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India’s dependence on liquid bulk cargo imports is expected to increase in the next five years, particularly that of petroleum, oils, edible oils and other petrochemicals.

Maritime Gateway is working towards bridging the information gap and build a strong platform to tackle Liquid Cargo Interruptions.

Maritime Gateway is South Asia’s premier maritime business monthly magazine published from Hyderabad. During the last one decade of publication it has become the single largest resource of information for the maritime industry across the country and overseas. We have been organizing several conferences at different locations in the country with an objective to attract investment in this sector and also to facilitate trade.

Currently infrastructure for import and storage of liquid bulk on either coasts of India is insufficient. Not many of the major ports are equipped with right facility for handling chemical cargo. Apart from lack of infrastructure and shortage of storage space, a major issue is the absence of specialised handling for chemical cargo at many ports.

Ports that can install a direct pipeline to the storage installation, ensure quick turnaround of liquid bulk vessels, ensure proper evacuation processes in the form of good road and railway network to the hinterland, reduce logistics cost for the importers, will certainly be able to attract importers to explore and use their facilities.

The India Liquid Cargo Summit, organized by Maritime Gateway in association with AILBIEA is scheduled for Friday, 12th October, 2018 at the Leela Palace, Chennai. The first of its kind in the country, the discussions will tackle some of the core issues in moving and storage of liquid cargo.