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Call for papers released for 2nd GreenPort South Asia Conference

Following on from a very successful inaugural event, the 2nd GreenPort South Asia Conference will take place in Mumbai, India from 26-27 February 2014.  During a recent Advisory Board planning meeting, the call for papers for the 2014 Conference were decided on and have now been released as follows:

         Environmental policy framework/legislation – national and international

         Infrastructure - green initiatives for development and construction

         Investment for port development - financing green projects, initiatives, challenges

         The pros and cons of becoming more environmentally friendly and the effects on business and society

         Carbon foot printing: measuring and reducing

         Energy reduction in the port area

         Improving efficiency and increasing profitability in ports and terminals

         CSR and green initiatives, the port-city interface and engaging with the community

         Use of LNG as a marine fuel: bunkering, supply, safety etc

         Solutions for and monitoring of Terminals: Bulk handling / Container handling/Coal etc - Air, waste, dust, noise and water monitoring

Abstracts using case studies relating to international and regional ports and terminals and invited, in particular papers illustrating projects of a highly sensitive environmental nature are sought.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be sent, together with a biography of the speaker, by 27 September 2013 to

The Advisory Board comprises CEOs and Directors of the largest port authorities, terminal operators, industry organisations and consultants from across the region.  All board members are in agreement that this unique event is much needed and will provide invaluable information and guidance at a time when the sector is gearing itself up for the massive expansion that is needed for the region's GDP to continue to grow at the levels expected of it.

For further information about the 2nd GreenPort South Asia Conference, please visit, contact Isobel Roberts, GreenPort Events Manager on:  tel: +44 1329 825335, email: or contact Mohan Bhambhani, GreenPort India Representative on: tel: +91 91670 14224, email:

About Mercator Media Limited
Mercator Media Ltd is based in Fareham in Hampshire, UK. Established in 1989, the company maintains valued B2B marketplaces centred on the world’s marine infrastructure. It is experienced at creating integrated marketing strategies for clients using a range of channels including print, online, events and research. Some of Mercator’s events include: The GreenPort Congress, Motorship Propulsion and Emissions Conference, Seawork International Exhibition, Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition and the Gas Fuelled Ships Conference.


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