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By Sea and Coast | 03/03/2021

Highlights of Maritime India Summit 2021

The flagship initiative of the Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways (I/C), Government of India was organised in the month of March 2021 from 2nd of March-4th of March. The event comprised of a 3-day SUMMIT and Exhibition and was attended by various stakeholders in the maritime sector including senior and eminent policy planners, domestic and international investors, CEOs of Indian and global maritime companies, industry experts, thought leaders, technology providers, bankers and insurers, representatives of major ports and shipping lines from across the world.



Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Maritime India Summit 2021, organised by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, through video conferencing on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. This virtual summit brought together many stakeholders who can help India achieve great success in the Maritime sector.


Highlights of the Maritime India Summit 2021:

  • About 1.90 lakh delegates registered for the summit
  • 10 international ministers from eight nations joined for different sessions
  • A total of six union ministers, chief ministers of three states and two state ministers joined for different sessions
  •  A total of 55 CEOs joined during the CEO’s forum, which included 31 international CEOs and 24 Indian CEOs
  • A total of 22 CEOs joinedduring the CEO’s roundtable, which included 11 international and 11 Indian CEOs
  • A total of 185 speakers joined during the summit, which included 124 Indian speakers and 61 International speakers
  • A total of 110 exhibitors joined during the summit, in 18 pavilions and 107 booths, which led to 5,540 B2B meetings
  • A total of 486 MoUs have been signed between 22 Ports/ Authorities/ Agencies worth USD 47.01 Bn (INR 3.39 lakh crore)
  • 400 investible projects identified worth USD 31.07Bn(INR 2.24 Lakh Crore) for investment

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister announced that our country aims to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030 as domestic waterways prove to be cost effective and environment friendly ways of freight transportation. India is very determined and serious about the growth of the maritime industry and aims to emerge as a leading Blue Economy globally. The aim of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ is set to be accomplished through major focus on upgradation of infrastructure and magnification of the reform journey in the maritime domain.