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XpressBees enters into exclusive business partnership with SpiceXpress
July 27th, 2021 by

XpressBees announced that it has entered into an exclusive strategic business partnership with SpiceXpress to further strengthen XpressBees’s position in the logistics sector. Under this partnership, XpressBees has been allotted exclusive rights to sell SpiceXpress’ D2D (door to door) products at a total of 27 tier-3 & tier-4 locations within the SpiceXpress network. “This would […]

Adani Group offers discount for LNG-fueled vessels at Mundra port
July 20th, 2021 by

The Adani Group will offer a 50 per cent discount on charges to liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled ships at Mundra, India’s largest commercial port, according to a notice seen by Reuters, as the country seeks to cut emissions under its green ports plan. Using LNG to fuel ships allows a significant reduction in CO2 as […]

DP World eyes 100% acquisition of Imperial to expand footprint in Africa and Europe
July 14th, 2021 by

Logistics major DP World is planning to acquire South Africa’s Imperial Logistics Ltd for $890 million, one of DP World’s most significant acquisitions in Africa so far. DP World is interested in acquiring Imperial and all its businesses to expand its logistics footprint in Africa and Europe. Imperial’s Logistics International business is within the scope of the […]

JNPT moves 441,984 TEUs, ICD traffic of 88,849 TEUs, 548 rakes in June
July 7th, 2021 by

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) recorded a throughput of 441,984 TEUs in June 2021 as compared to 289,292 TEUs in June 2020, a growth of 52.78 percent as compared to the same period last year. In terms of rail operations, JNPT handled 88,849 TEUS of ICD traffic from 548 rakes in June 2021, and the […]

Delhivery in advanced talks to acquire rival logistics firm Spoton
June 29th, 2021 by

India’s homegrown logistics giant Delhivery has entered into advanced stage discussions to acquire a controlling stake in its rival Spoton Logistics – a Bengaluru-based express logistics firm, sources close to the matter has informed a section of the media.

Mahindra Logistics reports significant impact of Covid on Apr-May business
June 23rd, 2021 by

Mahindra Logistics saw a significant impact on its business in the last two months due to lockdowns in various states, but now it is back on a stronger recovery path and expecting this momentum to further consolidate during the second half of this fiscal.

Railways crosses 30,000 MT milestone of liquid medical oxygen delivery
June 15th, 2021 by

Indian Railways crossed the milestone of delivering 30,000 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country. So far, Indian Railways has delivered nearly 30182 MT of LMO in more than 1734 tankers to various states across the country. 421 oxygen expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various States. […]

Om Logistics partners to deliver medical oxygen for Democracy Foundation India
June 8th, 2021 by

Om Logistics has helped Democracy India Foundation deliver 5000 oxygen concentrators to hospitals across India till date and aims to systematically address the on-ground issues related to the supply of oxygen under the Mission Oxygen initiative. This initiative is under Om Logistics’ CSR programme and it is now a logistic partner in the Mission Oxygen […]

Indian logistics SaaS startup FarEye raises $100 million from TCV, others
May 29th, 2021 by

Logistics software-as-a-service (SaaS) start-up FarEye has raised $100 million in funding led by new investors TCV and Dragoneer Investment Group, as part of the company’s Series E financial round. The investment witnessed participation from existing backers Eight Road Ventures, Fundamentum and Honeywell. As part of the transaction, Gopi Vaddi, general partner at TCV will join […]

Dukaan partners with Dunzo, Shiprocket to integrate delivery
May 18th, 2021 by

The SaaS platform for online stores, Dukaan, today announced that it has partnered with Dunzo, the on-demand commerce & delivery platform, and Shiprocket, the tech-enabled logistics aggregation platform, to integrate delivery into the platform for a seamless retail experience. Pandemic-led surges in demand for home deliveries indicate a long-term trend that would become the upcoming […]

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 […]