Captain Om Dutta Receives Prestigious Gallantry Award at 61st National Maritime Day Sagar Samman Awards

Tomini Group, a world-class dry bulk ship owner, is thrilled to announce that Captain Om Dutta has been honored with the prestigious Gallantry Award at the 61st National Maritime Day, Sagar Samman Awards. Organized by the Directorate General of Shipping and Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways (India), this recognition highlights Captain Dutta’s exceptional courage and quick actions as Master of the Tomini Dynasty.

Captain Om Dutta’s efforts came to light during a daring rescue operation in the Philippine Waters, where the Tomini Dynasty was involved in the heroic rescue of 11 Malaysian survivors. The survivors had been adrift in a capsized boat for three days, facing imminent danger and uncertainty. Captain Dutta’s leadership and decisive actions played a pivotal role in ensuring the safe rescue of all individuals involved.

In a touching moment, Captain Om Dutta’s father, Mr. Ashwini Kumar Dutta, and Captain Sudhir Nayyar, Training Superintendent at Tomini Shipping Mumbai, accepted the award on his behalf. The ceremony, awarded by distinguished personalities including Shri Shyam Jagannathan, IAS Director General of Shipping, GOI & Chairman (NMDC Central Committee), and Vice Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command, underscored the significance of Captain Dutta’s contributions to maritime safety and rescue operations.

Tomini Group is immensely proud of Captain Om Dutta’s courageous actions and unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of those at sea. His exemplary leadership serves as an inspiration to all within the maritime industry, embodying the values of integrity, bravery, and professionalism.

Tomini Group Sponsors The 18th Annual Marine Money Gulf Ship Finance Forum

Tomini Group, a world-class dry bulk ship owner, proudly announces its sponsorship of the prestigious Marine Money 2024 Gulf Ship Finance Forum, held at the Waldorf Astoria in DIFC, Dubai on March 6th. The event brought together industry leaders and experts to delve into the latest trends and insights shaping the maritime finance landscape.

The forum featured a dynamic panel discussion titled “Dry Bulk Shipping Outlook: How to Interpret the Multiple Unknowns and Make the Right Decisions,” in which Tomini Group’s CEO, Numair Shaikh, played a pivotal role. Numair’s participation showcased his expertise, offering valuable insights into the current state of the dry bulk shipping market.

Throughout the discussion, panelists explored the challenges and opportunities in the dry bulk shipping sector, providing strategies to navigate uncertainties and make informed decisions in this ever-evolving industry.

Tomini Group’s sponsorship of the event emphasized its commitment to contributing to the advancement of the maritime industry while navigating through the complexities of the modern-day shipping landscape.

“We extend our gratitude to Marine Money for organizing such an insightful and engaging forum, and to all participants for their valuable contributions to the enriching discussions,” said Numair Shaikh, CEO of Tomini Group.

To watch the full panel discussion, please refer to this link:

Tomini Group Teed Off at TMS Golf Classic 2024

Tomini Group, a world-class dry bulk ship owner, marked its presence by sponsoring a hole at the TMS Golf Classic that took place on the 15th of February at the Trump International Golf Club. With a commitment to supporting initiatives that promote camaraderie and excellence, Tomini seized the opportunity to be part of this esteemed event.

Tejas Shah, CFO of Tomini Group, further illuminates Tomini’s dedication by actively participating in the tournament, showcasing not only his golfing prowess but also the company’s spirit of engagement.

Adding an extra layer of excitement, representatives from Tomini Group organized a captivating mini-game “Chip in the Hole.” Golfers were treated to a thrilling challenge with amazing prizes awaited. The atmosphere buzzed with anticipation as participants aimed for that hole-in-one, creating moments of friendly competition.

Commenting on the event, Tejas Shah expressed his delight at being part of such a remarkable occasion. “The TMS Golf Classic provides a fantastic platform for networking and fostering relationships within the maritime community,” said Tejas Shah. “We’re proud to support events like these that not only celebrate the sport of golf but also bring industry professionals together in a spirit of collaboration.”

The event ended with a gala dinner and awarding ceremony, providing a fitting conclusion to a day filled with camaraderie and sportsmanship.

Inauguration of Tomini Shipping’s Seafarer Training Center in Mumbai

In line with the Company’s vision of continuous enhancement of safety culture, Tomini Shipping, a world-class dry bulk ship owner, is delighted to announce the opening of its training center at 907, Lodha Supremus, Saki Vihar Road Andheri (East), Mumbai. The training center is dedicated to providing comprehensive and advanced classroom training for the Tomini fleet’s seafarers.

The opening ceremony took place on 7th December 2023. The training center was inaugurated by the Managing Director of Tomini Shipping, Pradeep Bajpai and attended by esteemed guests from the maritime industry, Tomini’s sea staff, and stakeholders.

