East India Branch seminar on "Professionalism in Shipping” on 15 February

Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2020

Ravee Tittei FICS opening the East India Branch seminar in February 2020

"Professionalism in maritime trade is the need of the hour" - Ravee S Tittei, Chairman, East India Branch of the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers

"The growing challenges in maritime trade coupled with the global trading practices necessitates the immense requirement of professionalism for sustainable development in the ocean trade" said Mr Ravee S Tittei FICS, Chairman, Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers, (ICS) East India Branch, who is also the Chief Operating Officer, German Express Shipping Agency India Pvt Ltd, a former company of JM BAXI Group Company and also pioneers in Shipping Trade.

While delivering his speech during the Branch seminar "Professionalism in Shipping" on 15.02.2020, Mr Tittei highlighted the active role of the Institute in support of the maritime trade in the activities viz., chartering, purchase and sale of ships, and professional training programmes for the members, students, exams etc.

"Since Automobile industry is one of the major contributors for the growth of shipping and logistics industry, the ups and downs witnessed in auto sector gets reflected in the maritime trade", as illustrated with the facts and analysis by Mr K K Raman, Group President, TV Sundaram Industries, Madurai and also the Chief Guest of the session, during his speech on "the way ahead to success in maritime trade".

On the topic "Understanding Shipping at Large," Mr Velsankar, Director, PSTS Group, Thootukudi, had emphasized the need to meet the challenges in maritime trade. In support of his speech, he presented facts and figures through power point presentation containing the comparison on year on year growth, ups and downs of global trade of dry cargo. The opportunities to India in the international trade on the background of Brexit, China's Corona virus, were also explained by him.

Mr S Sankaran, Executive Committee Member of ICS East India Branch, during his presentation and lecture, discussed port led growth and infrastructure development made by CHINA which led to the growth of international trade volume by that country over the past years.

The comparative analysis of trade and volume handled by various ports of India was presented by Mr Sayeeraman, Vice Chairman of the East India Branch. He stressed upon the need of professional approach by various stakeholders while dealing with ports and container terminals.

On the topic "Shipping and Individual" Mrs Rama Ravee Tittei, Life Skill Trainer and Empowerment Coach , had delivered a speech on "Grooming of the Individual" for the maritime industry with live examples of soft skills needed. During her speech, she stressed on the development of the quality "Self Efficacy" for innovation and enhancement in career growth which are the basic needs for any industry.

Captain Amar Mascarenhas of Cargill Group, who is also an Institute's member, delivered a speech on "Role of Shipping Individual" and detailed the role of various stakeholders of Shipping Trade and its growth for the economy.

Mr Jeyanth Thomas, General Manager, Chakiat Agencies, Thoothukudi, made a presentation on "Individual and the Shipping Institutions". During his speech, he highlighted the importance of developing the skill by visualizing the shipping industry with a new slogan "FUN" (F-Fundamentals, U-Undo,  N-Notice & Navigating).

Captain John Prasad Menezes, Honourable Secretary of the East India Branch, made a presentation on "understanding PQE - the pinnacle of the institute's qualification", to become a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. The course contents, exams were explained during his speech.

Ms Priya Edwin, Partner & Head-Chartering, Pearl Shipping & Chartering, Tuticorin, a young maritime professional, discussed the study methods in support of candidates working to complete the PQE programme and become an Institute's member.

The seminar ended with the valedictory address by Mr T K Ramachandran, IAS, Chairman, V OC Port Trust, Thoothukudi. During his address, he applauded the role of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers for its contributions to the shipping trade. He congratulated various stakeholders of maritime industry to take part in the port led growth strategies VOC Port for the development of the Region and the overall economy.

Ramachandran IAS Chair V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust Tuticorin key note address East India Branch seminar in February 2020

Mr.T.K.Ramachandran,IAS,Chairman, V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, delivering key note address. VIPs in the dais are (L-R) Captain John Prasad Menezes, Honourable Secretary, ICS East India Branch,Mr.RaveeS.Tittei Chairman, ICS East India Branch,Ms.Priya Edwin, Partner & Head- Chartering, Pearl Shipping &Chartering,Tuticorin