raising invoices of Charter Hire/ Freight and follow up for receiving payment from charterers
    • Preparing Demurrage claim / SOA and getting them audited
    • Preparing Monthly results
      • Maintaining information & contacts of Ship Owners / Charterers & Ship Brokers
      • Developing voyage estimates and maintaining voyage diary / files / records, tonnage list and computing voyage cost sheet
      • Managing the tasks of developing market information reports about prevalent freight/hire trends and sharing the same with  the clients and other colleagues in the organization
      • Monitoring vessel movements and performances and maintaining communication throughout the voyage with all relevant parties like charterers, brokers, agents and vessels regarding voyage orders, vessel itineraries (including confirmation of arrival times, port information etc.), and ensuring necessary certificates of vessels on board are valid, Viz GTL
      • Conducting scrutiny and authorization of all voyage accounts and disbursement accounts
      • Liaising with port, terminal & statutory authorities for quick turn around and completion of voyages, with nil or minimum claims for short-landings, weather damages or other similar causes
      • Negotiating with Charterers for outstanding Demurrage claims, Off Hires and so on
      • Ensuring safe navigation & techno-commercial performance of ships
      • Co-ordination with PNI club for various disputes and arbitration if any



  • Successful carried out Bidding and execution of ONGC Storage contracts since 2007 till date
  • COA Finalization for HPCL
  • COA Finalization for BPCL 

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra,
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