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In this issue

The March April 2024 issue of ITLN is here and it digs deep into the Indian logistics ecosystem.

Libin Chacko Kurian, in his Cover Story, points out that the demands for customised solutions and cost efficiency are pushing Indian contract logistics players out of their comfort zone.

In Spotlight, he also writes about how TVS ILP is entering a new growth phase and looking at the eastern and northeastern regions as their next frontier.

Can Indian air cargo navigate industry demands to hit the ambitious target of 10 million tonnes by 2030? Nehal Gautam tried answering this question from the perspective of airports in her Report.

Jibu Kurien Itty of DP World speaks to Jyothi Shankaran about how the company is committed to intelligent, secure and sustainable port operations at Nhava Sheva.

We also have Parijat Saurabh writing about how Indian freight forwarders are stepping up to leverage the e-commerce boom.

Connecting India With Multi-Modal Logistics

Today, logistics cost in India accounts for 13-17 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is nearly double (6-9 percent) the logistics cost to GDP ratio in developed countries such as the US, Hong Kong and France. Much of these escalating costs are due to the absence of efficient intermodal and multimodal transport systems. But with the government giving infrastructure status to the logistics sector, development of multimodal transport networks and initiatives to set up industrial corridors and logistics parks, a massive transformation of the country’s logistics landscape is underway.

Connecting India With Multi-Modal Logistics

8 mins

By 2020 Our Target Will Be 50 Percent Revenue From Exports

Since 1996 Gandhi Automations has been a leader in manufacturing as well as exporting, distributing and installing entrance automation systems and loading bay equipment that are problem free and easy to operate. The company specialises in designing, manufacturing and installing customised products conforming to the highest safety standards complemented with reliability and energy efficiency. Samir Gandhi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Gandhi Automations, speaks to Indian Transport and Logistics News, about manufacturing, exports, market share and potential growth in this sector over the coming years.

By 2020 Our Target Will Be 50 Percent Revenue From Exports

4 mins

Why Is Everyone Afraid To Share Data? GPLS Finds

At the third Global Pharma Logistics Summit 2019 organised by Indian Transport & Logistics News, panelists discussed technological advancements, creation of data, the existence of trust deficit in sharing data, need for educating and building a skilled workforce for better handling of pharma cargo.

Why Is Everyone Afraid To Share Data? GPLS Finds

4 mins

Toxic Slowdown In Auto Sector, EVs To Disrupt The Market

When festive season sales failed to cheer the auto industry, logistics providers have taken it as an opportunity to utilise this period to create value by streamlining their operations. With the Indian government's ambitious plans of shifting the focus to electric vehicles by 2023, logistics providers are upgrading their capabilities to handle the complex auto parts and developing technology to track the entire supply chain journey.

Toxic Slowdown In Auto Sector, EVs To Disrupt The Market

4 mins

Looking Beyond IMO's Global Sulphur Cap

The IMO's move to introduce a 'global sulphur cap' presents a significant regulatory move aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions and making shipping more environmentally responsible and friendly. We probe how shipping lines are preparing for the big move and the alternatives like LNG, hydrogen, and LEO, a blend of lignin and ethanol.

Looking Beyond IMO's Global Sulphur Cap

10+ mins

Reinventing Global Trade Using Blockchain

It is claimed that blockchain could boost global trade by $1 Trillion in 10 years. Discover how Port of Rotterdam is embracing this technology to strengthen its smart logistics and maritime hub.

Reinventing Global Trade Using Blockchain

8 mins

Machine Protection Doors: Protecting People And Enhancing Productivity

Machine protection doors are found in many areas of industrial production - they are required to meet stringent safety requirements.

Machine Protection Doors: Protecting People And Enhancing Productivity

2 mins

Freightbro Elite- Deliver An Exceptional Freight Forwarding Experience

Freight forwarding has largely remained an industry dictated by inefficiencies due to traditional mandates of conducting business.

Freightbro Elite- Deliver An Exceptional Freight Forwarding Experience

5 mins

Driving Into A World Of Opportunities India Auto Show

India Auto Show, organised by NESCO Exhibitions, will be held from October 3-5 at Hall 8 of Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai.

