shippy, Vaishnav Puri, Chairman and Managing Director, Seaworld Shipping &
Logistics Private Ltd was felicitated with the R. S. Cooper Life Time
Achievement Award at the 39th annual general meeting of Mumbai
and Nhava Sheva Ship Agents Association earlier this month. Born in 1944, Mr
Puri, a veteran with almost five decades in the field of liner/tramp shipping
in India has been associated with several companies and industry association
and institutions including the President of MANSA from 1994-96.
his gratitude in his response for the award recognition, Mr Puri recapitulated
various milestones in his life right from the start of his career in Kolkata
and described how in the past he was the pioneer in representing the Lines like
Maersk and other major world players of the shipping industry in Mumbai. He
further added that how subsequently the Lines started their own offices in
Mumbai and the present status of the Ship Agents. He therefore advised the Ship
Agents to look forward for spreading their activities for diversifying the
business for best possible survival.
awards event also honored Mr Dinesh Lal, The Past Presidents' Award for
Exemplary Contribution to Shipping & Logistics” for his contribution in his
various capacities during the spread of his career for over four decades.
award event also feted several professionals from member companies for their
outstanding performance in their respective categories. These include Sandesh
Patankar from Zim Integrated, Domnic Correa from JM Baxi & Co, Sunil Joshi
from NYK Line India, Reshmi Prabhu from Wilhelmsen Maritime, Chaitali Dharod
from Maxicon Shipping Agencies, Raju Subramaniam from Sai Shipping and Monica
Damania from Continental Carriers.
Sahi Gupta, WISTA President was also presented with an award on her appointment
as a Member of the Executive Board of the World Maritime University – IMO Wing.
Speaking on the award recognition ceremony, MANSA President, Captain Vivek
Anand said, “The Award Ceremony has been introduced to identify and recognize
the unsung heroes who mostly work in the background of the shipping fraternity
among MANSA Ship Agent Members and those personalities who transcended normal
routine working tirelessly to contribute for betterment of the shipping