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Archanaa Kaaza

High Impact Shipping and Tanker Operations Professional

Professional Summary

Over 14 years of experience spread across mainly in Tanker Operations in India’s leading Shipping Company for past 11 years. Prior to Shipping, I have worked gained experience in different and interesting sectors like Banking with one of the most prestigious private sector bank, A brief exposure to Media with The Times Group. Started career in the field of Human Nutrition and Healthcare in well known Pharmaceutical giants.


Tanker Operations, and in General Shipping, has caught my passion and hence now I aspire to anchor my career and expand in this field. Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, lead and can drive functional and cross functional teams to deliver results.

Organizational Experience

March’16 Till Date

Manger – Service Contract Officer

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Currently Profile


Manger – Service Contract Officer

The Shipping Corporation Of India Limited.

March’16 till Date


Present heading a team of service cell at Purchase and Services Division of SCI. Current job profile comprises of ensuring contract processing for various service contract is done on timely basis and resolving issues for the team for speedy processing. The contract are awarded basis the Tender processing and the overall job responsibility is as follows: 


- Identifying the service requirement and studying the feasibility of forming the contract in the best interest of the organisation.

- Initiating tender processing committee formation basis the requirement of the contract by various divisions.

- Drafting and finalizing the Tender Document and seeking management approval for invitation of tender.

- Coordinating the meeting and tender processing with the committee members and seeking management approvals on timely basis,

- Compilation of technical evaluation of the tender for identification of qualified parties.

- Managing price bid opening of qualified parties and completing the assessment for awarding the tender to eligible vendors.

- Submission of official documents and files for Audit and Management scrutiny.

-  Coordinating the financial submissions and issuance of tender fees, EMD, Security deposit and Performance guarantee.

- Issuance of various official communications to the party such as contract letter/ warning letter/ extension letters/ termination letter etc.

- Coordinating the service issues from both vendors and user end to ensure smooth functioning of the contract.

- Maintaining various MIS reports and data.


June 2006March 2016

Manager - Tanker Commercial

The Shipping Corporation Of India Limited

Worked 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.
May 2005May 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 2004Mar 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 2003Sep 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 2011Mar 2012

Masters Institute Of Charterered Ship Brokers – United Kingdom           

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

 Masters in Management Studies – Marketing           

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

Masters of Science – Environmental Science

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

Bachelor of Science  - Botany

Wilson College  -Mumbai
Mumbai University - 1st class

Additional Highlights:

  • Certified Internal Auditor for ISO.
  • All promotions are on time with steady good CR report
  • MICS 2011
  • Pursuing LLB from Mumbai University
  • REGB memeber of WIPS Western Chapter