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FFFAI joins Gujarat Maritime Cluster at a meeting in GIFT City

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AHMEDABAD : The Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI), under the leadership of Chairman Mr. Dushyant Mulani, organized a delegation visit for its members to the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) in Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad on May 31, 2024, The objective of the visit was to explore logistics business opportunities within this pioneering financial and smart city. Throughout the day-long event, the FFFAI delegation engaged in comprehensive discussions with officials from GIFT City, Price Waterhouse, Axis Bank, and the Gujarat Maritime Cluster (GMC).

A significant highlight of the visit was FFFAI’s official induction as a member of the Gujarat Maritime Cluster. The GMC, the first commercial maritime cluster of its kind in India, offers a synergetic collaboration, providing a one-stop solution for the maritime fraternity. This cluster brings together maritime and shipping industry players, service providers, and relevant government regulatory agencies within the GIFT City ecosystem.

Mr. Mulani highlighted that FFFAI’s membership in the GMC is set to strengthen collaborative efforts in the maritime and logistics sectors, enhancing trade efficiency and fostering industry growth. He expressed enthusiasm about the opportunities this partnership will create and emphasized the strategic importance of aligning with leading financial and maritime institutions.

“The membership in GMC marks a significant milestone for FFFAI, positioning it at the forefront of India’s maritime innovation and operational excellence. This collaboration is expected to facilitate seamless trade operations and enhance the global competitiveness of Indian freight forwarders,” stated Mr. Mulani.

Mr. Mulani also asserted that FFFAI’s proactive engagement and strategic partnerships with GMC underscore its commitment to advancing India’s logistics industry and contributing to sustainable economic growth.

During the discussions at GIFT City, the focus was on leveraging its state-of-the-art infrastructure and strategic location to boost India’s logistics and maritime capabilities. Interactions with Price Waterhouse and Axis Bank provided valuable insights into the financial frameworks and support systems crucial for expanding FFFAI’s initiatives.

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