Capt. Amit Kumar Ahalawat

Life at BainBridge

Capt. Amit Kumar Ahalawat, Senior Manager – Chartering

Education: BSE Nautical Science from Singapore & Master mariner

Experience: On ships 19 yrs + Offshore 2+ yrs

Hometown: Rohtak, Haryana

What do you like most about your job?
When I was sailing on board, I used to face day to day challenges like long working hrs, fatigue, sleepless nights due to bad weather, cultural differences, family issues etc etc.
But here in offshore it’s a different ball game, It’s a very competitive industry, and we have deadline to meet. But, feeling a sense of accomplishment when I am up against a deadline and we only have one shot to get it right, and it turns out better than we could have imagined.

What is the one core value which you share with BainBridge Navigation?
Everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission. This truly creates a family environment where everybody is there for each other. There is a genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals all revolving around helping each other that I have not found at other corporations.

What is your role & responsibilities at BainBridge Navigation?
Roles and responsibility

  • To follow SOP to develop target ranges and make assessments of individual performance.
  • Fixing of cargoes and ships on Time charter & Voyage charter basis.
  • Negotiation on Freight rates and vessel hires.
  • Execution of charter parties with cargo chtrs and vessel owners.
  • Maximizing company profits and estimates.
  • A bird’s eye view on day-to-day vessel operations.
  • Assisting Post fix and operations for file closure.
  • Strategically building client networks.

What did you learn while working with BainBridge Navigation?
Core points as follows:

  • Assistance and Co-operation.
  • You are not alone.
  • Networking as priority
  • Remember to look on bright side.
  • Learn how to challenge the situation, not the person.

Share a fun and interesting story from work?
At present there is nothing interesting, as of May 2021, the world is fighting with the deadly
“Corona” Virus. Since then, the world, and our lives, have changed profoundlyWe must continue to
stand together to tackle which is the greatest public health challenge of a generation.

How do you spend your weekends?
Generally pre covid weekends were spend socializing with friends and family, but post covid at home, teaching/training kids, cooking, and watching movies and serials. Last year revisited BR Chopra’s Ramayana and Mahabharat with kids.

If you can watch one movie, this weekend, what will it be?
Life is Beautiful …. An Italian epic.

Give one word to describe the work culture at BainBridge Navigation?
I have two …….……. Collaborative & Empathetic

What mantra will you give to a newcomer at BainBridge Navigation?
Basic points a newcomer should adhere to:

  • SOP is Bible.
  • Positive attitude
  • Help each other.
  • Listen more than you talk.
  • Be firm on your ideas.
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