16th Edition of CONTAINER INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS IN INDIA
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The conference is being organised by India Infrastructure Publishing, the leading provider of information on the infrastructure sectors through magazines, newsletters, reports, directories and conferences. It publishes Indian Infrastructure and tele.net magazines, Ports & Shipping (a weekly newsletter), and a series of reports including Container Market in India, Logistics in India, Ports in India, Railways in India and Storage Infrastructure in India. It also publishes directories and yearbooks including Logistics in India and Ports in India.
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- Container traffic at Indian ports has grown at a CAGR of 7.3 per cent between 2016-17 and 2020-21. The total container traffic stood at around 17.34 million TEUs during 2020-21. The share of major ports in the total container traffic reduced from 65 per cent in 2016-17 to 55 per cent in 2020-21, with the coming up of new non-major container handling ports.
- Huge potential exists for transporting containers through the more cost-effective modes of transport such as coastal shipping and inland water transport route. Cargo volumes transported through waterways increased at a CAGR of 15 per cent between 2015-16 and 2020-21.
- The government is committed towards developing 35 multimodal logistics parks (MMLPs) in the country at a total cost of Rs 500 billion. National Highways and Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) has been set up for this purpose. Construction of the country’s first such park in Assam’s Jogighopa is underway while work on the other two MMLPs in Nagpur and Chennai is likely to start soon.
- The government is also looking at the creation of a national single window logistics portal with participation from private players. Other than this, about 24 digital systems of six ministries are being integrated through the Unified Logistics Interface Platform to reduce logistics costs.
- The logistics sector is well placed and poised for growth on account of government impetus to infrastructure development – better road connectivity, dedicated freight corridors, tech-driven warehousing, MMLPs, etc. Besides, the PM Gati Shakti plan has been introduced with the aim to ensure integrated planning and execution of multimodal connectivity projects.
- The ongoing shipping container shortage due to the Covid-19 pandemic and elevated freight rates remain a cause for concern for exporters and importers. However, high traffic growth of containerised commodities, improved 3PL services, the development of container terminals, and the use of technologically advanced equipment in handling container traffic are potential drivers of containerisation in the country. Technologies such as cloud computing, IoT and blockchain have huge scope to change the way port operators and logistics players function.
- The mission of this conference is to highlights the recent developments and emerging trends in the container infrastructure segment, analyse the impact of recent government initiatives, discuss the potential role of automation in the industry and identify the key challenges and potential solutions. The conference will also showcase new projects, relevant technologies and new equipment offerings.
Confirmed List of Speakers (in alphabetical order):
- Dr Ahirwar Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry ( attending virtually)
- Devdatta Bose Group Sector Head, Ports and Harbours, TCE
- Prakash Gaur CEO, National Highway Logistics
- Umesh Grover Secretary General – Secretariat, Container Freight Station Association of India
- Sai Krishna Assistant Vice President, ICRA
- Srinivas Nanduri Director, Operations and Business Development, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
- Amardeep Parmar, Terminal Head, Kandla International Container Terminal
- Rudra Shriram, Joint President, DCM Shriram Industries
- Sharad Sarangadharan General Manager, Business Development, Gujarat Maritime Board
- Karunakaran Sathianathan Independent Director, National Highway Logistics Management Company
- Auszad Shaik, General Manager, Business Development, Andhra Pradesh Maritime Board
- Ravi Shankar Rajhans Traffic Manager, Kolkata Port
- Jacob Sorenson Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav
- Girish Thomas, Chief Manager Traffic, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
- Sunil Vaswani ED, Container Shipping Lines Association (attending virtually)
- Kalpesh Vithlani General Manager, Project, Gujarat Maritime Board
Previous speakers at related ports and shipping events (in alphabetical order):
- Rajiv Agarwal MD & CEO, Essar Ports
- Shahzad Athar VP-Adani Port, SEZ
- Shantanu Bhadkamkar Managing Director, ATC Global Logistics Private Limited
- Sachin Bhanushali Director & CEO Gateway Rail Freight
- Devdutta Bose Group Sector Head, Ports, and Harbours, TCE
- Abhishek Chandra IAS, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Shipping
- Vikas Chaube JS, Logistics, Ministry of Commerce
- Navnit Choudhary Vice President, Arshiya Limited
- Manish Gupta Paradip Port Head, JSW Infrastructure
- Dilip Kumar Gupta MD & Director (Projects), Sagarmala Development Company
- Rajiv Jalota Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust
- Joshi Chairman and Managing Director, The Shipping Corporation of India
- Kapoor Vice President, Logistics Maruti Suzuki India
- Jai Khurana Chief Executive Officer, Southern Ports Adani Ports, and SEZ
- Kirupanandasamy Traffic Manager, Chennai Port Trust
- Ms Sudha Koka Commissioner Chennai Customs House
- Krishna B. Kotak Chairman, J.M. Baxi Group
- Arun Maheshwarib Joint Managing Director and CEO, JSW Infrastructure
- Sharat Misra Senior Advisor, EY
- Srinivas Nanduri Director, Operations and Business Development, DFCCIL
- Manish Puri President of ACTO, Association of Container Train Operators
- Sanjeev Ranjan Secretary, Ministry of Shipping
- Lt Commander Ravindranath Reddy Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Andhra Pradesh Maritime Board
- Poroma Munshi Rebello Director & Head, Commercial and Logistics (IndiaLinx), APL
- Sathianathan Independent Director, NHLML
- Sanjay Sethi Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
- Rudra Shriram Joint President, DCM Shriram Industries
- Jakob Friis Sorenson Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav
- Sunil Vaswani ED, Container Shipping Lines Association
The event is expected to draw participation from executives, managers and decision-makers from:
- Port and terminals (public/private)
- Container train operators
- Multimodal transport operators
- Container cargo operators
- Road/Rail logistics solutions providers
- Logistics firms
- Equipment manufacturers
- Crane operators/manufacturers
- Shipping lines
- Dredging companies
- Technology providers
- ICDs, CFS, warehousing companies, logistics parks, etc.
- Financial institutions/investors
- Insurance providers
- Dredging companies
- Industry analysts
- Financial institutions
- Private and public port operators
- Captive port and jetty operators