(Late) L. D. Parekh of Parekh Group of Companies felicitated with The R. S. Cooper Lifetime Achievement Award
Standard Operating Procedures for JNPT, Mumbai Port released at MANSA's 38th AGM
Late Mr L. D. Parekh of the Parekh Group of Companies felicitated with The R. S. Cooper Lifetime Achievement Award
In the august presence of the maritime fraternity, Standard Operating Procedures for JNPT were released at the hands of the JNPT Deputy Chairman, Mr Neeraj Bansal, IAS, as also CISF procedures for Mumbai Port Trust by its Chairman, Mr Sanjay Bhatia, IAS, at the 38th annual general meeting (AGM) of MANSA held in Mumbai last month.
Later, spelling out the plans for the next two years, MANSA President, Capt. Vivek Anand, said, "We have chalked out plans to submit two white papers to the Ministry of Shipping. The first would be on Sustainable Development goals for the Indian maritime industry based on United Nations guidelines, and the second would be on Development of Hinterland Connectivity, Multimodal Logistics and Coastal Shipping in India."
MANSA will also take forward its partnership with APZI (Port of Zeebrugge, Belgium) and hold talks with Singapore ship agents association to enable the benchmarking of MANSA at the international level and adopt the best international practices and procedures along with sharing information and data, Capt. Anand said while addressing members at the meeting.
Appreciating the contribution from Young MANSA Forum (YMF), going beyond the immense contribution towards bringing out manuals, SOPs, etc., Capt. Anand also called for giving MANSA a national character by proposing to rename it as Maritime Association of Nationwide Shipping Agencies from the existing Mumbai and Nhava-Sheva Ship-Agents Association (MANSA).
The Chief Guest of the function was well known actor Mr Boman Irani, who gave a motivational address about following one's dreams to achieve success in life.
The event also witnessed the felicitations of performers across categories, including the two nominated awards being presented to Capt. Avinash Batra of Seahorse Ship Agencies Pvt. Ltd who was bestowed the Past President's Award for the achievements of a recognised shipping personality, and the Late Mr L. D. Parekh of Parekh Group of Companies who was the recipient of The R. S. Cooper Lifetime Achievement Award.
The other award winners of the MANSA STAR AWARDS 2016, 2nd Edition, included Mr Siddharth D. Sonawane, Deputy Manager, United Liner Shipping Services LLP - Best overall from Executive to Deputy Manager; Mr Prakash Jani, Manager, Parekh Maritime Agencies Pvt. Ltd -- Best Manager (Operations); Ms Anita Khandagale, Manager, Mitsutor Shipping Agency Pvt. Ltd -- Best Manager (Documentation); Mr Hemal Ramdas Bhatia, Manager Sales, Parekh Maritime Agencies Pvt. Ltd -- Best Manager (Sales / Marketing); Ms Archana Shinde, Manager, Maxicon Shipping Agencies -- Best Manager (CS-Customer Service / ISD - Inside Sales Dept.); Mr Prateek Mehrotra, Senior Sales Manager, Zim Integrated Shipping Services -- Best Senior Manager; Capt. Amit Wason, Deputy General Manager, NYK Line India Pvt. Ltd -- Best AGM / DGM / GM and Ms Lilu Mohamed, Senior Executive, NYK Line India Pvt. Ltd -- Best Lady Employee in any Category or Department.
Source: Exim News Service - Mumbai, Oct. 2