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Mr N.N. Kumar, Chairman In-Incharge, JNPT shall address the Keynote for the Knowledge Series on 10th July 2013, Nehru Centre
"Outlook & Emerging Challenges - PORTS & SHIPPING"

Meet prominent speakers and industry professionals. Right platform for networking with the industry stalwarts.

Mr. N N Kumar,
Chairman-In-Charge, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust


Capt. Arun Karkare,
Marine Consultant, Sai Techno Consultants

Mr. Ajay Singh,
Chief Executive Officer, DP World Nhava Sheva

Mr. Rajiv Agarwal,

Mr G. Kannan, Head Logistics,
Larsen & Toubro

Mr. Michael Pinto, (Retd.) Secretary,
Government of India

Mr. T S Balasubramanian, Member Finance & Chairman-In-Charge,
Tariff Authority of Major Ports

Mr. Rajeev Gupta, Chairman,
Mumbai Port Trust

Capt. Dinesh Gautama,
Advisor, President, Navkar Corporation Ltd &
Advisor to Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping

Cdr. (Retd.) Sudhir Kumar,
Vice President Strategic Planning,

Geekay Security Services Pvt. Ltd.
Senior Commandant Shri. Amit Sharan,

Col. Deepankar Chaudhary,
Lead Consultant,
Mahindra Special Services Company

Shri. Vijay Arora, IAS,
Indian Register of Shipping - IR CLASS
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Consensus reached at the first GreenPort South Asia Conference
In all, more than 110 delegates from global ports, terminal operators, shipping lines, consultants, industry organisations, consultants, manufacturers and suppliers to the industry attended the first GreenPort South Asia Conference held in Mumbai on 20-22 March 2013. The two day technical conference brought together presentations and papers providing evidence of established best practice examples from India and other international ports in a knowledge sharing platform.

Speakers included Mr Luxman Radhakrishnan, I.A.S Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General, European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), Olumide Omotoso, assistant general manager - Hydro & Dredging, Nigerian Ports Authority and Knut Marquart, Head of shore-to-ship Power, ABB.

In order of priority, challenges to achieving sustainable development were identified as being: Financial cost, stakeholder engagement, legislation of regulation, status of the environment within the business plan and techniques and equipment. The conference covered a wide range of issues from policy to technology, from finance to community relations. Overall, delegates agreed on the positive role that the exchange of knowledge and experience through such events can play in the promotion of sustainable development in the port and supply chain. Dates for the 2014 GreenPort South Asia Conference will be released shortly.