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3PL company Sitics Logistic acquires logistics tech startup Quifers
May 11th, 2021 by

The third party logistics company Sitics Logistic Solutions announced the acquisition of Quifers, a logistics tech startup revolutionizing logistics and developing disruptive technologies. As per the deal, Sitics will acquire a majority stake in Quifers for an undisclosed sum.

First large shipment of Russian Covid vaccine Sputnik V arrives at HYD
May 5th, 2021 by

Hyderabad International Airport on Saturday (May 1) received the first large shipment (1.5 lakh doses) of Sputnik V, the Russian-made Covid-19 vaccine developed by Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology from Moscow on a Boeing 737 freighter of Atran, a Volg-Dnepr group airline.

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April 22nd, 2021 by

The shipping giant CMA CGM today announced SERENITY deductible guarantee, a solution for the group’s clients that can be combined with a cargo insurance to get a reimbursement by CMA CGM of the deductible that remains normally at their expense in case of damage to their goods. The clients benefit from up to 100 percent […]

Flipkart partners with Adani to strengthen logistics, supply chain data
April 16th, 2021 by

The Indian e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart, announced a commercial partnership with the Indian multinational infrastructure company Adani Group to improve logistics and data centre capabilities. Flipkart will work with Adani Logistics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), to strengthen Flipkart’s supply chain infrastructure and further enhance its ability to serve its […]

Mundra pips JNPT to become India’s biggest container port
April 7th, 2021 by

Mundra Port, India’s biggest commercial port by volumes, has overtaken state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to become the country’s largest container gateway by handling 5.65 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in FY21, posting a growth of 18 per cent compared to last year.

Insurers face losses from Suez Canal closure
March 30th, 2021 by

The loss of trade per day due to the closure is pegged at close to $9 billion’ As the global shipping industry heaves a sigh of relief at the re-floating of the ‘Ever Given’ stuck on the Suez Canal for six days, allowing transit of a long line of ships to resume their journeys slowly, […]

Container Ship Runs ground within Suez Canal Causing Traffic Jam
March 24th, 2021 by

A container ship heading to Rotterdam ran aground in the Suez Canal on Tuesday, blocking other vessels from transiting one of the world’s most important waterways, according to shipping company GAC and shipping data on Refinitiv Eikon. The 200,000-tonne vessel en route from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean ran aground at about 7:40 a.m. […]

XpressBees Adopts Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Policy
March 17th, 2021 by

The express logistics service provider XpressBees announced that the company has adopted the ESG policy. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policy is recognized the world over as a means to build sustainable, equitable, healthy, and diverse business practices. ESG processes and procedures primarily focus on non-financial performance as an indicator that addresses environmental impact, social […]

Blue Dart launches its first all-women service centre in Navi Mumbai
March 10th, 2021 by

The express logistics provider Blue Dart on Monday (Mar 8) market launched the first Blue Dart All Women Service Centre in Navi Mumbai on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Located in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, the all-women service centre comprises a team of sixteen women who do the role of managers, customer service representatives, security […]

CEVA Logistics opens new Thailand head office in Bangkok
March 2nd, 2021 by

CEVA Logistics continues to expand its footprint in Thailand and has moved its country head office to the heart of Bangkok’s business district. This change is the third relocation in recent months of a key function in Thailand following the move of CEVA Logistics’ airfreight team to a new office at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok and […]

Hiranandani Group to invest INR 10,000 crore for industrial, logistics and data Centre Park in West Bengal
February 24th, 2021 by

Premium real estate developer Hiranandani Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in West Bengal to set up an industrial, logistics and hyper-scale data centre park in the region, which is estimated to cross INR 10,000 crore. In a statement, the Mumbai-based diversified conglomerate said that the group has signed a pact with Hindustan […]

SPEEDCARGO partners with Microsoft to use 3D vision tech in logistics
February 17th, 2021 by

Singapore-based SPEEDCARGO Technologies announces collaboration with Microsoft’s Azure Depth Platform program to disrupt the air cargo and logistics industry with advanced 3D vision technologies. In this collaboration, SPEEDCARGO leverages advanced 3D sensing technologies by Microsoft in its artificial intelligence and robotics solutions for digitization, optimisation and automation in the air cargo and logistics space.

Maersk appoints Vikash Agarwal as new MD for South Asia from March 1
February 10th, 2021 by

Maersk has appointed Vikash Agarwal as its new Managing Director, Maersk South Asia and he will join the organisation on March 1, 2021. A chartered accountant by qualification, Vikash’s recent employment was with CEVA Logistics – Indian subcontinent as their managing director since 2014

Inefficient ports to see private participation, but exporters say present struggle across logistics will continue
February 2nd, 2021 by

In a move to strengthen the Ports, Shipping and Waterways sector, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget speech on Monday announced the Public Private Partnership mode for major ports in FY 22. “Major ports will be moving from managing their operational services on their own to a model where a private partner will manage […]

Allcargo Logistics brings on board Vodafone Idea's Suresh Kumar as CEO – India
January 27th, 2021 by

End-to-end logistics services provider Allcargo Logistics has appointed Suresh Kumar as its chief executive officer – India, said a statement issued today. Kumar has over 28 years of industry experience and a proven track record in building and expanding businesses as well as driving change management initiatives. He will head Allcargo’s CFS, P&E, and contract […]

Delhivery to open two new tech offices in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad
January 19th, 2021 by

The logistics services provider Delhivery has announced that it will open two new tech offices in Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, in addition to its existing centres in Gurgaon, Goa, and Hyderabad in India, and Seattle in the United States.

