Sara Haque

Kuehne+Nagel promotes women in logistics in event at Mumbai

  “To survive and sustain in the business, gender diversity is important. Diversity in general is a key element that will unlock the potential of our company and we really have that as part of our strategy,” said David Roussiere, MD Kuehne+Nagel, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives recently in an event organised by the company focusing on gender diversity and inclusion titled “Generating The Ripple Effect For Change”, in Mumbai. The event brought together Kuehne+Nagel’s leadership along with Women leaders and talents from diverse fields to celebrate and share their inspirational tales. Ms. Kalyani Raj, President, AIWC, Ms. Alankrutha Attaluri, Joint Revenue Commissioner Mumbai and Ms. Dhara Lakhwani from Kellogg’s addressed the audience with keynote speeches. Kuehne+Nagel leadership highlighted the company’s initiatives and ongoing projects related to D&I. The event also had insightful panel discussions around, experiencing discriminatory practices in workspaces and measures taken to break the biases.

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Kuehne+Nagel to focus on gender diversity in 21 Sep event

Leading logistics service provider, Kuehne+Nagel is all set to organise an event focusing on gender diversity and inclusion titled “Generating The Ripple effect For Change”, in Mumbai on 21 September. The event will bring together Kuehne+Nagel’s leadership along with Women leaders and talents from diverse fields to celebrate and share their inspirational tales. Ms. Pallavi Ghosh, CNN, Ms. Kalyani Raj, President, AIWC and Ms. Alankrutha Attaluri, Joint Revenue Commissioner Mumbai will address the audience with keynote speeches. Kuehne+Nagel leadership will be highlighting the company’s initiatives and ongoing projects related to D&I. The event is also planned with engaging panel discussions around, experiencing discriminatory practices in workspaces and measures taken to break the biases.

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ISSGF wins ‘Best Leading Freight Forwarding’ award

ISSGF was honoured with ‘Best Leading Freight Forwarding’ award at the recently concluded India Cargo Awards in New Delhi. Piyush Srivastava, IES, Senior Economic Advisor graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Known as the “Oscars of the Cargo Industry,” the India Cargo Awards 2023, hosted by Cargo Talk (DDP Group Publication) serves as an all-India platform created with a vision to recognise excellence in the Cargo-Freight-Logistics Industry across various domains, including Rail, Road, Air, Sea, Allied Services, Warehousing, Technology, 3rd Party Logistics, and more. Our world-class awards ceremonies are known for their formal Black-Tie affair, filled with glitz and glamour, attended by the most influential personalities in the industry.

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PLUSS launches innovative Pharma packaging solutions

Pluss Advanced Technologies (PLUSS) announced the launch of all new temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry: Celsure® XL Pallet Shipper series and Celsure® VIP Multi-Use Parcel Shipper series. “Manufactured in India, Celsure® XL and Celsure® VIP offer a superior alternative to conventional gel pack solutions and expensive leased containers. Using our patented PCM technology we are able to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals in a sustainable manner. These solutions further strengthen India’s standing as a pharmacy of the world by increasing the supply chain reliability and ultimately delivering quality medicines to patients worldwide,” said Samit Jain, MD, PLUSS.

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IFCBA holds Board Meeting with focuses on membership, next generation of CB, AEOs, and MRAs

The International Federation of Customs Brokers (IFCBA) on 28th August organised a virtual Board of Directors meeting, with representations from numerous countries at various stages of global trade facilitation. Shankar Shinde, IFCBA Chairman, who also chairs the Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Association in India, spoke at the event to welcome IFCBA directors and past chairs from all over the world, and identified three areas of importance for them to contribute in. First is the membership recruitment drive of the IFCBA which is underway and Mr. Shinde talked about what benefits it brings to the member associations. The second priority is nurturing the next generation of customs brokers, which is also a goal shared by the World Customs Organization (WCO).  The final goal is paying attention to Authorized Economic Operators (AEOs), and Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), which is the key for facilitation and promotion of efficient logistics operations across borders. “IFCBA not only provides an effective platform to the CB community to connect with the world of wisdom but also acts as a vigilant on international Customs matters, intervening/collaborating with the policy decisions of different Governments. We at IFCBA appeal to the world Customs fraternity to get them prepared for coping with the threat to the traditional CB business. Under this umbrella organisation they should also be united to strengthen trade facilitation, i.e. smooth cargo clearance across the borders,” said Mr. Shinde.

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FFFAI highlights importance of tech-based cold chain infrastructure at ANUTECH 2023

At the recently held ANUTECH 2023, at Mumbai on 7th September, Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Association of India emphasized the need for technology based infrastructure to operate cold chain services across the country. Panelists mentioned how starting from warehousing, to transportation, and distribution, automation of techniques should be prioritised and implemented in the industry to harness the immense potential of the cold chain industry in India. Dr. Nirav Thakker, Executive Committee Member, FFFAI, was also Moderator of the session, and emphasised India’s prospect of 14.37 per cent CAGR in the next five years. Other panelists who participated in the event were Mr. P.A. Bamane, Assistant Manager APEDA; Dr. Karuna Dhale, Assistant Director (Tech), FSSAI, and Ms. Chaitaly Mehta, Director, EKF Logistics. FFAI Chairman, Mr. Shankar Shinde, also spoke at the event, and mentioned that FFFAI is working in close cooperation with the government, using contemporary technology solutions for the cold chain system in the country to have world-class efficiency. As the world’s leading information and procurement platform, ANUTECH combines all such technological solutions along the entire value chain, that includes all sectors of the food and beverage industry, and this international event offered all cross-process future technologies for the same.

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Blue Dart rebrands Dart Plus to Bharat Dart

Blue Dart Express re-branded its service Dart Plus to Bharat Dart on 13 September at Mumbai. Bharat Dart service is backed by speed, security, and handling with value-added features, with time-sensitive delivery. The rebranding comes as a decision to deliver exceptional value to customers, aligning with Blue Dart’s objective of redefining logistics services in the country. Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, Blue Dart, also said, “This rebranding represents an exciting transformation for us as we continue to serve the length and breadth of the country. Bharat Dart is the first step in a new and exciting chapter for our company and our nation. We are dedicated to leveraging our expertise to elevate our capabilities and enhance the overall customer experience.” Blue Dart boasts of access to over 55,000+ locations across India, and spans 220 countries and territories internationally. Their initiatives like DAWN (Deliver Anywhere Now), and RISE (Revenue Increase from SMEs and Emerging Markets) target further expansions into tier II and tier III cities in the country.

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