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General Manager ( Marine and Technical )


Top Management role in a shipping office in Singapore


Jan ‘ 09 till date : Employed with TATA NYK Shipping ( India ) Pvt Ltd; JV company between TATA Steel, India and NYK Line, Japan.

Present location: Singapore Head office.

Progression Path:

Jan’09- Aug ’11: Assistant General Manager, Marine and Technical.

Aug’11- Mar’12: Deputy General Manager, Marine and Technical.

Mar’ 12- till date: General Manager, Marine and Technical.

March’14 till date: Additional responsibilities as Company quality Head.

Company Safety and security officer.

Technical evaluation of ship yards, ship designs for new Ship- building projects and vessel acquisition process. Flag Registration, evaluation, new vessel acquisition (7 bulk carriers in last five years from Shipyards in China and Japan).

Supervision of new buildings till delivery and thereafter while in service for running maintenance and regulatory compliance.

Technical upgrades with new machineries / equipment surpassing regulatory requirements.

Appoint Ship Managers for owned ships, supervise manning and technical requirements of ships, budgetary compliance on Owned ships expenses. Vendor selection.

Insurance and Safety standards, monitor and compliance, surpass regulatory requirements, ships efficiency.

As Chief Quality Head / Management Representative for Business excellence, Quality and Environmental Management, ISO standards and process reviews.

Ship Quality, safety and Environment compliance; Conduct Audits- ISM and ISO compliance.

Prepare Charter party contracts, continuous market data capture, assessment and presentation, business acquisition, bidding process, Agency appointments.

Assist with pre and post fixtures, regulatory compliance and port operations, Cargo optimisation.


Mar’06 to Oct ’08 with Samsara Group, Kolkata as Regional Manager (East India)

Oversaw the Oasis Feeder Vessel Operations & Slot marketing for containers;

Container Main Liner Activities as Agents in Kolkata for the following:

o Mediterranean shipping Company (MSC)

o China Shipping container line (CSCL)

o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL)

o TS Line (TSL)

o Hueng A

o Maruba

o “Hoyer global” ISO tank containers, hazardous cargo tank transporters

o Ethiopian Shipping Lines

Successfully achieved for branch a throughput of 2600 teus per month by efficiently catering to above lines, maintained excellent relations with Principals and Customers providing a fast turnaround of inventory.

Astutely managed the break bulk and bulk agency as Charterers’ Agent and Owners protective agents for ships calling Kolkata, Haldia and Paradip ports. Maintained liaison with Cargo interests and ship-owners; coordinated all operations for cargo imports and exports; marketed project cargoes for heavy lift carriers; provided cargo leads for effective chartering and brokering activities in the group. Business leads to chartering department and pre fixture and Carter party negotiations for Beak bulk and Bulk cargoes.

Instrumentally handled the Private Railway BLC Wagons Operations like coordinated delivery and despatch of 10 nos. newly built rakes (each 45 wagons) from manufacturing yards in Kolkata for Hind terminals; maintained close relations with Railway personnel for running empty and container loaded rakes with smooth despatch to western India from container sidings in Kolkata.

Handling Claim matters for Insurance, Cargo and liners, Arbitration and legal matters.

Distinctively represented in local trade and shipping community in East India. Excellent rapport with Port Officials and Governmental Bodies of Customs, Immigration, etc.


Jul’00-Feb’06 with Parekh Marine Agency, Kolkata; General Manager (In charge East India Offices)

Progression Path:

Jul’00-Jul’04 General Manager In-Charge of Operations

Jul’04-Feb’06 General Branch Manager

Instrumentally established and maintained good relations with all officials of Kolkata, Haldia port, Customs, Immigration, Principals, Major Vendors, etc.

Oversaw the planning and supervised import and export operations of XCL/ Seacon Feeder Vessels till Apr’03. Reported the relevant activities to Seacon, pertaining to agency matters; developed relations with MLO’s/ Customers, clients for Seacon Marketing; supervised documentation work at Customs, Immigration and Port for Seacon Feeder Vessels.

Efficiently maintained Statistics of all local feeders and preparing presentations for Principals. Bagged Best Agents Award/ Citation from Seacon for the year 2001.

Supervised the Cho Yang Line’s Container Service till May 2001.

Played a pivotal part as a Branch Manager of Orchid Shipping Kolkata; coordinated and developed Orchid Freight Forwarding Division of Parekh Group for local import/ exports to worldwide destination.

