Eric Johnson, JOC's senior editor, technology moderated the panels which deliberated on how software can make key ocean freight processes and capabilities more efficient and less costly, potentially positioning India as the key growth market for world trade in the coming years.
Speaking on the theme ‘Keeping Forwarders in the Game: How technology providers are enabling India’s small freight forwarders,’ Raghavendran Viswanathan, CEO & co-founder, FreightBro, said, “Technology has become a de facto not a value add any more. The acceptance curve of the freight forwarding industry for digitisation will be gradual and eventually inevitable. A time will come when the freight forwarder will make decisions looking at dashboards rather than just using it as a price comparison tool.”
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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.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
A chip off the old block
A HIGHER CALIBER
With Over 20 Years as a USMC Sniper and Police Officer in Los Angeles, Victor Lopez is in His Element Educating Others to Be More Effective in Austere Environments
Where Ultrafast Delivery Still Zooms
India’s so-called quick commerce is soaring, but high cash burn may clip the startups’ wings
WHAT'S UP WITH... SNORING
Whether it's a whistle or an air horn, here's why we do it and how to turn off the racket.
The Journey of a LIFETIME
HEATHER MASON is a yoga therapist who has pioneered yoga and mindfulness in the healthcare sector, including for the National Health Services in the United Kingdom. Here, she is interviewed by EKTA BOUDERLIQUE of the Heartfulness Yoga Academy in the Yoga 4 Unity 2022 program.
Animal Kingdom Storytelling
Kanha National Park & Tiger Reserve – Kaziranga | The Land Of Big Five
Killer Heat Is Here
The record temperatures ravaging India are a warning of global catastrophes to come
FOOD FOR Thought
All about food
THE TREE OF Life and Fertility
DR. V. RAMAKANTHA shares some insights into the science, history and mythology of the Banyan tree, also known as the Bengal Fig or Indian Fig. The Banyan is one of those mythical trees that has had an important place in the life and history of the people of India since ancient times. It is also home to many species of birds, animals, and epiphytic plants.
East Meets West
Kalyani Adusumilli grew up in a minority group in the United States, straddling cultures, learning how to fit in, and later learning how to accept the traditions of her heritage. Today, she is watching her children going through the same process, shifting their cultural identity, as they head toward adulthood in the melting pot of a multicultural society.