Was a professional Sailor and Tankerman for 18 years.
Have been a Trouble shooter, Marine consultant, Expediter and Port Captain. Have Supervised the building and the dry docking of ships including steel renewals.Have conducted Inspections of vessels and conducted vessel surveys including to OCIMF standards.
As Consultant have set up Freight forwarding newtorks and offices including the Southern region between 1997 - 1999.
As Entrepreneur and owner of Indo Overseas Consultants - a Chennai based Custom House Agency that I bought over in 1999, we added value in 10 years by transforming it into a fully integrated Freight Management company with a Licensed IATA and Multimodal Transport permits, and a well oiled and dedicated workforce and with a Southern India footprint. The company had an excellent reputation for high quality accountable service. The intrinsic value of the company was unlocked by divestment in 2009.
Seasky Shipping Pvt. Ltd, (an offshoot of Seasky Cargo and Travels in Delhi a registered MTO) which was established in 1999 was made fully operational in 2001 - as a Chennai based Freight Forwarding company. The company works on the same principles of ethics and accountable service for which it is reputed. The company is profit making with long serving employees. In August 2014, the company was renamed as Seasky Shipping and Consulting Pvt. Ltd., to reflect additional verticals and complement the freight management business.
Long term interest in Law finally saw him pursue and complete a PG Diploma in Maritime Law from the London Metropolitan University in February 2012. Maritime Legal advice is thus another part of the consulting vertical.
His Specialties include Building teams and Loyalties, Order Management, Quality processes and a Turn around Professional. Specialty in People management, mentoring the young and Coaching the ambitious.
Seasky Shipping Pvt Ltd was a JV between the Directors of Seasky Cargo and Travels Pvt Ltd, Delhi and Indo Overseas Consultants Pvt Ltd., Chennai. where he was the Owner / MD
The company established in 1999 prides itself on being professionally run and is involved in the business of end to end Freight solutions for both Import and export.
Long serving staff, with fierce pride in the workplace and who treat the company as their own while the company treats them as partners is the reason for our success and reputation.
In August 2014, the company restructured its equity and became a fully owned entity by Capt. Arjun Nair and Mrs. Poonam Nair. The company also changed its name to Seasky Shipping and Consulting Pvt. Ltd., to reflect its Maritime Consulting arm.
TERROIR - The Madras Wine Club
January 2009 – December 2014 (6 years)Chennai Area, India
A loose association of individuals with a common interest in Wine. The Official Launch was on 22nd January 2009 at the Taj Coromandel and sponsored by Brindco, this was followed by a wine tasting event with Frescobaldi. The aim of the club is to ensure members acquire knowledge while also having fun. Wine tours, out station trip, talks by sommeliers, wine makers and experts are some of our activities while screening of wine related movies on a BYO arrangement are the most popular.
Indo Overseas Consultants Pvt. Ltd.,
August 1999 – March 2009 (9 years 8 months)
He took over a 10 year old pure Custom House Agency in 1999 that worked traditionally and converted it into a professionally manged process based company adding value by getting IATA accreditation and a Multimodal Transport Operators license over 10 years. The shares were divested to the Delhi Based SRM Shipping (part of the Spice Energy group) in January 2009.
January 1993 – June 1997 (4 years 6 months)Bangalore
Consulting included, expediting and supercargo roles of general cargo vessels for aid cargo to Africa, General and OCIMF inspections of vessels, Supervising drydocking and steel repairs, Setting up quality systems to comply with ISO 9002 on board ships, Firefighting and SafetyTraining on board among other roles including troubleshooting. Also as a trainer for Voith Schneider Propulsion systems trained the Chennai Port trust Tug Operators.