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10th Edition of CTL – BHP 2018 facilitate stimulating interaction, wide-ranging expo, learning opportunity & focused networking

CTL & BHP 2018 Conference and Expo lived up to its reputation as India’s biggest cargo and logistics show, with the best of speakers and panelists, leading exhibitors, erudite delegates and keen visitors from India and abroad gracing the 10th edition of the event on January 23 and 24, 2018 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai, India.

The facts speak for themselves: Nearly 50 speakers from India & overseas, over 500 conference delegates; over 100 exhibitors and over 4,500 exhibition visitors made their presence felt at this Exim India event over the two days. Besides, there was representation from the Ministries of India, Germany and Latvia, participation from over 25 countries, and support from the Indian Ministry of Shipping, Indian Ports Association as well as leading trade organisations. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Mr Pradeep Trimbak Rawat, Chairman, National Shipping Board, in the presence of a host of dignitaries from India and abroad.


Mr Pradeep Trimbak Rawat (5th from left) inaugurating the expo along with key dignitaries

Partnering Exim India in the expo is transport logistic, one of the leading global exhibitions. One of the highlights was the sheer quality of the speakers and panelists at the conference, who expounded on the multifarious aspects of cargo and logistics across seven topical sessions. They were incisive, perceptive and knowledgeable of the current state of the sector, the things being done right, the shortcomings and the future needs.

CTL 2018 (DAY 1) - INAUGURAL SESSION

Participants in the inaugural session were (from left) Mr Atul Kulkarni, Mr Pradeep Dongre, Mr Romil Parikh, Capt. B.V.J.K. Sharma, Shri Anant Geete, Dr Veit Steinle, Dr Vishwapati Trivedi, Dr Wolf-Dietrich Müller, Mr Ashish Sheth and Mr Anthony Van Der Hoest

PLENARY SESSION - LOGISTICS FOR THE FUTURE – SOLUTIONS AND SUPPORT OFFERS OF THE GERMAN LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

Participants in the Plenary Session were (from left) Ms Birgit Fassbender, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany; Mr Michael Kuchenbecker, Head of the Logistics Alliance Germany; and Ms Katharina Rahn, Associate Director, Logistics Alliance Germany

FIRST TECHNICAL SESSION - ADOPTING BEST GLOBAL PRACTICES & ENSURING SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY IN CONTAINER SHIPPING & LOGISTICS SECTORS - CHALLENGES & VISION

The Germany-focused Plenary Session on Day 1 was addressed by (from left) Mr Willem van der Schalk, Mr Michael Kuchenbecker, Dr Veit Steinle and Mr Suunil Dabral

The First Technical Session heard the views of (from left) Mr Darshan Ghodawat, MD & CEO, AVA Global Logistics LLP; Mr Raghavendran Viswanathan, CEO, FreightBro Logistics Pvt. Ltd; Mr Anand Sheth, Director, CKB Group of Companies; Mr Vivek Kele, Director, Teamglobal Logistics Pvt. Ltd; Mr Steve M. Felder, MD - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives, Maersk Line India Pvt. Ltd; Mr Hanish Agarwal, Founder, Camelport Private Limited; and Mr Pratap S. Chauhan, GM Customer Commercial Services Global, Grasim Industries Limited (Aditya Birla Group)


SECOND TECHNICAL SESSION –AN OVERVIEW ON DRY BULK & HAZCHEM MOVEMENT GLOBALLY & DEVELOPMENTS IN COASTAL SHIPPING

The Second Technical Session saw participation from (from left) Mr Shashi Kallada, Trainer / Consultant - Dangerous Goods by Rail, Road, River and Sea & representing EXIS Technologies; Mr Ashok Jain, Director, Diamond Shipbrokers; Mr T. Venkataraman, MD, Goodrich Maritime Pvt. Ltd; Mr Ramesh Babu, MD, Seashell Logistics Pvt. Ltd; Capt. V. K. Sharma, Former VP – Shipping, Asian Natural Resources India Pvt. Ltd, Bhatia Group; and Mr P. S. Haridas, Navin Fluorine International Ltd


BHP 2018 (DAY 2) - INAUGURAL SESSION – CHANGING TRENDS IN BREAK BULK, HEAVY LIFT, PROJECT FORWARDING & AUTO LOGISTICS - GLOBAL & INDIAN OVERVIEW

