With the “Hamburg Representative Office Mumbai”, in January 2011 the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Port of Hamburg Marketing opened a joint office in Mumbai as India’s leading port, the Hamburg Business Development Corporation joined the line-up at the beginning of this year. The representative office cultivates very good contacts in the transport industry, with shippers, forwarders, shipping agencies, operators and rail companies, as well as trade associations, institutions and trade journals in the maritime industry. The representative office also advises member companies interested in the Indian market, creates networks, organizes and supports events, and provides news in India of the latest developments in Germany’s largest universal port. The office is also the initial point of contact for Indian firms wishing to have visitor programs organized for the Port of Hamburg and others in the Metropolitan Region. In cooperation with partners in Mumbai and local institutions, the representative office also plans and organizes events with themes such as “Invest in Hamburg” or “Make in India”.