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
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.
A Greener Route for Freight Transport
Amid growing awareness about the need for adopting sustainable practices, freight transportation has majorly drawn global attention as they account for a substantial share of traffic and pollution in urban and metropolitan areas. Measures are therefore being explored to mitigate the negative effects of freight transportation.
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.
Transforming the future of​​​​​​​ India's automotive supply chain
India’s economic landscape has been witnessing tremendous change and the automotive sector is a significant growth driver. With the ongoing introduction of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and the government’s latest 10-year Automotive Mission Plan, the sector has been on top gear.
Automotive Supply Chain Makes Smart Move
Increasing visibility, better collaboration among the partners and innovation in the supply chain is vital for the dynamic sector of automobiles to enhance their competitive edge and meet world class standards.
Ocean Freight on a Growth Trajectory
The projects underway at major ports in India is expected to boost the Indian shipping industry, EXIM trade and economy of the country. Over the years, cargo handled at major ports in India have grown considerably. The containerised cargo export from India has increased over the years with India standing on the ninth position.
Decoding GST Transportation & Freight Sector
GST has been labelled as ‘one tax one nation’ thereby meaning that India becomes one market. This would result in businesses to re-look at their supply chain, warehousing and depots. GST presents an opportunity for industry players to consolidate their warehouses and set up larger facilities, which will bring in supply chain efficiencies.
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…..
Freight Sector Fastens Belt for Hyperloop
Flying cars and jetpacks could still take time to become a reality, but Hyperloop seems all set to revolutionize the transportation industry. The freight sector could be the first beneficiary of this super speed technology.
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.
The Race for 'Speedy Delivery'
The Indian e-commerce space is currently at an inflection point and there is tremendous opportunity for growth. With the increasing consumer demand for ‘fastest deliveries’, e-commerce giants are enhancing logistics services to make the delivery race more predictable than maddening.