AMTOI TO OPEN CHENNAI CHAPTER SOON
Trade Interaction Meet in city sees enthusiastic Participation
The Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India (AMTOI) will soon be opening its Chennai Chapter and conducting a training session on INCOTERMS 2011 in the city. This was disclosed by Mr. Anand Sheth, President of AMTOI, at a Trade Interaction Meet organized at the Hotel Savera here on February 2.
The aim of the meet was to facilitate the coming together of all stakeholders in international trade on a common platform for the purpose of working together.
Mr. Sheth made brief presentation on AMTOI and explained its role and services to the shipping fraternity.
Mr. Periassamy, Commissioner, Chennai Customs (Air Cargo), and Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Commissioner, Chennai Customs (Exports-Sea Cargo) were among those who graced the event, which saw enthusiastic participation from the Chennai trade and shipping fraternity.
Besides Mr. Sheth, the AMTOI members from Mumbai who attended were Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar – Vice President, Mr. R.K. Rubin – Hon. Secretary, Mr. R. Venkatesh – MC Member, Mr. Sailesh Bhatia – MC Member, Mr. Dilip Ahuja – Special Invitee, Mr. Vivek Kele – Special Invitee, Mr. Ravi Gandhi – Special Invitee, Mr. Tej Contractor – Special Invitee, Mr. Prashant Popat – Special Invitee and Mr. K.S. Shankarraman – Special Invitee.
Mr. K. S. Shankarraman proposed the vote of thanks.
AMTOI was formed with the objective of organising multimodal transport operators (MTOs) at the national level with the intention of promoting Multimodalism. AMTOI being the sole representative of MTOs in India, regularly interacts with all the government departments and other stakeholders. Other than MTOs, AMTOI has empanelled important associate members like CFS operators, tank container operators, shipowners, shipping agents and air freight operators.
As AMTOI lays emphasis on cooperation with all stakeholders in multimodal transport, it has invited nominees of ACAAI, CSLA, INSA, FFFAI, FEDSAI and CAI to the extended Board.
AMTOI was invited by the government to make suggestions for amending the Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act and Shipping Trade Practices Act. It is also represented 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 Union Ministries of Shipping, Commerce and Finance.
One of the important initiatives of AMTOI has been the setting up of the multi-organizational Grievance Redressal Forum.
The Association is a member of the International Multimodal Transport Association based in Geneva, and has thus acquired international recognition.