In the august presence of the maritime fraternity, Standard Operating Procedures for JNPT were released at the hands of the JNPT deputy chairman Neeraj Bansal as also CISF procedures for Mumbai Port Trust by its chairman Sanjay Bhatia at the 38th annual general meeting of MANSA held in Mumbai.
Later, spelling out the plans for the next two years, MANSA, President, Captain Vivek Anand addressing members at the 38th annual general meeting said, “We have chalked out plans to submit two white papers to the Ministry of Shipping. The first would be Sustainable development goals for Indian Maritime Industry based on United National Guidelines and the second would be Development of Hinterland connectivity, Multi modal Logistics and coastal shipping in India.”
MANSA will also take forward its partnership with APZI (Port of Zeebruggee, Belgium) and holding talks with Singapore Ship-agents association to enable benchmark MANSA at international level and adopt best international practices and procedures along with sharing information and data, Captain Anand said, addressing members at the meeting.
Appreciating the contribution from Young MANSA Forum (YMF) going beyond immense contribution towards bringing out manuals, SOPs, etc, Captain Anand also called upon giving MANSA's abbreviation a national character by proposing to rename itself as Martime Association of Nationwide Shipping Agencies from the prevailing Mumbai and Nhava Sheva Ship Agents Association (MANSA).
The annual general meeting also witnessed the felicitations of performers across categories including the two nominated awards being presented to Capt. Avinash C. Batra, M/s Seahorse Ship Agencies Pvt. Ltd. - Past President's Award for the achievements of a recognized shipping personality and (Late) Mr. L. D. Parekh, Parekh Group of Companies - The R. S. Cooper Life Time Achievement Award.
The other Award Winners of the 2nd Edition of MANSA STAR AWARDS 2016 included Mr. Siddharth D. Sonawane, Dy. Manager, M/s United Liner Shipping Services LLP, Mr. Prakash Jani, Manager, M/s Parekh Maritime Agencies Pvt. Ltd. - Best Manager (Operations), Ms. Anita Khandagale, Manager, M/s Mitsutor Shipping Agency Pvt. Ltd. - Best Manager (Documentation), Mr. Hemal Ramdas Bhatia, Manager Sales, M/s Parekh Maritime Agencies Pvt. Ltd. - Best Manager (Sales / Marketing), Ms. Archana Shinde, Manager, M/s Maxicon Shipping Agencies - Best Manager (CS-Customer Service / ISD – Inside Sales Dept.), Mr. Prateek Mehrotra, Sr. Sales Manager, M/s Zim Integrated Shipping Services - Best Senior Manager, Capt. Amit Wason, Dy. General Manager, M/s NYK Line India Pvt. Ltd. - Best AGM / DGM / GM, Ms. Lilu Mohamed, Senior Executive, M/s NYK Line India Pvt. Ltd. - Best Lady Employee in any Category or Department.