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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Announced As Silver Sponsor of “India Tanker Shipping & Trade Summit 2018”

The Shipping Tribune is delighted to announce Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust as a Silver Sponsor at the “ India Tanker Shipping & Trade Summit  2018″ A One Day Conference on  2nd Feb 2018, Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. The Summit is receiving huge response from the industry from various parts of the world. Be it Dubai, London, Singapore, New Delhi or Chennai, stakeholders of the industry are going to participate in the conference. The Conference presents a unique opportunity to interact with who’s is who of the industry.

About Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Navi Mumbai (formerly known as the Nhava Sheva Port) located within the Mumbai harbour on the west coast of India, was commissioned on 26th May 1989. It occupies a place of prominence among the major Indian ports. It is the second youngest and one of the most modern major ports of the country. Though it was initially planned to be a “satellite port” to the Mumbai Port with the purpose of decongesting traffic at the latter, eventually it was developed as an independent port on its own right and it became the country’s largest container port.

Being one of the oldest ports in India, the Mumbai port was proving to be structurally inadequate to meet the requirements of modern cargo handling. Shallowness of the channel, congestion of roads and railways through the Mumbai city linking the port to its hinterland, as well as labour problems, including over-manning, were among the major problems ailing the Mumbai Port in the pre-reform days. As a result, the Port wassimply incapable of handling the expanding volume of modern cargo directed to the west coast and there was an urgent need for a new port in the Mumbai region, which eventually led to the birth of JNPT in 1989.

The construction project of the port is considered to be one of the technical marvels in the country, which was completed in a record time of just three-and-half years on the marshy soil and, in order to upkeep the beauty of nearby historical Elephanta Caves and surroundings, the management made use of contemporary sophisticated instruments while doing away with rock blasting. The land area in possession of the JNPT measures to 2,987 hectares with enough back-up area ideally suited for developing additional facilitiesfor future maritime requirements of the country.

It was built with an investment of Rs.1,109 crores, out of which Rs.956.97 crores were obtained as loans from various funding agencies, with the World Bank being one of the major contributors. Today JN Port isfully mechanised port which useslatest technology in handling of cargo at the terminals and presently handles about 40% of India’s container cargo.

Equipped with one of the most modern cargo handling facilities, JNPT has been a pioneer in running its day-to-day operations with the help of information technology (IT), including Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS). [Technically it is called as Vessel Traffic Services system or VTS. Refer Signalis].

JNPT enjoys very good road and rail linkages with its hinterland as well as important business centres like Thane, Nashik and Ahmedabad, which facilitate excellent port-industry interface. It is also characterized by highly automated and round-the-clock operations and has demonstrated enough potential and capacity to develop India’s first major hub port. Ever since its inception, JNPT has chartered India’s international trade to a glorious course of success and achievements, breaking all records and creating new benchmarks. It handled 64.03 million tonnes of total cargo during the financial year 2015-16. The operating income for FY 2015-16 amounts to Rs.1,508 crores compared to Rs.1,345 crores during FY 2013-14. The port handled about 4.49 million TEUs in the FY 2015-16.

Today JN Port has already established itself as the major catalyst for the trade & commerce in the country with a strong commitment to provide seamless service to the customers & as the India’s prime facilitator of international trade & logistics

About India Tanker Shipping & Trade Summit 2018

HolidayInn, Sakinaka, Andheri East, Mumbai
Date:     2nd February 2018
Time:     08:45 – 17:30, followed by Networking Cocktail

You MUST be a part of this conference to:

  • Meet key players from the Bulk Liquid, Oil, Chemical & Gas Tanker Business
  • Listen to the stalwarts of the industry
  • Strengthen your relationship with existing clients and build new ones
  • Enhance the visibility of your organisation
  • Learn how others are navigating their companies through these challenging times
  • Achieve months of business in JUST ONE DAY

For more information regarding objective of the summit, please click on the below link:

The following eminent personalities have consented to Chair the Session/Speak at the Conference:

Shri. Pradeep Rawat, Chairman, National Shipping Board. Chief Guest(Invited)

Mr. Neeraj Bansal, I.R.S., Deputy Chairman, JN Port, Guest of Honour, Session Chairperson- “Port-Led Development”

Mr. Arun Kumar Gupta, Managing Director, India Ports Global Pvt. Ltd. Session Chairperson

Mr. Vijay Handa, Sr. Vice President, Reliance Industries Ltd. Session Chairperson

Mr. Ajay Reshamwala, Chairman & Managing Director, Reshamwala Shipbrokers- LPG Shipping Outlook, Special Focus on India

Capt. B. K. Tyagi , Vice President (Chartering), The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.- “Tanker Market, Challenges For Owners”

Mr. Sudesh Kamath, Managing Director, Odfjell India-(Penalist)

Mr. David Birwadkar - Vice President, Great Eastern Shipping Pvt. Ltd- “Recent Maritime Incidents & Challenges Ahead”

Mr. Manoj Tandon, Associate Vice President, Adani Bunkering- “INDIAN BUNKERING INDUSTRY – THE ROAD AHEAD.

Mr. David Morriss, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP.- “Litigation Funding: How to win claims at no cost”

Mr Rajeev Kumar, Dy. General Manager-Chartering, HPCL-  “Opportunities in Indian Oil Industry”

Mr. J Srinivas Bhat, Dy. General Manager, (International Trade), Products Shipping, BPCL, (Penalist)

Capt. Arvind Kumar, Dy. General Manager (Shipping), MRPL- DELHI, “Scope of Improvement in Ports & Refining Infrastructure in India for Oil & Gas Trade”

Capt. Rahul VarmaLLB (Gen), General Manager, Lilly Maritime Pvt. Ltd.- “Commercial Implication of Latest Regulatory Measures”:

Delegate Registrations Fees:
Delegate fee per person INR. 11,000/- + 18% GST. Total Amount payable INR 12,980/- per [US$ 220.00 Delegate fee per person]

For sponsorship & delegate registration, please contact:

Capt. Virendra N. Mishra, Conference Director


+91-22- 41271324

Come, join us and benefit from the opportunity to connect, confer and conduct business!

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