India seatrade coastal shipping & IWT meet in Kochi on Aug 30

India seatrade coastal shipping & IWT meet in Kochi on Aug 30

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Kochi, Aug 8: As shipping gets smarter and more sustainable, India Seatrade will organise the seventh edition of the 'Coastal Shipping and IWT Business Summit' here on August 30 to address on how short sea and container feeder shipping can best secure a stronger future.

India Seatrade, the organiser of this event, works to create perfect platforms to engage policy makers, industry and stakeholders to work towards and developing a holistic roadmap for maritime growth, a statement said here on Thursday.

Connectivity is one of the critical enablers for ports as it is the end-to-end effectiveness of the logistics system that drives competitiveness for industry. With infusion of new technology and capacity building, the total capacity available at ports can match requirements.

However, when evacuation of cargo is slow, ports are unable to handle additional traffic. Then, despite having adequate capacity and modern handling facilities, they are unable to ensure a quicker turnaround of ships.

Sessions of the business summit will look at adapting to the changing economic demands for transportation in India’s logistics landscape.

As part of it, delegates will learn about the strategic importance of short sea shipping and re-engineering of supply chains and the modal shift it could create from accompanied trailers to containers.

It will also look at the challenges around road haulage industry and the shortage of manpower in logistics.

India Seatrade strives to bring together experts and leaders associated with the Indian maritime industry towards fuelling constructive dialogue aimed at all round maritime development.

All the events organised by India Seatrade work towards bringing about the convergence of ideas that in turn lead to investments in the right avenues and positive transformation of the industry, it added. (UNI)