Maritime India Summit 2021 concludes
The Second edition of Virtual Maritime India Summit 2021 concluded today. The three-day maritime conference was one of the biggest virtual maritime summits of the world.
In his keynote address of the Chabahar day Session, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways said that the Chabahar Port project will be developed as a transit hub for cross connectivity between India and Eurasia. He further elaborated that Chabahar Port handled 123 vessels and a total of 13,752 TEUs and 18 lakh tons of bulk / general cargo. Chabahar Port has emerged as the “connecting point” for the region to deliver humanitarian assistance during the COVID pandemic. He also reiterated the importance of the maritime sector and said, ‘The 21st century will not belong to the land; it will be a century of the seas, skies and space’.
As reported, 1.90 lakh delegates registered for the summit and 16 international ministers from 11 nations joined for different sessions. A total of six union ministers, chief ministers of three states and two state ministers having joined the summit for different sessions. A total of 55 CEOs, which included 31 international CEOs and 24 Indian CEOs joined during the CEO’s forum. A total of more than 64,000 visitors were recorded during the three days of the summit.