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Master mariner with wide exposure to supply chain and sealogistics of dry bulk and breakbulk cargo


In quest of career endeavors in Planning & Executing Operations’ with ROI accountability with an organisation of repute.



Since June ’05 working ashore with an Indian manufacturing major; handling material logistics and vessel operational activities of export steel finished goods, import bulk cargo and heavy - lift project cargo in middle managerial cadre of Sea Logistics Operations.

The Attainments

Successful handling of over 70000mt of project cargo including ODC upto 220mt unit weight involving ex-works delivery , multimodal transport and ship-to-ship transfer.

Continuous upgrading & streamlining material handling procedures ,operations & ancilliary activities to handle upto 7 million mt per annum of bulk & breakbulk at a single tidal port facility with at-stream stevedoring involved.

Management appreciations for 24-hours breakbulk loading record of over 14000 mt at outport with multiple handling,highest monthly breakbulk STS of over 100000 mt and highest 24-hours bulk STS of over 32000 mt .

July ’02- March ’05

Worked with CSL India, West Asia Ltd UAE & Precious Shipping Bangkok as Master on bulk, breakbulk, gantry & GC vessels engaged in worldwide trading.

The Attainments

Wide exposure to commercial aspects of sea-carriage of log ,bulk and breakbulk trades & vessel tramping activity.

March 99 - May 02

Worked with APJ SOL & West Asia Ltd in the capacity of Chief Officer on bulk vessels trading worldwide .

Commenced career with APJ SOL, DENHOLMS, CSL as 3rd & 2nd mate on bulk, breakbulk,multipurpose and gantry vessels trading worldwide and also on East coast India (Dec’92-Mar’98)


Feb 01-May 04 Maritime Academy of India as Visiting Faculty; Imparted training on various pre-sea training courses & STCW courses (PST / BFF / PSSR); Instrumental in implementing ISO audit procedures for the institute.

Aug 05- Sep 06 Project Cargo as Logistics coordinator: Phased participation in & supervised dismantling, packing, handling, loading & discharging of a corex steel plant. Maximum unit weight handled 220 mt.



Certificate of Competency as Master of a foreign going vessel in 2001 from India.

Cleared the Departmental Examinations conducted by the Ministry of Shipping in 2001 from India

Bachelors Degree in Nautical Science under aegis of World Maritime University (conferred by Mumbai University) in 1992.Rated 1st class with distinction.


Date of Birth : June 5, 1972


Completed mandatory courses as per Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW, 1995):

- Ship Simulator & BT - Radar Simulator

- Survival Craft & Rescue Boats - Medicare, PSSR, GMDSS, etc.

- ABS Risk Management & Incident investigation



Strategic Planning / Project Management

Conceptualising and implementing plans/strategies to facilitate smooth execution of logistics projects.

? Monitoring projects with respect to Cost, Resource Deployment, Time over-runs, Quality Compliance and Manpower planning to ensure timely execution of projects.

? Planning & executing breakbulk cargo logistics,material handling,vessel planning & loading.

Vessel Operations

? Protecting shippers/charterers interest in cargo claims surveys, P&I vessel condition surveys, damage surveys, bunker claim surveys & loss assessments.

? Actively involved in vetting statutory documents like Notices of Readiness, Notes of Protest, Mates Receipt, Bills of Lading & various post-fixture documentation etc.

? Active participation in operational aspects of vessel pre & post-fixture operations.

? Keeping constant information integration between vessels and shore offices.

? Active command of cargo ships of various types.

Vessel Management

? Line responsibility for safe navigation & commercial performance of owned & in-chartered vessels.

? Effective liaison with Port, Terminal & statutory authorities, agencies,suppliers and 3rd parties for optimized economy of turn-around of chartered vessels.

? Functioning as an interface for coordinating with production dept & vessel operators and the buyer to ensure that the production schedule is met and ensure on-time seamless delivery of shipments.

? Preparing for external audits and inspections.

? Monitoring compliance to the Safety Culture & Environment Protection regulations.

? Looking after personnel matters & plan the daily operation and deployment of personnel on priority basis.

Stevedoring /Material handling/Logistics

? Design Stevedoring & Logistics plans and monitor timely delivery of consignments, ensuring efficiency in all aspects of the delivery cycle.

? Manage stevedoring activities involving loading, unloading & discharge of bulk,breakbulk & project cargo with emphasis on steel & bulk cargoes.

? Active participation in new logistics projects involving sea & overland transport.

? Monitoring intercarting & consolidation from plant to export wharf/yard.

Health & Safety Management / Audit (During shipboard tenure)

? Preparing audit schedules for conducting ISM External Audits within the time and cost budget; evaluating procedures & systems and implementing necessary corrective actions.

? Actively involved in implementation of International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) procedures and setting up SSP and other related auditing procedures.Implementing health & safety systems & procedures for minimizing occupational hazards, pollution prevention & protection of Marine environment.

General Administration/Agency

? Formulating operating budgets and ensuring optimum utilisation of resources towards the smooth execution of outport operations.

? Involved in material planning & procurement activities to facilitate smooth cargo movement.

? Involvement in agency work for coastal transport of finished goods & export formalities for FG cargo. Advising the clients on the best methods and routes for transporting goods to overseas & domestic destinations.



Master Mariner with over 15 years of diverse experience in shipping operations including Vessel command , Strategic Planning, Logistics, Vessel post-fixture, Vessel Operations, Stevedoring, Safety Management, Auditing and General Administration.

Expanding exposure to supply chain systems with a major focus on the steel industry.

Effective capability to offer and execute client –specific sea – carriage solutions.Ability to function effectively in a complex ,dynamic and constantly evolving logistics environment.

A keen communicator with ease at adapting to a multi - cultural environment.

Experienced in comprehensive sea –logistics solutions of ex-works ODC project cargo including at – stream handling.

Holds the distinction of exposure to dry dockings entailing upwards of 1200 MT steel renewals.

Currently working ashore in the logistics function of an Indian manufacturing major in the middle managerial cadre.

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