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India to get six new mega ports under Ministry of Shipping’s Sagarmala project

At least six new mega ports have been cleared to be built under the ambitious Sagarmala Project, taken up by the Ministry of Shipping. The National Perspective Plan (NPP) for the much talked about project envisions these new infrastructural facilities as part of its multi-pronged strategy to enhance India’s cargo handling capacity. The Ministry of Shipping’s project, that aims to modernise India’s ports, is estimated to save up to Rs 40,000 crore per year spent on logistics by key industries. The new ports will also boost up coastal shipping, thus decreasing the dependence on transportation through railways and roadways. This is likely to cut down the inland transportation costs by up to 80 percent. Presently the country has 12 major ports.

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UK’s EXIM trade volume with India evolved

As per Maersk Line, India maintained its strong trading position with the United Kingdom (UK) registering a 6 per cent year on year growth in EXIM container trade volumes for the first half of 2016. This despite a 2 per cent decline in the UK’s EXIM container trade volumes with the rest of the world during the same period. The full year container trade volume growth forecast for 2016 is expected to slightly lower at four to five per cent, but better than the three per cent growth witnessed in 2015. In terms of overall trade, India ranks 3rd on EXIM trade volumes with the UK with a share of six per cent behind China (38 per cent) and USA (8 per cent).

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Refrigerated express distribution center by Gati

Gati Kausar initiated its first temperature controlled warehousing facility in India near Delhi, on National Highway 8. It is a state-of-the-art facility developed with superior technology and high quality design elements, in line with ISO 22000 standards. The new facility is spread over 4 acres, and currently has a capacity of more than 5000 pallets. It has multiple chambers that cater to temperature requirements ranging from -25 to +25 degrees C. K L Chugh, Chairman, Gati said “The launch of our first Refrigerated Express Distribution Center opens up an entire new world of business opportunities for Gati. This facility is the first in a network of cold stores planned across the country. As this network takes shape in future, Gati-Kausar will evolve into a formidable end-to-end Cold Chain Solutions company.”

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AAI launches air cargo, logistics subsidary

Airports Authority of India (AAI) has launched an air cargo and logistics subsidiary AAI Cargo Logistics & Allied Services (AAICLAS). This new subsidiary will be allowed to develop its own distinct culture, organisation structure and business model while at the same time draw upon the strength of its large patent organisation, AAI. “The vision of the company is to become the foremost integrated logistics network operator in India with primary focus on air cargo handling and allied services,” informs Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI.

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FFFAI gears up to organise 23rd Biennial Convention in Jan ’17

The 23rd biennial convention of the Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI) has been scheduled to take place from January 19-21, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kochi (Cochin). The theme of the convention will be relevant to prevailing scenario of global business as well as logistics Industry. At FFFAI Convention in Kochi there will be delegates from wide spectrum of logistics industry, across India. FFFAI will also organise the ‘FIATA World Congress 2018’ from September 24-29, 2018 in New Delhi. The last convention held in Mumbai in 2015 witnessed participation of more than 400 delegates. “The FFFAI Convention 2017 will also be attended by overseas delegates including a Malaysian delegation,” informed Samir Shah, Chairman, FFFAI

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Safeducate launches Logistics Job Fair

Safeducate announced India’s largest and first-ever of its kind Logistics Job Fair. The aim is to bridge the skill gap and make fresh talent available to the industry. This Logistics Job Fair will be held on October 22, 2016 at seven different locations across India at Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Indore, Kochi, Ranchi and Ambala simultaneously. Over 1200 jobs in the field of supply chain and logistics will be offered during the Logistics Job Fair. The students will get an opportunity to evaluate if their existing skill sets match up to the industry requirements. Divya Jain, Founder & CEO, Safeducate, said, “Safeducate Logistics Job Fair is a unique and first of its kind endeavor by us in the field of supply chain and logistics industry. This Logistics Job Fair will provide students with the tools and resources to make important and valuable career decisions. During the Logistics Job Fair, job seekers will take their first steps towards meaningful employment by meeting with prospective employers.”

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Rubal Jain awarded the DDP Trail Blazer

Rubal Jain, Managing Director, Safexpress was awarded the esteemed DDP Trail Blazer award. His innovative approach led him to enter new domains in the supply chain and logistics industry. Jain is the Founding Investor and Director of an eWaste recycling and reverse logistics start-up – Karma Recycling. Spearheading the development and rollout of an Oracle based ERP system for IT-enabled processes in Operations and Finance, he has also designed and implemented, competitive benchmarking and technical analysis programmes.

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Ramesh Mamidala awarded the DDP Game Changer

The coveted ‘DDP Game Changer’ award went to Ramesh Mamidala, CEO, Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India. Mamidala has been associated with the global air cargo and logistics industry for more than 20 years. He has rich experience in the aviation industry and has also successfully managed the transition of a new airport for Qatar Cargo while being the Head of Qatar’s Cargo Services in Doha.

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SL Sharma joins Gallery of Legends

SL Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, Skyways Group and Immediate Past President, Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI) was awarded with the Gallery of Legends. He started his career in 1968 before starting his own venture in 1983. Today, Skyways Group ranks in the top five air freight companies of the country. With his rich experience in the industry, he held several positions in many trade associations and chambers, like ACAAI, and Delhi Customs Clearing Agents Association, to name a few.

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2nd India Cargo Awards (North & East) in Gurgaon

The second edition of the India Cargo Awards – North & East, celebrated the accomplishments of the cargo industry of North & East India at Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon on October 13. Dr Renu Singh Parmar, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, was the Chief Guest and Vineet Pandey, Chief General Manager Business Development and Marketing Directorate, Department of Post, Ministry of Communication, Government of India, was the Guest of Honour at the event. The ceremony was attended by Anika Agrawal, Gladrags Mrs Exotic Beauty and leaders of the cargo industry. India Cargo Awards honoured the real runners of the industry. The 47 winners were chosen after a fair and unbiased selection process which includes an online voting platform. SL Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, Skyways Group and Immediate Past President, Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI) was awarded with the Gallery of Legends. He started his career in 1968 before starting his own venture in 1983. Today, Skyways Group ranks in the top five air freight companies of the country. With his rich experience in the industry, he held several positions in many trade associations and chambers, like ACAAI, and Delhi Customs Clearing Agents Association, to name a few. The coveted ‘DDP Game Changer’ award went to Ramesh Mamidala, CEO, Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India. Mamidala has been associated with the global air cargo and logistics industry for more than 20 years. He has rich experience in the aviation industry and has also successfully managed the transition of a new airport for Qatar Cargo while being the Head of Qatar’s Cargo Services in Doha. Rubal Jain, Managing Director, Safexpress was awarded the esteemed DDP Trail Blazer award. His innovative approach led him to enter …

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