Archanaa Kaaza

  • Mumbai Area, India, IN Maharashtra
  • +91 9833766744
Archanaa Kaaza

High Impact Shipping and Tanker Operations Professional

Professional Summary

Over 12 years of experience spread across mainly in Tanker Operations in India’s leading Shipping Company for past 9 years. Over 9 years of rich experience in handling all commercial related operations and aspects of crude oil tankers ranging from LRI to VLCC. Over the years acquired holistic understanding of crude oil trade in both Indian Oil industry as well as cross trade. Specialized as vessel operator as owner in various types of fixtures, ranging from spot market, COA contracts, voyage charterers and Time Charterers. Successfully completed MICS with distinction.  

Organizational Experience

Work experience
Jun 2006 - Present

Manger – Tanker Commercial 

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Currently  working for Tanker Commercial Department of Bulk & Tanker Division of SCI I have acquired enhanced knowledge and experience in handling various voyages of different fixtures and markets with wide range of tankers. Specialized in Crude Oil Trade mostly of VLCC, Suzemax and Aframax  both cross trade and in lndia.

Vessels Handled:

LR –II, Aframax, Suzemax, Panamax, VLCC and product tankers as owner. Also experienced in handling inchartered vessel operation.

  •  Receive fixture recap for CP / COA contracts, Voyage orders. Communicate clear voyage instructions and lay down voyage plan with Vessel staff.
  • Manage all operational aspects of assigned vessels in accordance with operational procedures including but not limited to:
  • Issue voyage instructions, suitably negotiate and appoint agents, optimize voyage profitability taking into account speed and tank cleaning instructions.
  • Supervise and verify all voyage and cargo information processed between office, vessels and charterers in accordance with the charter party requirements.
  • Liaise with Technical Managers concerning vessels safety, navigation and cargo work to ensure compliance with company procedures and industry mandatory requirements.
  • Coordinate with charterers and Master to make the most effective stowage plan.
  • Manage and supervise bunker procurement for assigned area in close co-ordination with Bunker Management in Singapore.
  • Check and prepare as necessary relevant voyage, cargo and port documentation required by principals for raising demurrage and off-hire claims.
  • Enhance operational effectiveness by coordinating ships non-revenue activities including but not limited to bunkers, stores, vetting, crew change to optimise maximum uptime at the least cost to the company.
  • Analysis C/P information on Freight, Charter Hires, charterers claims, insurance claims and settle it effectively at the earliest.
  • Ensure that all financial requirements, funding and invoicing for each voyage are promptly arranged and correctly disbursed.
  • Co-ordinate with lighterage cell for safe lighterage operations.
  • Analyze all vessel voyage performance to highlight any underperformance, downtime or any other operational issues and take action accordingly.
  • To compile detail variance report with pre voyage and post voyage results.
  • To maintain the remittance status and ensure minimum outstanding with prompt follow up.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for improvements in operational costs, turnaround time etc.
  • Train & coach operators, interns to enhance team’s overall knowledge & performance
  • Actively participate in the development of the quality management system and engage in the process for the continuous improvement of departmental procedures and in the development of the overall Shipping operational strategy of the division.


Additional Highlights:

  • Certified Internal Auditor for ISO.
  • Managed to get all due promotions on time and has maintained a steady good CR report
  • MICS 2011
  • Executive Committee Member of WIPS


May 2005 - May 2006

: Assistant Manger  (RXLG) 

ICICI Bank Limited

RXLG channel was launched in 2005 with the objective of cross selling of Asset (Loan) products to the ICICI Bank’s liability customers

 Products Handled:

Home Loan, Loan Against Property, Auto Loan, Personal Loan, Credit Card, Loan Against Securities, , Small Business Loan, Salary Overdraft, Personal Loan on Credit Card, Instant Personal Loan and Instant Credit Cards

 Key Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinated with Zonal Head, Regional Heads (Hyderabad – Andra Pradesh), Cluster Branch Managers and Branch Managers for business generation from the branch channel.
  • Regular flow of product-wise MIS to the Branch team on their monthly & YTD performances.
  • Administering promotional activities at the bank branches to give the push effect to asset business.
  • Designed MIS for tracking the participation of branch staff towards loan products and also awards and recognition program for the branch staff. Regular training of the branch staff on loan products.
  • Promotional activities like loan melas etc specifically designed for corporate.
  • Co-ordinated with the all asset handling product team to ensure smooth closure of cases.
Sep 2004 - Mar 2005

: Product Manager : Food Nutrition 

E- Mercks  

Products Handled:

Vitamin E, Micro nutrients Food Premixes.


Job Description

  • Marketing of Multinutritional premixes for various food fortification in industrial levels.
  • To meet key clients and understand their business requirement and need for premixes.
  • To coordinate and develop new clients by providing customized food premixes.
Mar 2003 - Sep 2004

Assistant Product Manager – Human Nutrition and Health Division

Nicholas Piramal.

Products Handled:

Vitamin A, Fortified Iron. Micro nutrients Food Premixes. Milk fortification, UNICEF & Micronutrient Imitative Projects suppliers


Job Description

  • Marketing of Multinutritional premixes for various food fortification in industrial levels.
  • To initiate and support Milk fortification with Vitamin A in all Indian dairies. Extensive traveling to promote and conduct presentation on milk fortification by Government of India at various dairies.
  • To be in touch with various international organizations like UNICEF and MI to ensure the food suppliants orders and received and delivered on time.
  • To identify various emerging markets and sectors for food premixes uses like flour and nutrition supplements and drinks.
  • To understand the need of Indian malnutrition problem in rural places and develop products for easy consumptions.

Academic Credentials

Mar 2011 - Mar 2012

Masters Institute Of Charterered Ship Brokers – United Kingdom           

Institute Of Charterered Ship Brokers – United Kingdom           
1st class with Distinction
Jun 2001 - Mar 2003

 Masters in Management Studies – Marketing           

Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research – Mumbai 
Mumbai University - 1st class
May 1999 - May 2001

Masters of Science – Environmental Science

Institute Of Science – Mumbai 
Mumbai University - 1st class with Distinction
Jun 1999 - Mar 1996

Bachelor of Science  - Botany

Wilson College  -Mumbai
Mumbai University - 1st class

Core Competencies


Commercial Operation, Marine Logistic, Crude Oil Tanker,                         Stowage Plan, Bunker Planning, Cross Trade- Foreign Voyages,                               Indian Coastal voyages,Tramp Voyage, Stowage Plan,                                               Demurrage and Claims, Lighterages / STS Plan,                                                              Voyage estimate and result, Laden & Ballast Passage,                                                  VLCC, Suzemax  & Aframax.                                                                                                     Clean & Dirty Tanker Markets