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Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2022
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers - East India Branch - 27th
Annual Day Celebrations - 10th December 2022
The ICS - East India Branch celebrated its 27th Annual Day on
Saturday, 10th December 2022 at the Madras Gymkhana Club.
Chief Guest for the event was Ms. V. Rama Mathew, IRS, Member,
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs. Ms Rama Mathew, IRS
spoke on Customs as a facilitator and enforcement authority for the
shipping industry. She delved on digitalisation, faceless
assessments and various trade friendly practices including
Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) scheme and its advantages.
Shri MVS Choudary, IRS, Chief Commissioner of Customs and Shri
Prasad, IRS, Commissioner of Customs graced the occasion.
The Chief Guest and Guest of Honour distributed Membership
certificates to Capt. R.S.Kishore Kumar, Mrs. Naveen Selvakumar and
Capt. Sridharma Sastha, who all had successfully completed the
professional qualifying examinations (PQE) of the Institute.
HIMT Toppers award was presented to Capt. R.S. Kishore Kumar
Mrs. Naveen Selvakumar MICS and Capt. Byju Mannil MICS took
prizes in individual subjects.
Capt. R.S.Kishore Kumar MICS also did the ICS EI Branch proud by
receiving the 'Shipwright Prize' from ICS London.
The Annual Day celebrations was preceded with a Technical
Seminar on the theme "Commercial Perspectives in Shipping - Focus
on Dry Cargo Trade in India".
- Mr. Krishna
Kumar, Senior Vice President, MSC India, who spoke on
Container Shipping vis a vis Global and Indian trade,
- Mr. Manas
Bose, Executive Director, (Logistics &
Infrastructure), SAIL, Kolkata, who provided insights on the India
Steel Sector from the Charterers perspective &
- Capt. Suresh Amirapu
FICS, Advisor, PSA India, who illustrated the National
logistics policy from the perspective of the Indian Maritime
As a finale to the seminar, a panel discussion on UNCTAD - Review
of Maritime Transport Report 2022 was conducted.
Moderated by Capt. K.G. Ramakrishnan FICS,
Director Benline Agencies, the panellists discussed issues viz.,
freight rates and transport cost, KPIs for ports and shipping
fleet, consolidation and competition in container shipping, trade
facilitation, legal issues and regulatory developments.
The expert panel comprised:
- Mr. K.C. Shiva Manohar
FICS, Director, Shiva Chartering Pte Ltd,
- Mr. Punit Oza
FICS, CEO, WIZ Bulk Pte Ltd. Singapore,
- Mr. M. Jagannath
FICS, Director, Nau Pte Ltd. Singapore &
- Mr. J.
Krishnan, Partner, S. Natesa Iyer Logistics LLP,
Attendees included Fellows and Members of the Institute of
Chartered Shipbrokers, members of the Maritime Fraternity and
students and faculty of the Indian Maritime University and
Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training. The event concluded with
fellowship and dinner.
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