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Planning and research officer


Work in a progressive organization and to utilize my skills and ability as an engineer and administrator, in a position that provides personal as well as professional growth by challenging my resourcefulness and innovativeness. To find recognition as an asset to the organization


Work Experience

? October 2008 – Present

Statistical & Research officer(Special Economic Zone),

Cochin Port Trust , Cochin

Cochin Port Trust is a Major Port in India. It handles around 17 Million Tonnes of Cargo annually comprising of POL(75%), Containers (15%), Break Bulk cargo (4%) and Dry Bullk (Coal, iron ore , Fertilizers etc) (6%). The port is equipped with 3 Tanker berths, 1 SPM facility for crude oil handling, 2 coal berths, 2 container berths , 1 fully automated fertilizer berth , 1 berth exclusively for cement handling ( on Private participation) and 6 general cargo berths.

Currently the Port is in the process of developing a Port based Special Economic Zone. The major ongoing projects are

1) Development of an International container transshipment terminal

2) Logistics/ distribution Park

3) LNG regasification terminal

4) LPG rebottling plant

5) Shore tank facilities for Kochi refineries

6) Multi user liquid terminal etc


Requirement study, mapping, tendering & allotment of Port based SEZ area for optimum usage. Monitoring of Physical & Financial progress of construction activities in the SEZ area. Submission of routine returns related with land usage, investment & labour employed to Development Commissioner, Govt. of India as required under SEZ rules 2006 . Compliance with other regulations of SEZ act 2005 and SEZ rules 2006, Govt.of India. Interacting with potential investors. Customs formalities for DTA and transshipment containers in the SEZ area. Streamlining of multi modal cargo movements in the SEZ area . Trade meets with potential users. Liasoning with Civil,Mechanical & Marine engineering divisions for proper upkeep of infrastructure facilities like roads , effluent treatment, power distribution , quays, equipments and channels . Shipping and Logistics. Development of a new Business district.

Implementation of Cargo, Traffic, HR, Project Systems , PM , MM and related modules in SAP ECC 6.0.

Achievements: Worked to the satisfaction of the management. Foreseeing the traffic congestion and pollution devised a new means for transfer of containers to the new transshipment terminal using Ro-Ro vessels. Preparation of tenders and awarding of contract for Ro-Ro/Lo-Lo barge operations. Quality council member for ISO 9001-2008. Implementation of Cargo, Traffic, HR, Project Systems , PM , MM and related modules in SAP ECC 6.0.

Familiar with EXIM documentation.

? May 2002 To Sept 2008

Statistical & Research Officer, Planning &Research Division,

Cochin Port Trust


General supervision of collection,compilation, scrutiny & analysis of data on Trade, Shipping, Labour Productivity, Utilization of berths & cargo handling equipments. Assesment of office automation requirements. Forecasting and projection of cargo traffic. Monitoring of Physical & Financial progress of Plan and Non Plan projects. Liasoning with the traffic department & stevedores in handling of cargo like coal, iron ore, POL, Fertilizer & container. Assesment of labour , cargo handling equipments and logistics related activities. Streamlining of cargo movements , labour employment & Planning inside port premises . Development & Implementation of in-house MIS modules, implementation of ISO certification procedures etc , System administration UNIX/ORACLE 8.0.

Achievements: Design , development & Implementation of Vessel Cargo Information system Inhouse. Preparation of Apex and Department Quality Manuals as per ISO 9001-2000 certification. As Quality council member prepared and streamlined procedures in accordance with ISO 9001 -2000 quality policy.

? Dec 1996 To May2002

Research Officer (MIS) , Planning &Research Division.

Cochin Port Trust


Work mainly included Compilation & Processing of operational data as required by Administration and Ministry of Shipping, GoI. Active participation in Design , Development & Implementation of a campus wide network for Cochin Port Trust using DEC Alpha M/cs as Servers, Cisco routers , Cabletron switches & OFC as back bone . Development of an Integrated Vessel & Cargo Information system. System administration UNIX/ORACLE 8.0 .

Achievements: Designed, developed & implemented campus wide network.

? October 1996 To December 1996

Senior Officer (I.T),

M/s Essar Steel Ltd. Hazira, Surat

M/s Essar Steel ltd is leading producer of Steel in India, having a steel plant of capacity 4 million tones at Hazira, Surat, India. Essar group has diversified interests in the field of oil exploration, telecom, shipping and power generation and distribution.


Job included Design & Implementation of a Centralized Access Control System, Integrated Marketing & Production Planning System (Oracle 6 & PowerBuider) and configuring SAP/R3 Basis module. H/W comprising of 2 Digital Alpha M/c’s as Servers in Master-Slave configuration, 3 VAX M/c’s for online remote operations & above 900 Pentium nodes interconnected by a Fibre Back Bone.

Achievements: Prepared a module to follow up and keep track of systems online in the factory premises.

? June1995 To September 1996

System Support Engineer (Tech),

M/s Genesis Communications,Cochin

Genesis Communications is UVAR for Business India Information Technologies (BIIT) Online services.


Computer hardware oriented software Solutions & Network consultancy.

Achievements: Installed and configured business software giving access to BIIT services , to leading business organizations of Cochin.

? May 1992 To May 1995

Senior Customer Support Engineer,

M/s Nexus Computers Pvt. Ltd

Nexus computers- a leading firm involved in installation & maintenance of Novell Netware based computer networks .


Job included Planning , Installation & Maintainance of Unix & Novell Netware based Ethernet, Arcnet , Bridge & SFT III networks. Development of device drivers (NLM) for value added products such as SCSI based TAPE SHUTTLE & PARA SHUTTLE in “C” language

Achievements: Installed and maintained LAN using Novell Netware 3.0.& 4.0 for Malayala Manorama a leading daily of Kerala.

? March 91 To March 92

Graduate Engineer trainee,

M/s Keltron Ltd, Trivandrum

M/s Keltron – a leading State Govt. owned company in the field of electronics, telecom and software research.


Mainly involved in Computerization of Dept. Of Telecommunications, Telephone Exchange of Bhopal City, Madhya Pradesh ,India using 2 Mini Computers in Master-Slave configuration and developing custom software in “C” language for payroll



Passed out in 1990, (Bharathiar University- Coimbatore, India)



computer networks, port operations


Trainings / Courses Attended :

1) Short course on Port Management- Rotterdam, Netherlands.

2) Technical Visits to Ports/terminals in Netherlands, Belgium and France.

3) Port Operations- European Union- Indian Maritime Transport Project

4) Container MIS, Port MIS, Managerial Excellence for Organizational growth, Port Planning & Development etc-From National Institute of Port Management- Chennai, India

5) Computer Networking & Communication from Indian Institute of Port Management –Calcutta, India

6) ISO Documentation & Audit

7) Implementation of Web based CPGRAMS – Ministry of Shipping, GoI,

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