Kakodkar - Commercial Shipping Matters - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Milind Kakodkar

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Commercial Shipping Matters


Complete commercial Voyage Operations and Chartering of Dry Bulk and Tanker vessels.

Work History

General Manager

Pfs Shipping (India) Ltd

February 2011 - July 2012


PFS Shipping (Mehta Mahal, Ground Floor, 15 Mathew Road, Mumbai 400
004) are shipowners with offices in Mumbai, Singapore and Norway
Worked as General Manager in Mumbai office (Chartering and Operations)

Was responsible for Chartering and Commercial Operational
functions for the company's owned small fleet of Dry Cargo
(Handymax, Panamax) and Tanker (crude oil Aframaxes)

Was using a team of 2 people (a Master Mariner and a support
staff) to assist me in day to day post fixture operations which

included complete commercial voyage planning after fixing i.e.
instructions to Master, appointing agents, remitting port disb
funds to agents after scrutiny, bunkering and sending of claims to Charterers until realisation. The accounts team were
stationed overseas where the vessels were flagged. All the claims under cp such as Freight, Demurrage, various re-
imbursements etc were collated/prepared in my office by me and the subsequent negotiations until settlement were taken
care of under my supervision.

Whilst in Singapore

From September 2008

to set up the dept,

and eventually handle some of the ships commercially taken on period time
charter. Tenure in Singapore was until March 2010. Whilst in Singapore
looked after the entire post fixture responsibilities for all the foreign flag
in-chartered crude oil tonnage (there were 5 vessels). Thereafter returned to Mumbai office where spent the last 7 months.

Was promoted as Manager

July 2005 - November 2010

Worked in the Tanker Operations Department and handled Post fixture
commercial matters for some of the company's owned as well as time
chartererd crude oil and cpp vessels. Have extensively constructed /
negotiated and finalized all income claims such as Freight,
Deviation, Demurrage, voyage re-imbursements etc under the voyage charter parties performed.

Shipping Co. Ltd

December 1999 - November 2010

Great Eastern Shipping (Ocean House, 134/A Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai 400 018) are shipowners operating for several years from

Deputy Manager

December 1999 - July 2005

Worked for the Chartering Department and fixed Crude Oil ships, for COA transportation requirements from Arabian Gulf to India. Apart from the above function was also involved in the Chartering activity of dry bulk cargo ships of DWT 2000 tons and 38,000 tons.

Commercial Officer

ASM Shipping Ltd

July 1999 - December 1999

ASM shipping had offices in London and Cyprus (known as the Foresight
Group) and were operating 5 of their owned Chemical / Product Tanker
ships from the Mumbai office.

• Attended to Chartering / Port fixture Operational functions.

Deputy Manager in Commercial Department

Jaising Maritime Ltd

October 1994 - June 1999

Jaising Maritime Ltd., were based at "Kuber Niwas', Ground Floor, 2 Meera
Baug Road, Santacruz, Mumbai - they owned 2 Dry Cargo Mini Bulk
Carriers operating on Indian coast and one Handy sized Bulk Carrier which
was traded for International market business.

• As Deputy Manager attended to mainly Post Fixture operational

• Was promoted to the post of 'Deputy General Manager' in May 1997 and thereafter had exposure to independent fixing of the employment of the above mentioned category of ships.

• In addition to the above functions, also fixed on behalf of M/s. DCW
Ltd.(Mumbai), suitable Chemical Tanker tonnage to fulfil their
transportation requirement of Caustic Soda Lye cargo on the East
coast of India.

Senior Commercial Officer

Varun Shipping Co.Ltd

July 1992 - September 1994

Varun Shipping are based at Laxmi Bldg., 6 Shoorji Vallabhdas Marg,
Ballard Estate, Mumbai-01. At the time the company owned 7 Chemical /
Product Tankers and 2 handy sized Dry Bulk Ships.

• Mainly attended to all Post Fixture Operational matters.

• Also assisted in Chartering functions.

Volkart Ltd

February 1992 - June 1992

Worked as Shipbroker
'Gokak Patel Volkart Ltd.' are based at 19, J.N.Heredia Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai

=> From September 1990 - January 1992 worked with Orient Charterers
Worked as Shipbroker

'Orient Charterers' were based at 64, Jolly maker Chambers II, Nariman
Point, Mumbai-21

As Shipbroker was in constant touch with Shipowner & Charterer principals
based in India & overseas to receive their tonnage (ships) open positions & cargo orders respectively. Communicated these positions / cargo orders to various overseas associates & matched suitable cargo with tonnage & vice-
versa. Monitored Market Fixture Reports for both Dry & Wet cargo trade.

Marketing Executive

Business Link

March 1990 - September 1990

Marketing & Sales of Personal Computers, Softwares & Associated

• Maintenance of Personal Computers.

Qualifications & Certifications

Business Administration

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts


University of Bombay

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