Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways to Host Roadshow in Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar, 4th August 2023: The Union Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways announces a pre-event roadshow in Bhubaneswar, as a precursor to the highly anticipated 3rd Global Maritime
India Summit (GMIS) 2023. The roadshow is scheduled to take place on 5th September 2023 at Mayfair Convention bringing together government dignitaries, industry captains, maritime stakeholders, and

The Hon’ble Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways & Ministry of Ayush, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, will grace the occasion through a special video message, joined by Shri Hemant Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Govt. of Odisha, Smt. Usha Padhee, IAS, Principal Secretary, Commerce & Transport Department, Govt. of Odisha, Shri Bhushan Kumar, Joint Secretary (Sagarmala), Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, GOI, Mr. V Janardhana Rao, Chief Executive Officer, Gopalpur Ports Ltd., Shri Devendra Thakar, Chief Executive Officer, Dhamra Port, and from Paradip Port, Shri P L Haranadh, IRTS, Chairperson, PPA, and Shri Nilabhra Dasgupta, IRS, Dy. Chairperson, PPA.

Anchored by the Paradip Port authority, the Bhubaneswar roadshow is a precursor to the third Global Maritime India Summit later this year, which will assemble government dignitaries, industry captains, maritime stakeholders, and enthusiasts. The Summit is poised to be a landmark event that will shape the industry’s future, fortifying India’s position as a global maritime leader.

Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal articulated his anticipation for the roadshow, declaring, “Positioned at the heart of India’s maritime domain, Paradip Port plays a vital and irreplaceable role, forming a crucial foundation for the nation’s journey of progress. The significant and remarkable input from this area enhances both trade and links, thus nurturing a wider expanse of economic growth. More than just a maritime entry point, this port embodies the economic strength of the region and stands as a concrete symbol of our steadfast commitment to boosting trade, promoting connections, and nurturing social unity.”

He added “Drawing inspiration from the forward-thinking guidance of the esteemed Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi ji, the Ministry is orchestrating the GMIS, scheduled to take place from October 17 to 19, 2023, at Bharat Mandapam. I hold the belief that the deliberations and partnerships during this occasion will chart the course for a prosperous Global Maritime India Summit 2023. This gathering will provide a forum for all invested parties to uncover and leverage the vast opportunities within the maritime domain.”

The event will further showcase stimulating dialogues that are expected to redefine the journey of the maritime sector. The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways extends an invitation to all ship-owners, seafarers, Ports, placement agencies, recognized organisations, multimodal transport operators, equipment manufacturers, Maritime Training Institutes, service suppliers, service users, PSUs, and all other stakeholders to join the roadshow and take part in shaping the dialogue around the future of the Indian maritime sector.

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