NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: Caleb Danladi is a Nigerian, born on July 14, 1982 (40 years old), in Kaduna State, North West Nigeria. Is a Marine professional.

Professional Profile

He is a committed and proactive Marine professional with very strong potential and enthusiasm to excel, Quick to assimilate new ideas, concepts, and cutting-edge technologies.

Dynamic. Captain Danladi has been involved in the operations and management of ships, and had coordinated and delivered projects in LNG Ship management and marine environment.

As a marine professional (Master Mariner), he has provided effective leadership, operations, and commercial expertise onboard the ship.

He has hence, coordinated various shipboard activities ranging from navigation, ship’s dry docking, cargo operation, inspection and audits, and training and development of young mariners.

Top among his contributions is the review of various marine operating procedures both onboard the ship and ashore. As a committed team player and a leader who is prepared to take ownership, he has gained experience in decision making, and analytical approach in solving complex problems and issues.

Danladi is blessed with knowledge of research and proficiency in the use of the following software: Special package for social science (SPSS), Data envelopment analysis (DEA), Malmquist productivity index, linear regression.

In his quest for more knowledge, he is interested in developing a career which combines marine operations, marine audit and offshore operations.

As a committed team player, he has worked in several establishments, where his ingenuity was brought to the fore.

They include; Chevron Nigeria Limited from April 2018 to Date as a Mooring Master/Pilot, where he served as Chevron’s representative onboard Export tankers, liaising with team members from different departments to achieve overall objectives of the company.

Between 2016 to April 2018, he had served as an Assistant Marine Operations Superintendent onboard NLNG Ship Management LTD (NSML), where his duties included ensuring that all the international and Flag State legal and regulatory requirements and company policies concerning ship operations, including cargo care, the safety of navigation, and the health and safety of personnel were always adhered to.


Prior to that, between 2013 to 2016, he served as Chief Officer at Nigeria LNG Ship Management Limited (NSML), where he was responsible for planning shipboard maintenance and developing long-term maintenance tasks onboard ship, ensuring that equipment needed were ordered in good time, as well as supervised all deck crew on the ship and was responsible for training of crew and officers, appraisal review, and mentorship.

Danladi rose to his present enviable height from a humble Industrial Training experience between 2003 to 2004 at Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG).

He climbed the ladder from being a Deck Cadet onboard crude oil tanker to his present enviable heights as a result of passion, dedication and zeal, which has so far paid off.

The young man couldn’t have made the marks without a sound education. The prestigious Baptist High School Kwoi, where he was between 1994 to 2000, was a positive influence to his career as he passed his NECO/GCE.from there in flying colours.

From there, between 2001 to 2003, he burnt the midnight candle to graduate with a National Diploma in Nautical Science (Upper credit level) from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron.

Shortly after in 2004, he bagged a Certificate in Pre-onboard ship Familiarisation from Malaysia Maritime Academy.

Poised in attaining higher qualification, Danladi gained admission at Southampton Solent University in 2006, from where he graduated in 2009 with a Foundation Degree in Marine Operations (Distinction) to his credit.

Other exploits in education by him are;
2016-Date: Ph.D. in International Logistics, supply chain management, and Shipping at the University of Plymouth. United Kingdom

2018- 2018: Professional Development in Academic Practice (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Plymouth. The United Kingdom.

2015: Master Class 1 Certificate of competency unlimited with dangerous cargo
Endorsement- Liquefied gas and Crude Oil (Master Mariner)
South Tyneside College. South Shields. United Kingdom

2014- 2015: M Sc in Maritime Studies from University of Portsmouth

2012- 2014: Post Graduate Certificate (PgC) in Occupational Health and Safety Management
University of Portsmouth

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2012- 2013: Chief Mate Certificate of competency
South Tyneside College. South Shields. United Kingdom

2010- 2012: B Sc (Hons) in Maritime Studies (Second class upper 2:1) University of Portsmouth

2009: Officer of Watch Certificate of Competency (Deck)
Warsash Maritime Academy. Southampton

With his rich knowledge in his chosen career, as someone willing to Garner more knowledge as well as impart same on others, he has attended several conferences and presented papers at some.

