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About Us

MSEA Capital

Top to bottom shipping expertise combined with creative financial structuring drive our corporate evolution, dynamic investment strategies and consistent growth path.  Our investors are both private & institutional. Our finance partners range from shipping banks to alternative finance across Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as strategic industry partners. Our shipping assets are chartered and leased to leading commodity traders, energy companies and ship operators. On a combined basis, together with our investors and partners, we have invested in shipping in excess of US$ 850 million since inception and manage a fleet with an aggregate value of US$ 700 million. 

Most recently, MSEA has taken a front seat in shipping decarbonization with a major investment in the transition to alternative clean fuels, through the acquisition of Marinvest Group of Sweden and the incorporation of Clean Sea Transport in partnership with Arkview Capital. The Clean Sea fleet includes 5 Methanol Duel fuel chemical and product tankers and 4 Ice Class Long Range product tankers.

Meet the management team

Our Leadership

MSEA’s management team is experienced and internationally renowned, each boasting over 20 years in shipping and capital markets. The team enjoys diverse geography, industry and professional background and we all benefit from the synergies and inspiration that comes along with it.

Our founder, Modi Mano, is a 3rd generation shipping entrepreneur. Prior to founding MSEA Capital in 2012 he served in executive & board positions with some of the worlds leading shipping and finance groups. 

Modi Mano

Founder

Modi Mano

Modi developed his career in top tier global shipping institutions spanning across London, Singapore, Rotterdam. In 2007 Modi co-founded (Partner, BOD and CIFO) Navig8 Group, a leader in tanker trading, operations and management. Prior to that, Modi worked in private equity shipping investments and ship finance. In his early career Modi worked for Seagull Maritime Ltd in ship operations and chartering. Modi holds a Master degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance and a BA in Business Administration.

Nienke Blans

CFO

Nienke Blans

Nienke has been working in the shipping and energy finance industry for over 20 years. She has a vast international network, having worked for ABN AMRO Bank in London, Singapore and Amsterdam. Before arriving to MSEA, Nienke was active as CFRO for a Dutch maritime fund manager, Nesec Fund Management, based in Rotterdam, with main focus on European short sea shipping. Nienke holds a master degree in Maritime Engineering from the Technical University of Delft.

Capt. Debashish Bhattacharya

Fleet Managing Director

Capt. Debashish Bhattacharya

Capt. Debashish started his seagoing career in 1977. By 1987 he commanded Tankers and LPG Carriers. In 1994, he came ashore and by 2002 became Head of Fleet Operations, ISM and Vetting at Great Eastern. He later joined FR8 Logistics (London) as Operations Director and in 2007 established Navig8 Shipmanagement Ltd as co-founder of Navig8 Group. Capt. Debashish also has extensive experience in shipbuilding and conversion projects. In 2013 he joined MSEA’s team as Technical Director. Capt. Debashish also runs an independent consultancy under which he advises commercial and government bodies.

Capt. Manish Gupta

Head of Marine & Operations

Capt. Manish Gupta

Capt. Manish started his seagoing career in 1991 as a Cadet with Chevron Shipping. He sailed on and commanded VLCC’s, Suezmaxes, OBO’s and Product Tankers for esteemed companies like Chevron, V-Ships, Frontline etc. In 2010, Capt. Manish joined Navig8 Ship Management as Marine, Risk, Safety & Vetting Superintendent and became head of safety department as HSEQ Manager together with roles of DPA and CSO and handling all aspects of technical ship management, until joining MSEA in 2019.

Matan Davies

Business Development & Project Manager

Matan Davies

Matan joined MSEA in 2019 after 8 years as an officer at sea on various ships including [5 years] in command of specialized vessels and complex operations. Matan holds an MBA with a major in Finance from IDC University, Israel and a Multidisciplinary BA in Economics and Marine Operations at Haifa University.

Eleni Petridou

Finance Manager

Eleni Petridou

Eleni has over 15 Years of experience in Accounting – 3 years as an accounts assistant in Orbit Direct Cyprus, thereafter 7 years as accountant in Kotani Ship Management Ltd, part of Kotani Group (a ship-owning company), followed by 3 years as Chief Accountant at Kotani Shipping Co. Eleni continued as a senior accountant at Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC, Cyprus’s largest law firm, for 3 years until joining MSEA in 2015.

Our Milestones

History

MSEA CAPITAL was founded in 2012 as an international shipping investment group and shipping asset manager with particular expertise in the tanker and commodity shipping segments. Over the years, MSEA has built up a sizable fleet, primarily within the tanker sector, servicing international leading commodity traders, energy companies and ship operators.   

2021

Clean Sea Transport established to acquire the Marinvest Group and actively participate in shipping’s transition to clean fuels

2021
2017

2017

Set-up a joint venture platform with ABN Amro’s subsidiary, Maas Capital, to invest in and operate tankers on a staggered charter strategy.

2015

Combined fleet reaches 13 vessel of 710,000 dwt, tonnage provider to Trafigura, sale & charter back investments, bank driven fleet purchases

2015
2014

2014

 Establish MSea Tankers LLC, a joint venture with Apollo Investment Corp. with a focus on fixed income generating assets

2013

First Shipping Investments: two tankers purchased against a highly structured 5-year charter.  Corporate structuring and Trade-finance arrangement for leading commodity trader

Arrangement of leasing structures, shipping finance and alternative finance

2013
2012

2012

MSEA Capital established with  a vision of combining hands-on tanker expertise with in-depth investment and finance knowledge. 

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