Brian has worked in the supply chain industry in Australia for past 6 years, the majority of that time dealing with Special Cargo (Dangerous Goods, Out of Gauge and Break Bulk cargoes). He holds immense experience with Dangerous Goods from the Carrier perspective, as well as having had regular contact with industry in Australia (port authorities and Competent Authority). Brian’s main experience with dangerous goods is with FAK CONSOLS, and the resultant segregation concerns. Since 2012, Brian has been working in the meat industry, coordinating export air and sea documentation for meat shipments.
Balaji Thota is an instructor passionate about knowledge sharing and gaining with industry, non-industry professionals to target individual and industry growth. He has been in industry for 19 years, overseeing Air cargo operations, Trainings, Audits and compliance.
Mr. Balaji’s last assignment in India was as Chief Instructor –Dangerous Goods for Spice Jet limited and now currently positioned at Dubai – UAE.
Mr. Balaji has been approved by DGCA – India, GCAA – UAE and he is a life member for Indian Society for Training and Developments (ISTD) Government of India. In addition to government accreditations he has 2 professional designations namely IATA Aviation Management Professional (AvMP) and Certified Training Professional (CTP) with from IATA – Montreal Canada. Besides Dangerous Goods, he has been qualified in various IATA qualifications like, Airport operations, Ramp operations, SMS, Cargo operations etc. also qualified in IMDG Code and he is a qualified ISO 9000:2015 QMS auditor as well.
He has trained over 7500 industry professionals in 35 nationalities in Asia and Middle East so far and he has done consultation to many multinational companies in India and abroad as well.
Shashi started his career in merchant ships and sailed for more than a decade. Leaving the sea in 2003, he joined P&O Nedlloyd as a Specialist in Dangerous Goods and later worked with Maersk Line as Manager, Global Dangerous Goods. He was responsible for the more than 500+ships carrying DG cargo belonging to Maersk Line, MCC Transport, Mercosul Line and Safmarine.
Shashi left Maersk Line in October 2010, and since then he has been conducting training, seminars and providing consultancy in dangerous goods by Rail, Road, River and Sea.
Srini (as widely known in the industry) brings with him a cosmic experience in air cargo. He started his career in aviation in the year 2001 with Royal Jordanian airlines as a cargo service agent at New Delhi, India and commenced his teaching as an instructor in air cargo fundamentals in 2003. His expertise is in handling of air cargo, with specialization in the handling and transportation of special cargo and in particular Dangerous Goods.
He is also qualified in the Code of Federal Regulations – Title 49 (49 CFR) in the International Transport of Dangerous Goods. Apart from air transport, he is equally adept in the Maritime, Road and Rail transport of Dangerous Goods.