As the world focusses on a new era of trade across the seas, the Gujarat Maritime Cluster has emerged as the beacon of international maritime trade. The GMC is the first ever commercial Maritime Cluster of its kind in the country and has been envisioned as a synergetic collaboration. A one-stop solution for the maritime fraternity, that creates a dedicated, single-location ecosystem of maritime / shipping industry players and service providers, along with relevant Government regulatory agencies, at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), Gandhinagar – India’s first operational Smart City.
GMC epitomises the cluster, enables synergistic capabilities and creates exponential global growth opportunities.
MARITIME CLUSTERS CREATE A THRIVING, SYNERGETIC COLLABORATION AMONG PRIVATE AND THE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES UNDER A SINGLE ROOF. THE ‘SINGLE LOCATION’ GUJARAT MARITIME CLUSTER HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO CREATE A POSITIVE AND INTEGRATED WIN-WIN ECOSYSTEM FOR BUSINESSES ACROSS THE MARITIME INDUSTRY.
This will be the first-of-its-kind commercial maritime services cluster in India. It has been conceptualised to enhance competitiveness and self-sufficiency of India in the maritime sector and will provide a one-stop solution for the entire maritime fraternity.
To catalyse the growth of maritime sector in the region through creation of an eco-system of maritime / shipping services providers, associations and regulators co-existing and collaborating to deliver world-class services by ensuring :
To evolve as a Global Maritime Cluster providing one-stop solution for all maritime services.
Gujarat - an Ancient Maritime Tradition. The shores of Lothal & Dholavira in Gujarat were trading hubs of the world for thousands of years, with evidence of shipping ties with Egypt, Bahrain and Sumer dating back to over 5000 years.