Mr. Rajan Babu - St.britto's College

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Mr. Rajan Babu

HOD -Department of Shipping & Logistics
Governing Body Member
St. Britto’s College

Having stated my career in Chowgule Steamships and Chowgule Brothers way back in 1972 had completed handling of over 4000 ships of various Sizes, Types and Cargoes.

In 1980 I joined Killick Nixon Ltd a Public listed company as Sr. Executive and had the opportunity of handling Container related business, besides Couriering and representing Alfred H Knight handled over 2000 Edible product, Crude and Kerosene, Bulk and General Cargo vessels wherein I gained experience in Draft, Hatch, On & Off Hire, Continuous discharge and Delivery tally and Bunker survey until 1989.

In 1989 I was asked to join FAIRWAY TRADING which is a off shoot of the most reputed ETA (EMIRATES TRADING ASSOCIATES) and Trade Line Dubai LLC wherein I got the opportunity to handle Mining, Trading, EXIM, Chartering, Broking, Logistic application for movement of Bulk commodities such as BARYTES, BAUXITE, BENTONITE, CLINKER, ROCK PHOSPHATE, SULPHUR and COAL. I had the grace of the almighty to handle vessels in the capacity of Charterer’s Representative in over 60 worldwide Ports

In 1994 I ventured in to my own business and started it in a humble manner from a house in Royapuram. Within a years’ time the company bagged the agency of HUB LINES and we commenced the business in MUMBAI, CALCUTTA, DELHI, TUTICORIN, COCHIN and HYDERABAD with over 180 employees when I was elevated to the level of MANAGING DIRECTOR. In 2000-2002 and 2003-2004 we created a record of handling over 3000 teus in Mumbai which gave us the No 1 Position in SOUTH EAST-FAR EASTERN OPERATORS segment.

Diversification was made in truck owning, Custom House Agency, Private storage yard and repairing besides conversion of GPs to GOH. We were handling APL and NYK box conversions.
We were the Stevedores for MURUGAPPA GROUP, NYK, APL and OEL and handled Bulk, Project, Break Bulk and Containerized cargoes.

I was assisting one of the Leading Arbitrator from the Indian Arbitrators council and later handled around 39 arbitration in which I was successful in over 25 cases
In 2009 I was asked by KIRAN GLOBAL CHEMS a company which deals with SODA ASH as No I in the World and SODIUM SILICATE MANUFACTURING in CAIRO, ALEXANDRIA, CAPE TOWN and IZMIT in TURKEY and I was instrumental in applying the total Logistics of the project movement for construction of factories in the above sites.
The Idea to elaborate my transition is not to let you know my biography but to give you an idea that it takes years for you build up a career and come up. As the saying goes that IT TAKES YEARS FOR A OAK TREE TO MATURE TO CONVERT ITSELF TO BARREL TO STORE WINE it would take its normal course of action before you can reach a reasonable height
Start and don’t hesitate to start small as you are certain to grow. A small bud which when sowed grows as a huge tree in years similarly you small step today would make you make a giant leap tomorrow so start and don’t think twice to start small.

You are in a campus which houses professional with over 200 years of synergised experience and am sure you would reach extraordinary heights by Joining TEAM ST BRITTO and all the best wishes to you

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