August 21 - The India Shipping Summit is to be held for the fifth time in Mumbai and is expected to provide topics and discussions relevant to anyone involved in OOG and heavy oceanfreight operations on opportunities within the Indian energy sector, marit

The summit, to be held 20 - 22 October at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, will examine to what extent India is integrated into the world economy and what it means for shipping; whether deepwater gas development in the Bay of Bengal is just the first of many to come and what opportunities offshore developments present for ship owners, ship builders, service companies and technology providers.

Top industry speakers at the summit include: Tom Peter Blankestijn, global project leader on ship recycling, AP Moller Maersk; A P V N Sarma, secretary, department of shipping, ministry of shipping, road transport and highways, Government of India; Vijay Chhibber, additional secretary and financial adviser, ministry of shipping, Government of India; S Hajara, chairman and managing director, Shipping Corporation of India and president, Indian Shipowners' Association (INSA).