Port Management Strategy Summit 2013
The Port Management Strategy Summit 2013will be held on February 5
and 6 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It will be hosted by Fleming Gulf Conferences
and the Marine Administration of the UAE.
Top brass from the world ports fraternity will meet, network and make
decisions related to their future operations, This forum will provide an
opportunity for the port authorities, dock yards, government bodies,
stakeholders, service providers and related consultants to synchronise
their thoughts and coordinate their efforts to strategically adapt to
the evolving trends.International marine logistics professionals will
also attend and will share their challenges and best practices.
Immediate past Secretary General of the Asian Shippers' Council (ASC)
and consultant to the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), Rohan Masakorala has
been invited to address the summit.
He will speak on 'Shippers' perspective on ports and services'. The
presentation will focus on the importance of ports and its impact on the
shippers' supply chain, terminal handling charges, congestion charges
and other terminal costs, transshipment and the importance of
connectivity, security and reliability.
Masakorala, the CEO of the Shippers' Academy Colombo, has over 20
years of international experience in the fields of shipping, exports,
manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management. He is qualified in
economics, business administration and marketing from the University of
He has served in many director boards in the private and public
He currently serves as the senior consultant to Strategic Enterprise
Management Agency (SEMA) on ports and aviation. In addition to being an
independent shipping and trade consultant, he has been involved in
professional training in international trade, logistics, transport and
trade facilitation. He was a past chairman of the Sri Lanka Shippers'
Council and was also the chairman of the South Asian Shippers' Council
(ASCOBIPS) and the Secretary General of the Asian Shippers' Council in
The summit will focus on private sector business, regional
stevedoring and political interference, along with strict norms set for
port management. Increased competition calls for better ways to handle
transshipments, strategic port management solutions, and balancing risks