About Us


To provide value addition to ports and marine establishments through holistic, innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions in the fields of Marine Engineering and Construction.


To emerge as a global player in the field of marine services by maintaining professional standards with specialist knowledge of environmentally-friendly techniques, innovative approach and focus on health, safety and cost efficiency.

What We Do?

The Company has multifarious business segments:

  • Owning and Operating Marine Crafts
  • Dredging
  • Repairs and Maintenance / Refits of Marine Crafts and Marine Infrastructure

Business Potential

India has a coastline of almost 7500 kilometres, encompassing one of the biggest peninsulas in the world. According to the Ministry of Shipping, around 95% of India’s trading by volume and 70% by value is done through maritime transport. It is serviced by 12 major ports and 200 notified minor and intermediate ports. The total 200 non-major ports are in the following states: Maharashtra (48); Gujarat (42); Tamil Nadu (15); Karnataka (10); Kerala (17); Andhra Pradesh (12); Odisha (13); Goa (5); West Bengal (1); Daman and Diu (2); Lakshadweep (10); Pondicherry (2); and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (23).

Government of India (GoI) plans to modernize these ports and has approved a project called Sagarmala. The ports and shipping industry in India plays a vital role in sustaining growth in the country’s trade and commerce. The Indian Government has allowed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of up to 100% under the automatic route for port and harbour construction and maintenance projects. The government has also initiated the National Maritime Development Programme (NMDP), an initiative to develop the maritime sector with a planned outlay of US $11.8 billion. Total number of vessels calling Indian Major Ports and Minor Ports per annum exceeds 30,000 Ships.

Group and Associated Companies

  • KMEW Offshore Private Limited

    The company is a 50:50 JV of Kamal Marine & Engineering Works Pvt. Ltd. and Knowledge Marine & Engineering Works Pvt. Ltd. incorporated after getting the first Kolkata Port contract for INR 21.69 crores (received in 2017). KMEW Offshore Private Limited is registered for 10 years as a company under the Tonnage Tax Rule with the Income Tax department of the GoI, which allows it to enjoy negligible tax burden as compared to the corporate tax regime. This is exploiting a GoI push toward increasing Indian-owned vessels and tonnage, as well as allowing for training of Indian crew onboard Indian-flag ships. KMEW Offshore has an approximate asset value of INR 6 crores.

  • Indian Ports Dredging Private Limited

    The company is a 70:30 JV of Knowledge Marine & Engineering Works Pvt. Ltd. and a local Indian Dredging Company., which was incorporated after getting the Kolkata Port contract for INR 23.69 crores (received in 2017). The contract is for a period of 5 years to operate a Grab Dredger at Kolkata Port to maintain the depths of the Lock gates and Berths.

  • Knowledge Infra Ports Pvt. Ltd.

    Knowledge Infra Ports Pvt. Ltd. has recently secured a contract of INR 87.89 crores for a period of 5 years to operate a TSHD at Kolkata Port on the East Coast of India.

  • Kamal Marine & Engineering Works Private Limited

    The company was incorporated to carryout refit and major repair works for the Naval Dockyard, Ministry of Defence. The company is registered under MSME, Naval Dockyard, Cochin Shipyard, and is also an ISO 9001:2008-certified company. The Company has an order book of 4 Crores.

Director's and KMP

  • Mr. Saurabh Daswani – Managing Director

    Mr. Saurabh Daswani has done his Post-Graduation Diploma in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from Symbiosis with A+ Grade. He has completed his graduation from Gujarat University in the field of commerce. He is also an Inter CA and Inter CS. He has more than 8 years of hands-on experience in Overall Management of the Organization. His expertise lies in the field of Budgeting and Cost Control giving a most profitable scenario. His roll entails complete grasp over the P&L Account of the KMEW Group. His acumen includes placing strategic bids for various long-term government contracts, project financing, preparing and analyzing MIS. His judgement over capital expenditure and excellent vendor management has built strong and deep routed relationships benefits of which shall be reaped over the next decade by the Group.

  • Mrs. Kanak Kewalramani – Whole Time Director & CFO

    Mrs. Kanak Kewalramani is a Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and obtained certification in the year 2008. She completed her bachelorette of law from State Law College, Bhopal (M.P.). She has done her Post-Graduation Diploma in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from Symbiosis with A+ Grade. She has 14 years of experience in the field of compliance, law, finance and taxation of various listed and unlisted companies. She is also responsible for the entire accounts, finance, legal and compliances of the Company.She was honored by Dena Bank as a Young Women Entrepreneur on International Women’s Day 2019. She has raised capital for the group on timely basis to build an asset base of Rs. 30 crores in last five years. She has contributed in ensuring timely repayments building a strong credit history of the Group.

  • Mr. Sujay M Kewalramani – Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Sujay Kewalramani has completed his M.Sc. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from University of New Orleans and completed his B.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from State University of New York Maritime College. He has also completed his Post Graduation Diploma in Business Management from Emeritus Institute of Management. Mr. Kewalramani has over 17 years of experience in ship building, repairing, marine operations and dredging industry and has undertaken capital dredging projects like deepening of Kandla Port, Cochin Port, Mumbai Port, and Maintenance dredging of Mumbai Port, Goa port, New Mangalore Port, Paradip Port, Kolkata Port, Karikal Port and Karwar Port.

