The 14th MSDC was held under the aegis of Ministry of Shipping, Government of India on 7th and 8th January, 2013 at Mumbai.

Representatives from Maritime States/State Maritime Boards attended the session and participated in the deliberations.

On 8th January, the meeting was chaired by Minister for Shipping, Shri. G.K. Vasan. Minister of State for Shipping and IT, Shri Milind Deora also participated in the deliberations.

Ministers from three Maritime States also attended the session. Shri. Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Shri  Subrat Tarai,  Minister, Government of Orissa and Shri. Narayan T. Rane, Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra participated in the meeting.

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust(JNPT)  problem was resolved. MTHL is a crucial infrastructure Project to connect Mumbai to the Hinterland.