To develop the IAPH network in India, we are pleased to announce that Ennarasu Karunesan has been appointed as our representative in the country. India has a coastline which is more than 7,517 km long, interspersed with more than 200 ports. The port sector in India is driven by high growth in external trade. Last year, Indian ports handled 650.52 million tonnes of cargo traffic. The key ports are furthermore expected to deliver investment projects worth USD 274.31 million on a public-private partnership basis. Ennarasu’s main task is to recruit ports and organisations in the Indian port community as IAPH regular and associate members. He has more than 33 years of leadership experience in the maritime sector, including 22 years as CEO in global ports and logistics, working in Mumbai Port, Westports Malaysia, P&O Ports, DP World as well as Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone, Mundra, which is largest Port in India. He currently serves as an advisor to Indian Ports. We welcome Ennarasu onboard and look forward to working with him to grow our presence in India.