APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port) hosted spices and Psyllium [Isabgol] customers in Unjha in January for a trade meeting.The APM Terminals Pipavav team welcomed the briefed customers how the Port can facilitate the Spice trade.The team elaborated on the port infrastructure and service competencies like the recently introduced 'drive through container scanning facility' and Web-Based Terminal Alert System, Form-13 (gate-in permits issued by terminal).The customers and the Pipavav team discussed trade issues and to share queries which were addressed through mutual discussion.Unjha located in Mehsana district of Gujarat and is known for its Cumin, Fennel, and Isabgol seed exports.
The freight solutions company, Tiger Logistics India, registered 56 percent decline in profits to Rs 204.82 lakh during the nine months of April - December in 2019 from Rs 473.43 lakh in the same period of 2018.Meanwhile, the BSE listed company also saw a profit of Rs 79.37 lakh in the quarter ended in December 2019 compare to Rs 31.90 lakh for the same period in 2018 (an increase by 148 percent) and Rs 49.67 lakh for the September quarter in 2019 (an increase by 59 percent).https://www.itln.in/tiger-logistics-registers-56-profit-decline-in-aprdec-2019
Real estate consulting firm, CBRE South Asia, today released it’s India warehousing market report which registered a leasing activity of 33 million square feet, an annual increase of more than 30 percent in 2019.https://www.itln.in/indian-warehousing-registers-30-growth-in-2019-cbre-report-supply-chain
Mansukh Mandaviya, minster for shipping, informed on Wednesday that the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the new ‘Major Port Authority Bill 2020’ that will give independent decision making power to all 12 major ports in the country.The port will have a corporate style management structure and will be free to fix port charges.The bill that is all set to be introduced in the current session of parliament will replace the 'Major Port Trusts Act, 1963'.The new law aims to ease settlement of disputes among port users, speed up decision making in land acquisitions and tariff changes, minimise operation and maintenance (O) cost, increase exports from the country and make Indian ports competitive in international markets with new technologies.“Under the 60 years old existing act, all major ports has to approach the government and related regulatory authorities to take even the smallest decision which tampers the operations and existence of state owned ports, particularly when they want to compete with private ports,” said Mansukh.
Larsen & Toubro (L) is using the 3-D modelling softwares of Bentley Systems for the ongoing second phase construction of 128-kilometre rail between Rewari and Dadri of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) that pass through the ecologically sensitive zone of Aravalli Hills.The second phase construction of corridor passes through the regions of Rewari-Alwar-Mewat-Gurgaon-Palwal-Faridabad and GB Nagar in the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh and is expected to complete by March 2021.“Bentley software helped L achieve its vision of digitalization and implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to enable designers, planners, and implementers to use a single repository for the free flow of accurate information and a collaborative way of working through the process of designing, delivering, and maintaining physical assets,” said Nikhil Jose, assistant engineering manager-civil, L https://www.itln.in/read-how-3d-softwares-help-delhimumbai-dfc-to-cut-through-aravalli-hills-railway
In its new survey report ‘Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2020’, the global logistics company reported that “India’s business fundamentals rank collapsed, dropping the market eight positions to 18th,” even though the country has maintained the second position in the overall ranking after China.The survey blames India’s fall in the business fundamentals sub-Index to the unevenness of policy across the country’s regulatory system.The ranking had two more sub-indexes: Domestic Opportunities Index & International Opportunities Index and India remained at second position for both.
FedEx Express India vice president for Operations Mohamad Sayegh said that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the growth engine of the Indian economy and it is important to connect them with the new solutions and possibilities.https://www.itln.in/smes-are-the-growth-engine-of-our-economy-and-employment-fedex-india-supply-chain
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) chairman Sanjay Sethi IAS informed that the under-construction loading yard at JNPT for Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) will be open for business by June 2021.He was discussing the rail projects going on in JNPT with Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav, officials of Indian Railways & DFCCIL on February 10 at the port.
Though with three cases reporting from Kerala, the penetration of Novel Coronavirus into the sub-continent is less when the death toll rising close to 1000 and infections around 40,000 in China, the impact of the outbreak on Indian industry, logistics and exports are inevitable.The virus has already adversely impacted the global supply chain due to halted industrial activities in the second largest global economy and countries restricting their ships and airplanes from going to China.
Keshav Chandra, Joint secretary- Logistics, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, informed that India will soon have technologies like customs managed by blockchain, goods traced from factory door to export terminals and cargo community systems across seaports and airports bringing down logistics cost.He was talking in a conference organised by Air Cargo Forum India (ACFI) in New Delhi on February 5, 2020.The agenda for the conference was titled “Air Cargo – Digitization to Digitalization” with stakeholders including government regulatory officials, exporters, Importers and industry specialists from air cargo logistics trade & industry.
Under the global customs transit system, TIR Convention of the United Nations, the 76 country signatories unanimously agreed to digitalise its operations (eTIR) on February 5, 2020, to facilitate trade and the seamless movement of goods across borders.https://www.itln.in/76-countries-agree-to-digitalise-cross-border-customs-under-united-nations-tir-convention-supply-chain
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Motion of Thanks for President's Address in Rajya Sabha informed that his government is focusing on developing modern infrastructure and road & rail connectivity in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities as they are the foundation of the New India.“The most aspirational youth of the country lives in the small town which is also the foundation of the new India.Today more than half of the digital transactions in the country are taking place in small cities.Half of the startups being registered in the country are in Tier-2, Tier-3 cities.That is why we are focussing on the construction of modern infrastructure in Tier-2, Tier-3 cities at a rapid pace.Highway and rail connectivity are being rapidly improved,” said the Prime Minister.Prime Minister highlighted that to achieve the dream$ 5 trillion economy his government is concentrating on village and city infrastructure, MSMEs, textiles, technology and tourism.Many steps have been taken to take all these sectors forward.
To improve service levels and operating efficiency, Indian Railways has been taken up an RFID project (Automatic Identification and Data Collection-AIDC) worth Rs 112.96 crore that aims to automatically track 3,50,000 vehicles as they move across the country by 2021.https://www.itln.in/indian-railways-to-track-350000-wagons-and-coaches-using-rfid-by-2021
Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the flag carrier of Azerbaijan today launched its direct flight linking Baku to New Delhi.https://www.itln.in/azerbaijan-airlines-to-launch-direct-flight-from-baku-to-new-delhi-in-june-aviation