Port Wings News Network:
Shri K. Uthaya Kumar will take over the charge as Secretary General of Maritime Association of Nationwide Shipping Agencies – India (MANSA) from the current incumbent Shri C.S. Murty effective 1 January, 2022.
Aided with a Masters in English coupled with a host of post Graduate Diplomas in, Port and Shipping Management, Public relations’, Marketing and sales Management, Shri Kumar has risen from the probationary officer of 1983 to that of the Head of the Traffic Department of Mumbai Port, spanning over a period of 38 years.
MANSA executive committee members remain greatly appreciative of the yeoman service rendered to the cause of ship-agents during his over a decade service to the association by Shri C S Murty and thanked the out-going secretary general and wished him all the very best for a healthy & peaceful retired life with his family.
MANSA President, Captain Ram Iyer added that “Shri Murty had contributed immensely to the objectives of the ship agent’s association during his tenure and we shall remain indebted to his efforts in helping us achieve our goals during his long innings at MANSA.”
Welcoming Shri Uthaya Kumar on board, Captain Ram Iyer wished him the very best and assured him cooperation of all the members to help him execute the duties in the best possible manner.
Besides participating in a seminar at Antwerp, on ‘Inland waterways, Transport & Coastal Shipping’ organized by APEC, Shri Uthaya Kumar has varied experience in the entire gamut of port operations and is an able administrator.
Established in 1977, Maritime Association of Nationwide Shipping Agencies – India which was till recently known as Mumbai and Nhava-Sheva Ship-Agents Association – (MANSA), underwent a name change to position the association’s nation-wide character given that its members account for 85% of the cargo handled at all ports across the country. The association gives a powerful voice to the grievances of ship agents and addresses their issues to enhance the working and business environment besides good relationships with the port authorities and port administration.