The emphasis of the trip is to establish the name of PD Ports in the Indian shipping market and to raise the profile of its Northern Gateway Container Terminal development. The week-long visit will also provide a platform for PD Ports to establish new links with the local Indian media and trade press.
Approximately 95% of India’s trade by volume (70% in terms of value) is moved by sea, and PD Ports wants to attract traffic from India destined for customers in Northern Britain to its facilities at Teesport.
The port’s awareness-raising event in Mumbai follows successful launch events in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam earlier in the year, and will include the official signing of an agreement appointing an Indian representative to act on PD Ports’ behalf to raise the port’s profile in the Indian shipping market. The compnay will conclude its trip by exhibiting at the Indian Shipping and Logistics Expo in Mumbai on September 25–26.