The Inaugural Session was graced by (from left) Mrs Teresa Lehovd, Head of Market Analysis, Höegh Autoliners; Mr Anurag Chaturvedi, Asst. VP, ABB Ltd; Mr Christopher Phillips, Director - Chartering - Bulk / Projects / Steel, Seatech Shipping & Projects (I) Pvt. Ltd; Mr Michael Nielsen, Owner’s Representative Middle East & India, Rickmers-Line GmbH & Co. KG; Mr Nailesh Gandhi, President, AMTOI and Director, Express Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd; Mr Ashish Sheth, Managing Director, Sarjak Container Lines Pvt. Ltd; Mr Rahul Rai, Vice-President, Allcargo Logistics Ltd; Mr Martin Breucha, Manager – Chartering & Projects, SAL Heavylift GmbH; Mr M. Srinivas, Director, Procam Logistics Pvt. Ltd; and Mr Tapan Sahu, Head of Services - (Logistics, IT Procurement, EXIM) – Larsen & Toubro Power

PLENARY SESSION – BREAK BULK, HEAVY LIFT, ODC & PROJECT FORWARDING IN INDIA: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

The Plenary Session had as participants (from left) Mr Marcel Pronk, MD, Pronk Multiservice Middle East LLC; Mr Abhijit Chaudhury, GM – Shipping, JSW Steel Ltd; Mr Suhas Labde, President & COO - Projects & Engineering, NTC Logistics India (P) Ltd; Mr Animesh Kumar, Director & CEO, PDP Shipping & Projects Ltd; Mr S. Anantha Krishnan, IRS, Commissioner of Customs (Exports), Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai Customs Zone III; Mr Pramod Sant, Vice-President, Head of Export/Imports and Export Control and Customs, Siemens Ltd ; Mr Gautam Rekhi, CEO, Skeiron Logistics; Mr Denis Bandura, Managing Director, BBC Chartering Mideast DMCCO; Mr Zubin Shah, Director, LP Group; Mr Maharana B., Logistics Centre of Excellence Head, GE India Industrial Pvt. Ltd; and Mr Ramratan Agarwal, Vice-Chairman, Hydraulic Trailer Owners Association

CONCLUDING SESSION – GROWING TRADE WITH AFGHANISTAN & CIS COUNTRIES & ROLE OF E-COMMERCE & IT IN LOGISTICS

The Concluding Session saw participation from (from left) Mr Shankar Shinde, INSTC Expert, Mr Shourabh Sharma, CEO, Goodrich Maritime Pvt. Ltd; Mr Arun Kumar Gupta, MD, India Ports Global Ltd; Mr Edvins Berzins, Chairman of the Board - President, Latvian Railways; and Mr Amit Maheshwari, Founder & MD, Softlink Global Pvt. Ltd

This popular Exim India mega cargo show has received the endorsement and support of the Union Ministry of Shipping.

The expo saw impressive footfalls, with visitors also getting the opportunity to participate in Lucky Draws on both days and win exciting prizes

The sheer number of overall participants meant that there were excellent networking opportunities, which was especially availed of by the large number of attendees at the networking cocktails and dinner held at The Lalit at day one.

The event not only witnessed great networking opportunities but also many fruitful business deals were generated. In true sense CTL-BHP 2018 emerged as a “Global event” according to delegates. With support from many an event partner and other associates, CTL-BHP 2018 was truly a grand event that facilitated discussion, display, knowledge, suggestions on the way ahead, as well as networking.

