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AGENDA


KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

  • What have been the key trends in the port sector over the past few years?
  • What has been the performance on key parameters (capacity addition, traffic handled, efficiency performance, financial performance, etc.)?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? What is the outlook?

GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE: SPOTLIGHT ON SAGARMALA

  • What has been the progress under the Sagarmala programme?
  • What are some of the key challenges being faced in its implementation?
  • What are the other government initiatives proposed to be taken over the next two to three years?
PORT OPERATORS'PERSPECTIVE
  • What is the perspective of port operators (major and non-major)?
  • What are their key initiatives and plans?
  • What are the key issues faced by operators? What are the expectations from the government going forward?

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS

  • What measures have been taken to promote the ease of doing business at Indian ports?
  • What has been the experience in implementing these measures?
  • What have been the key benefits? What are the key issues and challenges?

PORT USERS/CUSTOMERS' PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the perspective of port users/customers?
  • What is the perspective on storage charges?
  • What are the key issues and concerns?
  • What are their expectations from the ports?

STATE PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the current status of state port development?
  • What are some of the noteworthy initiatives taken by the states?
  • What are the opportunities in port development in the states under the Sagarmala programme?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP: RESTRUCTURING OF MCA

  • What has been the PPP experience in the port sector so far?
  • How has the model concession agreement (MCA) evolved in India? What changes have been proposed in the new MCA for the port sector?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

PORT DEVELOPMENT: SPOTLIGHT ON EAST COAST

  • What has been the port development on the east coast so far?
  • What are the emerging opportunities on the east coast?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

IMPROVING HINTERLAND CONNECTIVITY

  • What is the current status of connectivity at Indian ports?
  • What are the plans for improving port connectivity through railways, roads, coastal shipping and inland waterways? What are the upcoming projects?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

IMPACT OF GST

  • What have been the changes under the new GST regime in the port, shipping and logistics sector?
  • What has been the impact on port operators, developers, construction contractors, port users, investors, etc.?
  • What are the unresolved issues and challenges? What steps are being taken to address these issues?

GREEN PORTS/SUSTAINABLE PORTS

  • What environmental aspects are being considered for port planning and construction?
  • What are the key innovations in sustainable port design being offered by the industry?
  • What are the global best practices in this regard?
FOCUS ON CONTAINER CARGO
  • What is the status of container infrastructure development at Indian ports?
  • What are the recent trends and developments in the segment?
  • What are some of the noteworthy upcoming projects?
  • What are the issues and challenges?

FOCUS ON BULK CARGO (DRY AND LIQUID)

  • What is the status of dry bulk infrastructure development at Indian ports (coal, fertilisers, iron ore, etc.)?
  • What is the status of liquid bulk infrastructure development at Indian ports (petroleum, oil and lubricant products, chemicals, LPG, LNG, etc.)?
  • What are the recent trends and developments in the segment?
  • What are some of the noteworthy upcoming projects? What are the issues and challenges?

TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT SHOWCASE

  • What are the key trends in the technology and equipment market?
  • What are the promising technologies and equipment for improving port performance?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? What are the market opportunities?

INVESTORS / FINANCIERS PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the current stance of financiers/investors on funding port projects?
  • What are the new sources of funds being explored for the sector?
  • What are the financing requirements? What are the key issues and challenges?

COASTAL SHIPPING: POTENTIAL, CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD

  • What has been the trend in coastal traffic at Indian ports?
  • What measures have been taken to promote coastal shipping?
  • What are the key issues and concerns? What is the way forward?

INLAND WATER TRANSPORT: POTENTIAL, CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD

  • What has IWAI’s experience been so far?
  • What is the update on various programmes/initiatives (Jal Marg Vikas project, declaration of 106 new national waterways, etc.?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What are the upcoming opportunities in the inland waterways segment?

DEVELOPMENT OF CFS/ICDs, DRY PORTS, LOGISTICS PARKS, FTWZs

  • What has been the experience in developing dry ports, CFSs/ICDs, logistics parks and FTWZs?
  • What are the key needs and requirements?
  • What are some of the noteworthy upcoming projects?

NEW AREAS OF GROWTH

  • What are the new and emerging areas of growth for Indian ports (cruise tourism, RoRo, renewable energy, smart port cities, etc.)?
  • What are the recent trends and developments in these segments?
  • What are some of the noteworthy upcoming projects?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR AND SHIP BREAKING

  • What will be the impact of port-led development on the shipbuilding, ship repair and shipbreaking industries in India?
  • What steps are being taken to promote these segments?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

DIRECT PORT DELIVERY

  • What are the key benefits of direct port delivery?
  • What has been the experience so far?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? What is the way forward?

PROJECT SHOWCASE: TERMINALS AT EXISTING PORTSAND NEW PORTS

  • What are some of the noteworthy port projects?
  • What are the issues and challenges faced?
  • What lessons can be learnt from these projects?
 
       
 
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