20th Edition PORTS IN INDIA



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20% Discounted fee (before December 28, 2022)

Delegates INR GST @ 18% Total INR USD
One Delegates 20,000 3,600 23,600 350
Two Delegates 32,000 5,760 37,760 550
Three Delegates 44,000 7,920 51,920 750
Four Delegates 56,000 10,080 66,080 950

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Delegates INR GST @ 18% Total INR USD
One Delegates 25,000 4,500 29,500 450
Two Delegates 40,000 7,200 47200 700
Three Delegates 55,000 9,900 64,900 950
Four Delegates 70,000 12,600 82,600 1,200


  • 20 per cent “early bird” discount ends on January 4, 2023
  • GST @18 per cent is applicable on the registration fee.
  • Registration will be confirmed on receipt of the payment.

For delegate registrations and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Tania Agarwal
Email: tania.agarwal@indiainfrastructure.com
Call: +91-9711588987
Prerna Babber
Email: prerna.babber@indiainfrastructure.com
Tel: +91-8826335024

The conference is being organised by India Infrastructure Publishing, the leading provider of information on the infrastructure sectors in India. The company publishes Indian Infrastructure magazine. It also publishes the Ports in India, Dredging in India, Container Market in India, Logistics in India, Tunnelling in India, Road Development in India and Railways in India research reports, Ports & Shipping News (a weekly newsletter) and the Ports Directory and Yearbook.

ABB, ABC Dubash, ACO, Adani Dahej Port, Adani Hazira Port, Adani Ports, Addvalutech Services, Adel Shipping & Logistics, Aditya Birla/DahejHarbour and Infrastructure, Aeromarine, Afcons, Alar Infrastructure, Ambuja Cement, Angre Port, Anvil Attachments, Apollo Tyres, Arcelor Mittal, Arya Offshore Services, ASB Systems, Aurotrans, Avendus Capital, Axis Capital, BAM Higgs & Hill LLC, Baumer, Beckett Rankine, Beumer, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, BMT Consultants, Boskalis, Bothra Shipping Services, Sarat Chatterjee & Co. (VSP), Buhler, C and B Electronics, Cargo Partner Logistics India, Cargotec India, Cavotec, Central Warehousing Corporation, Chennai Port Trust, Chettinad Mangalore Coal Terminal, Cochin Shipyard, Conceptia Software Technologies, Coresonant Systems, COWI, CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions (CRIS), Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India, Dassault Systemes, Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation, Deloitte, Detox Group, DHI, DKC International Solutions LLP, Dow Chemicals, Dredging Solutions, ElectroMech, EMG Automation India M, ESRI, Essar Ports, Excelsource International, Fabritech Engineers, FLSmidth, Fugro, Gandhi Automations, GE, Glencore, Gmmco, Gopalpur Port, H SA Legal, Haitong Securities, Hargreaves, Hill International Project Management, Hindalco, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, HOCHTIEF, Horizon Geosciences, HPCL-Mittal Pipelines, HR Wallingford, ICICI Bank, ICRA, IDBI, IHC Parts & Services (India), IL&FS Maritime, IMS Shipping, India Futuristic Marine, Indian Oil, Indian Port Rai Corporation, Infinium Solutionz, International Seaport Dredging, IOT, IRM Offshore and Marine Engineers, ISDPL, ITD Cementation, J.M. Baxi& Co, Jan De Nul, JCB India, JM Baxi, JSW (Dharamtar Port ), Kale Logistics, Kanon Loading Equipment B.V., Kargwal Construction, KCT, Keller India, KFW Ipex-Bank, KNK Ship Management, Kolkata Port Trust, Konecranes, Kongsberg Geoacoustics, Kongsberg Maritime India, L&T Financial, L&T Geostructure, L&T Heavy Civil Infra, L&T Infrastructure Engineering, Laxyo Energy, Lion Rubber, Logix ITS, Maharashtra Maritime Board, Magnetic AutoControls, Mantrana Maritime Advisory, Marine and Coastal Construction Service, McElroy Sales and Service India, Means Infrastructure, Mitsubishi, Morgan Stanley, Mormugao Port Trust, Mumbai Port Trust, National Instruments, National Marine And Infrastructure India, NEC Technologies, Norinco, NYK Line, Odfjell, Oiltech Engineering, Paradip Port Trust, Petronet LNG, Philip Capital, PortAll, PortrucksEquipments, Pradhan Engineering, Prudent Insurance Brokers, PTC Financial, PwC, Reach Dredging, Reinforced Earth India, Rites, Rolls Royce Marine, Royal IHC, Saab Technologies, Sagta, SBI Capital Markets, Seapole, Seaport OPX Pty/DHI, Shapoorji Pallonji And Company, ShardulAmarchandMangaldas& Co, Shoft Shipyard, Siemens, SmagPeiner Grabs India, Smiths Detection Veecon Systems, Sogreah Gulf, Sojitz India, South Asia Gateway Terminals, SREI Finance, Sterling and Wilson, Strata, Sungrow, Sunil Chemical, Supra Engineering, Takraf, Tata Steel, TCS, TIL, TouaxTexmaco Railcar Leasing, Tramin Research & Consulting, Transin Logistics, Trelleborg, Tuticorin Port, Ultra Tech Environmental Consultancy & Laboratory, Unison Insurance Broking Service, V&V Comptech, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Van Oord, VE Commercial, Vedanta, Volvo Group India, Volvo Penta, Vopak, Wartsila, WSP Group, etc.