    Apart from dredging work he has 6 Months sailing Experience and Holder of USCG License for sailing as 3rd Engineer for unlimited power steam, diesel and gas turbines. He also holds an Airplane Pilot License for recreational purposes.

    He has worked with companies like L&T Shipbuilding, Mercator Limited and Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited and has built an orderbook of Rs. 600 Cr for Mercator in 2015 and Rs. 500 Cr for APSEZ in 2017. He was also responsible for Management of assets worth Rs. Rs. 400 Cr for Mercator, Rs. 3000 Cr for APSEZ and lead a team of 150 employees for L&T Shipbuilding, 400 employees for Mercator and 300 employees for APSEZ. Mr. Kewalramani has successfully executed 28 major contracts in 15 years and secured three National Waterway 1 contracts on River Ganga for APSEZ. His experience includes but not limited to successfully building 2 new dredgers and 12 conversions.

    Mr. Kewalramani plays a Pivotal role in Incorporation and establishment of KMEW Group since 2013 and has built an order book of Rs. 150 Cr. He is responsible for the management of assets worth Rs. 38 crores for KMEW Group and leads a team of 80 employees.

  • Mr. Jagat Jiban Biswas – Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Biswas has in depth knowledge of Marine Industry and has an experience of more than 43 years in Marine and Engineering field. After graduating from T.S. Rajendra, Mumbai in 1978, he cleared Competency Examinationson Nautical Sciences from DG (Shipping), India. He also acquired Fellowship in Hydrography from India and Pilot’s License for river Hugli.

    Mr. Biswas is experienced in managing a large department of Kolkata Port Trust under Ministry of Shipping, GOI comprising more than 200 Class-I Officers and 1000 employees. He has been managing a fleet of about 50 vessels of Kolkata Port including hired vessels comprising Dredgers, Pilot and survey vessels, tugs etc. He has the experience of handling many large value contracts ranging from Rs. 30 crores to Rs. 1500 crores.

    Mr. Biswas worked as Director, Marine Department, Kolkata Port Trust, primarily dealing with Conservancy, Port operations, Pilotage, Dredging, Hydrographic Surveying, Marine Projects and allied Legal matters. He was also in charge of General Administration Department including Estate Division, Traffic Department and Hydraulic Study Department of Kolkata Port Trust.

    Mr. Biswas has also acted as Director of (BSPL) BhorSagar Port Limited, KPIDCL (Kolkata Port Infrastructure Development Corporation) and a Member of the West Bengal Maritime Board.

    Mr. Biswas has also worked as Chief Hydrographer to Kolkata Port Trust, dealing with Hydrographic Survey and Research Works, Depth and Draft forecast, Publication of Tide Tables and Hydrographic Charts, Preparation of Electronic Navigational Charts etc.

    Mr. Biswas also worked as Dy. Director. Marine Department, Kolkata Port Trust, primarily dealing with Marine Operations and Marine Administration including tendering process and Legal matters.

  • Mr. Sandeep Zaveri – Independent Director

    Mr. Sandeep Zaveri has completed his Masters in Chemical Engineer from Stevens Institute of Technology, USA and is having rich and varied experience since last 25 years in the field of chemical Industry.

  • Mr. Ashish Mohandas – Independent Director

    Mr. Ashish M Mohandas has completed Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Tolani Institute of Management Studies, Kutch and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Mr. Mohandas has more than 12 years of experience in the department of Marketing & sales of MNCs across various states in India.

  • Mr. Dinesh Kewalramani- Chief Operations Officer

    Mr. Dinesh Kewalramani has done his Bachelors in Marine Mechanical Engineering from Suny Maritime University of New York and has completed his Masters in Marine Mechanical Engineering from the university of New Orleans. He has wide experience of 14 years in the field of Dredging at various major ports of India and had been a part of teams executing Dredging contracts worth more than 1000 Crores in last 12 years. With his vide range of experience and expertise in the operations of marine crafts he is looking after the complete operations of the business which has helped the Company to reduce the down time of all the crafts to zero or negligible.

  • Mr. Pinkesh Kewalramani - Chief Technical Officer

    Mr. Pinkesh Kewalramani has done his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Indus Engineering of Technology & Engineering, Ahmedabad. Mr. Kewalramani has over 8 years of experience in the field of ship building, repairing, refitting, testing, docking & dock-planning of Marine crafts. With his vide range of experience and expertise in the technical field, he is looking after the new construction, day to day repairs and maintenance of fleet, monitors fuel and vessels efficiency, analysis technical problems, asses feasibility and devises new approaches and alternative solutions, coordinates work with project manager and guides junior staff and technical personnel.

  • Ms. Ritika Sharma - Company Secretary & Compliance Officer

    Ms. Ritika Sharma is a Qualified Company Secretary and an Associate Member of the Institute Of Company Secretaries Of India. And has also done her CA IPCC (Inter). She has completed her graduation in B.Com (Hon’s, Accountancy) from Calcutta University and has an experience of 2.5 Years in the field of Corporate and allied laws.

  • India Branch

    • Kolkata
    • Vishakhapatnam
    • Kandla

    Overseas Branch

    • Sittwe
    • Myanmar

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