RightShip – the global ship vetting specialist – announces that Mr Anuj Chopra has been appointed Vice President, Americas. In this key role he will enhance customer relations, lead the vetting team and build on RightShip’s reputation and expertise in the region.
Anuj has over 30 years maritime experience both at sea and onshore, and joins RightShip from ship manager, Anglo-Eastern where he was President for the past six years. In this role, Anuj had operational responsibility for all Anglo-Eastern managed vessels visiting US ports, managing risk evaluation, assessment and mitigation and liaising with customers, charterers, United States Coast Guard, P&I Club, flag and classification societies.
On making the appointment, Warwick Norman, RightShip’s CEO said:
“I am delighted to welcome Anuj to the RightShip team. His background in modern ship management will bring a valuable perspective to our business and his expertise in mitigating risk, fostering client relations and business development provides an excellent base for his new role.”
Prior to joining Anglo-Eastern, Anuj was Manager, Vessel Services at O’Brien’s Oil Pollution Service where he gained considerable experience managing tanker safety and environmental incidents. Anuj began his seafaring career as a deck cadet working his way up to Master and has a Commonwealth Extra Masters Certificate of Competency and Shipping Management from the Indian Institute of Management.
Commenting on his appointment, Anuj Chopra said:
“Ship vetting is crucial to the continued safe operation of the global fleet and lessening the impact that ships have on the natural environment is of equally high importance. RightShip contributes to both these agenda leading issues and I am delighted to be joining the organisation at this pivotal time.
I am excited about the opportunities that abound at RightShip and look forward to working with my RightShip colleagues to continue our growth in the Americas region.”
Anuj will take up his new role with RightShip in the Houston office on Monday 7 October.
RightShip is the world’s leading ship vetting agency, supporting 6000 users in over 210 organisations worldwide with expert vetting support and advice, vessel inspections and secure hosting of client systems.
RightShip’s comprehensive online vetting system (SVIS™) is accessed 24/7 throughwww.rightship.com and analyses over 50 risk factors, using up-to-the-minute data about 71, 000 ships and thousands of maritime companies. SVIS™ delivers instant, reliable assessments of nominated vessels using customised criteria, and tracks vessel and fleet performance.
RightShip used its 11 years of experience in the development of online risk rating algorithms in the maritime sector to develop the Existing Vessel Design Index (EVDI™). The EVDI™ enables customers to include the growing importance of carbon emissions in their vessel selection process.