MNI-2017: Showcasing India’s Maritime Might
New Delhi, September 3, 2017: The Maritime World Services (MWS) is organizing a three-day international conference cum exhibition Maritime Nation India beginning here on September 14, 2017 bringing together the users, service providers and industry associations of the seven segments of the Indian shipping and logistics ecosystems in a single platform set up by professionals.
These seven segments are: Trade Lanes and Shipping, Ports/SEXs/CFSs/ICDs, Shipbuilding, Ship Repair and Ship Recycling, Multimodal Connectivity, Investment and Advisory for maritime and logistics ecosystem, Technology and Training and Cruise and Lighthouse Tourism infrastructure. Nearly 200 delegates and 5000 visitors from all across the world are coming at the three-day trade show.
According to Mr. Subhasis Ghosh, the Director of Maritime World Services, likely to be inaugurated by the Union Shipping Minister and attended by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Phadnavis, the event is going to be participated by major trade bodies of the world. This international exhibition and tradeshow will focus on the possibilities of collaboration between stakeholders of the seven segments of maritime sector.
The DG Shipping Malini Shankar is attending the event. Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru, NM, Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area of the Indian Navy will deliver the keynote address in the shipbuilding conference.
The event will see the international convergence of cargo handlers, terminal equipment manufacturing companies, offshore suppliers, shipping lanes, freight forwarders and overseas importers.
In a statement here, Mr. Ghosh said the Shipbuilders & Ship Repairers Association, the fastest growing marine trade association of UK, is participating in this mega business event. Support and active participation from Industry Associations include: Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC), Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry; Agriculture (MACCIA) , Navi Mumbai Chamber of Business and Industries (NMCBI), All-India Liquid Bulk Importers; Exporters Association (AILBIEA) and Institute of Marine Engineers (India).
The Brihanmumbai Custom House Agents’ Association (BCHAA), Association of Multimodal Transport of India (AMTOI), Indian Private Ports Terminals Association (IPPTA), Saurashtra Port Users Association, Shipyards Association of India (SAI), Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI) and The Federation of Freight Forwarding Associations of India (FFFAI) have also supported the event and participating in it.
MNI-2017 Event: 14 to 16th September 2017
The Shipbuilders; Ship Repairers Association (SSA); the UK’s fastest growing marine trade association, and the Sailors Society of UK are also attending the event. The Ministry of Shipping of Bangladesh is deputing its official to attend this conference.
The Maritime Nation India, as a platform, includes definite user participation because Indian Merchants Chamber is bringing exporters-importers at the venue of the event. These exporters and importers will create demand for shipping. There will be seafarers focus at the conference as the CMMI is holding a session on the seafarer competencies and immigration issues. The engineering focus will be given by the Indian Navy to encourage the participation of companies in naval ship building.
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