Executive-Led Ports and Marine Technology Mission to India

February 2 - 6, 2015

Kochi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad
(with optional visit to Goa)

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Global Markets, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, is organizing an Executive-led ports and marine technology trade mission to India (Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kochi) February 2 – 6, 2015. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and U.S. trade associations to India’s rapidly expanding ports and marine technology market and to assist U.S. companies to pursue export opportunities in this sector. As an optional add-on stop, interested participants can also visit the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in the State of Goa.


  • Indian Shipping Ministry expects traffic at major (federal) ports to grow from 561 million tons in 2010 to 1.2 billion tons by 2020, and traffic at minor (state and private) ports from 289 million tons to 1.2 billion tons in that same decade.
  • Ports plan are underway to develop new terminals, upgrade existing berths, and modernize operations to accommodate this growing traffic.
  • Southern ports featured on this trade mission represent much of this growth and new business potential. Details on each of these locations are outlined in the Trade Mission Statement.
  • India’s National Institute of Oceanography seeks advanced technologies to support their efforts in oceans exploration, coastline protection, and oil spill recovery.

Best Prospects for U.S. Products and Services:

State-of-the-art port and marine technologies with strong demand in India include equipment and services for security, logistics, vessel tracking, oil spill detection and contingency preparedness, dredging, underwater exploration and mapping, among others.

Trade Mission Features in each location:

  • Business Briefings
  • One-on-one matchmaking appointments with pre-screened potential business partners,
  • Interaction with government representatives
  • Technical Site Visits (in Kochi and Mumbai)
  • Networking events with business leaders and government representatives

Trade Mission Fee:

  • $3,100 for a small or medium-sized firm or trade association
  • $3,300 for a large firm
  • $750 per additional participant
  • Optional 4th stop to the National Institute of Oceanography in Goa: $300 with a minimum of 5 companies participating

Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each participant.

To Apply:

Applications will be reviewed starting June 23, 2014 with a maximum of 20 companies to be accepted by the deadline of October 20, 2014.

For More Information Please Contact:

Hector Rodriguez,
International Trade Specialist
Washington, DC
Tel: (202) 482-0629

Julia Rauner Guerrero
Senior International Trade Specialist
San Diego
Tel: (858) 467-7038;

Martin Claessens
Commercial Officer
U.S. Commercial Service
C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex
Bandra (E), Mumbai – 400 051
Tel: +91-22-26724000