CATEGORIES

GARMENT TRADE TRAMPLED

As retailers face a shutdown in US and Europe, the cascading affect has caused mass cancellation of orders in Bangladesh

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Maritime Gateway
May 2020

TRADE RESUMES WITH CHINA

While India has allowed uninterrupted movement of imports into Nepal even during lockdown, China is reopening its borders as it emerges from the pandemic

2 mins read
Maritime Gateway
May 2020

LESS HUMAN INTENSIVE, MORE DATA DRIVEN

AI provides transformational opportunity for logistics industry by improving customer experience, operational efficiency, faster turnaround time and lower cost while ensuring security and transparency. Macro environment requires industry to transform to be less human intensive, agile and data driven, all of which can be accelerated by AI adoption, shares Gangadhar Gude, Founder & CEO, atai.ai

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Maritime Gateway
May 2020

SHAKEN AND STIRRED

The COVID-19 pandemic has partially paralysed the logistics and supply chain, but the industry is still deterred to ensure supply of essentials continues

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Maritime Gateway
May 2020

TRADE STUCK, ECONOMY SLOWS DOWN

Sri Lankan economy slows down as trade deficit widens and supply chain disrupts amidst lockdown

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Maritime Gateway
May 2020

LENDING INTELLIGENCE TO SUPPLY CHAIN

If you’re shipping millions of dollars’ worth of pharmaceuticals, high-end electronics, expensive seafood, or precious metals, what would you be willing to pay for the ability to ‘ask’ your shipment where it is right now and whether it’s ok? What would you pay for a freight smart enough to raise an alarm before it spoils? Artificial Intelligence enables that and much more…

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Maritime Gateway
May 2020

CONTAINER LINES SIGNAL ‘SOS'

As the per-unit cost of operations increases many lines are forced to blank sailings which has hit their bottom line real hard. The Government and Terminal Operators therefore need to actively consider reduction in Vessel Related Costs

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Maritime Gateway
May 2020

Digital Platforms Defy Lockdown

Digital trading modules such as eNAM are enabling farmers to move their produce from farm to market even during the lockdown

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May 2020

Impact Of Covid-19 On Shipping And Logistics

Industry stalwarts discuss threadbare the prevailing logistics and supply chain scenario and issues in clearing cargo during the COVID-19 lockdown

10+ mins read
Maritime Gateway
May 2020

MONGLA PORT ADDS MORE MUSCLE

Mongla Port is expanding its infrastructure and boosting connectivity to better handle the domestic exim traffic and transhipment of goods from India, Nepal and Bhutan

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April 2020

MARITIME TRADE QUARANTINED

China is gradually recovering from the pandemic which is spreading to other parts of the globe bringing them under quarantine, once again highlighting the vulnerability of the global supply chain

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Maritime Gateway
April 2020

ELECTRIC SOLUTIONS FOR TERMINAL OPERATIONS

Conductix-Wampfler India has electrified more than 125 RTGs in India, reveals Kishor Dagia, Managing Director of the company, as the market leader continues to innovate solutions for terminal automation

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Maritime Gateway
April 2020

RASUWAGADI BORDER TO REMAIN CLOSED

Port and logistics operations in China are gradually resuming as the COVID-19 epidemic is being contained, but the Nepal authorities are wary and have refused to reopen the Rasuwagadi border until the virus is completely wiped off

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Maritime Gateway
April 2020

DATA YOU CAN BANK ON!

LDB uses big data, analytics and IoT to bring in a holistic change in the supply chain, building efficiencies at an end-to-end level

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Maritime Gateway
April 2020

COMPOUNDING COMBUSTION CATALYSTS

Combustion catalysts and additives are gaining demand in the shipping industry as the sector realises their crucial role while combusting various blends of low sulphur fuels in compliance with IMO 2020 regulations

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April 2020

BRINGING THE MODAL SHIFT

The freight corridors will take off 70 per cent of freight load in the form of goods trains from the passenger network and the logistics cost will be trimmed by 50 per cent

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April 2020

Surviving The Covid-19

Vietnam’s border trade with China slowly resumes, but the road to recovery is expected to be slow and painful

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April 2020

Container Logistics Cost: Myth Vs Facts

India’s logistics cost is high and there are several elements in the logistics chain which add to the logistics cost. Sunil K. Vaswani, Executive Director, Container Shipping Lines Association (INDIA) brings to the fore some of them

4 mins read
Maritime Gateway
April 2020

IMO 2020 And The Covid-19 Curse

The COVID-19 outbreak has shaken and stirred the already volatile bunker market. While the refiners adjust their capacities and shipping lines choose their path to compliance, the market dynamics are yet to reach an equilibrium

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Maritime Gateway
April 2020

WOOD IMPORTS: VARIETY IS THE SPICE

Demand from housing, furniture, hospitality and handicraft remains strong, making India a potential market for imported wood products. Limited domestic supplies is driving demand for newer species of imported wood, but exporters should be prepared to start small and be patient

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Maritime Gateway
March 2020

Pandora's Box

T S Ahluwalia, Convenor of Ports & Logistics Committee and President, NISA, drills down into the logistics cost structure of shippers to point out several anomalies that need to be set right

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Maritime Gateway
March 2020

KALMAR ECO REACHSTACKER LEAN AND GREEN

Increasing fuel costs and tougher emissions standards means you need a solution that is leaner and greener, while still maintaining the highest levels of operational productivity.

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March 2020

ICP BIRATNAGAR GETS OPERATIONAL

ICP Biratnagar will significantly cut down the time and cost for importing from India and third world countries

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March 2020

EXPLORING NEW MARKETS

Having captured the cargo movement into North Eastern states, the Phonex Group is now focusing on other major cargo clusters. “We are seriously looking for expansion outside Kolkata region – particularly in Delhi, Vizag and Mumbai,” reveals Vidyanand Singh, Executive Director, Phonex Group, as he details on the services provided and future expansion plans

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Maritime Gateway
March 2020

ENERGY HUB IN IOR

Energy requirements of countries in the Asia Pacific region are on the rise. Hambantota Port has all that is required to be the maritime and energy hub of the Indian Ocean Region within the next couple of decades

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Maritime Gateway
March 2020

BRINGING TRANSPARENCY

CBIC directs Custom houses to allow DPE, DPD and AEO clients/importers/exporters to pay Terminal Handling Charges directly to terminals bypassing shipping lines

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Maritime Gateway
March 2020

BANKING ON BRI PROJECTS

The majority of Sri Lanka’s private sector wants the government to play a supportive role in facilitating and promoting joint ventures between Chinese and local firms to fully harness China’s benefits of the Belt and Road Initiative

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Maritime Gateway
March 2020

IMO 2020 Compliance A Tough Voyage

Use of low sulphur fuel is increasing the operational cost of coastal ship operators, while the cost of moving cargo by road and rail remains unchanged, making difficult the survival of coastal shipping

3 mins read
Maritime Gateway
March 2020

The Corona Virus Conundrum

The outbreak of Coronavirus in the world's second largest economy has jolted the global suppy chain.

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Maritime Gateway
March 2020

TRANSFORMING LOGISTICS LANDSCAPE

While some of the mega projects may have missed their deadline, but the leadership in Nepal is determined to see the projects to their completion

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Maritime Gateway
February 2020

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