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Mr. David Birwadkar, Vice President (Head - Fleet Management), The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd, To Address Industry Professionals at "India Ship Management Summit 2017" 21st September 2017, Mumbai


The Shipping Tribune is pleased to inform that Mr. David Birwadkar will be addressing the global audience at "India Ship Management Summit 2017" A One Day Conference on 21st September 2017 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. The Conference presents a unique opportunity to interact with who’s is who of the shipping industry. Several stalwarts of the Industry, not only from India but also from far east, middle east and Europe will be participating in the summit.

About Mr. David Birwadkar

Mr. David Birwadkar is presently working as Vice President Heading Fleet Management in the The Great Eastern Shipping Co.Ltd. ( India’s largest private sector Shipping company ) having joined there in December 2006. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and thereafter completed his Marine Engineering Training from Mumbai Port Trust.

David began his career with Shipping Corporation of India in 1983 as Junior engineer and rose up to the rank of Chief Engineer by 1995. His Shore career started with Wallem Ltd. in London in 1999 as technical superintendent and since then he looked after bulk carriers, oil tankers, product carriers and reefer vessels till October 2001. Subsequent shift to India has shown quick progress in career path. After joining ‘Essar Shipping India’ , David became  Head of Technical tankers from superintendent  in short span of 2 years .

He joined Anglo Eastern Ship Management (India) as General Manager in May 2005 and was basically responsible in setting up the Mumbai office.

He was promoted to the post of Fleet Director in a short span of 10 months and headed the India technical Office till the date he left the organization i.e December 2006.

Then he joined The Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd (Mumbai) as Vice President in December 2006 and working in same post till date. Present profile of company owning 30 vessels including 21 oil tankers, 1 gas carrier and 8 bulk carriers.

He is heading the Technical, New building project and Procurement Departments in the present profile and relevant responsibilities pertaining to same.

With 34 years of professional experience behind him he also contributes by writing  technical articles for the shipping periodicals and also speaking at Shipping seminars both in India and abroad. Besides shipping he is passionate about Cricket. David has played “A “grade cricket in Mumbai and London.


About India Ship Management Summit 2017

The 4th Annual India Ship Management Summit, the most awaited conference in the country, is back. The first three edition of this Summit were hugely successful in bringing together the entire shipping industry and various stakeholders under one roof to deliberate and explore the future course of the industry. The Shipping Tribune offers an unmissable opportunity To Speak & Promote Your Organisation at "India Ship Management Summit 2017"A One Day Conference on 21st September 2017 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. This creates a unique opportunity for organizations to enhance their visibility and promote their brand on such a platform. Our e-Newsletters and promotional mails help the organizations reach a huge number of industry professionals in various geographical maritime areas.

The entire Shipping Industry will convene at this prominent conference, a hub of knowledge and ideas, to make this a memorable experience. Who’s who of the industry attended this conference last year. This year the conference is going to be even bigger and better.

Introduction & Objective of The Summit:

Global Shipping Industry is under extreme pressure for last several years due to overcapacity. Commercial and Technical fitness of the vessel is of paramount importance in these market conditions. Quality & Safety of operations, Crew management, and reducing costs for ship owners are some of the major challenges faced by the ship managers today.

Third party ship management business is estimated to be over 5 billion US Dollars worldwide. Can India be the hub of ship management business? Why technical management and manning of the foreign vessels is a distant dream for Indian entrepreneurs based in India? Can Mumbai or Chennai be next Hong Kong or Cyprus? Despite having wealth of knowledge and experience, what is impeding Indian entrepreneur’s growth? One of the goals of Ministry of Shipping is, increasing the share of Indian Seafarers in the global shipping industry.

What kind of specialization and training is needed for the trade?

Do we have a roadmap to achieve these goals?

India Ship Management Summit will address these important issues that exist for various stakeholders in the industry. The conference aims to provide a common platform for various stakeholders in the ship management & crew recruitment business to exchange ideas and make informed decisions in their business.

Come, join us and benefit from the opportunity to connect, confer and conduct business!


For sponsorship & delegate registration, please contact:

Capt Virendra N. Mishra, Conference Director


+91-22- 41271324

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