Global Project Cargo Conclave 2017

Emerging Opportunities for Project Cargo Sector
19 April, 2017: Mumbai, INDIA

Session Faculty
0900 Registration & Coffee
0925 Welcome Remarks by Conference Chair
0930 – 1015 India Gas Investment to boost Project Cargo

Imports account for about 29 percent of India’s 2.1 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas consumption, which is driving cargo volumes. The recent initiatives along with new incentives to boost gas production from deepwater, ultra deepwater and high pressure-high temperature areas are expected to drive new opportunities for project cargo and heavy-lift operators in the country. How big will these opportunities be and how prepared is the industry to handle them.

Sharmila H. Amin, Managing Director, Bertling Logistics India Pvt. Ltd.

1015 – 1100

Emerging opportunities from Power Sector Investments
India is likely to spend INR 65 lakh crore on power sector adding 175 GW of renewable power by 2022. There are steps being taken to add 100GW of solar by 2022 along with 260GW of thermal and nuclear generation and 62 GW of hydrogen generation capacity. Electrical equipment industry during this period will touch a size of $100bn. What opportunities will it create for the project cargo service providers. What is the best way to tap them

1100 -1130 Refreshment break
1130 – 1215

Infrastructure Investments & impact on Logistics Sector
India will spend close to $1.25 trillion in the next 10 years to bridge infrastructure gap as the government intends to connect seven hundred thousand villages with roads by 2019 as part of a massive modernisation plan. Needless to say this will also empower initiatives like "Make in India", Digital India etc and create opportunities for many allied sectors. How can project & bulk logistics sector build from this.

Pramod Sant, Vice President (Head of Export/ Imports  & Export Control & Customs), Siemens Ltd. India
Samir J Shah, Chairman, FFAIO

1215 – 1300 Will "Make in India" drive project cargo volumes

The Indian Capital Goods sector benefits from multiple engines that would propel its growth in coming years. These include the progressive policy on manufacturing sector, rising demand for plant & machinery, increased spends on transport infrastructure, encouragement to exports, and India in general being seen as a preferred trade partner. The manufacturing sector alone is likely to see investments of $1.35 trilion in the next few years. This is likely to open up multiple opportunities for project cargo sector.

Pramod Sant, Vice President (Head of Export/ Imports  & Export Control & Customs), Siemens Ltd. India
Shankar Chatterjee, Chairman & Managing Director, S CUBE Trans Continental Group
Nailesh Gandhi, Director, Express Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
1300 – 1400 Networking Lunch & visit to the exhibition
1400 – 1445 Factors for selection of a Gateway Port

Bulk & project cargo brings a unique set of complexities with them with ultimate destination, seasonality of the region, road / rail / waterways access to site from port, minimum hindrance for transportation from port, working environment/congestion/draft at port space & handling equipment availability, port charges etc being the key elements. What are the effective strategies in making this decision.

Edvins Berzins, Chairman & President, Latvian Railway
1445 – 1530 Ensuring effective logistics in remote areas: Possible challenges and strategies for improvement

Working on project logistics necessitates working in remote locations with low to poor infrastructure and limitations on access of equipment and technology. What are the proven strategies in ensuring effectiveness and competitiveness in such circumstances so as to not impact the project and shippers timelines.

Gopinath D Phargade, Logistics Manager-Logistics Competence Center, FLUOR
Vishal Sharma, CEO, DAMCO India
1530 – 1600 Refreshment break
1600 – 1645 Ensuring efficiency in order to attract project and heavy lift cargo

When a shipper hands over a high value project consignment to a service partner there is a lot of nervousness and inquisitiveness on the safety of the consignment, surety of timely delivery, cost escalation etc. How can the logistics partner streamline his internal processes to comfort and assure the shipper and also retain his business efficiency and profitability?

1645 – 1715 Importance of insurance and the challenges with project cargo consignments

What are the various risk elements that need to be insured, what could be the impact of non-compliance for logistics service providers, how does potential for piracy and delay in start-up add to the risk. How can a robust internal surveyor strategy help mitigate the risks.

1715 Closing remarks and end of day 1