About Us

Sai Techno Consultants was founded in October 1998. It is a proprietorship company in maritime consulting. We have developed a core team of experts drawn from various marine, port and shipping disciplines. We provide services at a very cost effective price and with transparency, professionalism and excellent supervisory skills and dedication.


Sai Techno Consultants

66/B2, Karmakshetra, S.S.S Nagar, Near Shanmukhananda Hall, Sion (east), MUMBAI - 37, Maharashtra, India

Ph : +91 22 2401 15 68 / 2408 39 28

Fax : +9122 2408 39 28

Mobile : +91 9820129389

e-mail : arunkarkare@vsnl.com

About the Founder

Capt. A.K.Karkare is a Master Mariner (FG) and has served at sea for 15 years in Indian and Foreign Shipping Companies with distinction from1956 -1971

After the sea service, he joined the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) in 1971 and served there for 22 years with distinction He retired from MbPT as Director Pollution Control and Marine Projects in 1993

While working in the port sector he was associated with development and modernization of two major Ports of India JNPT and MbPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port and Mumbai Port.) He was responsible for bringing in VTMS (Vessel Traffic Management Service) with the use of common Radars in both these Ports

Later on, he devoted his attention to another important but neglected field- marine training and soon acquired proficiency in various aspects of marine training i.e. Identification of Training Needs, Course Development, Production of Course Material, Delivery, Evaluation etc and subsequently produced one of the finest Training Course “ TANKER TERMINAL OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT” under the aegis of Indian Institute of Port Management Calcutta. The course was very beneficial for Ports, Oil Industry and Shipping Industry.

In 1993 he joined as a Director in Indo –Dutch LPG gas Company “IMS Petrogas”and put up India’s first private sector LPG storage facility at Porbander

Capt. Karkare’s safety audit report of Alang shipyard is a well documented work (1993-1994) with GMB. Government of Gujarat gave consultancy work to Capt.A.K.Karkare specially in the sector of amendment of IPA Act of 1908 and preparation of white paper on development of ports of Gujarat.

Since 1998 he has specialized in captive and private port infrastructure planning and sea-coast based refinery, cement ,iron ore, coal and power projects projects. Capt.A.K.Karkare has also gainfully interacted in many projects in his professional capacity in minor and intermediate ports of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) such as Porbander, Magdalla, Jamnagar ,Mundra,Pipavav, Okha, Dahej, Hazira ,Bhavnagar ,Alang

His contribution to GMB resulted in a lot of interaction with GMB management of their ports. For.e.g. his suggestion of VTMS system born out of extensive study of Hazira –Magdalla channel in March 2002 resulted in Magdalla getting the VTMS system. The study of lighterage system of various GMB ports including Magdalla and Bhavnagar improved the operations in the ports. The study at Magdalla included clinker operations done for Narbada Cement to coal lighterage operations commencing in early 1994 onwards which are continuing till today.

At present he is Marine Advisor and Consultant on several panels as listed below to many Government and non- Government organizations.

  • IPA ( Indian Port Association New Delhi
  • MMB ( Maharashtra Maritime Board ,Mumbai)
  • ex Advisor to GMB ( Gujarat Maritime Board, Ahmedabad)
  • Tata Power company
  • KPMG,
  • Deloitte,
  • DPCL ( Dhamra Port Company Limited)
  • CTTL ( Chemical Terminal Trombay Limited) Price Water
  • McKinsey
  • Technical expert for Pollution and Disaster control at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London