Gujarat Maritime Cluster will bring together the maritime / shipping industry players along with relevant government regulatory agencies in GIFT City, leveraging on their proximity and improved access.


Envisioned in 2007 by then Gujarat CM and current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, the Gujarat Maritime Cluster synergises industry, government and academia to accelerate value creation in the sector. He took his vision of ensuring that core sectors don’t work in silos to greater depths and outlined the Maritime India Vision 2030 which include Sagar-Manthan and the Sagarmala project.


Gujarat has been pioneering the ease of doing business in India. Its progressive and investor-friendly policies are the strong and resilient backbone of growth in the region. Working closely with the industry, the Government of Gujarat is creating a maritime environment that boosts confidence in global maritime players, attracts investment, provides stability, and creates a world-class competitive maritime ecosystem.


With a coastline of 1600 km, Gujarat is extremely well linked to all the major port-based trade routes, such as the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Gulf and African countries by sea. And its excellent road connectivity links to key metros of India as well as key ports viz. Kandla, Pipavav, etc.


GMC is located within GIFT has been envisioned as a necklace of vertical and artistically designed high-rises with glittering glass façades located along the Sabarmati River. 34% of the total area will comprise green belt and when completed in totality, the city's unique skyline will be dotted with signature buildings with beautiful terrace gardens that offer a spectacular view of the City.


As India’s most progressive and fastest growing state, Gujarat is shaping India’s tomorrow. With all the right fundamentals – strong entrepreneurship, excellent infrastructure, stable governance, business-friendly policies and habit to think ahead of times – doing business in Gujarat is a breeze.


Gujarat is a pioneering, futuristic and entrepreneurial state of India. In particular, Gujarat’s maritime sector is considered to be the most proactive and well developed sectors of India. Gujarat Maritime Board was created in 1982 under the Gujarat Maritime Board Act, 1981 to manage, control and administer the non major ports of Gujarat. GMB presently manages the 48 non major ports of the State.


As the dynamic nature of business in the IFSCs requires a high degree of inter-regulatory coordination within the financial sector, the IFSCA has been established as a unified regulator with a holistic vision in order to promote ease of doing business in IFSC and provide world class regulatory environment.


Ranking first amongst the world’s top 15 global financial centres, GIFT City, Gujarat will play a significant role in unleashing and augmenting the international financial services potential of our country.


Gujarat Maritime University has been established under the Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2009. The prime objective of Gujarat Maritime University is to be a global center of excellence in maritime education, research and development, professional training.


First centre of its kind in the country that will manage arbitration and mediation proceedings with disputes related to the maritime and shipping sector. The GIMAC will be part of a maritime cluster that the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) is setting up in GIFT City at Gandhinagar.

With the state continuing to witness a rapid extension in maritime activities and inching closer to becoming a global maritime hub with the implementation of Gujarat Maritime Cluster project, a strong growing and recurring demand is being generated for a specialized facility for maritime arbitration services.

Arbitration is a kind of dispute resolution method where the disputes arising between the parties are resolved by the arbitrators appointed by them instead of state’s legal bodies.