Karnataka Ports, Shipping Logistics Summit



Ports being harbingers of trade and commerce play an important role in the economics of the region. Further Ports are of remarkable service importance since they act as a place for interchange of two transport modes; maritime and land whether by rail or road. The essential aspects of the port lie in its inter-model nature.

Ports and related land based logistic chains face major challenges from growth in trade. Different ports face different challenges. Ensuring adequate capacity and reconciling various parties’ interests is important for all ports. Ports and related land-side logistics chains are critical to the competitiveness of regional/national businesses, which rely on them to deliver imports and to take exports to the global markets. Improvements to ports and related logistics sectors can remove barriers and transaction costs to trade, increase competition and provide vital linkages to domestic and global value chains.

As a result, the performance of ports and land-side logistics chains are critical to facilitate innovation, productivity gains and economic growth both regionally and nationally. Hence it is important to have a coordinated approach in planning future development and in scaling existing port and freight infrastructure to advance its logistics performance.

Further, upgrading of the logistics performance of a region should not be reduced to mere investment in physical infrastructure and application of ICT, but also to regulatory and procedural issues regarding global shipping and international trade and to the management of ports and related infrastructure. Better logistics performance can create benefits in terms of trade expansion, economic diversification and also attract investment.

While the central government has developed port infrastructure across the country, and in many cases through private participation, states too now have become active in developing their coastlines.

Karnataka Ports Shipping & Logistics Summit 2019 is an effort to bring together the maritime stakeholders of the region, the state and from across the country to present the potential that exists, to deliberate on the challenges being faced and to evolve the way forward for a larger, inclusive and sustainable growth of the maritime industry in Mangalore and the state as a whole.

This half a day conference, spread across three focused sessions will engage policy makers, industry leaders, experts and stakeholders in serious discussions on meeting infrastructure and service demands; on ways to strengthen existing cargoes and to generate and attract additional cargo and derive ways for a collective and integrated approach that would enhance value in the logistics network and greater economic success to the region.


22 November, 2019 | The Ocean Pearl, Mangalore

01:00 – 02:00

Registration / Guest Arrival

02:00 – 03:30

Business Session – One
Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities – Traceability and Visibility

• A roundtable with Exporters, Importers and Manufacturers

03:30 – 04:00

Tea / Coffee Break

04:00 – 05:30

Business Session – Two
Enhancing Connectivity and Cargo Movement

• A roundtable with Port/Terminals, Carriers and Logistics service providers

05:30 – 05:45

Tea / Coffee Break

05:45 – 07:15

Plenary Session
Enabling better understanding and finding solutions for the bottlenecks in seamless cargo movement

• A roundtable with Policy makers and Government officials

07:15 – 07:30

Concluding Remarks

07:30 onwards

Networking and Cocktail Dinner



Special Secretary (Logistics)
Department of Commerce

Gaurav Gupta, IAS

Principal Secretary
Commerce & Industry, Government of Karnataka

A.V. Ramana

New Mangalore Port Trust

Sangeeta Sharma

Director (Liner & Passenger)
Shipping Corporation of India


Joint Director General of Foreign Trade

Nagaraja Shetty

Managing Director
Sri Ganesh Shipping Agencies

Dr. Anup Dayanand Sadhu

Group General Manager, Container Corporation of India Ltd.

Jeekshith Shetty

Bhavani Shipping Services (I) Pvt. Ltd.

Walter D’Souza

Managing Partner
Fernandes Brothers


Indian National Shipowners Association

Dhruv Gadh

Pricewaterhouse Coopers Pvt. Ltd

Mr. Julian Michael Bevis

Senior Director (South Asia)
The Maersk Group

Mr. K. Mohammed Arif

Mukka Seafood Industries Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Anantharam S

Head Commercial & Logistics
Tata Coffee Limited

Shekhara Pujari

Association of New Mangalore Port Stevedores

Mr. Ravish Kamat

Big Bags International Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Biju Gopalan Nair

Goan Fresh Marine Export Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Jebakumar. S

Area General Manager (Western & Central India)
CMA CGM India Pvt. Ltd.


Become a Partner

Contact for sponsorship opportunities

K.N. Sudheer – India Seatrade
Mobile: +91 9744277700
Email: Sudheer@indiaseatrade.com


Registration Fees: INR 2000 Note: Rates are exclusive of GST @ 18 % applicable


Federal Bank Limited, Elamakkara, Kochi, Ernakulam, India.
Current Account No: 19490200001495
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All payments in Indian Rupees (INR) will be made in favour of “Seatrade Knowledge Network LLP” through online transfer (NEFT/RTGS/IMPS).


Vidya Sadanand
India Seatrade
Mobile: +91 7907177292
Email: info@indiaseatrade.com


The Ocean Pearl
Navabharath Circle, Kodialbail
Mangalore – 575 003.
Karnataka, India
Phone: 0824-2413800
Email: reservations@theoceanpearl.in


Door # G-5, (1st Floor) Thundiyil Complex,
Perandoor Junction, Elamakkara, Kochi – 682026, Kerala.

VITC Building, 1st Floor, Kasturba Road
Bangalore – 560 001

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