Capt. Avinash Batra is one of the founder members of Seahorse Group of companies, Mumbai, which was established in 1980 and is one of the premier shipping and allied services company in India. He is the Director/Shareholder/Chairman of the Group Companies involved in Ship Agency, Container Leasing, Container Repairs & Storage Depots and Cargo logistics. After successfully completing pre-sea training from T. S. Dufferin.
Capt. Avinash Batra served on various ships from 1962 to 1979, owned by M/s. Scindia Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. & Wallem Ship management, Hong Kong. He obtained the ‘Master’s Certificate of Proficiency and Competence’in the year 1969 and took Command of a Ship in 1974. He thereafter pursued full time studies to undertake‘Post Graduate Studies in Shipping Management’ from Plymouth Polytechnic, UK in 1976-77 and also obtained Certificate of “Management of Offshore Operations”.
With nearly 20 years of seafaring experience on bulk, conventional & container vessels, coupled with extensive experience in Shipping & Commerce, makes him one of the most sought after professionals in the industry .He serves on several industry forums like Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and Sri Lankan Society.