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Vessel Planner


Want to be a Central Planner.Plan the vessel.


1. Company Name : M/s. Nhava – Sheva International Container Terminal Ltd.( NSICT )

At.-Sheva, Tal.-Uran, Navi Mumbai - 400707

Designation : Tower Control Officer

Period : 16th Jun 2000 to 20th Feb 2006

Job responsibilities: : Joined NSICT on 16th June 2000 as Yard & Wharf Controller,

Successfully handled all operation at vessel & Yard side. Presently managed the

post of Tower Control Officer. Apart from the above sound knowledge of

Ship planning & yard planning.

As a Tower Controller the following activities were taken care by me :

• Coordinating with ship superintendent & supervisor the yard & wharf controllers during the vessel operation for smooth operation at vessel & yard side operation.

• Reporting to GM Operations regarding the development in the terminal that includes number of moves performed at the quayside by each crane & any equipment breakdown. The latest update on the arrival & departure of the vessel.

• Also Monitoring Export / Import Movement at the Gate & Yard.

• Acting as a Coordinator between the maintenance & operation Dept. regarding equipments break – down, equipment required for maintenance, general day to day functions.

• Good Knowledge of Navis Sparcs 2.8y – 3.0 & Express.

2. Company Name : M/s. Gateway Terminal India Pvt. Ltd.

GTI House, J.N.P.T., Sheva, Navi Mumbai - 400707

Designation : Planner ( Process Controller )

Period : Working Since 1st Mar 2006


Process Controller (Vessel): -

• Receiving NSD file (vessel profile) from vessel operator and update in the ship editor.

• Ensure the receipt of BAPLIE file, MOVINS, Stowage instruction & discharge/load advance list prior vessel arrivals.

• Process the BAPLIE file in express & check the process status in EDI error column and send discrepancy to VOA, ensure to clear all discrepancy & update all records in the express.

• Process the MOVINS in SPARCS, check the errors & clear with consultant of VOA.

• Ensure to update the start work time, berth side & crane allocation as per game plan provided by the berth co-ordinator.

• Ensure the correct count to discharge/load and number of containers to be restowed.

• Update the Restows with correct POD in SPARCS.

• Open the SPARCS & update the maintain work shifts, create work crane list, start sequencing the cranes in the vessel profile window by selecting work queues and assigning to desire crane and adjust the queues for even split or where necessary in the crane work list window.

• Ensure there is no crane clash, overestows and minimum booming of cranes while sequencing.

• Ensure to plan the discharge/load as per the vessel berthing side, plan twin lift/dual operation wherever possible. Inform to yard process controller that the discharge plan is available for discharge yard review.

• Ensure to take the print for discharge stow plan, scan plan, discharge sequence list, work list, restow list, discharge recap and handover to wharf supervisor to distribute wharf/deck checkers.

• File office copy of discharge plan with crane work list.

• Updation of actual arrival time of vessel in express.

• Ensure to plan the vessel as per stowage/MOVINS provided by the VOA and cross check the special stowage OOG, IMDG, REEFER, U/D and stack weights, under deck clearances, IMDG segregation.

• Coordinating with Central planner if any changes or revision is required in stowage plan is required for adjusting the crane split.

• Before starting of vessels loading reconcile the projections with actual load list and there will be no more projections remain after finishing of load planning.

• Check the loading work queues, where necessary to adjust the load sequence to avoid yard clashing, yard shifting & PM congestion. Lock the load containers in SPARCS.

• Prepare the outbound BAPLIE file from express to be handover to chief officer on arrival with printout of vessel load summary, load plan, scan plan, OOG list, REEFER list, ODD list, IMDG list & crane work list.

• If necessary, revise the load plan to comply with chief officers requirements

• Send the vessels approved BAPLIE file to VOA/Central planner and acknowledgement receipt kept for future reference.

• Update the remarks for ODD & REEFER motors side etc (or if any) in the work crane list and freeze the load plan for vessel loading.

• Ensure that dispatcher had given print out of load stow plan, scan plan, load sequence list, work list and handover to wharf supervisor to distribute among deck/wharf checkers.

• Monitor the vessel loading & discharge. If any clashes or constrains then to take corrective actions.

• Monitor real time updation. Monitor crane activity list & get it corrected wherever necessary.

• Confirm with cargo control for additional boxes & taking vessel projection for these boxes from VOA/Vessel and must planned in the last hatches of the crane sequence.

• At completion of the operation all outstanding moves cleared and prepare the final BAPLIE OUT and print the final bay plan and hand over to the Chief Officer on board the vessel.

• Sending crane activity report to ops support clerk in standard format and update the vessel check list.

• Sending Final BAPLIE OUT file to vessel operator.

• Take printout of final load plan and restow list for the vessel file.

• Ensure that over landed, short landed, short shipped, extra re-stows are communicated with vessel operator, cargo control & TDR team.

Process Controller (Yard):

• Ensure that all containers moves within the yard are properly planned & stacked in the assigned position to achieve the desire yard pattern, allocating the correct number of RTGs in order to reach maximum productivity and efficiency with minimum equipment.

• Ensure that all equipment is available in the right location at the yard.

• Giving export allocations for each service as per yard strategy.

• Providing best pick list to gate for deliveries & monitoring gate activities ( intake & deliveries )

• Monitor yard activities (allocation of RTG’s in yard) for vessel load/discharge operations.

