ICC Shipping Association (ICCSA) is organizing a seminar on coastal shipping titled “Opportunities
in Coastal Shipping – Rolling on” at Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on
Friday, 29th May 2015 to highlight the opportunities & growing importance of coastal shipping in
the country, which ultimately needs to be linked with India’s numerous inland waterways.
Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Honorable Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Government of
India & Mr. Rajive Kumar, IAS, Shipping Secretary, MoS are expected to grace this seminar.
Several other stalwarts from the shipping industry and regulatory authorities would be speaking at
the event, which will see participation from eminent people from trade and industry, especially
those involved in coastal / domestic shipping, logistics, supply chain, and transport-related
There will be a panel discussion focusing on the theme with panel members comprising industry
stalwarts & regulatory authorities followed by Q/A session.
It is felt that though shipping in India had made progress as regards the country’s international
trade, unfortunately, coastal shipping, which is vital for any country’s domestic transportation, has
not progressed the way it has in other developed countries despite prevailing opportunities.
The organizers feel that the time is apt to have such a seminar as the Union Government has taken
up improving coastal shipping on a war footing and incentives are being offered to encourage the
trade to shift a major portion of their transportation of domestic goods from road and rail to the
For nearly 6 decades now, the ICC Shipping Association (ICCSA) with 80 member companies
continues to be the representative body for the Indian coastal shipping industry and represents the
interests of the coastal shipping industry at various forums including the Ministry of Shipping,
Directorate General of Shipping, the National Shipping Board, Tariff Authority for Major Ports, etc.
ICCSA believes “Make in India” initiative of the Prime Minister is closely linked to reduction of
logistic costs by use of coastal shipping, Inland waterways, creation of SAGARMALA and the recently
announced road rail connectivity program to ensure that Port led development means more Indian
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