Unnikrishnan K P

Sr. Vice President  ( Operations)

Carrer summary

Over three decades  impressive success in the shipping Industry , running company-wide operational functions of vessels Operations Passionately striving towards constant improvement – Excellent leadership, organization, and people management abilities

Work History

Work History

Senior Vice President

2009 - Present
JM BAXI &CO
  • Over all in – charge of Agency  handling of  Indian Ship Owners vessels calling across Indian Ports
  • Leading a team of abt  500 staff  for maintenance of Operational  readiness and timely attendance of all vessels and quick turn around
  • Maintaining close liaison   with several Principals   of repute such as Shipping Corporation of India,  Dredging Corporation of India,  SIMA Marine, Hanjin, GCL , India Steamship, India Cements.. etc.
  • Have created revenue  in successive progressions year wise  in order to maintain  financial sustainability and contributed to growth of  the Company.

   Leading  in  Business development  through close interaction  with several business houses at  both        national and  international level

      Branch in charge of JNPT / Nhava Sheva  branch 

1989 - 2009
JM BAXI & CO
  • Closely monitored and ensured  Operational efficiency of all  vessels calling port
  • Maintained close liaison with Port officials  for ensuring highest   professional relationship
  • Maintained daily shipping activities and good relationships with partners, stakeholders, customers and shippers
  • Ensured that contractual deadlines and target are met
  • Coordinated with Port authorities and  several  Govt.  departments
  • Handled the tasks of providing shipping facilities through data collection, analysis and negotiations

Checking documentation as vessel agents and stevedores, Owner agents, Invoicing etc., collect port charges, checking loading & unloading report and generation of MIS to all concern. I have performed well and facilitated to increase my performance.
Controlling Costs, General administrative issues & Billing at Finalization level, adequate computer skills, and Strengths in, Action Planning & successful implementation- Cargo Operation Planning,- Container Operation, Port Operation, Offshore Supply Base management, Purchase Planning and Management, Cost Control Programs, Profitability Improvement, Plan & Co-ordination of daily port operation,- Inventory Control of Materials/equipments, Vessels, Cargo, daily operation, Shipment Planning and Administration, Billing/Invoicing at Finalization level &  Logistic Management,  Team leadership and collaboration

Agency Operations- Operational shipping attendance  team  Manager

1983 - 1989
JM BAXI&CO MUMBAI
  • Attended several vessels  as part of agency team. Ensured documentation, port  & Customs formalities  for cargo operations and smooth turn around of vessels. planning and action, accountability in Vessel berthing-sailing Planning & formalities, Cargo handling, Stevedoring operation, and Manpower management, break water, berths, dredging, cargo handling equipments, marine operation, Supply chain logistic, Rail/Road transportation and cost involved in cargo Import-Export, offshore supply base management, Business development in port & shipping, infrastructure / industrialization and Logistic support.
  • Managed Cargo handling, Container Handling operation & Stevedoring for Export-Import & logistics of shore supply etc.
  • Daily operation planning & successful Implementation as per planning Cargo handling, Stevedoring operation, and   Logistic support to vessels calling Mumbai Port.Subsequently Deploying cost efficient handling equipments, labor gangs, supervisors etc. for the execution of the job taken on hand.
  • After completion of job signing work done certificate for each job with full satisfaction of principals.
  • Control over logistic & General administrative issues, Billing & Payments up to the finalization level.

Areas of impact

Business Development |Vessels Operations | Container Traffic & Operational monitoring | Change Management | Strategic Planning & LeadershipProfit Growth |   Executive Management | Finance & Budgeting | Operations Management

Core Competencies

  • Leading a team of over 500 employees for monitoring and managing vessel Agency operations, Cargo handling , Container Operations at  all India locations in reputed  Organisation of Shipping Business in India.
  • Managed all Export/ Import Cargo Handling Operation of all type of cargo in different ports in India
  • Business Development
  • Well-versed in shipping operations for inbound/outbound cargo across international trade lanes
  • Strategic planning and business development skills
  • Experience in cargo management and traffic management
  • Ability to evaluate competitor
  • Good communication and coordination skills
  • In-depth Knowledge of standard policies, procedures , methods and logistic readiness
  • Strong shipping management and interpersonal skills
  • In-depth knowledge of shipping Industry

Education

Education

Bachelor Degree