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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ushering In Air Cargo Africa 2019
The all-important ‘Air Cargo Africa 2019’ is a month away and here’s where the global air cargo fraternity will come together to interact with industry stalwarts and discuss the challenges concerning the industry and future of the sector. The highlight of the event remains the commodity-specific conferences that will provide an equal opportunity for high yield shippers/exporters, key policymakers and other stakeholders in the supply chain to deliberate on the opportunities and challenges that arise in the shipping of flowers, automotive, pharmaceuticals and e-commerce goods.
Auto SCM Summit 2018 Initiates A Dialogue To Speed Up Efficiency In Supply Chain
The automobile supply chain stakeholders and regulatory authorities came together to discuss the challenges and their expectations to enable efficiency in supply chain operations.
Adopting Technology & Global Benchmarking
Setting standards in cold chain processes and integration between small scale farmers were identified as keys to achieving the full potential of Africa’s flower and perishable industry at the recently held Flower and Perishable Logistics Africa conferences in Nairobi, Kenya.
Tech Race For A Seamless Last Mile Delivery
While digital transformation is primarily driven by rapidly changing technologies, its successful adoption depends on having a sound strategy. Enterprises who want to stay competitive need to work on scaling up their solutions along with introducing new innovations from time to time.
Pumping Energy Into India's Arterial Roads
India is moving ahead with a pan-nation scheme to improve the road network to bridge critical infrastructure gaps through corridor-based development. A timely completion can give a solid foundation for the ushering in of a better India.
Powering The Supply Chain Of Future
The first chapter of the Supply Chain Meetup in India, organised by Locus, brought together best minds of supply chain from various industries to discuss and deliberate on modern logistics issues and solutions from their respective sectors.
EbixCash Acquires Trucking Logistics Marketplace Routier
Ebix, a leading international supplier of on-demand software and e-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare and e-learning industries has announced that one of its India-based EbixCash subsidiaries has acquired a 67 percent stake in Routier, a Delhi-based B2B Marketplace for trucking logistics.
FIATA World Congress Paves Way For Collaboration; New Pacts Inked
The 52nd edition of International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) World Congress (FWC) 2018 held at Pullman Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi from September 26-29 was attended by 1,200 delegates from more than 130 countries.
Filling The Gaps In Logistics Industry
Kushal Nahata, who bootstrapped fareye along with two of his batch mates, talks about transforming logistics and supply chain industry using digital tools and software as a service and address the gaps in the industry with innovative customer first solutions using automation and machine learning.
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.
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