About Maritime Gateway

Maritime Gateway is India’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, bring diverse perspectives with a shared commitment to improve trade and business and are invited 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.



The eastern states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand are favored destinations for investors in manufacturing sector. While mines and minerals being the anchor industries, Food Processing including Marine Food, Electronic Manufacturing, Textiles, Gems & Jewellery, Steel and Aluminum, Petroleum & Chemicals, are sunrise sectors. Under the aegis of policy initiatives to Make India a Manufacturing Hub, the market is bullish about the surge in domestic demand for steel, aluminum and metal products. At the same time marine food sector of Odisha has carved a niche for itself.

Different industries have specific and distinctive requirements to move cargo. Logistics inefficiency is legendary in our country, and manufacturing sector bears the maximum brunt with about 14-17% of production cost being drained due to logistics inefficiency.

Realizing the changing needs of industries in the region, road and rail network are on the upgrade, and coastal shipping and port sector are also adding capacity. Development of container handling terminal at Paradip and others proposed open the ambit to have a multimodal approach to evacuate cargo. Major port Paradip and non-major ones like Dhamra and Gopalpur are gearing up to serve the surge in cargo variety such as Bulk, Break Bulk and of course Reefer & Non-Reefer Containerized ones. With a proven manufacturing base, it is time to address logistics concerns of Eastern States.

This June, Bhubaneswar will host first ever ‘Smart Logistics Summit’ that is unique in itself as a forum for stakeholders in manufacturing, trade services and EXIM logistics. Expect a meaningful, solution driven business networking summit with a focus on mapping missing infrastructure requirements needed by manufacturers, traders and exporters, and how tailormade solutions could be derived by major Indian and MNC freight forwarders. The summit is regional in the sense that it is for the industries and trade in the hinterland but at the same time it offers opportunity to experience excellence in supply chain management like none other.

Event Schedule

Friday, June 9th, 2017

13.30hrs Onwards Registrations
14.30hrs to 15.30hrs Inaugural Session
15.30hrs to 16.30hrs

Business Session 1- Infrastructure readiness for growing cargo

16.30hrs to 17.00hrs Coffee Break
17.00hrs to 18.30hrs Business Session 2- Logistic challenges in cargo movement
18.30hrs to 19.00hrs

Networking Over Cocktails

19.00hrs to 20.30hrs Smart Logistics Awards
20.30hrs Onwards Networking 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 the Smart Logistics Summit & Awards Bhubaneswar 2017 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 Odisha in particular, while adding value to the larger maritime goals of our nation.

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for contact


  • Nikhil Doshi

  • General Manager - Sales

  • +91 98369 96293

  • nikhil@gatewaymedia.in


  • Sisir Kumar Pradhan

  • Associate Editor

  • +91 8500 905 288

  • sisir@gatewaymedia.in



MAYFAIR Convention is a 3-Star luxury hotel in Bhubaneswar offers the ambience wherein corporate events, business meetings and various formal and informal gatherings can be held in a memorable and successful way. Enchanting and beautiful ambience and highly advanced equipment make it an ideal platform for corporate get-together in the most impressive manner.

  • Hotel MAYFAIR Convention, Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751013

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