E-commerce Shines​​​​​​​ Logistics With​​​​​​​ Push
As india speedily takes the shape of a massive e-commerce marketplace, the numerous possibilities are bound to leave customers spoiled for choices. in such scenario, logistics will be widely regarded as a crucial piece of a successful retailer’s business plan.
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.
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.
India's Rising Perishable Industry Seeks A Friendly Hand
Seems like Alphonso the ‘king of mangoes’ which have captured the fantasies of world famous chefs, is going to make it to the tables of few more lucky souls, reason being India’s growing emphasis on agri-export. The hunger is not only for mangoes but a wide range of fruits and vegetables, seasoned by the country’s diverse climate. Indian growers have contributed to the world food basket for years and the recent budget wherein the government has indicated its ambitions to take agriexports from $30 billion to $100 billion seems to be in complete sync with the growers’ growing aspirations. They now look up at the air cargo industry as an influential partner in the success story.Kay Bee Exports is an Indian fresh produce export company that has been into business for 29 years. The company that was started by Prakash Khakhar, chairman, Kay Bee Exports, on a small scale with initially exporting mangoes has come a long way and now exports a wide range of fruits and vegetables worldwide amounting to 6000 tonnes of air freight per year. In an exclusive interview with Shreya Bhattacharya, his son and CEO of the company Kaushal Khakhar speaks about the company’s expectations from the air cargo industry.
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.
Air Cargo India Giving Wings To Global Air Cargo Industry
The biggest congregation of global air cargo industry stakeholders, at the seventh edition of Air Cargo India, was testimony of the fact that India-a country that is poised for substantial air cargo growth in 2018, is being looked at as a land of opportunity.
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.
Innovation, Investments Lifting Spirits Of Indian Logistics
Indian logistics sector, with the backing of the government, is witnessing innovative advances in technology and massive investments. The tax reform and the infrastructure status are likely to bolster infrastructure development in the country.
Indian Air Cargo Poised To Fly High
Indian air cargo has an appealing story to tell. The country’s air cargo segment grew in leaps and bounds in the past seven decades. From small units of shipments in the 1950s, India's air cargo sector has scaled to a level where it attracts more and more international cargo operators.
BIAL Steps Up Initiatives To Become South India's Cargo Gateway
Bangalore has catapulted from a sleepy backwater to a world-class export hub all thanks to its start-up ecosystem, driven primarily by IT and ITES sectors. That apart, the manufacturing and perishables industry has also contributed to its growth. And Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport serves as a catalyst to accelerate international trade.
How IoT And Airline Alliances Will Transform The Cargo Industry
The latest trends in technology are driving air cargo industry to make changes rapidly like never before. From Internet of Things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI), the air cargo supply chain is getting smarter with digital technologies. Venkatesh Pazhyanur forecasts the technology trends that will define air cargo in the future.
Gearing Up For A High-Tech Future
In the last two decades, India’s economic landscape witnessed vast changes as the country emerged not only as a low-cost production hub, but also excelled into engineering and building value-added products.
Staying Afloat Amid Global Uncertainties
Amidst global uncertainties in the international trade and unprecedented structural changes in India’s shipping sector, India’s container market has reasonably fared well. However, to continue the growth momentum, the Indian shipping industry will need to be extra cautious of the global trends and policies.
Fast-tracking Tech Adaptation In Auto Logistics
While the technology integration in automobile supply chain can bring in a higher level of efficiency, the cost of automation viz a viz cost of labour in India make them be on a slow path. However, in the post GST scenario, the next two to three years will be a gamechanging period for the auto logistics segment in India.
Agile Supply Chain For Auto Industry In The Digital Age
India’s macro-economic environment is expected to benefit from the growth of the middle classes, with GDP development expected to increase steadily going forward.
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.
Digital Trendsetter In Logistics
Bernhard Simon, the CEO and the chairman of the Executive Board at Dachser, in an exclusive interview speaks about how the 87-year-old and fully familyowned logistics company is making every effort showcase itself as a technological trendsetter in the logistics industry; but never without being humane.
Focus Is On Customer Demands
Holding a market share close to 20 percent, Maersk Line is one of the leading players in the Indian shipping industry. With 25 offices and presence across 16 ports in the country, Maersk Line offers a one-stop solution closer to the place of origin of cargo, thereby reducing the transportation time between the point of origin and the port. Steve M Felder has taken over as Managing Director of Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives) recently. Having associated with the Maersk Group for over a decade, in his new role, Felder will add further momentum to Maersk Line’s Asia growth trajectory. Felder believes that digitalisation is the way forward and Digital India is a much-needed initiative. In conversation with Rashmi Pradhan, Felder talks about the strategy for India, emerging trends in shipping and EXIM from India.
