International Maritime Business
During Sea Term 2019, eight cadets majoring in International Maritime Business will be participating in Sea Term 2019 aboard the TS Kennedy. Massachusetts Maritime Academy professor, Dr. Ashok Pandey developed and began this specialized, small-group, program at sea in 2018
On campus, the International Maritime Business program prepares students to enter the maritime shipping and transportation industry as a business professional. The program includes elements of international business, logistics, and transportation.
The curriculum includes introductory courses in vessel familiarization and business computations as well as courses in admiralty law and port terminal operations, economics, finance, accounting, business of shipping, global logistics, chartering and brokerage, marine insurance, international business, negotiations and organization management.
Meet Dr. Captain Ashok Pandey
It’s not often that you see both Doctor and Captain before a person’s name, but Askhok Pandey has earned both of these titles. Dr. Captain Ashok Pandey is a former shipmaster with a career at sea spanning over two decades that included ten years as a Captain. Most of that time was spent in ice.
Dr. Captain Pandey is an avid researcher. He has spent the last ten years in academia and has lectured on various subjects including International Maritime Business, Supply Chain Management, and Ship Chartering and Port Economics.
The cadets majoring in International Maritime Business hope to travel the globe throughout their careers, so it is fitting that their professor for Sea Term 2019 holds degrees from three different countries – India, Canada, and the Netherlands.
Dr. Captain Pandy was a nautical graduate who achieved the Master Mariner (unlimited) License in India. He also earned a PhD from Memorial University in Canada. His doctoral thesis was Shipping Route Optimization In Ice. Captain Pandy also earned an MSc degree (Maritime Economics) from Erasmus University in The Netherlands.
He has commanded Cape size bulk carriers (ice-class) for almost a decade and specializes in high latitude navigation.
Meet 1/C Conor Murphy
1/C Conor Murphy is one of the cadets participating in Captain Pandey’s program. He has promised to write a twice-weekly blog that specifically targets what the IMB group is learning with Dr. Pandey – and the related field trips that they will be participating in when the ship docks in Barbados, Puerto Rico, Tortola, and Miami. Conor’s fellow classmates will also be checking in throughout Sea Term, offering their perspective on this unique IMB experience.
Here's what Conor had to say today:
“After Thursday’s boat drill, we met with Captain Ashok Pandey who is our instructor throughout Sea Term. During this meeting we got our schedule and discussed what we will be learning. We will be doing class work and we also will be observing the Bridge and the Engine Room with aspect to the business side of the industry. We also will be working with Chartwells, which is in charge of feeding all of the cadets and officers aboard the Kennedy. It is important to learn about the supply of provisions so we do not run out of food in the middle of the ocean, because we cannot stop and get any. So that is why it is important to know how much food we need about the vessel.”