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Delmos Aviation transports oxygen concentrators to India.

Delmos Aviation transported around 100 oxygen concentrators from Russia to New Delhi for the Government of Rajasthan. Delmos Aviation arranged for an end to end logistics supply for the Rajasthan Government and helped them with pre-buying formalities, legal documentation and clearance processes. Dr Naveen Rao, Director – Delmos Aviation, said, “We are proud to help the government in the procurement of oxygen concentrators in a short span of just three days. During this medical crisis, time-bound deliveries are very crucial. We will not leave any stone unturned to provide all possible support to the people of our country. We will keep on working hard to create new benchmarks. I would especially like to thanks the Aeroflot Cargo management team, Centurion Logistics and Moscow Cargo warehouse for prioritizing and expediting all the documentation needs, enabling a quick airlifting of the consignment.” A total of 1250 oxygen concentrators are ordered and will reach New Delhi in four lots of 100, 300, 450 and 400 units each. Apart from today, other lots will be arriving on 9th, 14th, and 16th May 2021. The consignment includes Oxygen Concentrator Single Flowmeter (0.5-10LPM Adjustable) and Oxygen Concentrator Dual Flowmeter (0-5LPM Adjustable). The models are JAY-10A & LFY-I-5A. “During this raging second wave of the pandemic, Rajasthan Government is working hard to procure essential medical equipment on the directions of Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot and Health Minister, Raghu Sharma. As part of its efforts to augment the medical oxygen in the State, the government planned to import 1250 oxygen concentrators from Moscow, Russia, in collaboration with Delmos Aviation Pvt. Ltd”, said the official spokesperson.

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Cathay Pacific Cargo delivers medical supplies for India’s healthcare emergency

Cathay Pacific Cargo has been operating freighters and cargo-only passenger flights, delivering to date more than 100 tonnes of much-needed humanitarian and medical supplies to some of India’s major centres. These include shipments of specialised oxygen generators, oxygen concentrators and ventilators to Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. In addition, there has been a sharp increase in volumes for shipments of oxygen, surgical masks, sanitiser, personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals and vaccines over the past few weeks. “The Cathay Pacific Group has a long standing relationship with India. We are pained to see the current impact of the pandemic in the country and understand the criticality of shipping essential medical supplies” Cathay Pacific Airways’ Regional General Manager- South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Mark Sutch said. “With an expansive global network, freighter operations as well as our ability to deploy ad-hoc Cargo-only-Passenger flights, we have been able to transport essential medical equipment to the Indian communities. Recently, we have also seen a sharp increase in demand from Americas and the Chinese mainland for space for humanitarian aid shipments to India and we are working closely with the Indian authorities to deploy additional capacity to accommodate these essential shipments.”

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Second wave of Covid-19 adds to the crisis of import container shortage

Owing to the healthcare emergency in the country, industrial usage of oxygen has been completely prohibited. Oxygen is an essential component for the repair and welding of damaged containers and due to the prohibition it cannot be availed for repairing damaged containers. There are thousands of empty import containers lying un-repaired. This has further added to the crisis of container shortage among the EXIM fraternity.The repair of containers has also got impacted due to a shortage of labours to handle the repair work. It has affected the movement of essential products, including daily needs and medical supplies. Along with oxygen, the major setback on the freight delays could be seen differently in different commodities.Also, the dwelling time for containers has almost doubled due to the rise of second wave globally. Earlier an average container dwelling time at the port for clearance ranged between 25-30 days but today with the second wave resulting in shortage in labourers, drivers, lack of space on vessels etc. has resulted in significant rise in the dwelling time which has go up to 45-50 days

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JM Baxi purchases oxygen cylinders from Singapore.

J. M. Baxi has purchased oxygen cylinders for India, in which 600 will be for Delhi, 250 for Andhra Pradesh and 250 for Maharashtra. Totalling 7200 cubic meters of oxygen carrying capacity, it is being transported to India by the Indian Navy and Airforce.J. M. Baxi & Co is India’s premier ship agency, serving tramp and container vessels and finding maritime carriage solutions for all types of cargo.It is backed by over 600 experienced and committed professionals working from a nationwide network of offices in over 50 locations. J. M. Baxi & Co is the only ship agent in the world that does not subcontract out its core business.With a century of experience, they are the most reliable agency in India. With offices inall Indian ports and ICDs, we represent MLOSs, NVOsand feeder operators. Services pan-India include vessel husbanding, transportation support, EXIM marketing and surveys, and M&R services. The group’s infrastructure include CFSs, ICDs, terminals and rail services to ensure seamless support to the agency division.

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Blue Dart continues positive momentum growth in Q4 and Year-end results

The company posted ₹ 891 million profit after tax (previous year ₹ 238 million loss) for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 and ₹ 963 million profit after tax (previous year ₹ 383 million loss) for the year ended March 31, 2021. The profit for the year is, after absorbing the impact of special COVID-19 ex-gratia (₹ 342 million) paid to employees in September 2020 and accelerated depreciation of IT servers (₹ 240 million).The margin improvement is backed up by better realization and cost efficiencies during the year. Revenue from operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 stood at ₹ 9,662 million and ₹ 32,797 million for the year ended March 31, 2021.

