“Ports in India” Scheduled for January

The 12th annual conference on “Ports in India- New Focus Areas and Challenges: Solutions and Strategies” will be held on January 28-29, at The Leela, Mumbai.

The mission of this conference is to analyse key trends, provide an update on policy developments, discuss key issues, examine implementation strategies and highlight opportunities for the next few years.

The conference also aims to showcase noteworthy projects, best practices and most promising technologies.

Background

The past few years have seen a weak world economy and not much growth in terms of international trade. This has meant a difficult time for the Indian port sector, especially major ports. During 2009-10 to 2013-14, while traffic at non-major ports grew at a CAGR of 10 per cent, major ports witnessed a decline in traffic.

Capacity at major ports has not seen much growth either. In some instances, traffic has been severely impacted by the decision to ban iron ore exports. While some big capacity augmentation projects have been awarded, financing remains an issue and the private sector continues to maintain a cautious attitude.

The year 2014-15 has shown a slight improvement for major ports with a year-on-year cargo traffic growth of 4.2 per cent during the first six months (April-September) of current fiscal year (compared to 2.3 per cent in the corresponding period of 2013-14).

On the other hand, the existing non-major ports, especially private ports, continue to grow due to factors such as a diversified cargo portfolio, superior operating efficiency and infrastructure, and the presence of captive cargo streams. However, the development of greenfield ports is marred with delays due to issues related to land acquisition, approvals, etc.

Dredging Today Staff

 

 

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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