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Master Mariner with MBA & 20 years work experience


To harness a strong track record of building business volumes and growing profitability in senior management positions preferably in Shipping and Logistics Industry, however always willing for a challenging role in other industries as well


Contract Pilot, Kandla Port Trust, Kandla, India: Jan 2009 – Present

DGM, Operations, Essar Logistics Limited, Hazira, India: Nov. 2005 - Aug. 2007 - In charge of port and shipping operations for the export of finished steel products of more than 100,000 mt per month and imports in excess of 1.2 million mt per month of iron ore pellets, CLO, lime stone & coal. The job included optimum capacity utilization of the chartered vessels/ barges, checking bunkers consumption/ distribution to the fleet, tracking off-hires & damage claims, liaising with vessel owners, minimizing demurrage and settlement of vessels hire, stevedoring, lashing and other misc charges. Co-ordination with sales and marketing deptt, chartering deptt, stevedoring contractors, lashing contractors including nominating the contractors for different vessels.

During the tenure, successfully exploited the existing contract with ‘Port Pipavav’ in India to save in excess of USD 12,000 per shipment.


? Post fixture operations of the vessels including lay time calculations and settlement of demurrage/ despatch

? Planned for loading various grades of steel cargo

? Planned for the lighterage operations of the mother vessels at the anchorage to maximise the discharge rate

? Loading & Shipment of small parcels of steel cargo by containers

? Planned for import of steel plant from South Korea including discharge operations at Mumbai & Hazira

? Handled project cargo transportation for Essar Oil’s Vadinar refinery

? Dredging & maintenance of depth around jetty, maintenance of jetty infrastructure and yard management

? Co-ordination, loading & discharging of rail & road transport

? Compliance of the port facility with the ISPS regulations

Chief Officer, Master & Marine Superintendent - Quality & Safety, Fleet Management Limited, Hong Kong, Jan 01 - Sept 05- Commanded 04 vessels (02 bulk carriers & 02 container vessels) and a short stint as Safety & Quality superintendent. Responsibilities included navigation, accounting, communications, primary medical care and general management of the vessel. An impeccable record as master with total cumulative off-hire for all these four vessels being less than 48 hrs (< 0.25%)and having passed strict port state control inspections smoothly although 02 of the vessels were more than 20 years of age.


? Directly dealt with the owners, classification societies & Flag States

? Accountable for ‘Safety, Quality & Security’ plan implementation, verification & audits on-board

? Planned and organised the flag state inspection, provided guidelines to the vessels for PSC/ USCG inspections

? Active involvement with the pre-docking preparations

? Closely involved with the special & enhanced surveys of bulk carriers

? Involved with the pre-purchase inspection of vessels.

2nd Officer & Chief Officer: Acomarit UK Ltd, July 1994 - October 2000

Trainee Nautical Officer, Third Officer & Second Officer: Shipping Corporation of India Limited, June 1990 - July 1994


MBA: Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom, 2007-08

HND in Nautical Science: 1997, Fleetwood Nautical Campus, United Kingdom

B.Sc (Chemistry Honours): 1984-87, L.N.M. University, Darbhanga, Bihar, India


Master's Unlimited CoC No. 0010412, valid till Ovt 2010


Operations, CRM, Marketing, General Management


? Attended Full-time MBA course at Lancaster University Management School, UK during Oct 07- Sept 08

? Scored distinction in Finance (81%), Business Economics (75%), and Analysing Business Decisions (72%), one of the highest in the MBA class.

? As part of the MBA course, worked as an intern with ‘Bhp Billiton’ at its Delhi office for 10 weeks (25th June – 29th August 2008), carried out a research on the future of energy coal market in India by the year 2015

? During the MBA, worked on a ‘New Venture Challenge’ project for MHA, a market leader in airport automation system in Europe for establishing a joint venture between MHA & Stopford

? As part of the MBA course, carried out a consultancy project for establishing a ‘Social Enterprise’ for ‘Scope’, largest charity in UK working with people with cerebral palsy

? Well adaptable towards corporate culture and behaviour and ability to work under pressure

? Achievement oriented with excellent people management skills and an ability to manage change with ease

? Strong 11 Years in close interaction with Hong Kong, Norwegian & U.K. ship managers

? Worked in Great Lakes (US & Canada) in extreme winter with no delays/ stoppages and without any crew related problems

? Excellent track record of surveys of cargo ships and PSC inspections as Master

? Excellent communication, relationship building and interpersonal skills

? A good team player with an ability to lead a team by example and motivate them to achieve desired objectives

? Success at motivating staff through clear communication and outstanding organizational skills

? Expertise in working in fast-paced, high-tech environments requiring skills in scheduling, management and team building

? Selected to command a Norwegian vessel with sailing experience of less than 6 years

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