About Us

Global United was founded in 2009 with the purpose of capitalizing on the core strength and passion of the parent group, Synergy. Quality Asset Management and Safe Ship operations have been the cornerstone of Synergy. Armed with this expertise, asset owning seemed the next logical step in our operations. Starting with a small bulk carrier, over the years we have grown to be a reliable partner for marine logistics solutions. We also focus on Indian Flag Vessels and Indian Centric Shipping business. Headquartered at Singapore, we provide local services around the world based on a global network of offices including India and USA. We believe in investing our time and efforts in meeting ever increasing demands of various stakeholders by providing innovative solutions – all in an environment of collaboration, trust, and reliability.

Mission

Our mission is to be a premier shipping company providing total transport solutions in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.

Vision

We will strive to be the benchmark for shipping services providing total quality assurance for our customers.

Our Partner

In 2014, we partnered with Japanese Trading House, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., to become one of the most formidable forces in the shipping trade arena. As a result of this partnership, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., has agreed to share their vast technical and operational expertise in the maritime space to develop marine transport business in India.

Management

Founder & Chief executive officer of Synergy Group and Global United Shipping (s)pte ltd

Capt. Unni is a master mariner with more than 25 years of experience in the shipping industry. He is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Group and Global United Shipping (S) Pte. Ltd. Synergy Maritime Pvt. Ltd is the largest ship management entity based out of India. Capt. Unni plays a crucial role in all the maritime initiatives organized by the Government of Singapore. He sits on the board of North of England P&I association (2nd largest maritime insurer), Asia Pacific advisory committee of Lloyds Register and Indian National Ship Owners’ Association (INSA).

Senior VP Shipping, Global United Shipping

Mr. Fujiwara is a secondee from Mitsui & Co, Tokyo. After his last stint at Brazil where he was involved in structuring offshore deals, He joined the team at Global United team at India. He has varying shipping experience including Finance, Sale & Purchase, company structuring and chartering. He is focussed on Global United’s Finance & Accounting structure and the company’s growth plans.

Director, Global United Shipping

Capt. Ravi heads the Global United office in Singapore. He has an extensive experience in Shipping industry of more than 25 years . He specialises in gas transportaion by sea. He is instrumental in developing and growing the gas fleet and its chartering operations.

Board of Director, Global United Shipping

Capt. Bhatia joined Global United in 2016 after spending about 9 years in Synergy Group both onboard the vessels and in office. With a career spanning more than two decades in shipping, he is Director – Global United Shipping and looks after Oil & Gas fleet commercials as well as New projects division. Apart from sailing on board vessels he is an experienced Marine Pilot and has considerable experience port infrastructure development and management.

Board of Director, Global United Shipping

An alumnus of the Keio University, Mr. Kazunobu Kon joined the processed food division of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Tokyo) right after his graduation in 1993.After two years trainee experience in Spain, he joined the First/ Second motor vehicles division as Deputy General Manager in 2008.Having a brief stint in the Integrated Transportation System Business Unit in 2011, he was appointed as the President of Mitsui Auto Finance Chile ltd. ( Chile ) in 2012.In 2015, he moved back to the head office in Tokyo, as General Manager, Hino Business Dept. Second Motor Vehicles Division.Mr. Kazunobu Kon joined the Chennai branch of Mitsui & Co. India Pvt. Ltd. In 2017 as Director & Chief Regional officer.Fluent in Spanish, ‘Kon san’ as he is fondly known, has also completed the ‘Transition to General Management’from INSEAD.

Board of Director, Global United Shipping

Mr. Naoki Shinohara has more than two decades of experience in the shipping and offshore industry. He joined the Ship & Marine Project division of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Tokyo) in 1995.

Board of Director, Global United Shipping

VASANTHNAIR is a finance professional with management experience across various cultures internationally. He has profound expertise is in the specialized area of risk management including corporate risk, financial risk and commodity market risk, corporate planning, strategy, finance and investments. He has a consistent track record of valuable contribution to organizational growth, transformation and evolution, across all sizes including multi-billion dollar businesses.In his roles as a consultant or in full-time capacity, he has worked with a variety of industry sectors, including commodity trading houses with global distribution and supply chain operations, maritime ops and technology verticals, among others.He has rich experience in niche areas like large scale change management implementations of business processes and technology solutions, startup businesses, IPO and M&A, business integrations, turnaround strategizing, trading desks and risk monitoring systems, strategy execution etc. across culturally diverse workforce operating from worldwide locations.

General Manager, Global United Shipping

Capt. Raghuraman joined Global United in 2015. He is a management graduate from IIT Madras. He was earlier with the Synergy Maritime on board the synergy fleet and the ship management team since 2007. He has past experience in managing Synergy’s container vessel management and synergy’s agency wing in India. He presently heads the Business development activities of Global United.

General Manager – Dry Bulk Chartering

Mr. K.K. Venkitadri or Venki as he is fondly called, has been part of Global United since 2010. He looks after chartering and operations of dry bulk carriers. With a career spanning four decades he has vast experience in dry bulk chartering & operations, international maritime arbitration procedures and in depth knowledge in maritime claims. In past he has worked in commercial operations and chartering with major ship owning companies of India like Essar Shipping and West Asia Maritime.