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Rajesh Gopinathan
Manager, Process Improvement at Seaspan Ship Management


Capt. Rajesh Gopinathan has over 20 years of sailing experience in various ranks from a Deck Cadet to Captain on different type of ships like Container Ships, Bulk Carriers, Car Carriers & Oil Tanker. From 2004 onwards, he is working with Seaspan Ship Management and was part of the organization’s growth from 5 ships in 2004 to current strength of 112 ships. After 10 years of sailing with Seaspan Ship Management in 2013, he moved ashore to their head office in Vancouver, Canada as Superintendent, Ship Operations Software and Communications. During this period Seaspan Ship Management installed VSAT communication systems in their full fleet, as part of their strategy to improve the Communication between ships and shore and in order to be prepared for the digital revolution in maritime industry.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Nautical Science from Mumbai University and in 2017 completed the Diploma in Maritime Management and Leadership with Merit and Commendation for excellent standard from Lloyds Maritime Academy and North Kent College. In 2017 the Chartered Management Institute, UK conferred the prestigious Chartered Manager accreditation to Capt. Gopinathan.

In his current role as Manager, Process Improvement he works closely with the Executive leadership team in improving the processes and procedures onboard the ships and ashore to achieve Operational Excellence.

Agenda Sessions

  • The Maritime Panel: How can the satellite industry fully support the maritime industry’s mobility and connectivity needs?