VIVEK RAO: MASTER MARINER
A marine professional with a strong analytical and strategic focus Vivek brings has 30 years of varied shipping experience with international shipping enterprises in India, Asia, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. over half of which was sailing at sea whilst the other half spent in shore management of a number of specialist shipping companies. After 16 years with the Swire group and Fletcher Challenge, he established Varenco Pty. Ltd in 2007 providing consultancy services to a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors.

Career Highlights:
Swire Shipping – Operations Director (2004 – 2007)
Based in Sydney and responsible for all Swire Shipping and Tasman orient Lines operational activities overseeing a budget of 600 M USD deploying 44 vessels in worldwide routes focused on multipurpose trades. The vessels are deployed on 10 routes calling 95 ports world wide and catering for in excess of 4.5 Million tonnes of conventional cargoes as well as 250,000 TEU.

Tasman Orient Line – General Manager Operations (1999 – 2004 )
Based in Auckland Vivek was responsible for successful operations after the restructuring of Tasman Asia and New Zealand Orient Line . The businesses specialised in the liner trades out of New Zealand evolving operational excellence in the merging of high value trades and service standards with low value products to produce viable liner outcomes. He was involved with acquisition and set up of Stevedoring ventures as well as an Off dock container operation.

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