Large infrastructure developmental initiatives drive the demand for project cargo. Break bulk, over weight cargo and oversized cargo movement is critical for timely completion of such projects. Project cargo logistics is estimated to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 17 percent, to $19 billion, by 2020.
Unlike earlier years, today Indian ports have enhanced capacity to handle such project cargo. The heavy lift equipment installed in Chennai, Nhava Sheva, Hazira, Cochin and Mundra enable project cargo logistics operators to service their clients. In addition to the gateway ports heavy lifting capabilities, project cargo logistics requires greater enhancement in inland waterways, road infrastructure and railways.
The location of most major Indian ports near busy population centers complicates movement of these cargoes by road. Construction of dedicated freight rail shipments between major ports and hinterlands is expected to boost rail shipments. The government also is increasing its emphasis on development of last-mile rail projects at major ports. The overriding goal is to reduce logistics costs. Establishment of a single window system to ease procedural requirements, and introduction of electronic systems for terminal gate operations are few good developmental steps.
This session aims to discuss various facets of project cargo logistics development in India.
|1100 - 1130 Hrs||Registration|
|1130 - 1140 Hrs||Welcome Address by Moderator||Mr Ajit Menon
|1140 - 1240 Hrs||Panel Discussion
Mr Harjeet Sokhi, Head Transport & Logistics - India, Alstom Transport
Mr Vijay Kumar Chintam, Head of Procurement, Hitachi Rail STS
Mr Anand Ramamurthy, Director - Regional Sourcing, LM Wind Power
Mr D P Arora, General Manager, Larsen & Toubro Limited
Ms Felicia Prem, Business Head - SCM, Uniworld Logistics
|1240 - 1300 Hrs||Q&A Session|