Tomini Shipping’s training center is designed to keep seafarers’ knowledge ahead of any regulatory curve. With the fast-evolving approach of the maritime industry to safety and environmental sustainability, Tomini Shipping aims to keep its seafarers trained in all aspects by delivering a wide range of courses and training programs. The training center is headed by Capt. Sudhir Nayyer who has previously commanded Tomini fleet vessels and has intricate knowledge of Tomini Safety & Quality Management Systems. By placing Safety of Shipboard Operations & Reduction of Green House Gases at its core, the training center will offer diverse courses, including safety procedures, environmental sustainability, emergency response, and advanced technical training. Tomini Shipping firmly believes that challenges in the maritime industry can be overcome with the proper training of our people.

Tomini’s Commitment to Sustainable Maritime Industry


Tomini Group, a world-class dry bulk ship owner, has always been dedicated to promoting sustainability and shaping the future of shipping. As part of their ongoing commitment, Tomini is proud to be a gold sponsor of “Shaping the Future of Maritime Summit” during COP28. This summit provides a crucial platform for industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to come together and discuss innovative approaches to tackle the environmental challenges faced by the maritime sector.

Tomini’s vision for a sustainable maritime sector

At Tomini, we believe that a sustainable maritime industry is crucial for the health of our planet and the future of our oceans. We envision a shipping sector that embraces innovation and sustainable practices to minimize its impact on the environment. By adopting green technologies, reducing emissions, and prioritizing conservation, we aim to lead the way towards a cleaner and more sustainable maritime industry.

Background and purpose of the summit

The Shaping the Future of Maritime Summit is a critical platform that brings together leaders and experts from the maritime industry, environmental organizations, and policymakers. The summit aims to foster dialogue and collaboration to address the challenges and opportunities in creating a sustainable maritime sector. It serves as an arena for exchanging ideas, sharing best practices, and shaping policies that will drive positive change in the industry.

Tomini’s role as a sponsor

As a proud sponsor of the Shaping the Future of Maritime Summit during COP 28, Tomini is committed to supporting initiatives that drive sustainability in the maritime industry. Our sponsorship demonstrates our dedication to creating a greener and more responsible shipping sector.

Objectives and expectations of Tomini’s involvement

Our involvement in the summit aligns with our mission to actively contribute to sustainable practices in the maritime industry. We aim to showcase our commitment to green initiatives, share our experiences, and learn from other industry leaders. By engaging with key stakeholders, we hope to exchange ideas and gain valuable insights that will further inform our sustainable strategies and operations.

Sustainability at Tomini

Having recently won the prestigious Sustainable Shipping Award at the 2023 Maritime Standard Awards, Tomini continues to prioritize being safe, secure, and sustainable when operating its worldwide trading fleet. This has been advanced by Tomini’s suite of technological upgrades (hardware and software) which are expected to improve existing vessel emissions by 7-14%. This has been developed in-house by Tomini’s expert technical team and is expected to be rolled out to the entire owned fleet by 2026 with a few vessels already receiving this new performance package.

Tomini Shipping Won the Best Dry Bulk Shipping Company of the Year Award

Tomini Shipping, a world-class dry bulk ship owner based in Dubai, emerged as the winner in the category of “Best Dry Bulk Shipping Company of the Year” at the Annual Global Economic Awards 2023.

The Global Economic Award is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates exceptional achievements in various industries. It brings together industry leaders, experts, and influential voices to acknowledge the best performers and inspire further growth worldwide. Winning this award not only serves as a testament to Tomini Group’s leadership in the dry bulk shipping sector but also reaffirms its position as a trusted and innovative market player.

The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on January 17 at the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai.

Tomini Dynasty Wins Bulk Ship of the Year Award at the IBJ Awards 2023

Tomini Shipping, a world-class dry bulk ship owner, is delighted to announce that its bulk carrier vessel, Tomini Dynasty, has been honored with the “Bulk Ship of the Year” award at the IBJ Awards 2023 held in London on 20th November. The award was received by Adam Shaikh, Head Sale & Purchase and Shoaib Seedat, Head of Legal, Newbuilding & Projects.

The prestigious IBJ Awards, organized by the International Bulk Journal, recognizes outstanding achievements and advancements in the bulk shipping industry. Competing against nominees from across the globe, Tomini Dynasty emerged as the winner with its outstanding performance, operational excellence, and the crew’s unwavering dedication to their profession.

Tomini Dynasty, a geared Ultramax vessel designed under the SDARI ECO 64 Design, has earned a distinguished reputation since its delivery in January 2018. Flagged under the Marshall Islands and classed with Lloyd’s Register, it boasts an outstanding performance record, earning certification by the US Coast Guard for QUALSHIP21 in 2020.

