SMML has main office in Odessa, Ukraine and operates with recruiters in other major cities in Ukraine. The core team in Odessa consists of 5 highly specialized managers and office staff with extensive experience in marine recruitment.

About the CEO

Dr. Binay Kumar Singh is the CEO of Singh Marine Management Ltd., Odessa , Ukraine . Over 25 years ago, Dr. Singh came from India to pursue a degree in Marine Navigation at Odessa State Maritime Academy (OSMA) and quickly found his home in Ukraine. Initially working with some of the manning companies Dr. Singh eventually started Singh Marine Management Ltd. in 2003. Today Dr. Singh is a recognized global expert in international manning having mustered two decades of global manning experience in recruiting, developing and growing the Ukrainian seafarers for worldwide shipping companies. With his team of crewing officers and executive his company serves over 20 international companies and represents their manning interest in Ukraine. He graduated from OSMA in 1999 and earned PhD in Marine Navigations the same Academy in 2001.

Dr. Singh has native level in Russian and Ukrainian and has been living in Odessa for 25 years. In 2017 Dr. Singh was awarded most charismatic personality of the year by Sailor Today.

Dr. Singh likes to write about his experiences and spread positivity in his network and in the world. Know more about his writings at .

Email :

Core Team
Crew Manager and Legal Advisor Ms. Oleksandra Bulina – Graduated in Odessa National Maritime Academy in Maritime Law. 9 years in Maritime Management.
Crewing Executive Ms. Elena Snisarenko – Graduated in Pedagogical University. 10 years in crew management. Responsible for AET Rep Office functioning as AET Executive.
Crewing Executive Ms. Ekateryna Borozyonoba –  Graduated from Odessa National Academy. 5 years in crew management.

SMML has a vision to be preferred Marine Human Resources Partner in Ukraine for world class shipping companies in all geographic markets and for all types of vessels. SMML aims to promote ukrainian seamen world wide by continually improving their skills and competence level so that safe vessel operation is achieved for its customers. This ensures repeat customer requirements as well as employability and welfare of the crew.
We have a value driven and professionally approach in whatever we do ensuring good name for SMML and Ukrainian seamen.
Our two key values are fairness to seamen and customers and employment of employment of only competent and reliable crew.
Our Strategy to work with world class shipping companies; be available 24/7/365 to serve our customers and seamen; and achieve highest level of retention rate in our client pool. We pride ourselves in equally strong relationship with the seamen and ensuring their and their family welfare.
Bureau Veritas

Attestation of Compliance

October 2017

Bureau Veritas

Crew Recruitment Services

November 2020


Dr. Singh interview with Sailor Today Editor in July 2019

CEO Interview with Maritime Telegraph

SMM CEO Interview with MT Newspaper pdf

Dr Binay Singh article in The Maritime Telegraph December Issue (English Version)

Dr Binay Singh article in The Maritime Telegraph December Issue

Dr Binay Singh article in Sailor Today October Issue

Dr Binay Singh article in Sailor Today December Issue

Dr. Binay Singh interview with Sailor Today

Skip to toolbar