About India Seatrade

We started the initiative in 2012 with the purpose to create a perfect platform to engage the policy makers, the industry and its stakeholders to work towards and develop a holistic and futuristic road map for the state and for our nation's maritime growth. The larger idea was to bring together experts with a global understanding and leaders with a mission to create a vision for the state and fuel similar initiatives across the country for its all round maritime development. The objective is to engage the stakeholders in a constant, continuous dialogue to bring about the right convergence of ideas, investment and transformation which would not only assist our nation accomplish its maritime goals but also help the industry and the trade meets its business aspirations.

India Seatrade has been working closely with the ship owners, ship operators, ports, logistics players, end users, consultancies and the government since 2012 in bringing together all the parties on to a single platform to discuss, deliberate and address the issues pertaining to the Coastal Shipping and Inland Water Transportation. Till date, India Seatrade has organized five insightful and highly successful events that have brought out numerous solutions to address various issues in this domain. The recommendations made by trade and end users were brought to the notice of the Ministry of Shipping after every event. We pride ourselves in delivering knowledge based events not only for their content excellence and presentation but also for their potential to truly serve by keeping the stakeholders, users and the community in their targeted sectors, informed and connected. From industry specific events to innovative business platforms, we have been associated with some of the best events in the country and have built a reputation of bringing to table the best business deliberations, knowledge sharing and outcomes that have engaged and assisted enhanced collaboration amongst the government, industry and trade.

In addition to events, India Seatrade delivers most relevant, India-focussed expert news coverage on a daily basis on the shipping, port and logistics sector. Carefully picked from reputed and well-known national and international media outlets, the coverage includes latest happenings and updates on shipping markets, investments in ports and logistics infrastructure, coastal shipping, inland waterways, shipbuilding, maritime education and government agencies. From breaking news, technological advances to shipping activities, India Seatrade News brings everything on to a single platform for you.

Thirdly, India Seatrade felicitates the best players in coastal shipping and inland water transport domains for their outstanding performance / contributions in these modes of transport, through Annual India Seatrade Awards.


"Connecting Key Professionals from Government and the Coastal Shipping & Inland Water Transport Industry"

Creating perfect platform for all the stakeholders to come together to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities of coastal shipping and inland water transport, The Business Conclave 2018, across two business-oriented sessions will delve into and deliberate on the major areas and issues that need to be turned around to assist in utilizing the sectors’ potential and drive the country’s economic growth.

Coastal Shipping & IWT Business Conclave 2018 offers a diverse group of conferences bringing together key individuals and organizations from both government and industry to discuss the most pressing issues, challenges, and opportunities before the maritime industry today especially Domestic Shipping. Engage and involve Shippers, Cargo Owners and Consignees who really feel the pain and are willing to take the lead. While many of these issues are common across all areas / districts / ports / maritime industry segments, there are also challenges which are uniquely regional in nature.

Engaging Government and Industry...

The Coastal Shipping & Inland Water Transport Business Conclave 2018 will engage leaders from the government & industrial organizations with an involvement in the maritime industry on the inland rivers and coastal shipping. This Conclave allows us to bring together regulating officers from the Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Commerce, DG Shipping, State Maritime Boards, Department of Ports, Shippers, Tug, Towboat and Barge Operators, Shipyards and Ship Repair facilities, Passenger Vessel Operators, Marine Suppliers and others with a stake in promoting and sustaining a healthy and prosperous maritime industry on the inland rivers and coastal shipping.

  • Policy Makers to declare the Government’s strong intent and initiatives to promote and facilitate growth of the sector.
  • Ship Owners and Service Providers to announce their strategy in creating floating assets
  • Cargo Owners to declare their readiness to move cargo
  • Shipbuilders to showcase innovation in vessel design and shipbuilding
  • Stakeholders to come together and commit to work in the larger interest to the trade


Further, the recommendations of the Business Conclave will be compiled and submitted to the government and its related departments to consider them and provide a direction for the appropriate change and enhancement in policy, one which drives and sustains the country and state’s maritime growth.

It’s time for change.

This is our key message and theme for The Coastal Shipping & IWT Conclave in 2018. In this world, only one thing is constant and that is change. This theme has high resonance for the industry as the winds of economic, geopolitical and social change sweep across India with impacts for cargo owners, services providers and freight activities ashore.

If we do not change and develop we will fall behind and loose our business. Our goal is to deliver conference content that helps improve customer loyalty, profitability and sustainability.

Our idea

We offer the Coastal Shipping & Inland Water Transport Industry an efficient quality conference, with focus on cargo owner’s perspectives, ship operator’s possibilities and solutions to enhance commercial performance.

Networking and exchange of ideas with industry colleagues.

Top speakers and panellists of great interest for the industry.

Conference locations with maritime relations and well connected airports, roads and trains.

Time efficiency with a maximum 1 day away from offices.

Good balance between Cargo Owner’s, Ship Operators, Logistics Service Providers, Ports/Terminals and their partners.

Manageable 300-350 delegates in a quality cooperation
















Registration Fees: INR 3000

Note: Rates are exclusive of GST @ 18 %

“Registration by prior intimation only, Spot registration will not be allowed”

All payments in Indian Rupees (INR) will be made in favour of “Seatrade Knowledge Network LLP” through account payee cheque/DD payable at Ernakulam. OR Online transfer (NEFT/RTGS).


Federal Bank Limited, Elamakkara, Kochi, Ernakulam, India.

Current Account No: 19490200001495

IFSC Code: FDRL0001949

MICR Code: 682049059


Ms. Vidya Sadanand

Mobile: +91 9544316688

Email: info@indiaseatrade.com

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Delegate Benefits

Join the largest gathering of the coastal maritime and inland waterways community at the specified conference. Network with key industry players and regulating officials. Gain direct access to companies who sell products and services in the region. The conference, take part in insightful sessions pertaining to a specific industry. Create lifelong contacts in your industry and receive strong and educated advice and recommendations from key leaders in your industry.

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