Shipping Ministry to encourage private sector in Ferry Services
December 22nd, 2020 by

Following the launch of ferry services between Hazira and Ghogha, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is evaluating start of more such services. It has identified domestic locations — Hazira, Okha, Somnath Temple, Diu, Pipavav, Dahej, Mumbai/JN Port, Jamnagar, Kochi, Ghogha, Goa, Mundra and Mandvi — and six international routes, connecting four destinations —- […]

Fall in imports leads to container shortage
December 11th, 2020 by

A sharp drop in import volumes compared to exports has led to a shortage of containers for exporters from India resulting in soaring rates for ‘empties’ in the last three months. According to TS Ahluwalia, President, North India Shipper Association (NISA), “Now, shipping lines have to specially bring empty containers to India from various parts […]

OM Logistics invests ₹125 cr for its new 23-acre warehouse at Chakan
December 3rd, 2020 by

Om Logistics announced that it has invested ₹125 crore for a new warehousing facility at Pune’s Chakan spread across 23 acres, situated near the main highway and with a proposed warehousing capacity of 3,50,000 square feet. During phase 1 of construction, 1,50,000 square feet of the warehousing park has already been built, while phase 2, […]

Mahindra Logistics launches built-to- suit multi-user warehouse near Chennai
November 25th, 2020 by

Mahindra Logistics Ltd. (MLL), one of India’s largest third-party logistics (3PL) solution providers, recently added 3.5 lakh sq. ft. area to its existing ‘Built-To-Suit’ (BTS) warehousing capacity. The facilities are developed to sustainable standards and allow MLL to provide flexible and scalable fulfilment and integrated distribution solutions. This site situated at Kancheepuram district, is focusing on integrated […]

Congestion at Colombo Port boosts transhipment business at Cochin
November 17th, 2020 by

The congestion at Colombo Port has turned out to be an opportunity for Kochi at least in terms of gaining transhipment business following the diversion of some ships. Of late, the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam has started receiving additional mainline ships on ad hoc basis with transhipment volumes following the diversion of MSC Lines […]

Flipkart launches 50,000 sq ft grocery fulfilment centre in Lucknow
November 10th, 2020 by

Flipkart on Monday announced the launch of its grocery operations in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh its first grocery fulfilment centre in the city which was virtually inaugurated by the UP industries minister Satish Mahana. Currently, Flipkart grocery services are live in key cities of the state, namely Agra, Aligarh, Meerut & Mathura. Spread across an area […]

Redefining automation in logistics: Allcargo Logistics launches ECU360 in India
November 4th, 2020 by

Allcargo Logistics, India’s largest end-to-end integrated logistics service provider launched the online booking facility ECU360 (the global logistics tool) on its digital platform, in India. The completely automated digital service will help the mid-sized & small-sized freight forwarders and the CHAs in India to achieve speed and business growth with instant bookings, instant quotation and […]

Blue Dart Express reports 195% YoY profit surge to ₹414 mn in Q2 FY21
October 31st, 2020 by

The express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, Blue Dart Express, on Thursday declared its financial results for the July–September quarter with 195 percent increase in profit after tax to ₹414 million compared to ₹140 million of the same quarter previous year.

GE Shipping to raise ₹150 crore through non-convertible debentures
October 27th, 2020 by

India's largest private sector shipping company and the operator of dry bulk carriers and tankers, Great Eastern Shipping Company's (GE Shipping) share value rose after the company's debenture issue committee approved raising ₹150 crore through issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs).

Overseas Corporate Indians and LLP will be allowed to register vessels apart from ships substantially owned by Indian entities
October 21st, 2020 by

The government is weighing a plan to ease nationality norms for registration of ships by allowing vessels that are substantially owned by Indian entities and those owned by overseas corporate Indians (OCI) and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) to register under the Indian flag. Ships purchased through bare-boat-charter-cum- demise (BBCD) route will also be permitted to […]

KSH Infra to develop 10 mn sq ft of warehousing assets in major hubs across India
October 13th, 2020 by

KSH Infra, a Pune-based warehousing and logistics parks developer, informed that it is planning to develop over 10 million sqft warehouses in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Pune, National Capital Region and Bengaluru in phases over the next four-five years.

Adani Vizhinjam commissions Port Operations Building
October 6th, 2020 by

The Port Operations Building (POB) of the upcoming international multi-purpose deep-water seaport at Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthpuram, the first facility in Phase 1 being executed by Adani Vizhinjam Ports Pvt Ltd (AVPPL), has been commissioned.

Amazon launches new 7 lakh cubic feet fulfilment centre in Tamil Nadu
October 1st, 2020 by

Gearing up for the festive season, Amazon India announced the launch of a specialized fulfilment centre (FC) with 7 lakh cubic feet of storage space in TamilNadu, along with the expansion of an existing FC.

Direct cargo ferry service between India, Maldives to boost exports
September 22nd, 2020 by

A direct cargo ferry service between India and Maldives that started on Monday is likely to reduce transportation time and cost and boost trade between the two countries, as per official sources.