In a resounding stride towards amplifying India’s maritime prowess and fostering collaborative growth, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, in conjunction with the Directorate General of Shipping and the Shipping Corporation of India, orchestrated an impactful roadshow on the impending “Global Maritime India Summit 2023” in Mumbai on August 25, 2023. The event convened luminaries from the maritime industry and governmental dignitaries, with a remarkable fleet of 36 vessels, representatives from 10 countries, and over 2500 participants joining virtually via video conferencing.

The roadshow serves as a precursor to the much-anticipated 3rd Global Maritime India Summit 2023 (GMIS), scheduled to transpire between October 17th and October 19th, 2023, at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. The summit, undertaken in exclusive partnership with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), is poised to forge connections, catalyze collaborative endeavors, and ignite innovation, all within the overarching theme of ‘Connect, Collaborate & Create.’

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways and AYUSH, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, shared his visionary insights through a video message, asserting that India’s maritime capabilities are set to burgeon under the banner of cooperative federalism, with a robust synergy between the center and states. He affirmed the transformative role of GMIS 2023 in bolstering India’s maritime economy, ushering in global and regional partnerships, while concurrently attracting investments. The summit, he emphasized, serves as a vital platform for strategic convergence among Indian and international maritime communities.

Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Shri Shripad Naik, who joined the event virtually, highlighted the profound significance of the Mumbai roadshow in galvanizing the maritime sector’s connections, collaborations, and ascension to new heights. He applauded the resolute dedication of Indian seafarers to the global shipping industry, while also accentuating the pivotal role played by the Mumbai region in driving maritime excellence, trade, connectivity, and economic growth.

Shri Shyam Jagannathan, Director General of Shipping, urged the Indian maritime fraternity to take the lead and actively contribute to GMIS 2023, envisioning it as a colossal summit brimming with opportunities, challenges, and investments within India’s maritime sector. The eminent personalities of the maritime community, including Capt. Kamal Chadha, MD of Marex Media, and Capt. Anshul Raghvanshi, MD of Synergy Maritime, conveyed their optimism about the forthcoming GMIS 2023. They highlighted the immense potential and opportunities it presents to India’s maritime industry.