Driving Into A World Of Opportunities India Auto Show

2 mins

Digitising Freight Forwarding For A Seamless Supply Chain

FreightBro, a digital platform for freight forwarders and Journal of Commerce (JOC.com), a portal for news about container shipping & logistics have organised the latter's first ‘India Logistics Technology Summit’ on August 22 in Navi Mumbai.

Digitising Freight Forwarding For A Seamless Supply Chain

3 mins

Customer Centricity Key To All E-commerce Business Decisions

At the inaugural Ecommerce Logistics Summit 2019, stakeholders came together for compelling deliberations on issues facing the industry. Building business intelligence, keeping the customer at the centre, understanding regulation for smoother business were among the key points discussed by enthusiastic panel members.

Customer Centricity Key To All E-commerce Business Decisions

8 mins

Building Logistics Competencies For India's Pharma Exports

Over the last 30 years, India’s pharmaceutical industry has evolved from being almost non-existent to becoming a world leader in the production of high quality generic drugs. At the same time, medical science and medical technology have also advanced leaps and bounds with drugs becoming more sensitive than ever before. To counteract this complexity and create worldwide quality standards, Indian pharma players in tandem with their logistics counterparts are trying to ace cold chain standards by connecting quality with technology.

Building Logistics Competencies For India's Pharma Exports

6 mins

Booming Ecommerce Opportunities Discussed At Locus Event

FMCG players are looking towards rural India as their new growth avenue. FMCG 2025 deliberates on capturing the mind space of millennials who have a shorter attention span and different priorities than the older generations.

Booming Ecommerce Opportunities Discussed At Locus Event

3 mins

ACAAI Appoints Sunil Arora As President, Afzal Malbarwala As Vice-president

Sunil Arora of Delta Air Freight has been appointed as the president of the Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI) for 2019-2020.

ACAAI Appoints Sunil Arora As President, Afzal Malbarwala As Vice-president

1 min

Logistics Deep-Tech Into Loading  

Nishith Rastogi worked with Amazon building algorithms to counter credit card fraud. He cofounded Ride Safe, a women safety initiative that uses cutting edge algorithms to provide a safe commuting experience.

Logistics Deep-Tech Into Loading  

5 mins

Air Express Riding High On E-commerce

The exponential growth in e-commerce has propelled air express industry to shift from an absolute B2B focus to also addressing B2Crelated requirements. With now customer expectations raised by several notches, the need of the hour is to fine tune government policies and infrastructure with the business requirements to ensure an integrated supply chain.

6 mins

The Right Balance​​​​​​​ Between Time &​​​​​​​ Temperature

With India becoming one of the fastest growing perishables and pharma export market, the logistics industry looks to explore its amazing potential. The stakeholders will have to continuously adapt to the unique requirements of these time and temperature sensitive products and come up with the most tailored solutions to make it a win-win situation for all.

The Right Balance​​​​​​​ Between Time &​​​​​​​ Temperature

8 mins

Women In Logistics Breaking Barriers

Gender diversity in an organisation is being viewed as a building block for success. Logistics companies are facilitating the inclusion and retention of women through mentoring, training and awareness initiatives. All of them have policies in place to make it conducive for women. The industry is realising the potential of gender balanced teams due to its positive impact on performance that also finds validation in numerous studies.

Women In Logistics Breaking Barriers

7 mins

Contract Logistics A Whole​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ New Game

With increasing globalisation and ease to trade, Indian firms are demanding new logistics capabilities and more complex solutions from their 3PL partners. Greater acceptance of demand driven logistics practices brings forth a plethora of complexities into the supply chain and generate the need for contract logistics providers to deliver more expertise-driven services.

Contract Logistics A Whole​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ New Game

5 mins

indian pharma goes the extramile

the global pharmaceutical industry has maintained an upward growth trajectory despite regulatory changes, constant public scrutiny and high demand for temperature and time controlled shipments. in this fast evolving marketplace, india has established itself as a global manufacturing and research hub, in which a well-organized logistics and supply chain sector has played an important role.

indian pharma goes the extramile

6 mins

dfc game changer in freight transport

to decongest already saturated road network and promote shifting of freight transport to more efficient rail transport, dedicated freight corridor corporation of india (dfccil), a special purpose vehicle has been set up by the ministry of railways, to undertake planning and development, mobilisation of financial resources and construction, maintenance and operation of dedicated freight corridors (dfc).with a vast experience in civil engineering and construction in rail transportation, and many awards and accolades to his credit, adesh sharma heads the dedicated freight corridor project. in conversation with rashmi pradhan, the md of dfccil talks about feasibility and status of the project

dfc game changer in freight transport

3 mins

E-commerce Thrust for Air Express

With the burgeoning e-commerce sector and other new age industries in India, the air express industry is turning out to be a pivotal segment for enhancing exports, especially in the SME segment.

