International Maritime Federation has opened its new office at CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai. Distinguished personalities from the Maritime Industry attended the opening ceremony of the office. Mr. Pradeep Rawat, Chairman, National Shipping Board was inaugurated the new office. Mr. Atul Chandrakant Kulkarni, Advisor, Ministry of Shipping, and Capt L K Panda, Ex Nautical Advisor, Govt. Of India, Capt Sanjay Prashar, MD, VR Maritime graced the occasion with their presence. Several stalwarts attended the ceremony.
International Maritime Federation was incorporated on 08th January 2015. Indian entrepreneurs from Crew Management Companies, Maritime Training Institutions and Marine Examinars joined hands to build up credible platform for exponential growth of Indian Seafarers.
IMF participates in the policy making for the seafarers with government bodies. IMF believes entrepreneurs ashore can share expertise on one platform to further the cause of Indian seafarers. As on Nov 2017, IMF has 54 members employing more than 5000 seafarers. Membership of many Shipping Entrepreneurs is being considered by Board of Directors . The road map has been laid for employment of 100,000 seafarers through our member lines by 2020. We wish to see Indian seafarers sharing 10% of global slots in merchant navy by 2020.
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