deliverING excellence in Shipping services and crew management


Ship Management & Technical Services

We provide technical support that help keep vessels safe and in an ideal condition for operations. That apart, we ensure that vessels are in optimum performance levels with minimal downtime. We make this possible through a dedicated team of professionals both ashore and on-board.

Crew Management

Our origins as a business can be traced back to our beginnings in crew placement and management. We completely understand the importance of qualified crew that is always at the forefront of all activities and is the key to a vessel’s safe and smooth day-to-day operation.

Ship Agency & Logistics

We have expertise in delivering full port agency service and a range of marine and logistics services to vessel owners, operators, charterers and, cargo interests at all Indian ports. From pre-arrival to post-departure, our personnel pay close attention to accurate and speedy communication in handling overall disbursement control.

Commercial Services & Ship Broking

Our ship broking and commercial services team is amongst the most experienced in the industry. And is bound together by a passion to ‘do whatever it takes’ to meet client expectations.


Our experience and capability spans a number of fleet sectors within the maritime industry.
  • Container

    We have with us a wealth of experience in liner shipping and long-term relationships with a number of reputable customers, our experience in container and RORO shipping is extensive.

  • Tanker

    Given the sensitivity of material, we understand that all tankers – oil/gas, chemical, and product – require only the highest standard of management and crew to ensure continuous and uninterrupted operation.

  • Bulk

    We have managed fleet of bulk carriers consists of Handysize, Handymax, Panamax and Capesize etc.… engaged in the transportation of a broad range of major and minor bulk cargoes.

  • Offshore

    Whether you work with wind turbines, wave power or oil and gas, we have the capability and experience in the offshore sector to meet your marine needs.


Our Core team has over 1500 man-years of experience in the industry.
Captain Ajay Handa
Chief Mentor and Director
With a career spanning 41 years, he’s played an active role in the Marine industry. Started as a Mariner in 1976, a career that spanned 12 years. He then moved into an active shore role in various companies starting from JM BAXI & Indsotra. He went on to lead companies in the shipping and logistics business including Rostra Overseas, Sotra, Essar Shipping, Tradex Group and Finally Martrade. Capt. Handa currently spends time mentoring his two passions – Cleaning lakes through The Pavitra Foundation and Ship Management through Nautilus Shipping.
Ajay Krishnamani
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Ajay is the founder Director and CEO of Nautilus Shipping. He has sailed in various capacities in the merchant navy fleet and worked with reputed organizations ashore was instrumental. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of manning and management.
Narayan Rajan
Co-Founder and Director
A passionate and aggressive first-generation entrepreneur, Narayan Rajan, co-founded Nautilus Shipping in 2005. Narayan holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics from St. Joseph’s Arts and Science College, Bangalore. During his 10-year stint as the CEO and CO-Founder of Nautilus, Narayan has been the driving force behind the company’s commercial operation.
Subrata Roy
Technical Director
Subrata has a career spanning 45 years starting in 1972 as a Junior engineer with Shipping Corporate of India and eventually sailed as a Chief Engineer. He has spent over a decade at Sea. He became a Technical Manager first in 1985, and then served with MMD of DG Shipping India. Before coming on board with Nautilus, Subrata spent 10 years with Essar Shipping and 4 years with Petrosol in Argentina. Subrata comes with a sound technical background and operational experience. Subrata has spearheaded Nautilus’ movement into full ship management.
Capt. Jerin Rajan
Marine Supervisor / DPA
Joined shipping in the year 1999 after completing Pre-Sea Training with ARI. As a Cadet he sailed with Great Circle Shipping. After clearing his Second Mate and Masters, he was sailing with NYK Ship Management in their Container and Car Carrier Fleets.
Pranav Chandok
Technical Consultant
He is a MEO Class I license holder
. He is a mechanical Engineer from Venkateshwara College. He has been at Sea over 15 years. At present he is involved in Technical management. He has carried out surveys and pre purchase inspections for various clients.
Anita Fonseca
Asst. General Manager
She has over 13 years of experience in the field of Client Services, has worked with reputed organizations and, has handled both Indian and International Clients.
Vinod Kumar V R
He heads Administration, Human Resources and Operations at Nautilus. He accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations. Plans, monitors, and appraises job results. Coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.

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