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Completing 4 decades of experience, Captain Sandip Mehta is one of the most important motives of the Indian maritime industry. During this term, Captain Mehta gained significant experience in various aspects of port business, shipping, logistics and infrastructure.

Capt Mehta’s areas of responsibility include supply chain and international logistics, bulk port and container operations, global liner shipping, port infrastructure development and management.

Starting his career as a sailor, Captain Mehta quickly advanced into the ranks to become a captain, taking command of ships that were then among the largest in the fleet of merchant carriers. After 12 years of sailing, Captain Mehta decided to move to the offshore zone, where he held a number of successive senior positions in the container industry.

After successfully completing a challenging stay in the highly competitive container industry, Captain Mehta embarked on India’s then-emerging private port industry, joining the Adani Group as President and CEO of Mundra Ports and SEZ. During this period, Mundra quickly evolved from a small port to grow into the largest private port in India, in a variety of businesses, including container terminals, bulk, liquids and automotive logistics.

He was also responsible for the development of container terminals, private railway operations, container freight stations and domestic container depots and grain warehouses for the Adani Group in India.

He later served as Chief Executive Officer of Adani Ports in Australia, where he was part of the core management team responsible for the implementation of the Adani Group’s integrated mine, rail and port development projects, including new port extensions. .

Captain Mehta currently serves as president of the Adani port business development activities and its port projects.
Over the years, Captain Mehta has expanded his practical knowledge by taking various specialized courses in the field of shipping and transport.

Captain Mehta was a member of the Institute of Mercenary Ship Brokers, London, and also of the company of Captain Sailors, as well as an appraiser and surveyor of losses.

In his spare time, Captain Mehta writes on issues related to the maritime and supply industries. He is also a regular speaker at various business and industry forums and has been invited as a guest speaker at various management institutes. Captain Mehta is also passionate about mentoring young people and helping them develop their skills. He firmly believes that a skilled India will lead to a developed India.