About Seaworld Group
Seaworld Senior Management consists of:
Vaishnav Puri – Chairman & Managing Director
B.Com, AICS (London)
Mr. Vaishnav Puri has been in the liner shipping business for almost five decades and is considered to be one of the best professionals in the Indian shipping industry and is well known globally, with an enviable track record of having secured and handled representation of some of the largest liner shipping companies in the world. His distinguished liner shipping career started off in mid 1960s as a line manager with Nedlloyd, who then had as many as 8 to 10 sailings a month from Indian ports to worldwide destinations. Nedlloyd wound up their own office in early 1970s and invited Volkarts (since renamed Patvolk) to handle their representation and resultantly, Mr. Puri joined Volkarts in a senior management position when he also got an opportunity of handling liner services of some of the major ship owners in the world viz. Maersk, Hoegh, CGM, Nedlloyd, Lloyd Triestino.
In mid 1970s, he initiated the process of developing his own organization which went on to represent some of the largest liner shipping companies in the world, including NOL/APL and Contship/CP Ships etc. In early 1990s, the relationship with NOL/APL culminated in a joint venture wherein Mr. Puri held a 49% stake in NOL/APL (India) and headed the local agency network as Executive Chairman.
At one stage, in the late 1990s/early 2000s when Mr. Puri was heading both Samrat/Seaworld and NOL/APL organizations, he was responsible for generating/handling almost 20% of India's total containerized traffic which clearly reflected the marketing and operational strength of the group (during all these years, a leading market share was developed and maintained in major trade lanes for all the principals represented by the Group).
The relationship with NOL/APL eventually came to an end essentially due to a clash of interest between the principals represented by Seaworld and NOL/APL (India-USA Service), whereafter in 2001, the joint venture ended most amicably.
Mr. Puri's significant contribution to the maritime industry, and particularly liner business, has not only been recognized by the industry but also the Indian and Singaporean governments as would be obvious from the following positions held by him spread over four decades.
• Lifetime Achievement Award From Mumbai and Nhava Sheva Ship-Intermodel Agents Association for contribution to the shipping industry (private sector) in 2017.
• Lifetime Achievement Award From Exim India publication for contribution to the shipping industry (private sector) in 2014.
• Trustee of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Nhava Sheva).
• Honorary Business Representative of the Government of Singapore.
• Member of India Advisory Panel, constituted by the Government of Singapore.
• Member of India Marketing Advisory Council of Singapore Tourism Board.
• President of Mumbai & Nhava Sheva Ship Agents Association (MANSA).
• Vice President & Founder Member of Multimodal Transport Association (AMTOI).
• Member of the Shipping Advisory Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry.
• Member of the India-Saudi Arabia Joint Business Council of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
K.P. Desai – Executive Director
Mr. K.P. Desai has been part of the senior management for over three decades and is responsible for day-to-day overall management. In his capacity as President of Mumbai & Nhava Sheva Ship Agents Association (MANSA), he was and is still closely involved in handling trade issues vis-à-vis various government/semi-government authorities. He has also served as a trustee on the board of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
C.S. Manohar – President
Mr. C.S. Manohar has been with the group close to two decades as President. He is now associated with the group as a consultant. He has decades of experience in the liner shipping industry and prior to joining the Seaworld-Samrat Group, he was Sales Director at NOL/APL in Mumbai for several years. He has also served as a trustee on the board of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
Vishal Puri – Director
MSc – International Transport (Cardiff)
Mr. Vishal Puri has been with the group for about two decades and oversees the overall management. Prior to his active involvement in the group, he had gone through extensive on-hand training at Contship Containerlines, based in the United Kingdom, and Neptune Orient Lines in Singapore. His core focus is sales/marketing initiatives for all the Group Companies.
Haresh Thadani - Asst. Vice President (Commercial)
Mr. Haresh Thadani has been with the Samrat-Seaworld Group since 1980. He has held various positions in the group, including Line Manager – Sales & Marketing. He was also appointed as General Manager – Sales & Marketing by APL (India) during 1991 – 1997. He is currently responsible for the Freight Forwarding, Custom Clearance & Logistics of the Group (all India). He has represented the Group as Chairman and Convener of South East Asia & Fareast Freight Conferences/Agreements.
Capt. Monish Kohli – Asst. Vice President
Master Mariner, HND Nautical Science, UK. ICS
Prior to joining Seaworld, Capt. Monish Kohli sailed for 17 years on various types of ships for reputed companies such as NOL/APL, NYK and MSC. He looks after strategic planning, business development, customer relations and overall process improvements of the Seaworld Group.
Burjis Mehta – Chief Executive Officer
Skyworld Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Burjis Mehta has been with the group for almost a decade. Prior to joining Skyworld, he was working as Vice President with TCI – Thomas Cook. He has held senior management positions at International Travel House(ITH) and Carlson Wagonlit Travels (CWT). He is also Vice President of SKAL INTERNATIONAL MUMBAI (International Association of Travel & Tourism Professionals).
All the senior management personnel are based at the headquarters in Mumbai (Bandra Kurla Complex). The extensive Indian network of almost 20 offices at various locations is headed by professionals with proven track record in their respective regions.
About Seaworld-Samrat Organisations:
Seaworld-Samrat Group is owned/managed by the Puri Family. The Groups main focus/strength has been liner shipping and Mr. Puri is considered to be one of the most respected/successful professional in this field in India, with an enviable track record of having represented some of the largest liner shipping companies in the world, including NOL/APL in the capacity of Executive Chairman and majority stakeholder in the joint venture for their Indian network for almost two decades.