For delegate registrations and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Tania Agarwal
Email: tania.agarwal@indiainfrastructure.com
Tel: +91-9711588987

Prerna Babber
Email: prerna.babber@indiainfrastructure.com

Tel: +91-8826335024

President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai

  • The port sector is currently growing at a fast pace, surpassing even pre-pandemic volumes. Cargo traffic movement has exhibited strong growth, with both major and non-major ports recording around 10 per cent growth in the first quarter of 2022-23, as against the corresponding period in 2021-22.
  • The government has been working towards addressing stakeholder concerns to encourage private participation in the sector. The past 12-15 months have been quite eventful, with a slew of initiatives undertaken, including guidelines for the early resolution of stuck PPP projects at major ports, the Tariff Guidelines 2021, new model concession agreement (MCA) for PPP projects at major ports, and the Draft Indian Ports Bill 2022. The aim is to increase competition and provide a level playing field to the private sector.
  • Modernisation, mechanisation and digitalisation are taking centre stage as ports strive to become smart. Technology solutions such as enterprise business systems, radio frequency identification technology, port community systems and vessel traffic management are being implemented to drive operational efficiencies. Port terminal operators are also deploying gate automation and truck movement automation systems to streamline the evacuation of cargo from ports and ease connectivity.
  • There also lies a big opportunity in transforming India into a transhipment hub, as currently, nearly 75 per cent of the trans-shipment cargo is handled at ports outside the country. To this end, the government has taken up proposals for developing Galathea Bay at Great Nicobar Islands and Cochin Port as trans-shipment facilities.
  • Moreover, the Gati Shakti National Master Plan and the National Logistics Policy, will prove to be game changers for the port sector and reduce the overall logistics cost.
  • Going forward, the Maritime India Vision 2030 envisions an overall investment of Rs 3 trillion-Rs 3.5 trillion across the ports, shipping and inland waterways segments. This is expected to offer huge opportunities to developers/operators, consultants, equipment and material providers, financiers, technology providers, etc.
  • The mission of this conference is to discuss the key trends and developments in the port sector, highlight the new initiatives, and identify the upcoming opportunities for stakeholders. The conference will also showcase some of the emerging technology solutions being deployed to enhance operational efficiency.

Key Trends and Outlook

  • What have been the key trends and developments in the port sector?
  • What is the expected impact of the National Logistics Policy on the sector?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What is the future outlook? What are the new opportunities?

