International Shipping and Logistics FZE, Dubai A Tata Group Company
Capt. S. R Patnaik is the CEO & Director of International Shipping and Logistics, Dubai. The company is part of India’s most reputed brand, the Tata Group.
Master Mariner with 16 years of sailing experience on various types of ships (Bulk Carrier, Tanker and Container vessels). Rich commercial and operating experience in shore-based Shipping of more than 19 years, a total of more than 35 years of experience in Shipping. Was instrumental in starting third party operating business in TMILL (Joint venture of Tata Steel, NYK and Martrade) under ISL brand and creating a strong brand in the global shipping arena. A highly driven leader with strong techno-commercial acumen, Capt. Patnaik is continuously looking at striking the right balance between the changing business environment, stakeholder value and customer expectation. Focus and passion have been his strong foundation.
Under Capt. Patnaik’s able guidance International Shipping and Logistics FZE (ISL) has ventured into many projects such as the Indian coastal container & RO-RO trade, Liquid Cargo trade, provide last mile logistics solution to customers, Towage and harbour services etc. With a vision to expand and enhance the business in dry bulk transportation, the company under his leadership has extended its business into ship owning and currently has two ships under its ownership with plans to acquire more in the coming years. Capt. Patnaik has also led ISL into strategic partnerships with reputed international ships owners / operators to increase its global footprint. ISL is now one of the leading players in the Middle East, India and on the Indian coast- adding value to all its stakeholders in reducing the logistics cost. All of this was possible by developing and nurturing talent, high level of innovation and dynamism.
Capt. Patnaik is an active participant at various Marine/Logistics Seminars & Conferences. He has been a speaker at several seminars, conferences and webinars wherein he has shared and continues to share his vast knowledge with the maritime & logistics industry on various related topics. He has also won several awards for the successful ventures and performance of the company.
Capt. Patnaik has always been a leader with a ‘Hands On’ approach . With decades of experience he has created a niche for himself by identifying business opportunities, understanding the ground reality and converting opportunities to create wealth for the organization. He believes in earning his proximity to customers by being a solution provider. For Captain Patnaik, Success is built on the challenges one faces, the courage to face failures and being passionate about your work .
Capt. Patnaik has a keen interest in painting and music. He enjoys recreational singing in several languages (i.e., his native Oriya and Bengali, Tamil which he learnt during his sailing years). He is always eager to interact with the younger generation and know their view of today’s world and their aspirations for the future.