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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mission Is To Digitise Freight Forwarders
Chennai-based startup FreightBro has been changing the face of digital logistics ever since 2016. It recently inked new business deals with Port of Wilhelmshaven and NAFL. Raghavendran Viswanathan, CEO & founder, FreightBro Logistics tells Shalini Nair about the industry knowhow while setting up a business, rolling out tailor-made solutions for the Dubai market and how collaboration is crucial for a blockchain to flourish.
Tracking Innovations In Logistics
Trading intuition for accurate datadriven insight has been a compulsory and continuous journey for today’s logistics businesses. This quest has led to innovations that have automated and streamlined process, in order to bring improved efficiencies to the logistics and supply chain business.
The Ecommerce Rumble For Logistics
Delivery times for ecommerce goods are getting ever shorter with the number of same day and one or two hour delivery services rising. This has had a knock on effect on customer expectations. End recipients are demanding greater flexibility as well as more delivery options, fitting around their lifestyles, rather than around the operational processes of last mile delivery companies. With this, frequent peaks and troughs of demand have opened up many opportunities for ecommerce players and their logistics partners.
Digital Twins For Logistics
How do you operate, maintain, or repair systems when you aren’t in their physical proximity? That was the challenge for NASA when it had to monitor its rockets and vehicles on space missions. So it created mirrored systems or digital twins, still on earth that allowed engineers and astronauts to determine how they could control space mission vehicles. The concept of digital twin helps to control Chandrayaan-2, India’s lunar mission. A digital twin can create huge value in logistics and provide greater insight into and visibility of the current and future state of logistics.
‘Automation Contagiously Harmonising With The Logistics And Supply Chain Industry'
Web-based e-cloud platform LogYcode offers a cost-effective solution for freight forwarders, exporters, importers, and also air freight carriers. From published tariffs and surcharges of all carriers from pan-India, to a user-friendly interface, LogYcode employs AI and machine learning to build a comprehensive service.
Plan To Reach One Million Partners In Next 5 Years
Bengaluru-based Shadowfax, started in 2015 with an aim to make instant deliveries a reality in India. At present, the plug-and-play platform caters to 3,500 pin codes across 200 cities and fulfils two lakh orders per day for food, grocery, fashion, pharmacy, furniture, e-commerce, and other sectors. Abhishek Bansal, co-founder & CEO speaks to Shalini Nair on their mission of connecting over a million micro entrepreneurs and suppliers in logistics industry, and expecting to grow 150 percent y-o-y.
Focusing More On Cross-Border Ecommerce
With more than 4 million square feet warehouse facility at 65 sites across India, Schenker India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DB Schenker is planning to expand its warehousing footprint to 7 million within the next three years. Vishal Sharma, CEO India and Indian subcontinent in interaction with Shalini Nair speaks about Bangladesh entity, evolving contract logistics in India and how cross-border ecommerce could enhance business prospects.
Evolving Solutions & Enduring Relationships
The change of its name from TVS Logistics Services to TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS) was an important one. TVS SCS has become an integrated service provider, offering the entire realm of supply chain solutions. In an interaction with Reji John and Blessy Chettiar, R Shankar, CEO (India), TVS SCS, articulates about the evolutionary process in the 3PL freight space, need to reduce cost of logistics, consolidation in the supply chain and the role of automation in business.
Every Player Must Integrate On Same Platform For Technology Adoption
Backed by the investments from Accel and Nandan Nilekani, the co-founder of Infosys, Fortigo Network Logistics (4TiGO) entered into digital logistics platform to empower the Indian truck network through technology and networking. Over the last 18 months, the company has recorded y-o-y growth of over Rs 150 crore p.a. Anjani Mandal, CEO and co-founder of the 2015 founded company interacts with Shalini Nair on $50 million funding plan and its outlook to grow 10X over the next 30 months.
Logistics Sector On The Path To Transformation In 2019
India’s logistics sector is going through a never seen transformation supported by regulatory reforms and structural changes. Anshuman Magazine writes on tailwinds that is accelerating the pace of growth for India’s logistics industry.
Transforming Perishable Logistics With DHL Smartrucking
With the demand for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy and other products on the rise, temperature-controlled transportation in India is estimated to grow at 15 percent per annum from 2016 to 2020. Tapping the immense potential in this space, the German logistics and mail service provider DHL launched DHL SmarTrucking and DHL SmarTrucking Cold Chain last year. This trucking solution leverages technology and data analytics to provide features such as temperature-controlled vehicles fitted with devices that help track location. While vehicles in DHL SmarTrucking are aimed at servicing e-commerce and FMCG, DHL SmarTrucking Cold Chain caters to pharma, dairy and fresh agri-produce companies. With 745 trucks that are currently operational and being utilised at full capacity, the company has 170 dedicated trucks for perishable logistics. In a telephonic conversation with Surya Kannoth, DHL SmarTrucking’s chief sales officer Charles D'Costa throws light on the current trends in perishable logistics and how DHL SmarTrucking is aiming at reducing inefficiencies in the cold chain market.
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.
Minimising Monopoly Of Shipping Companies Can Be A Win-Win For Exporters
The grounding of Jet Airways has not only transformed the story of air cargo exporters’ but also of the ocean shippers, who have been hit by the price hike. In an interaction with Shalini Nair, Anand Sejwal, MD & chairman of Bombay Exports, explains why the government needs to be more proactive in implementing the National Agriculture Export Policy and how cluster developments can enhance the production quality.
IT Is Key To Warehousing Growth In India
The demand for regulatory compliance, security and quality assurance has increased the demand for modern warehousing where organised players have an essential role. Technology adoption in warehousing is deemed as an imperative for efficient business processes.
Global Trade Identity Can Be The Cornerstone Of Paperless Trade
A single, unified digital identity for each separate player on supply and transaction chains is needed to streamline global trade, writes Henrik Hvid Jensen
Cargo Getting A Top Priority At IndiGo
IndiGo is India’s largest passenger airline with a market share of 43.4 percent as of February, 2019. Since its inception in August 2006, it has grown from a carrier with one plane to a fleet of 216 aircraft today. It currently operates flights to 68 destinations – 52 domestic and 16 international. The carrier has been making significant turnaround in performance in the recent past on account of it benefitting hugely from the domestic market ant its international operations are getting favourable tailwinds. The cargo side of IndiGo has also been growing at a steady pace, though not as good as the passenger side, the carrier is focusing on optimising its substantial belly capacity to increase revenue from cargo. William Boulter, chief commercial officer, IndiGo, spoke to Reji John on the sidelines of IATA World Cargo Symposium in Singapore, recently about how IndiGo is building its cargo strategies and how important is cargo to the overall business of IndiGo. Edited excerpts from the interview.