Category Archives: Warehousing

Safexpress launches 70th logistics park in Haridwar

Safexpress has launched its 70th Logistics Park in Uttarakhand. This facility is located on SIDCUL Bypass Road, near NH-334. Senior dignitaries from Safexpress were present to launch the Safexpress Logistics Park at Haridwar, Uttarakhand.  The new Logistics Park is cross-dock, equipped with loading and unloading of over 30 vehicles simultaneously. It has a column-less span of over 80 feet, which facilitates uninterrupted movement of goods within the facility. To enable all-weather loading and unloading of goods, the facility is equipped with 16 feet wide Cantilever Shed. The Logistics facility has the required firefighting equipment and trained manpower to deal with such emergencies. This facility is a mix of nature-friendly initiatives and technology. The facility is equipped with an integrated rainwater harvesting system, a dedicated green zone and will use sunlight to conserve energy. Operations at the facility are streamlined ensuring the country’s fastest transit-time from Uttarakhand to all destinations across India. 

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Warehouse stockers in APAC keen to invest in NextGen tech: Zebra

Over 90 per cent of warehouse operators across APAC, including India, are investing in NextGen technologies to automate operations, as per a study conducted by Zebra Technologies Corporation to explore the trends. According to the findings, warehouse operators are making significant investments to better fulfil the needs of both customers and workers and make it easier to fill open jobs. Conducted in January and February 2022, the survey collected feedback from over 1,500 warehouse decision-makers and associates around the world. In APAC, the markets surveyed for the study are India, Australia, China, Japan, and Singapore. As per the survey, nine in 10 warehouse operators agree they must implement the new technology to be competitive in the on-demand economy, with 80 per cent confirming the ongoing pandemic has prompted them to modernize quickly. They feel the pressure to modernize as much as the others around the world, with about three-quarters of APAC decision-makers, including India, saying the pandemic has prompted them to make the changes.

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DB Schenker reopens eco logistics terminal for customers

DB Schenker has reopened its sustainable logistics terminal in Tilburg, Netherlands. According to an official statement, eco warehouses are part of an integrated concept developed by DB Schenker that enables warehouses to be operated in an energy-efficient manner, thereby improving the well-being of employees, and greatly reducing CO2 emissions. The terminal has been modernised using the global standards for sustainable construction – i. e. standards relating to heat insulation, use of renewable resources obtainable from the region surrounding the building, installation of modern natural lighting systems for the well-being of employees, and the use of efficient HVAC system for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, said the statement. Cyrille Bonjean, Head of Land Transport, DB Schenker Europe said, “Eco warehouses are the future of our terminals. The facility in Tilburg is the latest example of how quickly we’re moving toward highly automated, eco-efficient freight hubs. This serves our strategic goal to become CO2-neutral by 2040 and it’s already having a positive effect on our employees, who are now able to work in a future-proof, professional, and safe environment.”

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Unicommerce to automate 8K warehouses in India by 2023

rce has announced automatization of over 8000 warehouses via its warehouse management platform by March 2023. More than 7200 warehouses are already live on Unicommerce’s Warehouse Management Platform and managing more than 96 Mn SKUs serving across diverse sectors like FMCG, Beauty and wellness, fashion and accessories, and eyewear. Unicommerce’s warehouse management SaaS solutions processes millions of orders every day to serve consumers across India and international markets. Companies have deployed Unicommerce’s warehouse management platform to manage and automate all the workflows of the warehouse from picking, packing, dispatch of goods as well as procurement of goods at the warehouse.

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New logistics center unveiled at Agility Logistics Park in Doha

Agility announced the opening of a new fulfilment center at the Agility Logistics Park (ALP) in Doha by Lulu Hypermarket, a major retailer in Kuwait. The new 7,400 sq. m. logistics center will act as an exclusive e-fulfillment center and as the logistics hub for the company’s growing e-commerce activity in Kuwait. The new facility includes the latest in smart warehousing technologies such as automated sorting and storage, which organizes all products based on their categories, from fresh and frozen foods to other non-grocery products.

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IndoSpace leases 50k sq. ft. space for cylinder unit in Chennai

IndoSpace has expanded its tenant portfolio by onboarding Lind Jensen Machinery (LJM). The hydraulic cylinder manufacturer will set up its first factory in India at Oragadam 2 in Chennai where it will produce hydraulic pitch, lock cylinders, and accumulators for the wind turbine industry. The project has received an investment of €2 million so far, stated a release. The facility, which occupies 50,000 sq. ft. space, may begin trial production by July-end This is LJM’s second facility in Asia, with the first one being operational in China. Rajesh Jaggi, Vice Chairman, Real Estate, Everstone Group said in a statement, “We are delighted to be able to provide an industrial ecosystem facility in Oragadam 2 for LJM to manufacture top of the line parts for the wind energy sector. This will go a long way in meeting India’s needs for sustainable energy, and we look forward to a lasting relationship with them.”

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Mahindra Logistics’ Luhari warehouse becomes functional

Mahindra Logistics Ltd (MLL) launches warehousing facility in Luhari district of Haryana. The facility comprises three grade-A warehouses, totally 1.4 million sq. ft area to its warehousing capacity. The newly built to Suit (BTS), warehouse is an important part of MLL’s Pan-India network of multi-client facilities that manage the fulfilment and distribution of its clients’ services within the e-commerce and consumer industries. The facility is designed in line with MLLs sustainability standards, including liquid discharge management, renewable energy, waste management requirements and state-of-the-art automation.

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Mahindra Logistics ready open flagship warehouse in Luhari

Mahindra Logistics is planning to expand its business operations with the opening of its flagship warehousing facility in a single park at Luhari, Delhi – NCR on June 23. The company has added three Grade-A warehouses totalling 1.4 million sq. ft area to its warehousing capacity in Luhari, Haryana. “The new warehouses are part of our pan-India network of multi-client facilities that manage the fulfilment and distribution of its clients’ services within the e-commerce and consumer industries,” said a company statement. The facilities are designed in line with MLL’s sustainability standards, including Liquid Discharge Management, Renewable Energy and, Waste Management requirements.

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SEKO expands global network, allows access to new cargo facility

SEKO Logistics selects e-commerce logistics company, MyFBAPrep, for its service partner, Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA). The deal will include co-branded products and expands SEKO’s offering to include FBA fulfilment services. This partnership gives MyFBAPrep’s client roster of Amazon aggregators access to SEKO’s global fulfilment warehouses and an additional 4 million sq ft of new warehouse space globally. In addition to adding to their US footprint, SEKO brings a network that reaches into Europe, Canada, and the Asia-Pacific regions, said an official release. David Emerson, Senior Vice President of e-commerce at SEKO Logistics, said in a statement, “We are excited to partner with MyFBAPrep as they are a great fit with our overall e-commerce strategy and further our mission of being small enough to care and big enough to scale globally. Through this strategic partnership, we’ll be able to combine our extensive industry insights while leveraging MyFBAPrep’s technology-enabled platform to seamlessly service a new cohort of the largest Amazon aggregators and Amazon sellers that are driving the ecommerce market to record highs. We look forward to expanding our Amazon capabilities with MyFBAPrep.”

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