Sandeep Mehta

Adani Ports and SEZ


Completing 4 Decades of experience, Capt. Sandeep Mehta is one of the foremost stalwarts of the Indian Maritime industry. During this tenure, Capt Mehta has acquired considerable expertise in the various aspects of the Ports, Shipping, Logistics, and Infrastructure industries.

Capt Mehta’s areas of responsibility have encompassed Supply Chain Operations, International Logistics, Bulk & Container port operations, Global Liner Shipping, Port Infrastructure development, and Management.

Embarking upon his career as a seafarer, Capt Mehta rapidly progressed up the ranks to become a Captain, assuming command of ships which were then amongst the largest in the merchant carrier fleet. After 12 years of sailing, Capt Mehta decided to move offshore, where he handled a number of successively senior positions in the Container Shipping industry.

After successful completion of a challenging stint in the highly competitive Container Shipping industry, Capt. Mehta ventured into the then nascent private port industry in India, joining the Adani Group as President and CEO of Mundra Ports and SEZ. During this period, Mundra rapidly evolved from a minor port to grow into

India’s largest private port, in various businesses including Container Terminals, Bulk, Liquid, and Automobile Logistics.

He was also responsible for the development of Container Terminals, Private Rail Operations, Container Freight Stations & Inland Container Depots, and grain storage facilities for the Adani Group in India.

He later took up the position of CEO for Adani ports in Australia, where he was a part of the core management team, tasked to execute Adani Group’s integrated mine, rail, and port development projects, including new port expansions.

Capt. Mehta currently serves as the President for the business development activities of Adani Ports.

Capt. Mehta has over the years augmented his practical knowledge by undergoing various specialized courses in the field of Shipping and Transport.

Capt. Mehta has been a member of the prestigious Institute of Chartered Ship Broker’s, London and also the Company of Master Mariners, as well as being a Loss Assessor & Surveyor.

During his spare time, Capt. Mehta writes about issues related to the Maritime and Supply Chain industries. He is also a regular speaker at various Business and Industry forums and has been invited as a guest lecturer by various Management institutes. Capt. Mehta is also passionate about mentoring young people and helping them develop their skills. He firmly believes that a Skilled India will lead to a Developed India.

Sessions With Sandeep Mehta

Wednesday, 23 June

  • 10:45am - 11:30am (CET) / 23/jun/2021 08:45 am - 23/jun/2021 09:30 am


    IAPH Regional: Potential of Terminal and Cargo Data Sharing for East and South Asian Ports

    One of the main reasons why South East Asian ports have been rated highest in their berth productivity can be attributed to their approach towards digitalization and data sharing. In this session, you will hear the case of Busan which has multiple terminal operators all competing with each other and the case of Kobe which works on a national level to facilitate data sharing. You will also hear about the outlier Adani Ports which has emerged as a major regional player in South Asia thanks to its innovative approach to digitaization.