Category Archives: Warehousing

Avvashya CCI to set up auto-ancillary warehouse facility in Guwahati

Avvashya CCI Logistics (ACCI), a subsidiary company of Allcargo Logistics is likely to invest almost Rs.60 crore in the next two years to build an auto engineering part warehouse in Guwahati. The warehouse will be partially HD (heavy duty) racked warehouse, auto specific with shelving and block storage for odd dimensional cargo. The warehouse, located at DPS road, Gorchuk on NH 27 Amingaon, Guwahati, on the highway from Kolkata towards Assam, has an advantage of being a gateway to the whole of Northeast. Spread across three lakh sq ft, the warehouse will provide end-to-end management for aftermarket spare parts to service the Northeast sector, which includes last mile delivery. Explaining the rationale behind the move, Adarsh Hegde, Joint Managing Director, Allcargo Logistics, said, “The Northeast region in India has huge potential and is emerging as one of the strategic geographical markets. Our foray into the Northeast completes our pan India presence and enhances our journey to provide the best of facilities in logistics across the country.” In the first phase, the facility will be spread across one lakh sq. feet and provide employment to around 100 employees. In the second phase, the company plans to expand to three lakh sq. ft and employ more than 250 employees. A large part of the investment will be used towards automation in the state-of-the-art facility designed to meet global standards. “The new facility launch is part of our business expansion strategy, thereby strengthening our leadership position and meeting our Prime Ministers mission to generate higher employment in this region,” Hedge added.

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Warehousing space leasing rockets by 85% across key Indian markets: Knight Frank

Knight Frank India launches the third edition of its flagship India Warehousing Market Report 2018. The report unravels the present scenario of the Indian logistics sector along with providing a definitive view on the country’s top warehousing markets which include Mumbai, NCR, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The National Capital Region (NCR) attracted the highest footprint in terms of transactions in the warehousing space with leasing of 6.5mn sq.ft in 2017, followed by Mumbai at 5.2 mn sq. ft. Mumbai recorded the largest YoY growth over other key Indian markets with a staggering 231 per cent jump in warehousing space leasing in 2017. NCR followed closely with 129 per cent YoY increase. Bengaluru (90%), Ahmedabad (86%) and Hyderabad (68%) witnessed flourishing double-digit growth.

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Largest multi-user facility to be unveiled in Chakan, Pune

Embassy Industrial Parks has announced roping in Mahindra Logistics as its client for their project in Chakan, Pune. Mahindra Logistics has signed one of the largest spaces, which is now ready to lease for warehousing purpose. Embassy Industrial Parks invested Rs 350 crore to build a 1.1-million sq. ft. industrial park at Chakan, Pune. The project mainly comprises built-to-suit facilities ranging from 50,000 sq. ft. to two lakh ft. in size. Embassy Industrial Parks has already strongly established itself by acquiring strategic land parcels lands in select areas across the country. The company plans to invest US $250 million to build seven industrial parks in major cities and has already invested in Pune, Haryana, Delhi, West Bengal & Chennai further to MOUs signed with the governments of Haryana & West Bengal. Anshul Singhal, CEO, Embassy Industrial Parks, said, “Service to us is as important as the product and we continue to set new benchmarks for Grade-A quality warehousing solutions.”

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DHL Express launches service center in Rajkot, Gujarat

RS Subramanian, Country Manager, DHL Express India and P. G. Jadeja, CMD, Jyoti CNC Automation inaugurated the fourth service centre in Gujarat, further enhancing the company’s network capabilities in the state. Located in the Saurashtra region, the 2,518 sq. ft. facility will support the growing demand for international express services in Gujarat. “Setting up our Service Center in Rajkot is a significant step towards strengthening our network capabilities to support our customers’ growing business needs. With Rajkot set to become one of the largest automobile zones in Asia, and exports from Jamnagar and Morbi on the rise, the opening of this facility reinforces our commitment to connect Gujarat to the global market,” said Subramanian.

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DTDC launches warehouse in Delhi’s Samalkha region

DTDC has launched its largest integrated hub in Delhi’s Samalka region. The hub will house the operations for four big verticals of express delivery business, i.e. air, ground, international and B2C. The state-of-the-art hub, occupying an area of 1,00,000 sq ft, will be equipped with an array of cutting-edge devices and state-of-the-art amenities such as automated sorter, x-ray machines, hydraulic trolleys, and several other devices that enhance the facility’s compliance, efficiency, and productivity quotients manifold. Abhishek Chakraborty, Executive Director, DTDC, said, “With the launch, DTDC has taken a step further in its efforts to establish a strong operational backbone that emboldens the entire logistical framework of the country. We envision the hub at Samalka to emerge as one of the largest, busiest integrated express hubs of the country, and equipped with all the latest technological solutions to help achieve this goal. With an ideal balance attained between labour intensive activities and automation, we hope Samalkha hub sets an example in optimising productivity without compromising on job creation, efficiency or compliance to regulations.”

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Safexpress to invest Rs. 100 crore in Northeast

Safexpress has announced the biggest-ever investment by a logistics company in the Northeast region. Out of the 12 focus industries identified by the Government for investment in Northeast in general and Assam in particular, logistics is one of the major industries. Vineet Kanaujia, Vice President – Marketing, Safexpress, said, “Given the vital role Assam plays in connecting Northeast to the rest of the country, Safexpress has recently built up an ultra-modern Logistics Park at Guwahati. We have invested Rs. 30 Crore in creating this state-of-the-art Logistics Park at Guwahati. This facility spans over an area of more than 1 million square feet, and is located strategically on National Highway 31. This logistics facility is functional 24x7x365 and ensures excellent connectivity of Northeast with the rest of India.”

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Cold chain system cannot be developed in isolation: Pawanexh Kohli

Focusing on the concept of cold chain, Pawanexh Kohli, Chief Advisor & CEO, NCCD, says, “Cold chain is amalgamation of many technologies due to it’s concept of an integrated flow of produce from farm to fork so that there is a synonymous flow from fork to farm of value. Cold chain system cannot be developed in isolation; railways need to be used, trucking needs to be used but the question remains where it should be started from? The source is farms; cold stores must source from farms. To implement farm-to-fork connectivity, pack-houses are required; we have to make the product ready to get into the cold chain.”

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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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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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Amaron Brute- Hi Life Batteries for warehousing industry

Amara Raja launches Amaron Brute- Hi Life Batteries to power the forklifts in manufacturing, processing and warehousing industry. The product is designed to cater to the needs and fill the existing gaps for a superior product for motive power applications in manufacturing, processing and warehousing industry. Built to the highest technical competence in its class, Amaron Brute- Hi Life Batteries has been tested extensively in premier manufacturing facilities in Europe.

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