Port & Terminals


Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Commissioned in May 1989, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, also known as Nhava Sheva, is India’s biggest container port, handling about 60% of the total containerized cargo of the country. As India’s prime facilitator of international trade, it is ranked 24th among the top 100 container ports in the world. JNP, located on the Western Coast of India, offers top-of-the-order marine and shipping services, specialized in handling containers, liquid bulk and cement ships. It is well-connected with 23 Container Freight Stations (CFS) and 34 Inland Container Depot (ICD) destinations, in addition to having a full-fledged Customs House.



An all weather port, with operations round-the-clock, throughout the week, Chennai Port is known for its capability of handling fourth generation vessels and multiple cargo, and is ranked among the top 100 container ports in the world. The Chennai Port boasts of a passenger terminal of international standard, 24 deep-drafted berths, and is also one of the major ports having Terminal Shunting Yard and running their own Railway operations inside the harbour on the East Coast. With a long-term plan of handling the 4C’s, i.e.s Containers, Cars, Cruise and Clean Cargo, Chennai Port is the first of its kind in Indian Ports, to establish the Marine Pollution Management to ensure protection for marine life.


Mumbai Port Trust

As one of the principal gateways to India, Mumbai port, administered by the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), holds the destinction of being India’s premier port for many decades. It plays a central role in India’s maritime trade port operations by handling 10% of the country’s sea-borne trade in terms of volume, and catering to about 19% of POL traffic handled by major ports. Although the port is primarily designed to handle bulk cargo, over the years it has adapted to changing shipping trends from break bulk to untisation/palletisation and containerication. Among the various measures taken to provide cost effective and quality services to maritime trade, the port has developed specialized berths for handling POL and chemicals.


Confederation of Indian Industry

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has over 8000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.
Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.


Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Eighteen businessmen of Madras met at the office of Binny & Co. on the 29th September 1836 and unanimously resolved “that an Association be formed in Madras as Madras Chamber of Commerce”. These founding members with John Alves Arbuthnot as the Chairman made up the first Committee of the Chamber.
The first Chairman John Alves Arbuthnot, the objectives of the Chamber were

“…watch over and protect the interests of trade; receive and collect information on all matters of mercantile interest bearing upon the removal of grievances and promotion of the common good; receive references on matters of custom or usage in doubt or dispute, decide on the same and record the decisions made for further reference and to form by that and other code of practices whereby the transaction of business by all companies engaged in it are simplified and facilitated”…..


Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture

Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA) is the Apex Chamber of the State. The Chamber plays a pivotal role in supplementing and augmenting the efforts of Government for the economic development of the State and advancement of its people. With more than 3500 direct Members, comprising of large, medium and small-scale industries, traders, agriculturist and professionals, MACCIA is the only Chamber in Maharashtra, which has deep-roots in all the 35 districts encompassing 355 Talukas of Maharashtra. In addition over 800 local trade and industry associations and professional bodies having collective membership of over 700,000 business organizations from all over the State are affiliated to the Chamber and thus it virtually functions as the State’s Apex Chamber.


Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Chamber was founded in 1836 by seven Britishers and three Parsees “to encourage a friendly feeling and unanimity among commercial men on all subjects involving the common good, to promote and protect the general mercantile interests of this [Bombay] Presidency, to collect and classify information on all matters of general mercantile interest, to obtain the removal … of all acknowledged grievances…” In those days there was an entrance fee of Rs 150 and a monthly subscription of Rs 20. Other objects and duties included simplification and facilitation of business practices, communication with public authorities on all matters of mercantile interest and to carry out arbitration of disputes among members. Established in 1836, the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the oldest Chambers in the Country. Bombay Chamber has an illustrious history of 181 years. It is registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Section 25 of The Companies Act, 1956) a non profit organisation.


Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.
A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies.
FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community


Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, popularly known as The IMC, is a legendary organization which has relentlessly pursued the agenda of identifying opportunities, addressing critical issues and driving Indian businesses with the single minded focus of sustainable growth.

IMC’s members and its network have been instrumental in Influencing policy frameworks and changes towards this goal and continually strengthening sectors that are critical to India’s new phase of flourish.

IMC seeks out thought leaders and Industry spearheads to identify today’s needs and catalyse the achievement of tomorrow’s vision.

Set up in 1907, in the wake of the ‘Swadeshi Movement’ to represent Indian businesses. IMC is a premier Chamber of trade, commerce and industry in India.

Government Agencies


Ministry of Shipping

Ministry of Shipping is the apex body of the Government of India, responsible for formulation and  implementation of policies and programmes relating to maritime trade and transport in India. It is entrusted with administration of maritime agenda and creating a framework for policy guidelines relating to the shipping and port sectors, which include ship building and ship-repair, shipping and ports sectors which include shipbuilding and ship-repair, national waterways, inland water transport, maritime shipping and lighthouses, and development of major ports.

DG Shipping

Directorate General of Shipping

The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) is a statutory maritime authority, attached to the Ministry of Shipping, responsible for the implementation of provisions, shipping policy and legislation under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958. It deals with all matters concerning the Maritime Administration, Maritime Education and Training and development of Shipping industry. DG Shipping regularizes different under water activities to ensure that shipping companies meet high safety and environment standards, to safeguard life and ships at sea, and prevent maritime pollution.


Central Board of Excise and Customs

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) is a nodal national agency that encompasses under its fold the tasks of formulation of policy concerning levy and collection of Customs & Central Excise duties and Service Tax, prevention of smuggling, and administration of matters relating to Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax and Narcotics in India. It is a part of the Department of Revenue, under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.


India Natie

India Natie

India Natie is an association between AMTOI and one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced port, The Port of Antwerp, to bridge the trade gap between India and Europe. This collaborative partnership aims to bring trade associations in India and Belgium together at an international level, to ease logistical operations, explore new business opportunities and provide world class facilities to Indian and European shippers and logistics service providers.


Port of Antwerp

Situated in the heart of Europe, the Port of Antwerp, in Belgium, is among the largest, busiest, and most technologically advanced ports in the world. Its multimodal access and maritime accessilibilty makes the Port of Antwerp a multi-functional port and a crossroads of global supply chains, that offers a wide range of integrated maritime and logistics solutions.


Indo-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Set up in 1966, the Indo-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBLCCI) is a non-profit organisation recognized by the Belgian and Luxembourg Governments, whose main objective is to promote and enhance trade and economic relations between India, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Based out of Mumbai, IBLCCI provides a platform for facilitating business and networking opportunities between member companies, to promote their interests to key decision makers and to help develop economic and commercial relations between the countries.
The Chamber is traditionally a members’ association. Our members come together on the basis of a voluntary membership to create a unique and exclusive network to promote the exchange of information and experience, and to make business contacts. Mostly working in close cooperation with other European chambers, we also pursue the interests of our members on matters of importance to the business community in India




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