Mr. Raj Sengupta is one of the Principals of Marine Design and Operations, Inc. With a professional career of more than thirty years, he has extensive experience and skills in a broad range of activities. Among these are:
Vessel design and construction supervision
Vessel technical and economic evaluation
Vessel surveys, damage investigation, safety studies and failure analyses
Project feasibility studies
Intermodal equipment surveys and construction supervision
Computer based systems for technical analysis and management information
Expert witness/investigations relating to Admiralty Casualties
Re-flagging of foreign vessels to U.S. Registry
Mr. Sengupta has been responsible for several new construction projects for containerships, reefer vessels, bulk carriers, chemical carriers, and car carriers. Mr. Sengupta's new construction experience ranges from negotiating technical and financial terms with the yard, selection of contractor, construction design plan approval, and on-site supervision including project management. Mr. Senguptas experience ranges from projects in U.S., to Korea, Japan, France, Norway, and Germany. Mr. Sengupta has been resident in several of these countries in excess of six months, and traveled numerous times on business visits.
Mr. Sengupta has been involved in various capacities as owner's/charterer's representative for inspections and on-hire surveys of reefer ships, car carriers, and chemical tankers and ore carriers. Mr. Sengupta has also been responsible for projects involving retrofitting gantry cranes on containerships, and conversions of existing containerships to modify their cargo carrying capacity.
Mr. Sengupta has been involved with several management consulting assignments. These include working for the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Telecommunications Co. to evaluate the business plan and source selection process for new construction of one cable laying vessel, assist BT-NPR in privatization of Navieras de Puerto Rico. In the later project Mr. Sengupta was the primary technical consultant to the investment banking group, and was responsible for developing operating cost models, five year budgets, complete due diligence inspections and vessel economic evaluation.
In the past Mr. Sengupta was employed by C.R. Cushing & Co., Inc. and during that period of his employment he was involved in various projects of preliminary design, new construction and conversions. Prior to leaving C.R. Cushing & Co., Inc., Mr. Raj Sengupta was a project manager.
Mr. Sengupta graduated in 1975 from the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN with a Masters Degree of Science and Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (Ship Structures).
Mr. Sengupta is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in New York. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects in London, the American Society of Naval Engineers in Washington, D.C. and is a life member of the Society of Naval Architects in Korea.