About Alphard

01. Background

We are a Maritime Services company offering Underwater Diving services, UTG, NDT/ Vibration analysis, Maritime Security, Radio Survey & Equip. repairs, Audits & Inspection, Chartering/ Commercial and Ship Owning/Agency. We are currently present in Singapore, India, China, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, U.A.E & UK.

Established in 2009, Alphard Maritime is managed by Master Mariners, Chief Engineers, trained technicians and qualified professionals.

We offer expert and cost-effective solutions which cater to the specific needs of ship owner & managers, whilst providing to be dependable and professional.

We started off our journey with the UTG business which has now flourished into 7 core businesses like;

UTG & Hull Management

We have Technicians over the world that provides services to over 1500 vessels of various types for specific associated jobs

Maritime Security

Since 2012 we are providing security services to Merchant Ships and have efficiently completed over 3000 successful transits with ‘Zero’ incidents. Being the fastest growing PMSC we have worked with most flag States and P&I Clubs. We are ISO 28007-1:2015 certified by MSS GLOBAL , UK a UKAS accredited body

Ship owning

We own a large fleet of 8 Tugs and Barges respectively & increasing, which all operate in the Arabian Gulf

Alphard Agency

We have our own agency to serve clients based out in Sri Lanka

Audit & Inspection

This is our latest cog in the wheel of services provided by Alphard Group.

Under Water Diving Services

We have freshly invaded into HULL Cleaning and Underwater inspection services across the Globe. Our Diving managers & Supervisors are commercial divers with 25+ years of pertinentexperience

Radio Survey and Equip. Repairs

We provide ‘service on request’ to meet equipment repair and emergency service needs. We also provide on-board repair services for a wide range of Navigation, Communications and Safety Equipment's.

We are recognized and accredited with ISO and IACS Class approvals for our major services such as UTG/NDT, Maritime Security and Diving services.

Alphard Group is managed by a team of Master Mariners, Marine Engineers and Naval Architects possessing extensive years of experience in the Shipping Industry. We are supported by Trained Technicians and Qualified professionals with Global exposure & presence in UK, UAE, INDIA, SINGAPORE, CHINA, HK and Sri Lanka.

Worldwide the company has bagged a large clientele of over 300. We have over 250 permanent employees for processing and serving our clients better; in addition to that we have 700 contractors in Security addressing client’s requirements anytime and anywhere.

“Our honorable chairman Captain Alok Kumar, a colossal experienced Master Mariner envisaged this dream of providing exemplary services to the maritime industry when he embarked on the path of Maritime Services in 2009. In 2014 he was awarded with the ‘Best Entrepreneur of the year’ at a function of Sailors Today.“

02. Our Commitments

Vision

Alphard group aims to lead the Maritime services offering an expert professional and cost effective solution which caters to the specific needs of its clients, whilst providing itself to be dependable and professional.

Mission

Alphard group intends to become an internal solution to the needs of its clients by excelling in delivery of bespoke maritime solutions. Through excellence and continual improvement we will deliver high quality, efficient and economical solutions.

03. Our Management Team

We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we trust, respect and care for each other.

Chairman - Captain Alok Kumar

Alphard Group, brainchild of Captain Alok Kumar an Elite Master Mariner, established in 2009 as a Private Maritime Security Company which caters with expertise & professionalism to shipping communities and industries across the Globe. As a Master Mariner with more than 20+ years of experience he has built a team of Maritime experts, business tycoons & leaders who help him in this vision to serve a higher standard of service for vessels under his command to dwindle the shortfall in quality of maritime services onshore & offshore. Capt. Alok Kumar single handedly started with the UTG services division in 2009 and has now expanded into 7 new businesses till date. During his 7 years of journey the company has achieved remarkable milestones and has ventured into various services catering shipping &maritime industry internationally.

M.D - Mrs. Prity Kumar

As the Co-Founder & M.D of Alphard Group she has been instrumental in the organizational development since its inception and has been constantly working on improving its deliverables since then. She ensures the smooth functioning of global operations across all businesses and offices.

Business Head: Security - Jos Chakola

He has been involved in the Maritime security Business since Alphard Group’s inception. He has proved his mettle and looks after all commercial & operational aspects of Maritime Security Division of the organization.

Operation Director - Capt. Ajit Ojha

Having served in various maritime roles over 20 years and possessing strong management skills, he monitors overall operations in the organization to meet established objectives for growth and profitability of the Alphard Group.

G.M QHSE - Capt. K.S Bhatty

An ex-IACS Class surveyor and Auditor, he oversees internal and external audits of Alphard Group. He also manages customer grievances with ensuring the highest quality and standards. With his extensive set of skills he is constantly improving various processes helping Alphard Group to deliver the best.

G.M Projects - Sheel Noel Cabral

A Class I Motor, Marine engineer who has sailed on Bulker carriers, Large tankers & product carriers and specialized Gas Carriers up to the rank of a Chief Engineer. In the year 2001 he stepped ashore and has held various senior management positions with leading ship Owners in India and UAE. Recognized by his contribution to the Maritime Industry, he sits on the Technical Committees of major classification societies in the UAE region. A well-known name in the maritime industry and he has been recognized as a Chartered Engineer by “The Engineering Council UK” & “The Institute of Engineers India” and a Fellow at The IMarEST & IMarE (I). In his career ashore, he has Techno commercially handled VLGC’s, Product & Chemical tankers, Bitumen tankers, AHTS and other special purpose ships. He also has expertise in installation & commissioning of power plants and has experience in Ship demolitions and last leg voyages. ​

Director– Finance & Strategy - G.V. Surajh

Over 15 years of hands on experience in Shipping and Commodity Trading and Project – Finance & Accounts. CFO with Blue Line Shipping Group, Dubai.Formerly – Senior Finance Manager with Emirates Trading Agency LLC, Dubai – Trading and Shipping Company in UAE for 9 years. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from University of Madras. A Chartered Accountant from India also a Certified Information Systems Audit qualified from ISACA (USA).

GM – Shipping - Capt. Sanjay Kumar

With 26 years of total work experience in the shipping sector Capt. Sanjay has 13 years hands on practical experience in operations of tanker ships, 3 years on dry cargo and 10 years of shore experience dealing in dry cargo as well as tanker operations and assisted in cargo fixtures. He has sailed as a Ship Master for vessels operating all across the globe, mainly around Asia & Europe region with major charterers like Shell, Vitol, Exon Mobil, Cheveron, Total, Reliance India and Indian Oil Corporation. Apart from overall shipping operations knowledge Capt. Sanjay has hands on expertise in Planning, Marketing and Business Development​

GM – Commercial – Mr. Leslie Manners

With Three decades of rich work experience and an MBA from FMS Delhi; Leslie is skilled in contracting and tendering, especially in offshore vessel logistics. He holds expertise in dealing with international strategic partners and tendering with demonstrated record of negotiations with clients in the Middle East and India.