• Make the recaps as need to segregate by service, outbound carrier, POD, Size & type compare the containers count to be discharged against yard space available at different blocks.

• Indicate the yard layout the areas reserved for the containers creating & readjusting “allocation groups & allocation range” as need for different vessel.

• If incoming containers are discharged in block stowage, determine how many RTGs needed per crane in order to allocate the discharge with a sufficient number of RTGs to reach maximum productivity under the quay crane and avoiding the yard clashes during operations.

• House keeping of boxes done whenever we have spare time and if there is any mixing of PODs/ services or due to shutout boxes.

• Before start planning & allocating, include all containers in the correct work queues.

• Yard allocation recap for discharge boxes handover to yard supervisor/executive every 3 hrs.

• Ensure to place the RTG in yard for vessel discharge/load operations to avoid delay in vessel operations.

• All OOG planned in the designed yard block.

• Ensure that IMDG allocations are extreme side of yard blocks & verify the IMDG segregation.

• Monitoring the vessels discharge & export gate in boxes.

• Ensure that all live reefers containers are plugged in the yard.

• Planning of rails with FIFO Basis.

• Follow the “Yard Strategy” do the necessary changes whenever required.

Dispatcher (vessel):-

• Confirm the pilot pickup for berthing of vessel from marine-JNPT & inform to shift manager/executive.

• Inform to wharf supervisor to check the boom up status of QCs for berthing.

• Confirm the actual time of berthing with wharf supervisor & inform to process controller to update in the Express and maintain the vessel register.

• Ensure that vessel discharge/load scan plan, load/discharge stow plan, crane work list & sequence list dispatched to wharf side prior berthing of vessel.

• Ensure the allocation of TTS to QC for vessel operations.

• Continuous monitoring of real time updation.

• Monitoring vessel activities and update remarks if any delays found in crane activities report, effective communication with wharf staff.

• Continuous monitoring of work queues & active the job as per assigned to QC.

• Updation of no of lock bins / hatch covers in vessel register.

• Updation of crane timings / breakdown / system failures.

• After completion of vessel operations ensure all planned containers, lock bins, and hatch covers are loaded on board.

• Ensure to boom up QCs after completion of vessel operations prior pilot pick up for un-berthing of vessel.

• Confirm the pilot pick up for un-berthing of vessel from marine- JNPT and inform to shift manager/executive.

Dispatcher (yard):-

• Ensure that RTG’s are allocated effectively in the yard for vessel discharge/load operations as well as gate in/out containers with consult of process controller.

• Dispatch the work instructions of different point of work to RTGs.

• Ensure that containers are off-loaded by the RTG as per planned location.

• Ensure that correct containers are delivered by RTG as per bat number allocated by the gate.

• Continuous monitoring of yard activities and communicate to yard supervisor.

• If there is no work for RTG, as consult with shift manager/executive inform RTG operator to switch up the main engine and log off the VMT.

• Ensure that there is no QC hanging or waiting Che during vessel operations.

• Ensure that all TTS are getting jobs for vessel discharge/load operations.

• Monitor the activities by move hour and avoid yard clashes to achieve targeted productivity.

• Follow-up for the RTG breakdown with the engineering staff/Kalmar and inform about heavy breakdown to shift manager.

• Continuous monitoring of real time updation

• Monitor the gate movement through road queue for faster truck turn aground time.

Dispatcher (Rail):-

• Take the train arrival schedule from rail supervisor at the start of shift.

• Forward the discharge/load plan for train to rail supervisor.

• Allocate the RTGs for rail operation in CY and dispatch the work instructions to them.

• Monitor the rail activities through real time updation to achieve highest productivity.

• Update the rail log with the rail arrival/departure and commence/complete timings.

• Updation of crane timings / breakdown / system failures.

• Perform the housekeeping with the help of rail supervisor from cy to rail yard and vise-versa when no trains in terminal.

• Monitoring of real time updation.

Planning Executive: -

• Berthing game plans are amended after consulting with the berthing coordinator/shift manager.

• Planning staff has reported as per roster plan and if not, make arrangement to call additional people.

• System problems are communicated to all relevant parties i.e. SM, section head, and IT mngr.

• Ensure Yard plan/vessel plan/rail plan are prepared by process controllers.

• Yard strategy is being implemented.

• Deliveries/Receivals are going on smoothly.

• Equipments (RTGs, TTS, and QCs) are optimally used. If equipments are unnecessarily being used or vice-versa, then SM is notified and corrective actions are carried out.

• House keeping is carried out wherever necessary.

• Check if the vessel/yard plans are not conflicting with other activities. If so, prioritize it.

• All mails of customers (internal and external) are attended to.

• Ensure the efficient utilization of equipment and resources to achieve in fuel consumption.

• Monitoring the ship working operations to ensure the targets and deadlines are met.

• Liaise with shipping lines/agents/vessel whenever required for smooth operations.


Bsc. (Chemistry) Mumbai University 1998-99 First Class


Bsc. (Chemistry) Mumbai University 1998-99 First Class


Navis Sparcs & Express


• Completed “ Advance Diploma in Computer Software Application & System Analysis.

with (A+) grade.

Computer knowledge :

• Operating systems: Windows 98/2000/xp

• Languages: Pascal , C + +

• Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

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