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About the Summit

The Coastal Multimodal Logistics Summit 2024 is a comprehensive forum organised by India Seatrade and is aimed at addressing key challenges and opportunities in India’s coastal shipping sector. India Seatrade has always strived to provide a stimulating platform to promote the economical and greener modes of transport for a better tomorrow.

Being the tenth successful edition of this Business Summit, India Seatrade reiterates it aim to achieve a cohesion from among the policy makers, industry experts, service providers and users in affirming the potential of this mode of transport and creating a business environment that excels with policy intervention and active industry participation and promotion.

The Summit presents a series of business sessions and a plenary session, that will explore inherent business opportunities and challenges, strategies for integrating coastal shipping with PPP port projects, addressing first and last-mile connectivity issues, and adopting global best practices to enhance efficiency and sustainability in the maritime sector.

It will be attended by coastal shipping lines, coastal forwarders, cargo owners, industry experts from around the world, policy makers, and government representatives from the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

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1:00 - 2:00

Guest Arrival

2:00 - 2:15


2:15 - 2:30

Welcome Address

2:30 - 3:30

Panel Discussion 1
Integrating Coastal Shipping with PPP Port projects through Viability Gap Funding.

3:30 - 4:00

Tea / Coffee Break

4:00 - 4:30

Mini Session:
India's Readiness to Meet Decarbonisation Goals

4:30 - 5:30

Panel Discussion 2
Solving the First Mile-Last Mile Conundrum Towards Promoting Coastal Shipping.

5:30 - 6:00

Tea / Coffee Break

6:00 - 7:30

Plenary Session
Adopting Global Best Practices in Coastal Shipping & Inland Waterways.

7:30 - 8:00

Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks.

8:00 Onwards

Networking with Cocktails and Dinner

Event Highlights


Networking and exchange of ideas with industry colleagues.


We offer the Coastal Multimodal Logistics industry and efficient quality conference, with focus on cargo owners’ perspectives, ship operators’ possibilities and solutions to enhance commercial performance.


Top speakers and panellists of great interest for the industry.


Conference locations with maritime relations and well-connected airports, road and trains.


Good balance between Cargo Owners, Ship Operators, Logistics Providers, Ports & Terminals and their partners.


Time efficiency with a maximum 1 day away from office.

Terms and Conditions For Form Submission

1. Registration will be blocked on receipt of the form and will be confirmed on receipt/realization of the Fee.

2. No refunds will be made on cancel attendance; however, you may substitute delegate at any time.

3. The deadline for Registration is July 30, 2024.

4.Organisers reserve all rights to make any amendments in the Summit programme without any prior notice.

5. For reasons not within its control, the organizers will not be responsible for cancellation or re-scheduling of the event or any of its activities.

Esteemed Speakers

K. Mohandas

Chairman, India Seatrade

Rajesh Kumar Sinha

Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways

Shyam Jagannathan

Director General of Shipping, Government of India

N.S. Pillai

Chairman, Kerala Maritime Board

Rajkumar Beniwal

VC & CEO, Gujarat Maritime Board

Dr. Divya S Iyer

Managing Director, Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd.

B. Kasiviswanathan

Chairman, Cochin Port Authority

Gurkaran Singh Bains

Commissioner, Cochin Customs House

Nilabhara Dasgupta

Deputy Chairman, Paradip Port Authority

P.K. Mishra

Managing Director, Indian Register Shipping (IR Class)

Subhash Kumar Das

Executive Director - Logistics & Infrastructure, Steel Authority of India

Kamal Jain

Executive Director (Business Development), CONCOR

Sagar Kadu

Director Logistics, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Rahul B Modi

Member, National Shipping Board

Ashok Goyal

Chairman & Managing Director, BLR Logistiks India Ltd.

Sohel Kazani

Managing Director, Bharat Freight Group

Naveen Prakash

Director, Global Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Rajagopal A

Chief General Manager (North East), Food Corporation of India

Senthilkumar Subramanian

CEO, Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Pvt. Ltd


Head - Supply Chain, Reliance Industries Ltd.

Dhruv Taneja

Founder & CEO, MatchLog Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

P. Manoj

Editor (Shipping), ET Infra

Geetha Sheth

Asst. Vice President, JM Baxi Ports & Terminals

Sunil Kumar Ayyappan

General Manager - Projects, Adani Vizhinjam Port Pvt. Ltd.

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About Us

India Seatrade ensures that the Industry Leaders keep pace with all the latest policies and developments in the overall Infrastructure Sector. Our endeavour is to help all the key stakeholders make smarter and faster decisions in their respective organizations, and thus India Seatrade intends to extensively cover the sector by curating the most relevant news and analysis in the industry to suit your needs.

India Seatrade platform also delivers most relevant, India focused expert news coverage on the shipping, ports and logistics sector – on a daily basis. This includes news and updates on shipping markets, investments in ports and logistics infrastructure, coastal shipping, inland waterways and news from the government agencies. From breaking news, technological advances to shipping activities, India Seatrade Newsletter brings everything in a single bulletin for you delivered to your mailbox and WhatsApp every morning before 7 am.  It is also continuously working towards creating unparalleled knowledge sharing platforms to cover pertinent issues and deliberations on the current trends and future outlook of the sector.