Government Perspective

  • What have been the key achievements of the Ministry of Shipping during the past year?
  • What has been the progress under the Sagarmalaprogramme? What are the key milestones and opportunities?
  • What are the key issues and challenges facing the sector?
  • What are the priority areas for the next two to three years?

Port Operators’ Perspective

  • What has been the experience so far?
  • What are their expectations from the government and port trusts?
  • What are the unresolved issues and challenges?

Port Users’ and Customers’ Perspective

  • How has the customer experience at Indian ports evolved over time?
  • What are the new and emerging requirements? What are the key issues and concerns?
  • What are their expectations from port operators?

Focus on Inland Waterways

  • What has IWAI’s experience been so far?
  • What are the upcoming opportunities in the inland waterways segment?
  • What are the issues and challenges? What is the future outlook?

Digitalisation of Ports

  • What are the various digital solutions and technologies being deployed at ports?
  • What are the costs and benefits of such solutions?
  • What are the emerging technologies for future-ready smart ports?

Emerging and New Focus Areas (Cruise Shipping, Smart Industrial Port Cities, Shipbuilding)

  • What are the emerging areas of growth for Indian ports (roll-on, roll-off, cruise shipping, shipbuilding and ship-repair)?
  • What are the upcoming plans and projects?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

Opportunities under New Greenfield Ports

  • What are some of the noteworthy projects (under implementation/ awarded)?
  • What are the targets and timelines? What are the new opportunities and investment requirements?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

Emerging Warehousing and Logistics Requirements: ICDS/CFSs, Logistics Parks, FTWZS

  • What are the new and emerging warehousing and logistics requirements of Indian ports?
  • What initiatives are being taken by the government to promote their development?
  • What are the emerging needs and requirements? What are the noteworthy upcoming projects?

Cargo Handling at Ports (Liquid and Dry Bulk)

  • What are the trends in the bulk cargo segment?
  • What is the status of capacity augmentation projects?
  • What are the needs and requirements? What are the issues and opportunities?

Spotlight on Port Rail Connectivity

  • What have been the key initiatives for improving port-rail connectivity?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What are the future plans?

Investors’ Perspective

  • What is the current stance of investors on the sector? What has been their experience so far?
  • What is their level of interest in upcoming brownfield and greenfield port projects?
  • What are the biggest concerns? What are the lessons learnt?

Trade Facilitation

  • What steps have been taken for facilitating customs procedures at Indian ports?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What are the various digitalisation initiatives undertaken?

Opportunities in Coastal Shipping

  • What is the current scenario with regard to the movement of goods through coastal shipping?
  • What steps have been taken to promote coastal shipping?
  • What is the future outlook?

Container Market: Trends and Opportunities

  • What are the emerging trends in the container market in India?
  • What are the container tracking technologies?
  • What is the level of containerisation and, and what are the steps being taken to increase it?

India as a Trans-shipment Hub

  • What has been the impact of the cabotage relaxation on the container trans-shipment scenario?
  • What are the unresolved issues?
  • What are the upcoming trans-shipment facilities?

Confirmed Speakers:

The event is expected to draw participation from executives, managers and decision-makers from:

  • Major and minor ports
  • State port departments
  • Dredging companies
  • Consultancy organisations
  • Surveyors and investigators
  • Investors/Private equity firms
  • Industry analysts
  • Financial institutions
  • Private and public port operators
  • Captive port and jetty operators
  • Technology providers
  • Renewable energy developers
  • Insurance and pension fund companies
  • Legal firms
  • Commercial banks
  • Maritime boards
  • Contractors
  • Shipping companies
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Logistics companies
  • Tax advisory firms
  • Management consultants, etc.

By :

  • President, Cuffe Parade
  • Mumbai
  • Maharashtra

Event Schedule Details

  • January 19, 2023 (Thursday) - January 20, 2023 (Friday)
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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