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Indian Ports Association confirms its support for the 1st GreenPort South Asia Conference!

The Indian Ports Association (IPA) represents India’s 13 Major Ports, primarily to foster growth and development of all Major Ports which are under the supervisory control of the Indian Ministry of Shipping. Over the years, the IPA has consolidated its activities and grown strength by strength and is considered to be a think tank for the Major Ports; it has the ultimate goal of integrating the maritime sector.

The IPA is just one of the many key industry organisations that are supporting the GreenPort South Asia Conference which underlines the recognition of the need for maritime ports across the region to engage with the green agenda.  The GreenPort South Asia Conference aims to be a catalyst in driving this forward!

The Conference, which takes place in Mumbai, India on 20-22 March 2013 has provoked wide spread interest from professionals from across the region, with the following companies, amongst others, already confirming their participation:  Adani Ports, Dighi Ports, Gujarat Maritime Board, TATA Consulting, Mundra Ports, JNPT, CMA CGM, APM Terminals, Antwerp Port Authority, Bintulu Port Authority, Nigerian Ports Authority, Ennore Port Authority, Port of Moerdijk, Vizag Coal Port, Port of Genoa, Vishinjam International Seaport, Adel Shipping & Logistics, Visakhapatnam Port Trust, Essar Ports, Brunei Ports Department, Jan de Nul, Verdanti, JSW Infrastructure, ABB, Schneider Electric, Global Tech LED, KPMG, Turnkey Group, AECOM, BMTrada, ICF GHK, Liebherr plus many more.

A number of leading experts together with professionals from ports and terminals from across the world will be presenting at the conference including:

Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General, European Sea Ports Organisation
Dr Jurgen Sorgenfrei, Director Global Trade & Transportation Practise, IHS, Germany
Jacco Rentrop, Safety & Environment Manager, Port of Moerdijk, Netherlands
Giuseppe Di Luca, Head of Environment, Port Authority of Genoa, Italy
Prof. Dr. Michele Acciaro, Assistant Professor of Maritime Logistics, Kühne Logistics University

Furthermore many professionals from across South Asia will also be presenting including:

Manish Saigal, Partner Global Strategy Group, KPMG India
Jamie Simpson, Vice President, ICF International, Managing Director, GHK Hong Kong
Shyam R. Asolekar, Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
Shailendra Fuloria, Head of Smart Grid, ABB Limited, India and Co-Chair, India Smart Grid Forum
Mrs. Yogeshwari A Bhat, Dy. Manager (PPD), Port Planning and Development Department, JNPT
Femke Boersma, Head of Sustainability Metrics, Turnkey Group, Hong Kong
Dr Amol Jain, General Manager, Department of Horticulture, Adani Ports

Any delegates who have not yet booked their place are advised to do so as soon as possible.  For further information about attending the GreenPort South Asia conference or about the sponsorship opportunities available, please visit the website, 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:

Mercator Media produces the established GreenPort Congress, magazine, website and e-newsletter. GreenPort focuses on the environmental aspects of ports and terminals and how this can balance with the reality of economic demands. The objective is to provide information for senior decision makers in ports and terminals as well as the complete logistics chain, shipping lines, shippers and other stakeholders. Over the past seven years, it has a proven record of providing a valued platform for discussion and networking for all parties involved.

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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