Captain Abhijeetam Upadhyay

Captain Abhijeetam Upadhyay

Captain Abhijeetam Upadhyay


I am a Maritime & legal professional with fairly good & wide experience ranging from Maritime & Commercial operation of Merchant ships to International Trade & Transport.

Sea Career: Started sea career at a young age of around 20 years as TNOC in Shipping Corporation of India and later joined AP Moller-Maersk (Maersk Tankers) in 2006. I have an extensive sea experience for more than 18 years including 3 years Command experience on Merchant Ships. Although I worked mostly on Liquefied Gas Carriers and Oil Tankers, I have experience of Dry Bulk, General cargo Ships as well as Containers.

Hopp Worldwide: Ashore, I started as with Hopp World Wide, a Commercial Maritime entity as DGM (Chartering & Operations) where job profile included chartering/ operations/ drafting & concluding of commercial contracts.

Aquarius Shipping: Later On, I switched over to Aquarius Freight Solutions (a part of Singapore based Aquarius Shipping group) where I was heading the Commercial & legal operations division.

Such a role involved

  • Dealing with different parties/ stake holders in any legal matter/ dispute.
  • Looking after PNI matters as well as demurrage/ dead freight
  • Advise on Marine insurance issues
  • Looking after contracts/ agreement with other parties.
  • Advise on Chartering/ brokering and at times negotiating on behalf of Aquarius/ RG Chartering with other parties.
  • Being a Master Mariner, the main point person to keep ISM documentation updated and a part of decision making on matters related technical/ marine operations.

I was involved in important legal battles as well as arbitration matters related to C/P & Cargo disputes.

Cosmos: Having a sharp analytical mind, I decided to leave the job and started working free lancing through my Legal & Consultancy Firm “Cosmos Law” and “Cosmos Marine” since Sep 2016. I have been involved in

  • Legal Drafting & Negotiations
  • Maritime Claims & Operation
  • Commercial Chartering & Operation of Merchant Ships
  • Marine Inspection & Investigation
  • Vessel Audit & Inspection
  • Marine Insurance & P & I Matters
  • Legal Assistance & Consultancy
  • International Trade & Transport

Energy, Maritime and Shipping, Mediation

20+ yEARS

Empanelled as an arbitrator in Indian Council Of Arbitration
Member of Indian Maritime Law Association
Registered with Bar Council of Delhi

Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Shipping from NMIS Mumbai
PGDIM (Operation & Finance) from Symbiosis, Pune.
LLB (H) from CCS University
Master Mariner (FG)
B A (H) from Delhi University
10+2 with (Phy, Chem., Math, Bio)

English, Hindi
507, Kumudi C.G.H.S. Ltd., Plot No. 11, Pocket 6, Nasirpur, Dwarka, Phase ‐ 1,

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