Technical Management

As a Progressive and Proactive Ship Manager, S.K. Engineering Shipping & Trading has under its management all types of ships (Reefer, Chemical Tankers, Bulk carriers, Gas Tankers amongst others). The Company draws on its pool of experienced Manpower and Resources, which are at its disposal both ashore and afloat. It utilizes proven systems based on internationally recognized Quality Management principles.

Ships are inspected at regular intervals of three months by the technical superintendent to ensure a very close follow-up of shipboard activities. Furthermore, computer based systems are used to monitor vessel performance. Data sent by ships is analysed ashore to optimize vessels speed and consumption performance. Moreover, S.K. Engineering Shipping & Trading. has the flexibility to meet all owners' needs for periodic technical and accounting reports. We are geared to provide you with any information you require - at any time.

Crew Management

Our Crew management service includes a range of activities including, recruitment and selection, training, and management of officers and ratings deployed on a wide array of vessel types.

To ensure quality, these services are primarily managed by an extensive network of recruitment offices spread across India, Philippines, Bangladesh and China; countries which serve as the primary manning source for the world's merchant fleet.

Information relating to the 8000 seafarers, arguable the backbone of our manning profile is managed by a state of the art crewing module. Encased within the PARIS ambit, the crewing module stores data and makes information available to users throughout the network. This ensures a good fit between available skill sets and the special needs of every ship.

The crewing module also integrates with other financial and operational modules used by the group to provide for a fully developed suite.

New Building Supervision

We have an experienced and capable new building supervision team geared to provide full new building supervision services right from design stage to delivery of the vessel. Our services include project viability study, plan approval and design modifications as required to comply with new regulations and operational requirements.

Every project is manned by a full strength team of experienced Hull & Machinery and painting supervisor with NACE or FOROSIO level 2 / 3 certificates. Plans are checked & approved by in-house plan approval team which includes Naval Architects, Marine & Electrical Engineers & Ex-Class surveyors. We continuously evaluates operation & maintenance best practices from its fleet vessels and incorporates them into the design stage of our new building ships for better performance.

We have considerable experience with New Building site supervision, having undertaken such services on behalf of over 50 vessels of various types from the builder's yard across major ship building nations.

Marine Insurance

We can offer very attractive rates for all types of marine insurance through our associates in the industry such as:

  • Hull and Machinery
  • War risk cover
  • P & I
  • Loss of Hire
  • F,D & D
  • K&R
  • Federal and California COFR Guarantees

Pre-Purchase Inspection / Independent Condition Survey

We conduct pre-purchase and independent vessel condition surveys on behalf of Ship Owners, Financial Institutions and Banks for all ship types at cost effective rates. Our wide network of strategically located offices ensures a quick and economical service for a comprehensive report on your asset picks.

Furthermore clients may use our services to spot check on the structural integrity and operational condition of their ship's electronic, mechanical, propulsion or cargo handling equipment in a planned manner or on spot basis prior a major dry-docking/conversion. Detailed recommendations accompany the deficiencies noted in each report.

Superintendence and Special Projects

We provide vessel up-gradation and conversion services; from mega alterations of a vessel's function, to minor repair and upgrading works. The service includes feasibility studies, design, planning and execution of conversion works.

We also provide for in-port and at sea independent contracting and supervision of repair & maintenance services for a wide range of vessel types on behalf of its clients. Service delivery varies from the basic supervisory services to the deployment of cost effective riding squads composed of welders, fitters, machinery supervisors, carpenters, plumbers and pipe fitters.

Shipboard Audits

We can carry out independent safety and ISM audits to ensure that vessel is complying with the necessary safety standards and the company's Safety Management System. These audits can be regular or can be arranged on spot and are likened to health checks for the efficient running of ships.


We have our own Training Institute, was founded in 2010 in India and greatly expanded using state of the art simulators and audio visual aids to meet the rapid growth of the fleet.

The institute is a DNV Certified and Director General of Shipping approved Maritime Training Centre. Courses comply with the requirements of the STCW 95 Convention and the guidelines of Directorate General of Shipping, India.

We conduct DGS approved courses on Full Mission Engine Room and 180 degree full-mission Bridge Simulators at both operational and management levels.

TOLAS' (Training on Land and Sea) is a web based training system developed totally in-house. By TOLAS, we have become a world leader in providing online web-based training. With the rollout of TOLAS to the entire fleet and fully integrated ship-to-shore training fulfilling the much needed. The Institute produces much of its own course materials. Videos are shot onboard vessels and produced by the institute's in-house creative team resulting in high quality in terms of content and cost effectiveness in terms of value.

Commercial Management

Our experienced team works to provide comprehensive commercial management services including strategy and employment management for vessels, negotiation and providing services in support of charter party contracts, full post-fixture support and account tracking. Advanced software on request may be provided for voyage calculations and estimates which enable owners to keep track of voyage results at any instant.

  • Advise on chartering strategies.
  • Sourcing best employment opportunity for a vessel
  • Negotiating charter party contracts
  • Instructing the vessel Master in respect of the charter party terms
  • Appointment and liaison with port agents
  • Vessel monitoring to ensure adherence to charter party terms
  • Post-fixture and account tracking functions
  • Demurrage and Dispatch calculations
  • Voyage reporting and analysis
  • Supply of Marine fuels

Demurrage Consultancy

Additional ship demurrage charges in busy ports can make a significant impact on profits. We provide beneficial services to help reduce client demurrage costs. Our demurrage consultant professionals review, analyze and pinpoint areas where the client can save time and money. This service is available for virtually any sort of bulk marine cargo involving demurrage charges for both tankers and LPG / LNG.We can provide the client:

  • Expertise to help the client avoid and reduce future demurrage costs
  • Investigation of past demurrage charges for potential savings
  • Consultants audit relevant vessel logs and inspection reports
  • Sharing of shipping industry best practices for demurrage cost mitigation with the client
  • Cost savings opportunities identified

Ship Spares Supply

Our stocks include machinery and spares of most makes and types, procured from ex-vessels that arrive at ship breaking yards. Inventory ranges from o-rings and seals to complete main engines and generators, ready for shipment by air, ocean or for in port delivery. We hold 1100 Tons or more of ready to use marine machinery at any given point in time. In Jan 2012, all stocks will be consolidated at the new state of the art multilevel stacking 2500 Metric Ton holding warehouse and marine workshop. Keep watching this space for updates. Major Overhauls and Emergency repairs are carried out by our team. We execute all type repairs ranging from emergency makeshift repairs to permanent machinery repairs.

  • We undertake E/R machinery repairs in ports around the world.
  • We also indulge in D/D repairs for hull etc.

Naval Clearance & MoD Clearance

We are doing Naval Clearance, MoD clearance and all necessary passes required for ONGC.

Need Our Help ? Contact Us