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AGENDA


Key Trends and Outlook

  • What are the key trends and growth drivers in the container market?
  • What have been the recent developments in the market (in the past 12 months)?
  • What are the key challenges and opportunities? What is the future outlook?

Container Train Operator Perspective

  • What is the perspective of container train operators on the container market in India?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What are their future plans?
  • What are their expectations from the government, the Railways and other stakeholders?
Container Terminal Operators Perspective
  • What is the outlook of container terminal operators on the container market in India? What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What will be the impact of the new MCA on the container terminals’ concession agreements?
  • What are their future plans?
  • What are the expectations from the government, ports and other stakeholders?

Customer Perspective

  • What is the outlook of key customers on the container and logistics business in India?
  • What are the key issues and concerns?
  • What are their expectations from the government and other stakeholders?

Progress on DFC

  • What is the progress on the DFC? What are the targeted timelines?
  •   What are the issues and challenges?
  •   What will be its implications for the container business in India?

Container Development At Ports

  • What is the status of container infrastructure development at Indian ports? ™
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects? ™
  • What are the issues and challenges? What are the future plans?

Customs  Facilitation:  Experience  And  The  Way  Forward

  • What steps have been taken for the facilitation of customs procedures at Indian ports?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What new initiatives and developments can be expected in the next few years?

Container Shipping ?

  • What has been the experience of shipping companies in container movement in India?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What are the trends in the global container shipping market? What are the implications for India?

Direct Port Delivery: Experience And Impact

  • What has been the impact of DPD on container handling and movement at Indian ports?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What has been the impact on the CFS business?

Opportunities in Coastal and IWT

  • What is the current scenario with regard to the movement of containers through coastal shipping and IWT?
  • What are the measures that have been taken to promote container movement through these modes?
  • What are the issues and challenges?
  • What is the way forward?

Reefer Container Transport: Experience And Opportunities  

  • What is the role and potential of refrigerated containers in the Indian market?
  • What are the key needs and requirements?
  • What is the future outlook?

Increasing Terminal Productivity

  • What are the key challenges faced in the expansion of terminal productivity?
  • What are the key technology solutions that are being deployed to increase terminal productivity?
  • What are the global advancements?

Automation In Container Terminals

  • What are the key areas of automation in container terminals (container weighing, tracking and management?)
  • What are the different technology options and the most promising applications (GPS, RFID, etc.)?
  •  What are their costs/benefits? What has been the experience so far?

Focus On Equipment (Weighing Equipment, Scanners, Cranes, Etc.) ?

  • What is the current level of mechanisation in container handling?
  • What are the various types of equipment that are being deployed at container terminals?
  • What are the most promising new equipment options? What are their costs/benefits?

Development of CFSs/ICDs/MMLPs/FTWZs

  • What has been the experience in the development of logistics parks, warehouses, ICDs and CFSs?
  • What are the key needs and requirements?
  • What are the expectations from the government going forward?

Financing Container Infrastructure

  • What has been the experience with regard to financing of container infrastructure (terminals at ports, ICDs/CFSs, warehouses, logistics parks, etc.)?
  • What are the expectations of lenders from developers?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

Focus On Hinterland Connectivity

  • What is the status of the major rail and road-port connectivity projects?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What are the plans for improving hinterland connectivity?
 
       
 
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