Veteran stevedore from the city G. Pattabhi Ramayya has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fifth South East Cargo and Logistics Awards-2013.
The award for excellence in cargo and logistics sector was presented to him in Chennai recently by Exim India Shipping Times in Chennai in recognition of his contribution to the shipping industry for over five decades.
He joined his ancestral business firm A.V. Bhanoji Row Garuda Pattabhi Ramayya & Co, agents for major shipping lines, in 1959.
Mr. Ramayya, who is now the chairman emeritus of the shipping firm, earned distinction in establishing rightful share of cargoes for Indian shipping lines even though the British lines were dominating almost having a monopoly in the city. He is fortunate in having the privilege of working under shipping stalwarts of Indian ship owners mainly of Scindias and Shipping Corporation of India.
He served as a trustee of Visakhapatnam Port and director of Dock Labour Board for nearly a decade representing Indian National Ship Owners’ Association. His firm today extends its services in the city as well as ports at Kakinada, Krishnapatnam, Dhamara, Gopalpur and Paradip.