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CEVA Logistics implementing new block train, multimodal solutions from China to European ports

http://cargobreakingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ceva.jpgCEVA Logistics continues to expand its range of ground and rail services from China to Europe, announcing today a new train-ferry service from Xi’an, China, to Immingham, U.K., as well as a premium offering on the company’s existing route from Xi’an to the Mukran (Sassnitz) port in Germany.It’s weekly multimodal train-ferry service from Xi’an to Immingham via Kaliningrad, Russia, will provide additional freight capacity for shippers amid unprecedented demand for transport and logistics services. The new route’s pilot shipment to Immingham left Xi’an by block train on March 18, going to Kaliningrad, where the cargo was reloaded the same day onto a ferry that arrived in Immingham on April 6. The pilot shipment for the new regular connection delivered 25 containers, including e-commerce goods with customs supervision code 9810. More trials will follow in May, with regular service starting by early June. CEVA’s aim for port-to-port delivery times is 18-20 days, with door-to-door delivery times not exceeding 25 days.CEVA Logistics also upgraded its express block train solution from Xi’an to Mukran. Since April 1, the existing regular connection to Duisburg, Germany, has also been operating a high-speed and high-security premium service every Thursday.

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Maersk reports growth, high profit and additional share buy backs in Q1 2021

A.P. Moller – Maersk had an exceptionally strong start to the year, with strong earnings and growth momentum across all our businesses in ocean, port services and logistics. The company benefitted from strong demand in a market still influenced by the pandemic and significant disruptions in global supply chains. “A.P. Moller – Maersk delivered an exceptionally strong performance in Q1 2021 with record profit for the quarter. The high growth and profitability were driven by solid demand across Ocean, Logistics and Terminals. Strong demand led to bottlenecks and a lack of capacity and equipment, which drove up freight rates to record-high levels,” says Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk, before adding: “We remain focused on the long-term transformation of A.P. Moller – Maersk, prioritising customers’ demand for integrated logistics. Our integrator strategy was validated by strong customer support during Q1. As we change the conversations with customers from being short-term transactional to becoming long-term value-based, we lay the foundation for further, stable growth.”

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UPS Foundation commits US$ 1 mn to fight the COVID surge in India

The UPS Foundation has announced a $ 1 million commitment to fight the COVID-19 surge in India. The pledge is a combination of emergency funding, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise to provide urgent relief, as well as strategic support. “The UPS Foundation is committed to improving the well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19 and we want to help alleviate the suffering in India by leveraging our partnerships, our resources and our logistics expertise,” said Nikki Clifton, President of Social Impact and The UPS Foundation. UPS is coordinating with strategic partners, including UNICEF, CARE, The Salvation Army, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, MAP, Medshare, Rotary Club, the US Chamber Foundation and others to mobilize critical medical supplies including oxygen concentrators, ventilators, nebulizers, respiratory supplies, PPE, COVID-19 test kits and antiviral medications to India. The UPS Foundation is also providing emergency funding to The Salvation Army and CARE. CARE is supporting the Bihar state of India’s health system, including activation of two temporary COVID-19 care centers with five intensive care centers to follow. In addition, The Salvation Army dollars will fund oxygen concentration facilities in hospitals to increase their capacity to treat the most serious cases. As another wave of COVID-19 bears down on India and hospitals struggle to maintain critical medical equipment. Jackson Carter, Director of international air freight for UPS Global Freight Forwarding, recently began running daily calls to coordinate shipments of much-needed supplies to cities across India. “Lives are on the line,” he said. “If they don’t have these supplies, this virus is going to keep spreading. Every pallet we move is another way to fight this pandemic.” The UPS Global Freight Forwarding …

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Ecom Express to set-up vaccination camps for employees, their families and larger community.

In its endeavour to further its efforts towards employee and community well-being, Ecom Express is setting up of Covid vaccination camps for employees across multiple locations in India. These camps will be organized at Company’s offices and warehouses and beneficiaries will include contractual workforce covering more than 45,000 people. Speaking on the initiative, T.A. Krishnan, CEO and Co-Founder, Ecom Express says, “The health and well-being of our employees are paramount and so is that of their families and people around them. We are encouraging and educating our employees, especially the vulnerable ones for their active participation in this vaccination drive and bringing their family and community to be a part of this programme. We will extend full support to the medical bodies in the logistics and management of this drive. Our employees at these camps will also be helping citizens who cannot register themselves for the covid-vaccination with the registration process. In furtherance of our support to the cause, we have connected with hospitals and NGOs to provide logistical assistance for transportation of essential items anywhere in the country.’’

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Adani Ports handles cargo volume of 247 MMT, registering a growth of 11%

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone has reported a consolidated net profit of Rs1,288 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. The company had posted a profit of Rs334 crore in the year-ago period. The company’s March-quarter consolidated revenues from the logistics business stood at Rs.958 crore. Increased cargo volume, operational efficiencies enabled port EBITDA to grow by 15 per cnet from Rs.6,593 cr. in FY20 to Rs.7,560 crore in FY21. Logistics business has reported an EBIDTA of Rs.226 crore. In FY21, and maintained the EBIDTA margin at 24 per cent. Karan Adani, Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director of APSEZ said, “FY21 has been a transformational year for APSEZ. Some of the key decisions we took this year have set the foundation for the coming decade. Our customer centric approach has yielded good result for us as our market share increased by 4% on a pan-India basis. Mundra port which is the largest commercial port in the country, this year has also become the largest container port in the country surpassing JNPT by a big leap. We have also been able to restructure our cost fundamentally and were able to demonstrate an increase in EBIDTA margin by 1% taking our port margins to 70%. On the growth side we used this time to complete four large acquisitions i.e Krishnapattanam port, Gangavaram port, Dighi port and Sarguja Rail line, taking our total portfolio to 13 ports in the country. The total value of said investment was Rs.26,000 cr. We have also been able to take another milestone step in our international journey by foryaing into container terminal in Colombo port. With these steps we are truly in the …

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