Centena launches marine e-commerce portal
Dubai-based group aims to become Amazon of the marine business
Dubai-based Centena Group has launched the world’s first e-commerce marketplace for the marine industry.
Sanjay Raghunath, managing director of Centena Group, told Gulf News that the Marinecart portal will list all the major suppliers around the globe and aims to become the Amazon of the marine business.
“The marine business has traditionally been a consultative selling business by working with shipyards and ship owners. You are in a position to go and do a sales pitch before you sell. Our aim is to create a bit more innovative and make it attractive,” he said.
He added that the group has been in Dubai for more than 40 years and dominates close to 80 per cent of the Gulf market. “The addressable marine global market is valued at $8 billion [Dh29.38 billion] and we can easily attain $2 billion of sales through our portal, around 25 per cent. This market is going to double in the next three to four years.”
Maritronics, the company’s marine division, will be one of the key suppliers to the portal. It serves all major ports in the Middle East and Indian region and has offices in Dubai, Fujairah, Doha, Mumbai and Visakapattanam.
“We see growth in the naval and defence segments within the marine vertical. There is a greater emphasis on maritime security investments and we are uniquely positioned with our skill sets for capitalising on this growth,” Raghunath said.
Centena Group has operations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the UK and India, and is spreading into Singapore, Africa and Pakistan.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
Mauritius Maritime Week 2018 , The Ravenala Attitude, Mauritius 22nd -26th January 2018
Breakbulk Middle East , Abu Dhabi, UAE 06th -07th February 2018
CILT ASEAN Forum , Dorsett Grand Subang, Selangor, Malaysia 26th -28th January 2018
Middle East Rail 2018 , DUBAI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE 12th -13th January 2018
Asia Pacific Maritime , Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Hall A, B, C, D, E & F 14th -16th January 2018
IOT Asia 2018 , Singapore Expo 21st -22nd March 2018
Breakbulk China , Shanghai, China 26th -29th March 2018
Blockchain West , Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel, San Francisco 27th -28th March 2018
19th Intermodal Africa , Lunamar Hotel, Beira, Mozambique 27th -29th March 2018
Seamless Middle East 2018 , Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre 15th -16th April 2018
6th MED Ports 2018 , Grand Hotel Palazzo, Livorno, Italy 17th -19th April 2018
7th Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2018 , International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Varna, Bulgaria 08th -12th May 2018
16th ASEAN Ports & Shipping 2018 , Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, Johor, Malaysia 03rd -05th July 2018
2nd Baltic Ports & Shipping 2018 , Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga, Latvia 25th -27th September 2018
15th Trans Middle East 2018 , Intercontinental Aqaba Resort, Jordan 23rd -25th October 2018
20th Intermodal Africa 2018 , Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana 27th -29th November 2018
Asia Warehousing Show 2018 , BITEC, Bangna Bangkok, Thailand 07th -08th March 2018