5th Conference on DEVELOPING CONTAINER INFRASTRUCTURE @ The Imperial, New Delhi, 21st to 22nd July 2011

5th Conference on DEVELOPING CONTAINER INFRASTRUCTURE @ The Imperial, New Delhi, 21st to 22nd July 2011

 

About The Event

Mission

There was a strong rebound in container traffic at the country's major ports in 2010-11 with a growth of 12.6 per cent over the previous year.This growth was driven primarily by a recovery in foreign trade; the development of new and additional capacity; and the increasing shift awayfrom general cargo.

However, rail container traffic grew by only 7 per cent in 2010-11 as compared to almost 16 per cent during the previous year. This slowdownwas mainly on account of the increasing haulage charges and a change in the structure of charges imposed on container train operators.

The recent commissioning of the Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT), India's first hub port, is expected toprovide a major boost to the container business with a planned capacity plans of 3 million TEUs. The terminal will also be able to directlyhandle larger container ships.

The container traffic at major ports is targeted to more than double to reach 280 million tonnes (mt) in the next 10 years (from 114 mt atpresent). Also, rail container traffic is targeted to grow from the current 37 mt level to 210 mt by 2020

The mission of this conference is to provide an update on the Indian container business, highlight the new initiatives and projects, identifyupcoming opportunities, and discuss the key issues and challenges. The conference will also showcase promising approaches, strategies,technologies and solutions.

Target Audience

  • Rail operators
  • Equipment providers
  • Port operators
  • Financial institutions and banks
  • Warehousing companies
  • Container leasing/handling firms
  • Shipping lines
  • Service providers

AGENDA/STRUCTURE

KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

  • What are the key trends and growth drivers in the container market?
  • What have been the key developments in the market over the past one year?
  • What are the key issues and opportunities? What is the future outlook?

CONTAINER DEVELOPMENT IN RAILWAYS

  • What is the status of rail container infrastructure development (freightcorridors, container trains, rakes, etc.)?
  • What are the key needs and requirements? What are the future plans?

PROGRESS OF PRIVATE CONTAINER TRAIN OPERATIONS

  • What has been the progress on private rail container operations?
  • What are the key issues faced by the operators?
  • What is being done to address the challenges faced by operators?

CONTAINER DEVELOPMENT AT PORTS

  • What is the status of container terminal development at Indian ports?
  • What are the key needs and requirements?
  • What are the major issues and concerns?

CONTAINER HUB: VALLARPADAM ICTT EXPERIENCE

  • What are the salient features of the Vallarpadam ICTT?
  • What is the implication of hubbing in India?
  • What has been the experience in developing the ICTT?
  • What are the main issues and concerns? What are the key lessons learnt?

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