The activities of the Association, which is registered as a non-profit making body
under the Indian Companies Act, are managed by the Managing Committee comprising
of 7 members elected by the Operator members. The Committee is assisted by a Board
of Advisors consisting of the representatives of Government / Public Sector Organizations.
The Association has a two-tier membership – Ordinary members who are registered
as MTOs and Associate members who are not MTOs themselves but who are involved in
operations connected with multimodal transport. The Associate members are not eligible
for voting rights or contest in the Election.
The Association from time to time has made suggestions for the consideration of
Government and in fact the suggestion for amending the Multimodal Transportation
of Goods Act and for adopting other related measures, were initiated by the Association.
We as an Association have been able to secure representation on Government bodies
like the Standing Committee on Promotion of Exports, (SCOPE Shipping and SCOPE Air),
Task Force on Multimodal Transport and various other forums of the Ministries of
Shipping, Commerce & Finance of the Government of India. The Association is
also a member of the International Multimodal Transport Association based in Geneva
and has thus acquired international recognition.
We would like to list a few items which we have listed amongst the activities which
we will further in the coming year, and are sure they will form a core of other
activities which will result as a direct result there from.
MULTIMODAL DAY :- The Association organizes an ‘Annual Day’ for the last
many years wherein the entire shipping fraternity of Shipping Lines, Ports CFS operators,
Freight Forwarders, NVOCC’s, CHA’s, Airlines, Government authorities in addition
to MTO’s come together to network and interact with each other. It has been relentlessly
pursuing the dream of, bringing together all the players in the industry under its
umbrella so that AMTOI’s collective goals and objectives could be articulated and
achieved benefiting all the constituents in the value chain.
FULL DAY CONFERENCE :- We at AMTOI feel that with the industry poised at
the phenomenal growth that the logistics sector will achieve, it would only be appropriate
that we conduct an interactive conference with speakers from around the world who
will enlighten the path & the opportunities that LOGISTICS will offer in a growing
economy along with the challenges that needs to be addressed.
TRAINING PROGRAMS :- AMTOI feels that the industry lacks formal training
on issues that are critical to its professional abilities. To address this lacunae,
AMTOI is planning to conduct a total of 6 training programs over the next year on
each of the topics which form the core of logistics activity.
MULTIMODAL TIMES: - we at AMTOI will be publishing a quarterly magazine which
we hope to graduate into a monthly publication which will attempt to capture critical
issues that are close to the industry & along with opinions of the industry
Interactive Website with Forums & Ezine :- In keeping with the advance
in IT, we at AMTOI feel the time is ripe to get a larger participation of the logistics
industry by creating a web portal which will not only deliver content but also create
an interactive atmosphere by Forums, Blogs & Ezine.
The Association has drawn up an “Action Programme” in 1998. It includes inter-alia
the organization of seminars and workshops as well as training courses in multimodal
transport, framing a code of conduct for multimodal transport operators, establishment
of a high powered coordinating authority in multimodal transport in India, etc.
In context to this, the Association has begun its Lecture series under the auspices
of AMTOI Lecture Series, whereby; lectures on various subjects pertaining
to multimodalism are conducted inviting prominent speakers, every alternate month,
in order to educate the multimodal fraternity. In this context, AMTOI has successfully
conducted lectures on subjects like Insurance coverage for MTOs, Sea Carriage Act
Coastal & Road, Insurance Claims, EU Maritime Project, Indian Economy etc. In
recognition of our services to the maritime community we have been invited by Ministry
of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of
Finance to nominate our representatives on various committees under their respective
ministries. Our views are sought by them on various topics such as GATS ( i.e. General
Agreement on Trade in Services) negotiations for maritime transport services sector.