The Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman of Gujarat Maritime Board, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, IAS, recently had a fruitful meeting with His Excellency Freddy Svane, The Ambassador of Denmark to India. They both discussed possibilities of various collaborations in areas of Maritime Education & Ports between State of Gujarat and Denmark.
Gujarat Maritime Board has established itself as Maritime Leader in port development, privatisation and specialised cargo handling in India. It is also the 1st Maritime Board of the Country which was created up in 1982 with a vision “To enhance and harness ports and international trade as vehicles for economic development.”
With foresighted thinking and strategically located longest coastline of 1600 kms, GMB charted a different and unexplored route of port development in 1980s. This was the era when Major Ports enjoyed monopoly over sea freight, with very little or no port capacity with State Governments.