Category Archives: Technology

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo partners with Total Touch Cargo for SAF programme

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) and Total Touch Cargo Holland BV (TTC) join hands within the framework of the airline’s sustainable aviation fuel programme. Under the partnership, AFKLMP Cargo will use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on selected cargo flights from Nairobi – Kenya to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, carrying TTC’s fresh agricultural and horticultural products. Cargo CEO/owner Harry van der Plas was at the AFKLMP Cargo headquarters at Schiphol to sign the formal documents. The agreement includes a fixed annual investment from Total Touch Cargo that will allow AFKLMP Cargo to further expand development and procurement of SAF. TTC’s contribution will be used to cover the cost differential between conventional aircraft fuel and SAF.

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Google Cloud brings supply chain twin solution for end-to-end visibility

Google Cloud announced the launch of Supply Chain Twin, a purpose-built industry solution that lets companies build a digital twin–a virtual representation of their physical supply chain–by orchestrating data from disparate sources to get a more complete view of suppliers, inventories, and other information. Google Cloud also announced the Supply Chain Pulse module that can be used with Supply Chain Twin to provide real-time dashboards, advanced analytics, alerts on critical issues like potential disruptions, and collaboration in Google Workspace. The majority of companies do not have complete visibility of their supply chains, resulting in retail stock outs, aging manufacturing inventory, or weather-related disruptions. In 2020, out-of-stock items alone cost the retail industry an estimated $1.14 trillion.

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CargoTalk holds virtual conclave on Cold Chain

CargoTalk organised the digital conclave about Cool Chain revolutionising the supply chain. The conclave had eminent speakers from across the industry. With the focus on Cool chain in the new normal world, the summit discussed the significant role played by it in the transportation of the vaccine and other pharmaceutical essentials. In just a few months, the cold chain industry has become a focal point across the globe to do business. The industries across have well adopted to the changing dynamics of transportation of the temperature sensitive essentials in the supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations. Esteemed speakers included Fabrice Panza, Manager,Global Cool chain solutions, Etihad Cargo, Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO, Celcius, Udit Mangal, VP, Buisness Development, Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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“Requirement for deep frozen will definitely increase”

“On the international front, we should have a smooth custom clearance when it comes to airlines. Another important aspect is processes which include regulations. Disruptions are going to happen more and more. As far as the pharmaceuticals is concerned, requirement for the deep frozen will definitely increase. There is a lot to learn from the covid-19 pandemic. I am a true believer of transparency. For this, we should be more clear on data sharing, location sharing etc. We should be able to give exact explanation to the customer about the shipments. For all this technology is there to help us.” says Fabrice Panza, Manager, Global Col Chain, Etihad Cargo

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“Pandemic has only reinforced the importance of Cold Chain”

“few years back, logistics, supply-chain and cold chain were all fragmented sectors. but with pandemic, suddenly the supply-chains and the cold chains have become the differentiators. There is a paradigm shift from being treated as cost centers to product differentiators. Cold chain had always existed and pandemic has only reinforced it’s importance. With phase change technology being introduced, it has become quiet convenient to transport the products while maintaining it’s temperature.” said Udit Mangal, VP, business Development, Pluss Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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“India is fast becoming the pharma hub of the world”

“Past few years, cold chain sector has gained significant importance. There has been a tremendous growth in this sector. Pandemic has only highlighted the importance of a robust cold chain supply chain required in India. It is not only required for the pharma and agriculture but for all the perishable goods. Since India is not only fast becoming the pharmaceuticals hub in the world, it is also looked upon as the capital for the vaccine production. For this cold chain in India has to catch up fast. Keeping this in mind we have been rigorously working in getting latest technologies to cold chain in India.” said Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO, Celcius

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CargoTalk’s virtual conclave on Cool Chain today at 11.00am

CargoTalk is organising a digital conclave today from 11.00-12.00 pm. The virtual conclave is about Cool Chain and how it is revolutionising the supply chain. The conclave will have eminent speakers from across the industry. With the focus on Cool chain in the new normal world, the summit will discuss the significant role played by it in the transportation of the vaccine nd other pharmaceutical essentials. In just a few months, the cold chain industry has become a focal point across the globe to do business. The industries across have well adopted to the changing dynamics of transportation of the temperature sensitive essentials in the supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations. Esteemed speakers will include Fabrice Panza, Manager,Global Cool chain solutions, Etihad Cargo, Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO, Celcius, Udit Mangal, VP, Buisness Development, Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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DHL Supply Chain launches the India Fulfilment Network to propel India’s e-comm.

DHL Supply Chain launches its latest offering – the India Fulfilment Network (IFN), in Bangalore. This first-of-its-kind service will be rolled out to benefit the growing number of small and medium retail businesses that have seen a shift in their business models to online marketplaces, largely spurred by movement restrictions caused by the ongoing pandemic. DHL will invest more than INR 25 crores to further scale this network across major metros and state capitals in the country over the next 12 months. Even before the pandemic, the opportunity in the e-commerce market in India has been evident and is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 27%i by 2024, with a large number of sellers in various categories showing a keen interest in shifting to an omni-channel model. The ecommerce boom during the Covid-19 pandemic has further boosted online retail transactions across India, especially with government-imposed social distancing protocols and a resultant decline in customers at brick and mortal shops. Relatedly, the expansion of e-commerce and 3PL sectors is also fueling demand for warehousing, which is expected to increase at 160%.

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DTDC and Narayana Health successfully set up an oxygen generator plant in Jaipur

DTDC and its strategic partner, Geopost SA (DPD Group), owned by France’s Le Groupe La Poste., are proud to associate with Narayana Hrudayalaya Charitable Trust and Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd. for the successful set-up and inauguration of an oxygen generator plant in Jaipur. The one-of-its-kind oxygen generator plant was inaugurated by DTDC Chairman and MD, Subhasish Chakraborty, in the presence of top officials from DTDC and Narayana Health. The valuable joint -initiative, installed in the Narayana multi-speciality hospital in Jaipur, is geared to help the country fight the ongoing Covid pandemic. On the ocassion, Subhasish Chakraborty said, “The cutting-edge oxygen generator plant, imported from the US, is a result of joint efforts of DTDC, our strategic partner, Geopost SA (DPD Group) and the able team at Narayana Health. As a part of our CSR program for Covid care support, we have made a significant contribution of Rs 1.56 crore to Narayana Hrudayalaya Charitable Trust. DTDC and Geopost SA (DPD Group) also ensured the seamless logistical movement of the oxygen generator plant”.

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Emirates SkyCargo upgrades booking experience with CargoWise

Emirates SkyCargo is taking the digital way for customer satisfaction experience. Working with WiseTech Global, a leading provider of software solutions to the logistics industry, Emirates SkyCargo will be providing direct access to its flights and inventory for cargo customers through the CargoWise platform. Customers will now be able to make cargo bookings direct on the platform for a majority of their cargo requirements after completing a short registration process. “At Emirates SkyCargo, we are always looking at ways to make every stage of the transportation process more efficient – from the time of booking the shipment to the delivery of the cargo to the consignee. We are delighted to work with WiseTech to connect the CargoWise platform to our own Emirates SkyChain system, allowing customers enhanced direct access to search for flights and make bookings directly with Emirates SkyCargo without requiring any other touchpoints. This will save time and effort for our customers and for our global teams and at the same time help avoid any unnecessary confusion and inefficiencies in the booking process,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, Cargo.

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