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Capt Vivek Khanna

Achiever's Success Story


Pioneer Group was founded  in the year 2000 by Capt Vivek Khanna who is a Master mariner with 22 years of sea going experience in the Merchant Navy. Having worked with the best names in the shipping industry Capt Khanna had a vision to set up a top class Shipping Services Company to provide employment opportunities to India seafarers  and compete with the best names in the business  globally – this led to the setting up of Pioneer Sailing Services Pvt Ltd in 2009 (an ISO certified company) as a separate entity of  Pioneer Group.

Capt khanna firmly believes that no job can be successfully done without providing quality service  which comes with  commitment and passion and a motivated team. 

Pioneer Sailing Services is a Global Shipping services provider in the field of Ship Auditing, Ship Surveys and Inspections  and offers its services to most top Ship Ownership / Management Companies.

Pioneer Group was set up in the year 2000 and has since been providing unparalleled services in the Marine field. 

Today the Group is a One Stop solution in providing hands on and focused practical solutions to ship operations & management functions.

Pioneer is empanelled with  Indian Port Association – (an apex body of major ports under administrative control of Ministry of Shipping Ports and waterways)  for conducting Navigation Safety audits of all major Indian Ports requiring highest calibre of auditors. 

Pioneer is  approved by Seaman’s Employment Office, Ministry of Shipping Ports and Waterways to place  Superintendents / Auditors  onboard on foreign flag vessels.     

Pioneer Auditors and Superintendent  attend vessels  covering the entire globe and has an impressive client list of over 25 Top Ship ownership and management companies.

Further, Pioneer has local auditor  office representations  based in  Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, UAE,  UK, USA, Canada, Brazil, South Africa and  Nigeria.

Pioneer takes pride in employing Indian seafarers wherever possible to undertake  its jobs and believes Indians are the best in the Industry – highly professional ,dedicated , and committed individuals.

The foreign exchange earned for services rendered to shipping companies is just a drop in the ocean for a growing gigantic Indian economy but Pioneer takes tremendous pride in its  small contribution towards Nation building .


Winning the Indian Achiever’s Award as a promising Company in recognition of outstanding professional achievement and contribution in nation building gives the entire Pioneer team immense satisfaction and is grateful to Indian achievers Forum to nominate pioneer for this prestigious award. 

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