Guest Speaker: Dr Surender Kumar, MD, Aquamarine Maritime Academy, Mumbai
Topic: Practical Aspects Of Containerization And Shipping Logistics
About the Speaker:
Dr Surender Kumar, MD, Aquamarine Maritime Academy, Mumbai. He has more than 19 year of experience of meritorious services dedicated to nation with the Indian Navy. Onboard different warships and more than 7 year of sailing experience, naval vessels/offshore vessels in various capacities. He has 12 years of academic experience. He is a PhD guide for UPES & Dehradun. He is a visiting faculty in various reputed management institutes and also has been recognised as an accredited management teacher by All India Management Association, New Delhi.
Then he talked about the different aspects of container, where he mentioned the ISO size of container which is of 8 feet wide,8.5 feet high and 20/40 feet in length. he also covered topics like why containerization is needed, types of containers, modernization of equipment in port’s, cycle of container handling, role of container in supply chain, repositioning of empty container, issues and lastly the hazard which containers face and according to research 20% of shipping container have concentration of gases.
Apart from this, he also talked about the recent tools used by the consignees. With the help of EPROM consignees track down the location of the container and approximates the time of arrival, so that the decisions related to inventory can be taken by the team. He also mentioned that the shipping companies are looking for green house efficient fuel as ships emit carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and other harmful gases. The body which looks after this is IMO (international maritime organization). He also stressed upon the various factors which affect the consignment scheduling and the precautions to be taken for containers carrying perishable products.
Lastly, he mentioned about the use of artificial intelligence in containers in the near future so that adequate conditions are maintained automatically to reduce the loss of material.