About Maritime Gateway

Maritime Gateway is South Asia’s leading maritime monthly business magazine covering ports, shipping and logistics sectors in India. It presents cutting-edge information on latest happenings, topical issues and current trends in the maritime industry in the most lucid and coherent way possible. The richness and quality of information makes Maritime Gateway the preferred information source of industry captains and experts alike. The magazine provides highly informative and news-worthy content catering to the information needs of stakeholders, users and community at large, facilitating intelligent and better decision making.

Maritime Gateway organizes forums, where key business, political and academic leaders are invited to bring diverse perspectives with a shared commitment to improve trade and business to debate and deliberate on the most pressing issues of our time.

Maritime Gateway felicitates the best industry players annually in recognition of their outstanding performance in their respective fields through its Annual Indian Maritime Gateway Awards.


Even after centuries the grand old city Kolkata still continues to control and command a sizable domestic and EXIM trade in the eastern states of India. The Victorian trade hub is a gateway to the north eastern states, ASEAN countries including Myanmar and Nepal, and immediate neighbour to Bangladesh. In recent years the state has steadily steered itself unto a path of economic and trade resurgence, and has become the 4th largest state economy in the country by registering a remarkable growth of 15.64% GVA. With a population of well over 91 million (as per the 2011 census), this market is poised for some exciting time ahead. It is apt and timely to make the ‘City of Joy’ to be the next pit stop for Smart Logistics Summit & Awards 2018.

On the maritime infrastructure front, major ports at Kolkata and Haldia have jointly shouldered the responsibility to keep the maritime trade on the move. With proposed two major deep sea ports at Sagar Island and Tajpur, Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor aligned to Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, national waterways, and ready-to-operate industrial infrastructure of over 200 industrial parks & estates covering around 20,000 acres, the region is gearing up to be the new destination of investment opportunities. The industrial base in Bengal is spread across sectors including Industrial infrastructure, Manufacturing (Light engineering, Auto Ancillaries, Leather, Gems & Jewellery, Textile), Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Plastics, Rubber, Urban Development, Agro (Seeds and Fertilizers, Food Processing, Animal Resource Development, Fisheries), Transport, and Power Generation, to name a few. The market serves a large consumer base, and has the potential to expand further if the right mix of logistics services could be tailored for them. It is probably one the very few states which has an active inland waterways system in place, offering a perfect ground for multi-modal logistics. No wonder the NW-1 runs through the state, and it along with the road and rail network if used tactically by ports, terminals and logistics service providers, can unlock the opportunity to tap India’s most populous states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and beyond.

The potential is immense so do the challenges. And there couldn’t be a better platform than Smart Logistics Summit to meet and interact with people who matter the most in EXIM and maritime trade. The sessions and topics are carefully chosen to address the best interest of all stakeholders on the existing challenges and explore opportunities to make logistics smart. Smart logistics can improve delivery reliability and simplify the supply chain management, benefiting the EXIM community.

A glittering night of ‘AWARDS’ is also awaiting to recognize accomplishments in the sector.

Event Schedule

FEBRUARY 27, 2018

13.00hrs Onwards Guest Registrations
14:00hrs to 15.00hrs Time & Cost Efficiency: Eastern Region issues
15.00hrs to 16.30hrs Challenges in Cargo movement
16.30hrs to 17.00hrs

Coffee Break

17.00hrs to 18.00hrs Coastal Shipping and Transhipment Session
18.00hrs to 19.00hrs Networking over Cocktails
19.00hrs to 20.30hrs Smart Logistics Awards
20.30hrs Onwards Cocktail Dinner





This summit will help you realize profitable relationships with influential decision makers and allows you to stand out from the crowd and achieve increased corporate and brand visibility. This is a perfect platform to promote your company and showcase your strengths to high profile individuals, companies and stakeholders from the air/sea logistics sector.

We shall constantly create visibility and value for companies that partner in theSmart Logistics Summit & Awards Kolkata 2018 and shall provide significant recognition and acknowledgement across the event, i.e. during run-up to the event, at the event and post-event. Our sponsors and partners will be highlighted as true owners spearheading the cause of up-lifting air/maritime trade and industry in Kolkata in particular, while adding value to the larger maritime goals of our nation.

Following are the Categories

Delegate Registration

  • Registration Fees

  • INR 3000

  • Note:Rates are exclusive of GST @ 18 % applicable

  • Group Discount

  • 15% for 3 – 5 Delegates

  • 20% for 6 and above delegates

  • 15% discount for members of Supporting Partners*

  • 25% for 6 and above delegates

  •            *Discounts are Non-cumulative

  • Modes of Payment:

  • All payments in Indian Rupees(INR) will be made in favour of “Gateway Media Pvt Ltd” through account payee cheque/DD payable
    at Hyderabad. For Online transfer(NEFT/RTGS) details as below:

  • Bank : HDFC Bank, Khairatabad Branch, Hyderabad, India.

  • Current Account No:50200026662598

  • IFSC Code: HDFC0009182 , MICR Code:500240105.

  • Note: Please inform your Bank to quote the Ultimate Beneficiary account no. and name without fail to enable to trace the remittance immediately
    Spot Registrations on the day of Event can be done through Cash / DD / Credit Card / Debit Card.



  • Nikhil Doshi

  • General Manager – Sales

  • +91 98369 96293

  • nikhil@gatewaymedia.in



The Oberoi Grand is situated in a prime location, unrivalled by other luxury hotels in Kolkata, near the central business district, bustling markets and cultural landmarks of the city. Dating back to the late 1880s, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata was frequented by the country's leading figures during colonial times and even now, hosts grand functions for Heads of State in the city's largest pillarless Grand Ballroom.


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