Beyond its exceptional performance, Tomini Dynasty engraved its name in maritime history on March 31, 2023, with a heroic rescue at sea. In coordination with the local MRCC, Tomini Dynasty crew carried out a successful rescue of 11 Malaysian nationals who were adrift in a capsized boat in the Philippine waters due to bad weather.

This recognition solidifies Tomini Shipping’s expertise in the maritime industry and commitment to providing world-class services to its global clientele. Tomini Shipping dedicates this win to the crew of the Tomini Dynasty for their excellent seamanship and bravery.

Tomini Shipping Honored With Sustainable Shipping Award

Tomini Shipping, a world-class dry bulk ship owner, was honored with the prestigious Sustainable Shipping Award at the 2023 Maritime Standard Awards. The ceremony took place on November 7th at the Atlantis, The Palm.

Tomini’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations has been widely acknowledged, cementing its reputation as an industry leader. The Sustainable Shipping Award, a symbol of excellence in sustainability practices, affirms Tomini’s dedication to creating a positive impact on our seas.

Tomini’s fleet optimization initiatives include the use of technology to minimize carbon emissions, enhanced waste management systems, and the implementation of energy-efficient measures. As a result, Tomini is leading the way in sustainable shipping practices, promoting a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.

Tomini Shipping Hosted The First Ever Seafarer Seminar in the UAE

On September 26th, Tomini Shipping organized a two-day event at the Hilton Garden Inn – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Our long-term partner and Commercial Managers from Alpina Chartering – Denmark also joined us. The event was aptly titled “Tomini Family Meets” as we brought our sea, shore staff & chartering team under one roof to learn from each other’s experiences. Tomini Family Meets was quite a success & CEO highlighted the Company’s vision of safety, health & environmental consciousness.

Key areas of focus were as follows:

  • Mental health awareness, signs to identify mental ailment & fatigue, fitness and lifestyle management.
  • Green shipping & decarbonization. Upcoming regulations and ship staff’s vital role in the Company’s plans to stay ahead of regulatory curves.
  • Safe working culture & the importance of effective communication.
  • How to keep track of effective Port State Control preparedness and ensure the safety of operations.
  • Importance of liaison and prompt feedback to the Purchase Department. Effective pre-planning supplies.
  • Cyber Security Awareness. Company’s plans to upgrade IT infrastructure (Starlink) & high-speed free internet for the entire crew.
  • Interactive exercises on incident investigation and root-cause analysis.

The seminar also featured a session led by Kenneth Kampmann – CEO of Alpina Chartering accompanied by his team. The session provided valuable insights into the commercial management aspect of the business and was a great opportunity for the participants to understand commercial management and how it contributes to the overall success of the organization.

Captain Om Dutta who served as Master onboard Tomini Dynasty was honored with an award, presented by Numair Shaikh – CEO of Tomini Group. This recognition was bestowed upon Captain Dutta for his outstanding seamanship skills, which played a pivotal role in rescuing 11 lives at sea. These individuals had been stranded at sea for a harrowing three days after their boat tragically capsized. The commendable actions of Captain Dutta exemplify his expertise in maritime operations.

Feedback Session
An interactive feedback session was held towards the end of 27th September. Many seafarers came forward with their valuable inputs and all queries were addressed by senior office management.

Gala Dinner
The event was concluded with a grand dinner on the 27th of September evening where our sailing staff had the opportunity to meet various esteemed guests from the Maritime Industry (Representatives from Flag Administration, Classification Societies & Tomini Business Associates).

Tomini Dynasty Crew Rescues Eleven Malaysian from Capsized Boat

On the 31 March 2023, Tomini Shipping’s vessel Tomini Dynasty carried out a heroic rescue at sea, 60 Nautical Miles off the East Coast of Malaysia (Sabah Region).

The ship’s crew coordinated a successful rescue of 11 Malaysian nationals (4 men, 4 women and 3 children) after their boat capsized and drifted into Philippines waters. The survivors were 3 days adrift at sea before being noticed and rescued by the Tomini Dynasty crew.

As per survivors’ statement, they are a family from Tawau, Malaysia and were on their way to Semporna, Malaysia to attend a funeral using their boat. During the passage they encountered bad weather and the boat toppled over, filled with water and the engine got damaged.

Tomini Shipping is pleased to report that all the survivors rescued by the vessel are healthy and initial medical assistance onboard was provided along with food and accommodation.

Following contact with Malaysian Authorities and MRCC, Tomini crew coordinated the safe disembarkation of all 11 survivors with Naval vessel.

All 11 Survivors were handed over to the Malaysian Naval Vessel “KD Paus” along with their damaged boat.

We’d like to commend and thank the brave crew of Tomini Dynasty for their heroic actions. This rescue evidences the values upheld by our seafarers and their unwavering commitment not only to seamanship but also preserving human lives without a second thought.