TOP WINNERS AT CONFERENCE LUCKY DRAW

The winners of the Lucky Draw organised for the delegates in the CTL-BHP 2018 conference were some of the leading head honchos and professionals from the cargo and logistics space, indicating the top quality of participation in the event. A dip was done at the end of each of the 7 sessions, with the final award being the Bumper Prize. The names of the winners and the prizes they received are as follows:

  • Mr Arun Ashan of Softlink – Gold Coin (Bumper Prize)
  • Dr Sharmila Amin of Bertling – Silver Coin
  • Mr Edvins Berzins of Latvian Railway – Golden Ship (Collected by Capt. Avinash Batra)
  • Capt. V. K. Sharma of Elite Offshore – Silver Swan Tissue Holder
  • Mr Suhas Labde of NTC Logistics – Silver Coin
  • Ms Hetal Phillips of Seatech Shipping & Projects – Golden Ship
  • Capt. Amit Wason of NYK Line (India) – Golden Ship
  • Ms Rekha Taneja of Skeiron Logistics – Golden Ship

Lucky Dip Winners at Expo

A Lucky Dip, sponsored by Babaji Shivram, was organised on the two days for expo visitors and saw enthusiastic response. A total of 6 prizes (3 on each day) were handed out, the big one being the Bumper Prize. The names of the winners and their prizes are as follows:

  • Mr P. G. Subramaniam (Continental Carriers Pvt. Ltd) – Silver Plate
  • Ms Anupama Varaskar (International Cargo Terminals & Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd) – Kawa Glass Set
  • Mr Paritosh Mishra (Allied Sea Ship Chartering LLC) – Golden Ship
  • Mr Vijay Kumar N. (TG Terminals Pvt. Ltd) – Silver Plate
  • Mr Mohan C. Bhatt (Express Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd) – Golden Ship
  • Mr Shekhar Chavan (DACHSER India Pvt. Ltd) – Gold Coin (Bumper Prize)

COMMENDATIONS FROM ALL OVER


Mrs. Teresa Lehovd, Head of Market Analysis, Hoegh Autoliners (India) Pvt. Ltd.
It was a great pleasure for me to participate in this important industry conference. I enjoyed your very smooth and efficient organization of the event and interesting discussions.


Mr. Ramesh Babu, Managing Director, Seashell Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
Congratulations to you and your team for the successful event and these are the occasions where complete shipping and forwarding fraternity meet, greet and celebrate. All the very best for future events as well.


Mr. Pinakin Desai, Joint GM, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
Appreciate your efforts to bring the Industry, Business Partners & Government on a common platform. We wish more & more such successful events in the near future.


Ms. Rukhsana Vohra Mithani, Director, Sai Maritime & Management (P.) Ltd.
Congratulations on a successful event once again and look forward to the next BHP in 2020.


Mr. Anurag Chaturvedi, Asst. Vice President & Head Transport Management Center – Heavy-Lift & Projects, ABB Ltd.
This was amazing event & thanks for inviting me.


Mr. Denis Bandura, Managing Director, BBC Chartering Mideast DMCCO
It is indeed always a pleasure to be part of this great event! Many thanks for the hospitality.


Mr. Kailash Parekh, General Manager, Parekh Group
Many thanks for making Parekh Group part of Exim Family for the subject event. Needless to say this 2 days event & participation of all was a Great Success. We are really proud of Exim Team to organise this in excellent manner as full hall was giving real true fragrance of positive attitude of Organisers / Partners / Visitors. Planning right from entry & location of stalls/ conference hall/cafeteria/fresh rooms etc was so smooth that all who attended / visited this event were happy & relax. We are sure this event will give Opportunity to all Participants/Visitors to do more Business with Mutual Understanding. Once again Many Thanks and we Salute to Team Exim.


Mr. Ashish Srivastav, Vice President, Express Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
Thanks for organising BHP 2018 and it has been a great success for us.


Capt. Aniket R. Patwardhan, Country Sales Manager, Höegh Autoliners (India) Pvt. Ltd.
You and your team have mastered the art of conducting such events successfully and this one was no exception. Wish you all the best for future events.


Ms. Sanjna Vardhan, Manager, Procam Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
Congratulations to Exim & Fairplay for a successful event.


Mr. Vishal Verma, GM - Project Logistics, GAC Shipping (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Thanks for support and sincere cooperation. Look forward to work on another event as well.


Mr. Arvind Shenoy, Head Business Development, AVA Global Logistics LLP
Must thank you for the wonderful arrangements made in the exhibition. We appreciate the same and also it gave us an immense exposure to the trade.

TOP EXHIBITORS & STEADY FLOW OF VISITORS HIGHLIGHT CTL – BHP 2018 EXPOSITION



THE FRATERNITY WAS THERE IN STRENGTH TO INTERACT, LISTEN, LEARN & NETWORK

 

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