Maritime Nation India 2017 will be held at the CIDCO International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Navi Mumbai is one of the leading upcoming smart cities in India and is home to India's largest container port, JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust) and is home to a significant part of the maritime ecosystem of India.
The CIDCO International Exhibition and Convention Centre is a state-of- the-art building complex spread over 7.4 Hectares; it has been built by the government to promote such international exhibitions and conventions.
It is a fully-air conditioned green building certified by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) under the LEED criteria. The exhibition hall, with a total area of 5000 square meters and underground air distribution system, is an excellent facility for exhibiting equipment and setting up booths. The complex also has business centres, auditorium, food court, ancillary block, and a parking space for about 500 cars.
The exhibition centre is situated right next to JNPT, India’s largest container port and is within an hour’s drive from the heart of Mumbai. It is also a two-minute drive from Vashi suburban-railway station on the harbour line, 45-minute drive from Mumbai International airport via the elevated Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR), and less than an hour’s drive from Central Mumbai via the Eastern Express freeway.
Hotels and Weather
There are several luxury hotels within a 2-km radius from the venue, such as Four Points by Sheraton G, Regenza by Tunga Group of Hotels, and Royal Orchid to name a few. The weather at the time of the event is pleasant with an average temperature of 30 degree celsius.
India has a coastline of more than 7,500 Km with over 190 ports situated along its length.
About 50% of world's container traffic and close to 30% of world's cargo traffic passes through this region.
India's 1200 island territories and its huge Exclusive Economic Zone of 2.4 million square kilometers makes clear the economic significance of the India Ocean.
Merchandise trade contributes to over 50% in the country's real GDP and 95% of this merchandised trade by volume is moved throught maritime transport.
"Make in India", which has re-ignited its manufacturing sector has Defence manufacturing and ship building are amoung its focus areas.
India's Major ports handle 58% of the total traffic in MGT
The Cargo handled by India's 12 major and 187 notified non-major ports increased by 8% in 2014-2015
90% of the world trade is carried by Sea
9.84 billion tons of shipment are carried by the sea every year
60% is the share that the developing countries contribute to the international seaborne trade.
The world seaborne trade in cargo ton-miles nearly double to 55,000 in 2015.
About 30% of international seaborne trade comprises various forms of fuels.
1.7 billion tons of crude oil was carried by sea in 2014
The world fleet grew by 3.5% in 2014 to a total of 89,464 vessels.
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