E-commerce Thrust for Air Express

6 mins

Uncluttering Intra-City Logistics With Technology

Logistics marketplace ‘Porter’ deals in tech-enabled intra-city logistics. The online marketplace offers mini-trucks (LCVs) to SMEs, small businesses and individuals on demand as well as on fixed arrangement basis. Founded in 2014 by three IIT graduates Pranav Goel, Uttam Digga and Vikas Chaudhary, the company seeks to eliminate the inefficiencies existing in the intra city logistics market with the use of its proprietary technology platform. The company has raised Rs 35 crore in Series A funding from Sequoia, Kae Capital and other investors. Pranav Goel, Cofounder and CEO of Porter talks to Shreya Bhattacharya to reveal more…..

Uncluttering Intra-City Logistics With Technology

3 mins

Working in India Is Something That I Will Never Forget

The story and success of Emirates Airline is so intertwined with the incredible development and the envious growth of Dubai as a cosmopolitan city that keeps setting new global benchmarks in urban development and living. The airline has achieved phenomenal growth in the three decades that it has been in operation.

Working in India Is Something That I Will Never Forget

7 mins

Warehouse Automation Paving A Smarter Path To Growth

Warehouses in india have gradually transitioned from being just godowns for storage to ulta-modern, state-of-the-art facilities. What is now revolutionizing the warehousing experience is the advanced level of automation as robotics, artificial intelligence and internet of things propel warehouse communication for quicker deliveries.

Warehouse Automation Paving A Smarter Path To Growth

8 mins

Kolkata Airport Cargo Gateway To North East And Beyond

Being one of the fifth busiest airports in India, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (formerly known as Dum Dum Airport) has recently started using solar energy for its day-to-day operations. Managed by Airports Authority of India (AAI), the airport has modernised its cargo facilities that resulted in an increase in cargo handling capacity.

Kolkata Airport Cargo Gateway To North East And Beyond

3 mins

FTWZS & Logistics Parks Fostering Growth

These are heady times for India’s logistics sector. as the country aspires to become a global powerhouse for manufacturing, government initiatives, unified tax reforms and increasing transparency give that extra edge to the sector. What’s more, free trade warehousing zones and logistics parks offer significant opportunities for collaboration and private sector investments.

FTWZS & Logistics Parks Fostering Growth

7 mins

Why 3PL Companies Must Consider Outsourcing To Logistics Partners

Have you ever wondered why a company should outsource its core competency? NISHITH RASTOGI argues the reasons.

Why 3PL Companies Must Consider Outsourcing To Logistics Partners

3 mins

Building Port Infrastructure To Boost Indian Exports

With the recent relaxation on cabotage laws for foreign vessels, there could be an increased utilisation of Indian ports as transshipment hubs, contributing positively to cargo traffic within India.

Building Port Infrastructure To Boost Indian Exports

10 mins

We Are The Front Runners In Digitisation And Innovation

Port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe, has been supporting the supply chain companies to prepare for the consequences, if a no-deal Brexit happens. Speaking to Shalini Nair, Alexander Philipsen, business manager containers – deepsea & feeder containers, breakbulk & logistics explains that ample amount of investment can be done in digitisation but the core of business lies in developing a suitable physical infrastructure.

We Are The Front Runners In Digitisation And Innovation

4 mins

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Indian Transport & Logistics News Magazine Description:

PublisherSTAT Media Group

CategoryNews

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyBi-Monthly

Indian Transport & Logistics News (ITLN) magazine is one of a kind media venture in India to create a high quality communication platform for both users and logistics service providers to interact and also fill the void of an authentic analytical logistics magazine in India.
ITLN is the flagship magazine of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) India, with a membership of 35,000 CILT members worldwide. Contents include coverage of air, sea, and road & rail transport in general/bulk cargo.

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