Category Archives: Supply Chain

Rahat Sachdeva bestowed with Face of the Future

Rahat Sachdeva, Vice President, Rahat Continental was awarded the esteemed ‘Face of the Future’ award. Sachdeva has done his Bachelors in Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University. He started his career with SDV (now known as Bollore Logistics) at their Heathrow office managing their Aerospace Imports division and then moved back to India in 2006 to join his family business. Sachdeva has taken his family business to new heights, be it bringing innovation in the business or managing and aligning the branches, etc. In 2011 they started their international office in London followed by another one in New York in 2014.  Rahat Continental, is a 140-crore company with the vision to be world’s best freight forwarding company by 2025.

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Akash Bansal honoured with DDP Game Changer

Akash Bansal, Head – Logistics, OM Logistics was awarded the prestigious ‘DDP Game Changer’ award. With 16 years of diversified experience in managing logistics and supply chain across the various industry verticals, Bansal is associated with OM Logistics since 2001 heading Marketing & Sales on pan India basis. He has exhibited leadership in multiple roles and has proven to be a leader with an entrepreneurial business approach, and a track record of growing business results consistently for over many years.  

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Ramesh Agarwal won the DDP Trailblazer

Ramesh Agarwal, Founder, Mentor, Director and Managing Worker, Agarwal Packers & Movers, joins the esteemed ‘DDP Trailblazer’ award. Agarwal’s journey is one of modern India’s great success stories. He has played a pioneering role not only in shaping Agarwal Movers Group to a point where it is today but also spearheaded national cause in key area of economic development- transport and logistics. Recently, Agarwal Movers Group was awarded for Operational Excellence & Environment Conservation by the CEAT IRTA-2011.

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Cyrus Nariman Katgara awarded the Gallery of Legends

Cyrus Nariman Katgara, Partner, Jeena & Co was honoured with the ‘Gallery of Legends’ award. Katgara heads the more than 100-year old family business of Global Logistics – International Freight Forwarding both in India and abroad. With his rich experience, he has held several positions in many associations. He had been appointed Ambassador to the Port of Halifax; he has arranged top level ministerial delegation and was a liaison between Canadian Embassy and business associations such as CII, FIEO, etc.

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3rd India Cargo Awards (North & East) in Delhi

The third edition of the India Cargo Awards – North & East celebrated the accomplishments of the cargo industry of North & East India at The Lalit, New Delhi on December 20, 2017. Salman Khurshid, former Cabinet Minister for External Affairs, former Cabinet Minister for Law and Justice and Minority Affairs, Government of India, was the Chief Guest for the distinguished evening. The ceremony saw the august presence of the leaders and runners of the cargo industry. The 39 winners were chosen after a fair and unbiased selection process which includes an online voting platform.

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Blue Dart introduces electric vehicles to optimise last-mile deliveries in Gurugram

Strengthening its GoGreen mission, Blue Dart Express has piloted electric vehicles in Gurugram and will be subsequently inducted across Blue Dart country. This is another step towards operating its last mile e-tail delivery service with clean pick-up and delivery solutions. The launch was inaugurated by Sukhwinder Singh, Regional Head – North, Blue Dart. Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart says, “With the introduction of electric vehicles to our fleet, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint and move one step closer towards our GoGreen mission.

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Vaibhav Vohra awarded the Face of the Future

Vaibhav Vohra, Managing Director, Continental Carriers, was awarded with the prestigious ‘Face of the Future’ award. After completing his graduation in Entrepreneurship and Finance from Babson College, Boston, USA, Vohra joined his family business and took a tough task of transitioning the first generation business culture to the third generation. His innovative thought process has brought about progressive changes within the organisation in a short span of time. He also initiated and successfully completed restructuring HRD and ERP implementation. Vohra’s positive initiatives have helped secure and align the future path that now enables his company to compete efficiently in the changed economic environment. His maturity and clarity of vision to provide strategic guidance would definitely help the industry in the future.

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Samir H. Mankad awarded the DDP Trailblazer

Samir H. Mankad, CEO & Executive Director, GSEC, was awarded the esteemed DDP Trailblazer. He has been serving the company right from the time of its privatisation in 2004. GSEC is the custodian of cargo in Ahmedabad. Under his leadership, GSEC operates airports at Indore and Visakhapatnam as an O&M operator, while also looking after the domestic cargo terminals at Indore and Raipur. Mankad is a Mechanical Engineer and holds an MBA and has more than 37 years of experience in project management, MIS, systems and logistics. He has served in leading organisations like Bajaj Group, Alembic, Torrent and Adani Group. Mankad also devotes his time in teaching the management subjects in  institutions such as AMA, Nirma University, and more.

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3rd India Cargo Awards (West & South) in Ahmedabad

The third edition of the India Cargo Awards – West & South celebrated the accomplishments of the extraordinaire leaders of cargo industry from the West & South regions of India at Crowne Plaza Ahmedabad City Centre on October 14, 2017.  Gautambhai Navalchand Shah, Mayor, Amdavad Municipal Corporation, was the Chief Guest for the glorious evening. The ceremony saw the august presence of Dr. Marisha Kaul, Gladrags Mrs India North 2017, along with the leaders of the cargo industry. India Cargo Awards honoured the real runners of the industry. The 32 winners were chosen after a fair and unbiased selection process which includes an online voting platform.

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Infrastructure push and private investment will develop the logistics: Harpreet Singh Malhotra

“In this Union Budget, an infrastructure push along with investment and consumption-led growth presented as the key priority areas for the government. This is quite expected that the government will do required developments for infrastructure and logistics sectors. PPP & ‘Make in India’ is always counted first on the fingertips of the government. As expected this Union Budget indicates that public investment does help in crowding in private investment. Sectors such as automobiles, cement, steel, paper, aluminium and fertilisers, which had the lowest capacity utilisation and were among the sectors that have been the ones hardest hit by demonetisation, are on a special focus by the government,” says “Announcements like total allocation of Rs 39,61,354 crore on infrastructure development, development of selected airports in Tier 2 & 3 cities on PPP mode, etc., will help the logistics industry to grow further. The government has shown its support investment directly by spending more on infrastructure, particularly roads and affordable housing. This will also help raise demand for core sectors such as steel and cement. Construction of roads and low-cost housing is highly labour intensive in India, which will also help generate employment in the economy,” he adds.

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