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Institute Teaching Centre (ITC)


The ITC tutorship programme is available for students who is taking the

- Foundation Diploma
- Advanced Diploma

Students may opt for any number of subjects that they prefer to take which gives them the flexibility to choose between self study and tutorship. The ITC tutorship programme leading to PQE will be eligible for the MCF subsidy available from MPA. For details of the subsidy please go here

Institute Teaching Centre - Faculty
Subhangshu Dutt, FICS


Professional Qualifications

1986   Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. (FICS) UK
1986   Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (MCILT) UK
2008   SMU SID – Duties & Responsibilities of a Director

Work/Consulting Experience

Current Director – Om Maritime P/L. Engaged in consultancy & education.

2008 June to 2009 Feb :
PIL- General Manager Research & Projects. Handling projects outside the core liner business, including investment in depots in Africa, resuming break bulk services.

2006 - 2008 :
CEO Pacific Shipping Trust (PST). PST was the first listed ship financing vehicle on the SGX. Took the company through successful IPO in May 06. During the two year term, close to doubled the asset base and the revenues.

1988 – 2006 : PIL – Various Management Positions. Heading the Strategic Planning Team

1971 – 1988 : Seafaring and command of vessels.

Professional Memberships :

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers – Vice Chairman Singapore Branch
Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
Singapore Institute of Directors.

Teaching Experience :

With SSA for past few years teaching Basic Principles of Chartering & Shipbroking
With SMU teaching the tertiary students Shipping Business as an adjunct professor for the past 3 years.

Varun iyer Mani, MICS


Varun started his career as an engineer at sea and has held a Ship Quality Assurance position at Shell trading in London, He is currently in Singapore with Maersk Line (since 2010) and is presently a Fleet Group Manager, overseeing the running of about 40 highly efficient container vessels on world-wide trade.

Varun has an MBA in Shipping & Logistics and also currently pursuing a Graduate diploma in Maritime Law at the National University of Singapore. A proud member of the institute since 2009.

Amaan Khan, MICS


Amaan started of his career as a Deck Cadet Officer with one of the biggest Liners in Singapore- Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd. He sailed on several Container vessels for 5 years ,till he became a second mate. Having the experience and knowledge of sea based operations, he then went to Business School at National University of Singapore. After completing his BBA, he joined Smit Singapore, where he was responsible for crew Management of offshore fleet comprising of 10 AHTS, chartered to Kuwait Oil Company. He was then headhunted to Commercial/Marketing function of Keppel Smit Towage . He is currently working as Commercial & Marketing Manager in Keppel Smit Towage Pte Ltd. He is responsible to chartering and marketing the fleet of offshore and harbour tugs in the region.

Academic Qualifications:

2009     National University of Singapore -Business School
              Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA
2005     Singapore Maritime Academy- Singapore Polytechnic
              Diploma in Nautical Studies

Professional Qualifications:

2013-2014     [Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers-London (ICS)]
                         Professional Qualifying Exams

  • Introduction to Shipping
  • Shipping Business
  • Tanker Chartering
  • Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade
  • Offshore Support Industry
  • Dry Cargo Chartering
  • Ship Sale and Purchase
  • Liner Trades
  • Port and Terminal Management
2013     [American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)]
             Certificate in Maritime Labour Convention (ILO-MLC 2006) Compliance
2010     [American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)]
             Certificate Of ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor
2005     [Info Communications Development Authority of Singapore
             Global Maritime Distress and Safety System-General Operatorís COC
2005     [Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)]
             Certificate Of Competency Class-3-Deck Officer (2nd Mate License)
2005     [Singapore Maritime Academy-Singapore Polytechnic]
  • Certificate in Electronic Navigation Systems
  • Certificate in International Safety Management (ISM)
  • Certificate in Tanker Operations Management

Professional Work Experience:

2001-2006         : Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd
                               Deck Navigation Officer
2009-2010        : Smit Singapore Pte Ltd (Part Boskalis Westminster N.V)
                              Crewing Executive
2010-Present    : Keppel Smit Towage Pte Ltd
                              Commercial & Marketing Manager

Muthu Jagannath


Specialist Experience:

Liner activities, NVOCC operations and Freight Forwarding.
Cargo damage and Intermodal claims defence.
Insurance claims adjustment.
Collision and Jetty damage assessment and defence.
Demurrage claims and C/P disputes (FD&D).
Stowaway repatriation and control.
P&I claims control and adjustment.
Chartering practice and operations.
Shipping Agency matters.

Employment from 2002 :

2006 – Present :
TransLiner Pte Ltd, Singapore
General Manager, Management of Singapore office.
Responsibilities include development of new and existing business from both the local and international markets and initiating new business activities.

2008 – Present 
Singapore Management University
- Adjunct Lecturer
Lecture on The Bills of Lading, Hague, Hague-Visby and Hamburg Rules, Different intermediaries in Transportation and basic elements of Marine Insurance

2002 – June 2006 :
Seasia P&I Services Pte. Ltd, Singapore
- Claims Manager
Seasia act as P&I Correspondents to both Mutual & Fixed Premium P&I Insurers as well as Transport Liability Insurers in the Asia- Pacific and Europe. It provides technical/surveying assistance, commercial claims handling services and other related services such as condition surveys, on-board investigations, litigation support, expert witnesses, etc.

Qualifications :

2006 -2009 University of London - LLB

1998 – 1999 International Maritime Transport Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Post Graduate Diploma in Port, Transport and Shipping Management (Distinction).

1987 -1990 Jawaharlal Nehru University, India - BSc

Professional Memberships :
Fellow, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Associate of The Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII)
Associate of The Singapore Insurance Institute (ASII)

Punit Oza, FICS


Mr. Oza, after graduating in Financial Management and Accounting from University of Mumbai and successfully completing the qualifying examinations of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, joined Precious Shipping PCL in Thailand in 1993. Mr. Oza successfully completed the M.Sc. in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University (now CASS) Business School, London in 1999. Thereafter, Mr. Oza worked with Astra Shipping in Dubai, Aries Shipbroking in Singapore, Noble Chartering in Hong Kong and returned to Precious Shipping in Bangkok.

Mr. Oza joined Klaveness Asia in 2006 and is now Senior Chartering Manager handling the responsibility for the Supramax Cargo Portfolio in Asia Pacific and also jointly undertaking the activities for Bulkhandling Handymax/Supramax Pool in Asia-Pacific. Mr. Ozaís specialization is in handling the Indian and Thai Markets in which he has extensive experience and has successfully developed and grown these markets for Torvald Klaveness.

Mr. Oza is now a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and also holds a LLB from University of London.

Masood Baig, FICS



Capt. Masood Baig, MBA FICS is currently a VLCC shipbroker with over 6 years experience in tanker chartering. Prior to this, he has worked in Tanker Pacific management as Manager, Commercial Claims and Insurance Dept., backed by stints as an Operations superintendent of VLCC and all other types of tankers. He has a vast sea-going experience on tankers including sailing as master mariner on VLCCS, Suezmax, OBOS and Aframax tankers. In 2003, he was awarded for the getting the Highest marks in the ICS qualifying exams.

S. Vijay Kumar, FICS


Vijay is employed as Controller overseeing the South East Asia Operations of Meditteranean Shipping Company Singapore Pte Ltd for the past 7 years. Previously he has held various Senior Managerial positions with Liner agencies and Forwarding companies in India. Vijay is FICS, FCWA and has been actively involved with the ICS Chennai branch previously and with Singapore for the past 10 years. He specialises in Shipping Economics and Shipping Finance and also tutors the Shipping Business modules for the ICS DLC.

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