Indian Air Cargo Awaits A Paradigm Shift
Indian government’s decision to disinvest Air India will hopefully bring the debt-ridden airline on track. Air India has the capacity advantage over a network combined with 58 domestic and 29 international stations. Abhay Pathak, Executive Director (Commercial), Cargo Division, Air India, believes that Air India cargo will grow only if there is a freighter operation. In an exclusive interview with Indian Transport & Logistics News, Pathak speaks to Rashmi Pradhan on cargo trends in India, vision for Air India cargo and much more…
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.
The Tech Tracker
Recognised as one of the youngest and fastest growing startup CEOs in India, Dhruvil Sanghvi has played a pivotal role in revolutionising logistics and field service management in Asia and the US. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA and having had the experience of advising some of the Fortune 500 companies on technology and data analytics, Sanghvi started LogiNext in early 2014. In this interview to Maunesh Dhuri, Dhruvil Sanghvi, Co-founder & CEO, LogiNext Solutions, articulates the importance of tech-based solutions that are robust, cost-effective and add to the operational efficiency of the logistics sector.
Delivered Trends Tenacity Takeovers
India’s Logistics sector braces for its next big chapter, with the help of government reforms and integration of technology this highly fragmented sector looks beyond its traditional distribution-oriented approach allowing it to be a truly holistic entity.
GST India's New “Tryst With Destiny”
India woke up to a well publicised roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1. GST proposes to make ‘one India and one tax’. We look at India’s transport and logistics sector’s tryst with this ‘good and simple tax’.
Cochin Port Emerging As Major Transshipment Hub
The maritime gateway to peninsular India, Cochin Port is one of the major ports in the south coast of India. Cochin ports in the south coast of India.
India's Maritime Sector Forges New​​​​​​​ Opportunities
In a country where 95 percent of trading by volume and 70 percent by value is done through maritime transport, the importance of ports and terminals is significant. Since the country has the advantage to engage in trade and commerce through sea routes, the Indian maritime sector is constantly on the lookout for technologies and advancements to develop ‘smart ports’. Technologies such as real time track and trace, facilitating paperless transactions, big data, are all helping the industry to enhance security, lower the cost and deliver more for less.
Indian Maritime Sector Poised To Grow
The Indian maritime sector is poised to make great progress in the coming years. Despite the fact, the Indian maritime sector faces a number of challenges viz. lack of coordination in port traffic management, non-uniform tariff structure, high turnaround time, low draft & siltation, poor connectivity to hinterland, delay in getting environment clearances.
India To Shine Among Emerging Markets
Supply chain executives, who surveyed for the 2017 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index picked India as the emerging market with the most logistics potential and the country where their companies were most likely to invest. The survey of more than 800 logistics executives offers an annual snapshot of industry sentiment to go with the Index rankings of the world’s 50 leading emerging markets by size, business conditions, infrastructure and transport connections. India climbed to No. 2 in the 2017 Index, switching spots with United Arab Emirates. China, the world’s second-largest economy, again topped the rankings. “It’s remarkable to see a country this size growing at better than 7 percent a year. Goods & Services Tax (GST) reform has the potential to be a game-changer,” said Detlev Janik, South Asia CEO of Agility Global Integrated Logistics. Reji John speaks with Janik to understand key highlights of the survey. Edited excerpts.
50 Years Of Successfully 'Spear' Heading Logistics - FM Logistic
Who knew that the marriage between two persons (Claude Faure & Mireille Machet) will not only change their destinies but will lead to the creation of a French transport company 'Faure & Machet', now known as FM Logistic. After five decades, the family-owned business of FM Logistic has operations across three continents and 13 countries. With the acquisition of majority stakes in India-based Spear Logistics in March last year, FM Logistic boasts of 35 million square feet of warehousing space globally. The company has an ambitious growth strategy and aims to be one of the top three logistics players in India.
swift way to trade
as part of ‘ease of doing business’ initiative, central board of excise & customs (cbec) took up implementation of single window project early last year. the project aims to facilitate exim trade and enable hassle-free and smooth operations of international trade transactions across borders. the project would allow importers and exporters the facility to lodge their clearance documents online at a single point only. the single window interface for facilitating trade (swift), would reduce interface with governmental agencies, dwell time and the cost of doing business. swift is a natural step for helping achieve the objectives of digital india initiative.
spreading its wings
over the years, cathay pacific airways has been making the right investments which has helped it to develop hong kong as one of the world's leading global transportation hubs.