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Coastal Shipping: The Game Changer

Despite coastal shipping being around for quite a while, it was only recently that it had taken off, with Shreyas Shipping being the lone crusader, to make this mode operational. The sector has been garnering more attention and support from the government, following which it has witnessed considerable growth.
Recently, CONCOR, the Navratna PSU and market leader in providing inland transport by rail for containers has forayed into coastal shipping. After launching the coastal shipping operation from Kandla to Tuticorin via Mangalore and Cochin with their first sailing during January 2019, the services are fast expanding. Most of the coastal movement of domestic cargo happens on the west coast of India. The challenge is to move the cargo to the east coast of India.
Considering the inadequacies in the rail and road sector, in recent years, Coastal Shipping has become a major priority of the Government of India and has gained considerable ground following the relaxation of Cabotage rules combined with inducement initiatives such as tariff concessions and dedicated berth infrastructure for vessels operating in that trade. However this mode of transport is in its nascent stage and requires lot of sensitisation among stakeholders to create the necessary modal shift.
The debut edition of Coastal Cargo Conference offers a perfect platform for the government, logistics service providers and shippers to deliberate on the opportunities that coastal shipping unfolds and the challenges to be overcome to promote the modal shift.


10:00hrs onwards Registrations
11:00 - 13:00hrs Inaugural Session: Coastal Shipping: The Game Changer
13:00 - 14:00hrs Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00hrs Business Session - One :   Preparedness to handle cargo
16:00 - 16:30hrs Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:30hrs Business Session - Two :   Framework faster growth
18:30hrs onwards Networking and Cocktail Dinner


Mr N Sivasailam, IAS
Special Secretary(Logistics)
Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

Ms Amita Prasad, IAS
Inland Waterways Authority of India


Mr V Kalyanarama, IRTS
Chairman & Managing Director
Container Corporation of India Ltd


Mr Pradip Kumar Agrawal, IRTS
Container Corporation of India Ltd

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Mr T K Ramachandran, IAS
V O Chidambaranar Port Trust


Mr G Ravi Kumar, IRTS
Executive Director
(Distribution,Logistics & Coastal)
Container Corporation of India Limited

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Mr Kailash Kumar Aggarwal, IRSE
Joint Secretary(Sagarmala)
Ministry of Shipping
Government of India


Mr Rahul Modi
Managing Director
Pushpak Logistics Pvt Ltd


Mr Arun R Salvi
President - Logistics
UltraTech Cement Ltd


SK Mahfuz Hamid
Vice President,
Bangladesh Container Ship Owners Association


Mr Mahesh Pothula
Vishwa Samudra Coastal Lines Pvt Ltd




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