In 2021, he presented, “The effect of change in managerial control on container port productivity. Faculty of Arts, Humanity and Business 2021 conference, University of Plymouth, 4th June 2021.
Danladi, C., Tuck, S., Okorie, C., Tziogkidis, P., and Tang, L. (2021)”


“The impact of port sector reforms on the productivity and efficiency of container ports in lower-middle-income countries: A Malmquist productivity approach”, International Association of Maritime Economics Conference (IAME 2021), Amsterdam 25- 27 November 2021.”

As a core professional, he has received several training and certification, including;
Liquefied gas handling simulation course (LNG LICOS),
Human Element and Leadership management training (HELM),
Ship Security Officers course (SSO),
Ship Safety Officers certificates,
APOLLOS Root cause Analysis certificates,
Proficiency in Medical care on board and Basic fire fighting and Prevention.

Others are, Advanced firefighting and Prevention, Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boat,
Navigation Radar and ARPA simulation (NARAS-M),
Personal safety and social responsibility,
Personal Survival at sea,
Crew Resource Management
Basic first aid,
Certificate in Advanced fire fighting and Designated Person Ashore (DPA) Training.

His rich CV of certificates from training also includes,
Company Security Officer Training,
Shipboard Security Officer Training,
Specialized Tanker training (LNG),
Bridge resource management,
ECDIS Generic certificate and Sperry Marine type-specific certificate,
International Code of Signal Certificates,
Global Maritime Distress and safety system (GMDSS)- General Operators Certificate,
Certificate in Advance medical first aid,
Oil Spill Response Management (MCA Level 5/5P),
Safe Cargo Operations and
Advance oil tanker familiarisation.

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Core Skills that have been acquired by him over the years include,
HSSEQ: HSSEQ Management, Incident investigation, Risk management, environmental management, occupational hygiene, and Emergency response
Planning & Organisation: effective organization skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload and Knowledge of operation of ships.

Also gained, were skills on Ship Management, Peoples’ Management, Supervision, and Mentorship, Terminal operations
Efficiency analysis and benchmarking, Strategic and motivational leadership and Vessel crew management and people management,

An an excellent communicator with excellent communication skills, Danladi has been able to convey information an an excellent team player.

As a problem solver, he has been excellent at coordination, supervision, and delegation.

On core skills on supervisory and coaching, he is versatile in Information technology (IT),
Presentation and communication skills, Value for Money/Cost consciousness and ability to implement cost control measures.

He has served as member in several committees and belongs to societies, including, Chartered Member: Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILTS) the United Kingdom, Associate Fellow Nautical Institute United Kingdom (AFNI), Member Institute of Marine engineers, science, and technology (MIMarEST), IMarEST Registered Marine Technologist (RMarTech),
Member Institute of Chartered Ship Broker (MICS), Student Member British Academy of Management and Graduate Member IOSH (Institute of occupational safety and health) Student Member International association of maritime economics (IAME).

His interests include Health, Traveling, and charity works.

He has implemented projects like
Implemented ECDIS Paperless Navigation in NLNG Ship Management LTD Fleet.
Part of the team that developed the Ballast water Management plan for New Dual Fuel and Diesel Electric (DFDE) LNG Vessels for class approval.

The focal point (Increase cargo tank filling limit) for NLNG Shipping optimization and value enhancement within the company.
Updating of Nigeria LNG Ship Management Limited Safety Management system and making a recommendation to Management.
Planning annual inspections, Audits, SIRE Inspection, and dry-docking of vessels

Danladi as a humanitarian, has served as Volunteer/Board Membership, including, Founder Caleb Danladi Foundation and Hope Builders Foundation.


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