‘Transporters Meet’ in Navi Mumbai on Friday

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on January 22, 2019 Published on January 22, 2019

Lead the Road, a ‘Transporters Meet’ organised by BusinessLine to highlight various issues related to transporters, is now headed to Navi Mumbai, which is the base for Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India’s largest container port.

The event on Friday in Navi Mumbai will be the ninth of the 10-part series. It will see a confluence of various stakeholders involved in the transport sector discussing issues and suggesting solutions to the problems faced by them.

Event partners

The event is presented by the Indian Oil Corporation and powered by YES Bank with NewsX as the television partner.

The event is being held at a time when the transport sector is faced with issues such as fluctuating fuel prices, lower freight rates and limited availability of drivers, and it provides a platform to discuss these issues.

Nearly one crore trucks crisscross the country carrying goods. Any disruption in their operations can cripple the economy.

With a strong port-based economy, thousands of trucks ply in and around JNPT carrying cargo to and from the port that are critical to the economy of the region.

Panel discussion

Presentations apart, the event at Navi Mumbai will see a panel discussion on the ‘Road Ahead’ for the transport sector. The discussions will cover various issues that trouble the sector and also the share best practices and solutions to overcome them. The panellists are: Bal Malkit Singh, Chairman - Core Committee and former President of All India Motor Transport Congress; Dushyant Mulani, Vice-President, Brihanmumbai Custom Brokers Association; Shrikant Joshi, Senior Manager (Fleet Marketing), Mumbai, Indian Oil Corporation; and Anil Menon, National Business Head, Commercial Vehicle Loans, YES Bank.

The first Transporters Meet was held in June at Namakkal, the hub of the trucking industry in Tamil Nadu, followed by the second at the port city of Kochi in July. The third was held in Vijayawada in August. The fourth and fifth editions were held in September in Hyderabad and Pune, respectively. The sixth edition was held in Jaipur in October, followed by Jamshedpur in November and the eighth in Gandhidham (Gujarat) in December.

Published on January 22, 2019
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