Distinctively interacted with shippers/ freight brokers and MLO’s for logistic support; provided door to door service, on import and export leg, for heavy lifts and OOG cargoes.

Astutely managed and promoted agency work for LMT container Lines, NVOCC principal based in Dubai. Established and developed relations with shippers and receivers, cargo fixtures, port/ marine disbursement accounts, operations and reporting to vessel owners and cargo shippers/ consignees. Negotiating and preparing of cargo fixtures for export and import Steel shipments of TISCO, Visa and SAIL. Port Operations and handling of Import bulk commodities at Ports of Haldia and Kolkata as well as for Log- shipments -liaise for delivery with traders and receivers of log cargo.

Managed and promoted agency work for Delmas – ASEA container Lines. A key person as an In-Charge as Logistics back office in Kolkata for Delmas- All-India equipment monitoring and logistics control; agency work for Ceekay container Lines, NVOCC subsidiary of Parekh Marine group based in Dubai; agency work for SINOKOR Lines with effect from Mar’03; agency work for MLO Hamburg Sud of Germany.

Effectively planned, supervised and loaded operations of Car Carriers of “Eukor” (joint venture of Wallenius –Willhemsen and Hyundai Motors) on PCC vessels calling Chennai for import- export of Hyundai cars. Improved car operations and lifting rate from 160 cars per hour to 440 cars per hour with training, good ship –shore planning and monitoring of car moves.

Port Captaincy for break bulk cargoes, containers and car carriers.

Successfully travelled to other ports in India and Bangladesh for attending work of Parekh -Marine, developed operational and business interests for the Parekh Marine Group.


Oct’98-May’00 with PacMarine Services {Insurance Division of Jardines Hong Kong} as Project Cargo Surveyor

Effectively coordinated and handled complete Project cargo shipments, China to India both break bulk and containers, for hydro electric dam construction at upper Bhote Koshi River in NEPAL. Project developed by a joint venture consisting of Hiomal International Power corporation Pvt ltd; Hazra Engineering Co. Int. pvt Ltd and Panda Energy International of USA and Project Construction by China Ghezube corporation.

Successfully carried out entire road route survey from port to Project site.

Distinctively assigned with the control and supervision of discharge from Ocean carriers/ shore logistics, transportation of heavy, over-dimensional machinery to the dam site from Kolkata and Haldia port.


Sea Experience from Mar’79-Aug’98; Last served as Master {M.V. “Nego Carol” of Wallem Shipmangement, Hong Kong}

Progression Path:

Mar’79-Mar’82: As Deck Cadet on General Cargo vessels

Oct’82-Nov’82: 3rd Officer on Bulk / Break bulk carriers.

Nov’82-Jun’84: 2nd Officer on Bulk / Break bulk carriers

Apr’85-May’86: 2nd Officer on Bulk / Break bulk carriers

May’86-Dec’86: Chief Officer on Bulk / Break bulk carriers

Apr’88-Oct’88: 2nd Officer on Reefer, MPP, Containers, Log, Bulk / Break bulk carriers.

Mar’90-Jan’91: 2nd Officer on Reefer, MPP, Containers, Log, Bulk / Break bulk carriers.

Jun’91-Mar’96: Chief Officer on RoRo-MPP, Containers, Log, Bulk / Break bulk carriers.

Mar’96-Aug’98 Master on Log, Bulk / Break bulk carriers.


Intermediate Secondary Certificate ( 10+2 yrs )

01st Year Bachelor of Science.

Master Mariner ( Foreign going License ) from Ministry of Transport.


Maritime Training 36 months as Direct Entry Cadet.

Nautical Institute attended: “Lal Bahadur Shastri”, Nautical and Engineering College.

ISM Internal Auditors training.

ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditors and Lead Auditors Training

ISO 14001 Internal Auditors training

TATA Business Excellence Module training.


Master’s (FG) Certificate of Competency obtained on 2nd Jan’88.

Trainings as per Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for sea farers

Quality Management certificates as Internal and Lead Auditor from DNV for ISO 9001.

TATA Business excellence assessors training.


Well versed with Computer and Business intelligence application tools.


Diverse knowledge and experience in shipping of DRY Bulk /Break bulk Cargoes, Container Industry, Project and Car Carriers.

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