The Inland Waterways, Ports & Logistics World Expo 2020 will be an ideal platform for the members of the inland waterways, shipping, maritime, ports and trade fraternity for interacting with a cross section of users and service providers across the Globe.
The Inland Waterways, Ports & Logistics World Expo 2020 encompasses the international exhibition and conference concurrently with the Oil & Gas World Expo 2020 and Power World Expo 2020. The Exhibition allows the participating companies to showcase their products and services to both domestic and global users in the industry.
The Conference is aimed at bringing the eminent people from Inland Waterways, Indian Navy and international shipping industry to deliberate and discuss the latest global trends, innovative
technologies, successful project executions, and case studies.
Mr. Pravir PandeyVice ChairmanInland Waterways Authority of India, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India
Inland Waterways has been the foremost importance of Govt of India’s JalMargVikas Project and Sagarmala initiative to develop National Waterways. I am happy that Chemtech is organising Inland Waterways World Expo to highlight the cheapest and the most environment-friendly mode of transportation in line with the Government of India's 'Make in India' initiative.
Mr. Saibal DeDirector & CEOIL&FS Maritime Infrastructure Company Limited
Modal Share of inland waterways in China is ~11%, EU it is ~9% and USA it is 8.3%. However, in India, inland waterways carry only approx. 0.6% of the modal share of the tonnage across 20,000 km. In comparison roads carry 65% of freight over 33 lakh kms (or 2.28 lakh km considering only NHs and SHs).
Capt. I.V. SolankiSr. Consultant (Marketing and Logistics)JalMargVikas Project (JMVP), Inland Waterways Authority of India
Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) is one of the ambitious projects of the government to implement National Waterways (NW) and Multi-modal connectivity for transportation and cruise tourism in India. NW1, approved by the cabinet in 2017, aims to enable commercial navigation of vessels with capacity of 1500 – 2000 tons and will be an environment-friendly, fuel-efficient and cost-effective alternative mode of transportation, especially for bulk, hazardous goods and over-dimensional cargo
Capt. Harish KhatriNautical AdvisorMaharashtra Maritime Board
The real driver for developing Inland waterways in India is laying the longest water network of water bodies in the form of rivers, canals, backwaters, and creeks. The total navigable length is 14,500 km, out of which about 5,200 km of the river and 4,000 km of canals can be used by mechanized crafts.
Prof. Balaji RamakrishnanDepartment of Civil EngineeringIIT Bombay
Success stories of developed countries have witnessed that Inland water transport is cost effective, relatively fuel efficient, environment friendly and more employment generating – all hallmarks of economic vitality and growth.
Mr. Dirk SommerSenior Investment OfficerInternational Finance Corporation
India should consider and make roadmap for developing more National Waterways as a key transport intervention with an integrated transport network strategy that will help correct the transport modal mix that imposes huge logistics costs on the Indian economy. The costs of logistics in India, at 15 % of GDP, are about twice those in the United States.
Mr. Amber DubeyPartnerKPMG
A sound and efficient transport infrastructure is the key to boosting economic growth, in turn, cost effective and viable of sustainable development. Inland water transport system ensures both, by way of providing access, mobility and connectivity and generating employment at the grassroots with lesser environmental footprint and cost.
Mr. Raj SinghManaging DirectorHeritage River Cruise
Inland Waterways is not only the mode of affordable and sustainable transportation in term of cost and environment friendly; it has the potential to create thousands of new job opportunity to maritime sector people through passenger ferry services and cruise linear.
Mr. Kevin D’ SouzaDirector Commercial & Business DevD P World
With the country’s economy developing at a high rate and steady pace, domestic travellers are also interested in going on cruises. The inland waterways of India also offer enormous scope to develop cruise tourism for domestic and international travellers.
Ms. Prerna SoniPrincipal Investment Specialist (Infrastructure)Invest India
Domestic cruise tourism has been getting silver liner through Inland Waterways development in India in terms of not only job creation but attract a lot of investment for its infrastructure. Dredging, Cruise Liners, Ro-Ro Terminal,etc are making inroads in the Indian Domestic cruise sector.
Mr. Mayank GargManaging DirectorVenerable LNG Pvt. Ltd
India about 14,500 km of navigable waterways, Inland water transport accounts merely less than 1% of freight transportation. Thoughtful policies and infrastructure development using the PPP model can give a boost to the cheapest transport mode.
Mr. Vishal GoenkaDirectorSterling Auxiliaries Ltd
The government should focus on developing navigation, channel operation and maintenance, and external connectivity infrastructure. Private players can undertake terminal development, cargo and passenger handling, and building low-draft vessels and related repair facilities.