PM to inaugurate ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’ on March 2

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will inaugurate on March 2, the ‘Maritime India Summit 2021, the flagship initiative of the Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW), Government of India.

The summit will explore the potential business opportunities in the Indian Maritime sector thus contributing to an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

Prime Minister will take this opportunity and release the ‘Maritime India Vision 2030’’, followed by the launch of Sagarmala – Sagartat Samridhi Yojana; Arth Ganga Programme; National Logistic Portal (Marine) Project. He will also release the “Compendium of Investible Projects” and launch a scheme for promotion of Flagging of Merchant Ships in India.

JNPT Chairman Sanjay Sethi shared his thoughts on the summit and said, “It gives me great pleasure to represent Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, and share my thoughts on the importance of Developing Mega Ports with world-class infrastructure. He further said that developing ‘Smart Ports’ to improve Ease of Doing Business and the impact of Digitization of the Ports and Terminals at the Maritime India Summit (MIS) will give filip to the Atmnirbhar Bharat mission. He added that the summit is going to provide a powerful platform for international collaboration and bring in partner countries for mutual exchange of knowledge and opportunities.”

Organized by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) jointly with FICCI as Industrial Partner and EY as Knowledge Partner, the event will have 24 partner countries as participants and will showcase more than 400 projects. The event will be attended by various stakeholders in the maritime sectors such as Policy Planners, Senior Government Officials, Domestic and International Investors, Sector Experts, Shipping Line Owners, Representatives of Major Ports from across the world as well as the Governments of Maritime States in India.

The Summit will host forums to foster interaction between stakeholders through B2B and G2B meeting and have special sessions to showcase exciting investment opportunities in the following: Port Modernisation And New Port Development; Ship Building, Ship Repair And Ship Recycling Sector; Inland Waterways – Leveraging A Unique Mode Of Transport In India; Coastal Shipping, Hinterland Connectivity & Multi-Modal Logistics; International Shipping And Bulk Cargo Transportation; Port-Led Industrialisation – Building Port Cities And Maritime Clusters; Renewable Energy In Ports; Maritime Skill Development; Maritime Financing & Insurance.

Considering the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the summit will be held virtually.

The event will comprise of a 3-day Summit and Exhibition from 2nd March to 4th March 2021 to promote both domestic and international investment in the Indian Ports and Maritime sector.

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