Simultaneously, the Puri Group developed a totally dedicated agency network for Contship and later CP Ships. At one stage, in the late 1990s / early 2000s when Mr. Puri was heading both the organizations, he was responsible for generating/handling almost 20% of Indias total containerized traffic which clearly reflected the market strength of the Group (during all these years, a leading market share was developed and maintained in major trade lanes for all the principals represented by the Group).
India has, over the years, emerged as a large trader in bulk commodities e.g. coal, iron ore, manganese ore, agriculture products and crude oil/petroleum etc. Foreseeing such potential, Seaworld have, in the last decade or so, diversified into the field of handling tramp business (dry and liquid bulk vessel) also and have already been very successful in developing/maintaining a significant volume of business to be able to retain its prominence as one of the largest shipping agency houses, representing several leading ship owners and traders in the world, with an average monthly traffic of about 200 vessels/calls i.e. about 2,500 vessels/calls per annum. In a service industry, it is most important to develop a strong and professional management team and this is what has been responsible for Seaworlds continued success in providing total satisfaction to their clients in India and principals abroad.
Some of the major Principals represented over the years by Seaworld are :
|BHATIA COAL||NESTE OIL|
|1978-1980||OY Finnlines/ WII Wilhelmsen|
Container RO-Ro Service to Europe
First Weekly Containerized to USA and EUROPE
|1984-1986||Barber Blue Ship /Wil Wilhelmsen|
Container RO-Ro Project Cargo Service to Usa,Europe and Asia
First, independent, Direct Container Service To Europe
|1985-2001||Neptune Orient Lines( NOL )|
containerized Service to Usa Asia and Europe
|1992||NOL India/APL India|
Joint Venture with NOL.First Weekly express service to US East Coast.Mr.V.Puri, Executive Chairman Of NOL India
Post Acquisition of APL by NOL,company changes to APL India.Mr V PUri,Executive Chairman, APL India."Puri Group" handles almost 20% of India's containerized traffic.
|2000||Contship Containerlines/CP Ships|
Commences first Direct weekly service to USA.Amicable Disengagement from APL India.Dedicated Agency for CP Ships
( Contships,LykesLines,Canmar,TMM Lines ).All India Annual Traffic Volume 200/250,000 TEUs.
Acquire CP Ships & sets up own office network in India.Amicable Disengagement with Hapag-Lloyd in August,2006.
|2008-2009||Daewoo (Car Carrier)|
|2009-2013||Nissan Motor Car Carrier Ltd. of Japan|
|2012- 2016||Maersk Line|
Vessel Husbanding/Shoreside Services for Maersk Line vessels calling at Indian ports (about 600 calls/vessels)
|2014||Win On Shipping DMC Pte Ltd., Singapore|
|2015||United Arab Shipping Co. |
Vessel Husbanding for vessels calling at Indian ports.
2014 was certainly an eventful year for me, personally. In April, I celebrated my 70th birthday; in May, I completed 50 years in the shipping industry; and in September, I was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award (Shipping Private Sector) by a leading trade journal.
The only measure of success in a service oriented industry, like shipping, is achievement of consistently high level of customer satisfaction, and I have always kept myself, and also colleagues, reminded of a slogan displayed on my desk,over all these years, that reads to succeed one must do the right things often enough and long enough.
I sincerely hope and wish that Seaworld Group would, incessantly,endeavour to maintain a consistently result oriented approach in handling business of their shipping principals and clients, as hitherto, in the coming years, as well.
Chairman & Managing Director
"Mr. Vaishnav Puri has been an invaluable partner over the last 16 years for both NOL and APL. His professionalism and expertise has been extremely useful for NOL/APL in developing and increasing market share, managing our costs and most importantly developing a world class organization in India"Daniel J. McHugh Ex President - Asia/Middl East American President Lines
"It's a well known fact, within and out the Contship organization, that Contship have always treated and projected Mr. Vaishnav Puri as a "Contship man" in India, who, in his personal and professional capacity, has been most successful in developing his organization which we consider to be the best privately owned/managed agency in the entire Contship network".Cecilia Battistello, Ex Chairman - Contship Containerlines Ltd. Ex Chairman, India-Pakistan-Bangladesh-Ceylon Conference (IPBCC)
"Over the last 15 years of our association with Samrat-Seaworld Group, we have been very appreciative of the level of service and pro-activeness of your entire operations team in handling Petro Diamond's vessels calling India."Rajat Sengupta - Petro-Diamond Singapore Pte Ltd
|Letter from The Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium, in Mumbai.|
|Letter from SHV Gas Supply & Risk Management, Singapore.|
|Embassy of Ecuador Appreciation Letter|
|Embassy of Spain Appreciation Letter 2017|
|Embassy of Spain Appreciation Letter 2018|
We are committed to our customers and hence committed to quality. Our quality policy calls for the highest level of customer satisfaction through continuous improvement in all our activities so as to meet and exceed our customers expectations each time.
Our objectives are manifold but the key word in all is quality.
We strive to continuously upgrade our services and increase efficiency.
Exercise cost control through error free and consistent services.
Satisfy our customers by understanding their needs and meeting their requirements.
The management of Seaworld Shipping and Logistice Pvt. Ltd. are committed to provide optimum levels of satisfaction to their clients by providing the necessary resources and training to support its objectives and quality policy. The personnel at Seaworld Shipping and Logistics Pvt. Ltd. are always tuned in to the needs of their customers and are committed to providing a quick and positive response to them.
SEAWORLD network covers all the major ports in India & Dubai. We have a extensive network of agents at world wide ports/destinations and use their local expertise and services to offer the trade professionally effective service.