The Terra-Marine group was incorporated in 1988 by Capt. Saulat Majeed Khan, Group Chairman & Managing Director.
Capt. Khan’s experience in shipping extends to his service as General Manager from 1974 to 1976 and as Managing Director of Gulf East Ship Management Ltd. 1976 to 1986, where he was responsible for the development and management of a fleet from four old vessels to an average of 65 vessels of various types from 10,000 DWT tween-deckers to 300,000 DWT ULCC’s, registered under Flags of Convenience as well as National Flags with multinational crews, the operation of the three training vessels, which trained over 500 cadets both, deck and engine, to produce quality officers and engineers; and the supervision of 20 new buildings between 15,000 DWT to 75,000 DWT in Japan, South Korea & Brazil.
Whilst with Terra-Marine, Capt. Khan also acted as Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of ECO Shipping representing Pakistan’s equity in the company owned by ECO countries from 2000 to 2002.
In 2005, Terra-Marine was the Lead Consultant in a consortium consisting of Terra-Marine, A & P Appledore, KPMG, HTSPE Limited, Orix Investment Bank, Mohsin Tayyab Ali & NESPAK commissioned to advise the Government of Pakistan on the privatization of the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works.
Capt. Khan acts as an arbitrator in Maritime Disputes either referred to by parties at the High Court or for out of court ADR matters.
Terra-Marine maintains a database of over 5000 active seagoing officers and ratings.
At the time of formation of Terra-Marine, many executives and seafarers of the Gulf East team were brought onboard due to their extensive experience in Ship Management under Capt. Khan at M/s Gulf East Ship Management Ltd., Hong Kong.