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A RoadShow for Ensuing Global Maritime Summit in Chennai

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 19-09-2023
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Union Minister for Shipping Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated a roadshow for the ensuing global maritime summit in Chennai.

The Chennai Port Authority, along with Chidambaranar Port Authority and Kamarajar Port Ltd., is organizing a Roadshow at Chennai, preceding the third Global Maritime India Summit.

The Maritime sector in India has been witnessing phenomenal growth in the past nine years.  

The Minister listed out the various initiatives of the Government like the Sagarmala program. 

He informed that the Government has been taking several initiatives to develop coastal cruise tourism in the Country. He said that the Government intends to raise Rs. Ten lakh crore worth of investments in the third global Maritime Summit

The Minister said that the Prime Minister's vision to develop a blue economy with green transport, green ports, and green shipping has been given impetus. 

The Minister virtually inaugurated the CISF barracks at the Kamarajar Port. It is situated on eleven acres of land with a built-in area of 3400 sq. meter at a cost of Rs.15 crore.

Global Maritime India Summit 

  • Global Maritime India Summit (GMIS) 2023 is a flagship event aimed at propelling the Indian maritime economy by promoting global and regional partnerships and facilitating investments.
  • It is an annual meet of the Indian and international maritime community to address key industry issues and exchange ideas to bring the sector forward. 
  • Driven by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, GMIS 2023 brings together global maritime players, policy makers and regulators, key opinion leaders and industry leaders through a series of engaging dialogues, forums and knowledge exchange platforms.
  • The event includes an investor summit and an international exhibition to facilitate interaction and collaboration among the Indian and international maritime companies, policy makers, investors, and other stakeholders.
  • In order to encourage dialogue and cooperation among key industry leaders, the event features a Global CEOs’ Forum. Further, to recognize partners that have made outstanding contributions to India’s development as a leading maritime center, the event will host Maritime Excellence Achievers' ceremony.

NOTE: GMIS 2023 will be inaugurated by PM Modi on 17th October 2023. The theme of GMIS 2023 will be Connect Collaborate and Create.


List of Major Sea Ports in India


Sea Port Name


Chennai Port or Madras Port

Chennai, Madras

Haldia (Kolkata Dock System & Haldia Dock Complex)


Jawaharlal Nehru Port, also known as Nhava Sheva

Maharashtra, South Mumbai

Kamarajar Port or Ennore Port

Ennore, Chennai

Deendayal Port Trust (Kandla)

Gujarat, Gulf of Kutch

Kochi Port or Cochin Port

Kochi, Kerala

New Mangalore Port

Manglore, Karnataka

Mormugao Port

Panaji, Goa

Mumbai Port

West Mumbai, Maharashtra


Panaji Goa


Jagatsinghpur, Odisha

Tuticorin Port (now called V.O.Chidambaram Port)

Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

Visakhapatnam Port

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh





Answer. Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Answer. Sarbananda Sonowal

Answer. In Chennai from 17th to 19th October 2023.

Answer. Connect Collaborate and Create

Answer.V.O.Chidambaram Port
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