The Conference

The GreenPort South Asia Conference will again focus on the sustainable development of ports and terminals but will also look at the need for the infrastructure to keep pace with the development of ports together with investment and finance options and initiatives.

India’s economy has the potential to be the fastest growing of the BRIC countries over the next half century. It is predicted that the Indian economy will overtake Italy in 2015, France in 2020, Germany in 2023 and Japan by 2032, in terms of gross size. The fact that the country’s merchandise trade intensity (trade as a percentage of GDP) is still below 30% indicates significant untapped growth potential.

With the vast majority of India’s international trade moving by sea (90% by volume and 70% by value), development of the country’s ports will be critical. The global average of containerisation is 60-70%; India’s rate is currently only around 25%, therefore highlighting that the demand for new container port and inland transport infrastructure is forecast to be particularly strong.

At the first GreenPort South Asia conference held in 2013, 110 delegates from port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, infrastructure developers, financiers, logistics companies, suppliers and industry organisations from India, South Asia, America, Africa and Europe came together to explore the opportunities for the sustainable development of ports and terminals in the region.

The 2nd Conference will again focus on the sustainable development of ports and terminals but will also look at the need for the infrastructure to keep pace with the development of ports together with investment and finance options and initiatives. The programme has been released and delegate places are already being booked from across the region.

Port authorities will find out about investment options for the sustainable development of ports and infrastructure

Terminal operators will also learn about improving efficiency and reducing emissions and environmental performance management

Logistics companies and shippers will hear about opportunities for and innovations in the logistics chain

To ensure the programme reflects the current issues affecting ports and terminals in the region, an Advisory Board has been formed to shape the programme, and they will all be participating by either speaking or moderating sessions at the event:

Mr N. Kumar, Chairman-in-Charge , JNPT

Mr Rajeeva Sinha, Director, Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd

Mr Vijay Kalantri, President, All India Association of Industries/Chairman, Dighi Port Ltd

Mr Daraius Dadachanji, COO, DP World

Mr Ajay Singh , CEO, DP World

Mr Rajiv Agarwal, CEO & Managing Director, Essar Ports Limited

Mr Shashank Kulkarni, Secretary General, IPPTA

Capt. BVJK Sharma, Jt.MD & CEO, JSW Infrastructure Ltd

Mr Dinesh Lal, Group Director-India, A.P.Moller-Maersk

Mr Parag Jain, CEO, Maharashtra Maritime Board


Entitled ‘Planning sustainable growth in ports & terminals’, sessions at the GreenPort South Asia conference will include:

Environmental policy framework & legislation – national and international

Driving Forces behind the need for expansion in ports and terminals

Investment for port development: financing green projects, initiatives, challenges

Green initiatives for port and infrastructure development and construction

Green port and terminal developments – national case studies

Improving efficiency and increasing profitability in ports and terminals

Use of LNG as a maritime fuel: bunkering, supply, safety

Solutions for and monitoring of terminals: Bulk handling / Container handling / Coal etc – Air, waste, dust, noise and water monitoring

Environmental performance management

For further information on the sponsorship opportunities available or to book your delegate place, call the Events Team on +44 1329 825335, email conference@greenportasia.com or contact Mohan Bhambhani, GreenPort India Representative, Tel: +91 91670 14224, email: partner@gpallp.com.

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