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‘ClassNK is keen to support Indian maritime industry’
CHEMTECH Foundation bestowed SMP World Expo 2014 ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award upon Noboru Ueda, ClassNK Chairman for his contribution to the global maritime industry. During his inaugural speech of SMP World Expo 2014 themed on Maritime Industry – Bridge to Economic Sustainability, he appreciated ChemTech Foundation’s efforts for organising such a grand event & explored this opportunity to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries for more business alliances. He talks to SMP World during the event. Excerpts:
Noboru Ueda,
Chairman and President, ClassNK
‘Relaxation in cabotage for all Indian ports is must’
Port Pipavav, a successful public-private enterprise, is emerging as an important gateway port on the West Coast of India for containers, bulk and liquid cargo. Prakash Tulsiani, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav, talks to Supriya Oundhakar about necessity of relaxation in cabotage law for all Indian ports, port’s performance despite recession, factors hampering investments in port sector and many more.
Prakash Tulsiani
MD, APM Terminals Pipavav
‘Being Growth Market, India will Definitely Attract Investments’
As port is part of infrastructure development, the sector is riddled with problems arising out of environment, security clearances and land acquisitions. These clearances as well as acquisitions take a lot of time. Time consuming process for land acquisitions and clearances swell the cost of project, says Rajiv Agarwal, Managing Director and CEO of Essar Ports in an exclusive interview with Supriya Oundhakar. Excerpts:
Rajiv Agarwal
Managing Director
and CEO Essar Ports
'It is Right Time to Corporatise Ports'
The Indian Port sector is grappled with severe capacity constraint, poor hinterland connectivity, tariff setting restrictions, shallow draughts etc. While having exclusive interaction with SMP World, JNPT Chairman N N Kumar, feels that there is an urgent need to restructure the port sector in order to improve efficiencies and augment capacities.
N N Kumar
Chairman JNPT
'We Understand Risk'
Chitta Dash, a DMET (now MERI) 1980 graduate, is at the helm of Lloyd’s Register’s South West Asia Marine business. Subsequent to taking over the leadership, he has developed a highly competent team, trained to discharge their duties as responsible Class/RO surveyors and provide prompt and effective technical solutions to the shipping clients in the area. Dash talks to Supriya Oundhakar & Rakesh Roy about the risk management, eco-friendly ship, green passport, measures to be taken for energy efficiency and many more.
Chitta Dash
Marine Manager - South West Asia Lloyd's Register Asia
"We are Very Keen to Expand Our Role in LNG Transportation"
Serving the organisation for nearly four decades including being at the helm of its affairs for over seven years has been an exhilarating experience for S Hajara, says the Chairman and Managing Director, Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), in this interview.
S Hajara
"We Provide Turn-key Power Generation Solutions for O&G Production"
With their Ship Design Department, Wärtsilä, has the possibility to optimise the capability of the vessel tighter with the customer from the beginning of the project, articulates Patrick Baan and Tomas Aminoff. Excerpts from the interview:
Patrick Bann, Tomas Aminoff
"We Provide After-Sales Service at All Ports Across India"
Godrej Interio is the largest turnkey solution provider in the marine accommodation space and has the wherewithal to handle a wide spectrum of product and service offerings for this market, explains Anil S Mathur, Chief Operating Officer, Godrej Interio, in an interview with SMP World.
- Anil S Mathur
COO, Godrej Interio
"We Want to Make JNP a Multi-purpose Port"
L. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, JNPT, expresses his vision to build and diversify India’s largest container port as it gets ready for 2020.
L.Radhakrishnan Chairman
"Declaration of Ship Building Industry as Infrastructure would go a long way in reviving the industry"
The withdrawal of Subsidy Scheme undermines the competitive strength of Cochin Shipyard. Granting infrastructure status to the Ship Building Industry in the country would make the funds available at nominal rate of interest and provide tax benefits, articulates Cmde K Subramaniam, Chairman and MD, Cochin Shipyard Limited, in an interview with Sneha Sinha from SMP World.
Cmde K Subramaniam
Chairman and Managing Director
Cochin Shipyard Limited
We Motivate, Inspire and Encourage Hard Work
Starting his career as an engineer on a merchant ship, Kong-gyun Oh has come a long way to being the CEO and Chairman of KRS. In his own words he was destined to devote himself to sea. In this candid interview, Oh shares insights about company's recent 50th anniversary and what it would take to deliver the ‘Vision 2020' promise.
Kong-gyun Oh
Chairman and CEO
Korean Register of Shipping