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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. 

Contact Hector Rodriguez or via telephone at (202) 482-0629.

Application deadline is November 21, 2014.


Trade Mission to Kenya, South Africa and Mozambique

Feb. 23-24, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya (optional)

Feb. 25-27, 2015 Johannesburg, South Africa and Maputo, Mozambique

Tap into International Business Opportunities

Kenya, South Africa and Mozambique are investing now in key sectors to boost their economies. This trade mission will put you front and center with the key decision makers looking for technologies and solutions like yours.

Trade Mission Features

  • Meetings with potential partners, distributors and end-users
  • Receptions with the local business communities
  • Briefings from local experts on doing business in Africa
  • Media exposure

Target Sectors

Energy Equipment and Services Power generation, including renewable; transmission and distribution, energy efficiency, oil and gas exploration and production and project development.

Transportation Infrastructure and Equipment Road, bridge and dam construction; railroad equipment and rolling fleets, port mobile, weighbridges and quayside systems and upgrades to port equipment.

Agricultural Equipment Crop production equipment and machinery, irrigation equipment and technology, crop storage and handling, precision farming technologies and fertilizers.

Medical Technologies Diagnostic imaging equipment, laboratory equipment, patient aids, innovative minimally invasive devices and dental and optometry equipment.

Contact Anne Novak at Anne.Novak@trade.gov or (202) 482-8178.

Application deadline is December 31, 2014.

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