Category Archives: Rail/Road

Chetak group forays into Multi-modal transportation model

Chetak group, a pioneer in logistics and supply chain solutions in automobile transportation in India, has forayed into Multi-modal transportation model by venturing into transportation of finished auto good through Railways. The company started its induction into the multi-modal transportation on a strong note by using Rail and Road transport to deliver 430 customised Tata Xenon ambulances from Tata’s manufacturing unit in Dharward to various Military hospitals, located at widely spread defence locations including Jammu, Prayagraj, Guwahati, New Delhi and Durgapur. Speaking on the momentous occasion, Mukesh Haritash, Director Chetak Group said, “We are really proud to cross this significant milestone as Chetak Group debuts into rail and multi-modal transportation segment. We cannot visual a better way to enter the segment, than transporting Tata’s ambulances to our India’s defence forces, travelling across many states on rail and roadways. The credit for this achievement goes to our dedicated team and to the outstanding relationship that the Chetak Group enjoys, with our all our prestigious clients.”

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Shyplite raises $1 million in revenue-based growth capital from N+1 Capital

Shyplite, an AI-powered logistics platform that enables businesses to automate their logistics and increase shipping efficiency by providing a single-window platform integrated with multiple carriers, has raised $ 1 Mn in revenue-based growth capital from N+1 capital. The company was bootstrapped with investments in the year 2015 from its founding members Nisschal Jain- Co-founder and Managing Partner, Sugam Jain- Co-founder and CEO and Parinay Itkan – Co-founder and COO & launched exactly five years ago on 9th June 2016. Shyplite will utilise the funds to support its expansion plans to enter the new segments like Fulfilment Centres and Hyperlocal deliveries to become an end-to-end logistics player and add more experts on board. As part of the expansion, Shyplite has committed nine fulfilment centres across India in cities including Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. It is also bringing last-mile logistics players like Dunzo, Wefast and Shadowfax and others on its platform to help businesses with last-mile and same-day delivery service.

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Spoton Logistics expands portfolio to offer integrated supply chain solutions

Spoton Logistics, India’s premier technology-driven logistics company has announced the addition of supply chain solutions including service parts logistics to its service portfolio. The company is all set to offer end-to-end integrated express logistics and supply chain solutions to businesses across industry verticals. The complete suite of supply chain services will allow Spoton to execute factory inbound, end-customer distribution and in-plant operations in complex environments. The solution will encompass integrated warehousing, long-haul transportation, local redistribution part-load movements, mission-critical service parts deliveries, asset recovery and other value-added services integrated through seamless next-generation technology. Commenting on the development, Mr. Abhik Mitra, Managing Director, Spoton Logistics, stated, “Since 2012, we have continued to be one of the most preferred express and road transport logistics providers to many large and mid-scale companies in India, counting some of the best in business as our clientele. We are thrilled to embark on this journey of becoming a one-stop solution to our existing clients as well as opening new avenues of growth by acquiring new customers.”

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Snowman Logistics joins Dr Reddy’s for distribution of Sputnik vaccine across India

India’s leading integrated temperature-controlled logistics service provider, Snowman Logistics has entered into a strategic partnership with Hyderabad based Dr. Reddy’s, under which it will provide temperature-controlled end-to-end logistics solutions for the delivery of the two-dose Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine across India. The delivery of the vaccines will be managed by Snowman through its five high-capacity temperature-controlled warehouses in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru. Under the said partnership, the company will offer storage, order processing, shipper packing, and secondary transportation from these locations. The five location that will be leveraged by Snowman is strategically located, which will not only help the 3PL player to take care of the state distribution but the whole of the regional requirements as well.

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Indian Railways loads the highest ever freight of 114.8 MT for the month of May

Despite the Covid challenges, the Indian Railways has been outperforming itself and setting new record month after month. Proving itself yet again in May 2021, Railways set a new record of highest ever freight loading and continue to maintain the high momentum in terms of earnings. Freight loading for the Month touched 114.8 MT which is 9.7% more than May 2019 (104.6 MT) for the same period. This earned the Railways a hefty amount of Rs. 11604.94 crores. The Wagon turn around time also showcased exemplary improvement in May and was registered at 4.81days as compared to 6.46 in May 2019, an improvement of 26%. During the month of May, the important items transported by the Railways included 54.52 million tonnes of Coal, 15.12 million tonnes of Iron Ore, 5.61 million tonnes of Foodgrains, 3.68 million tonnes of Fertilizers, 3.18 million tonnes of Mineral Oil, 5.36 million tonnes of Cement (excluding clinker) and 4.2 million tonnes of Clinker. The improvement in Freight speed has saved cost for all stake holders. Freight speed has doubled over last 18 months.

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Pickrr offers support to sellers from tier-2 and 3 cities in more than 10 languages

After revolutionising shipping for e-commerce sellers and D2C brands in India and offering its intelligent warehousing/fulfillment solution to reduce their fixed logistics costs, India’s largest logistics & shipping software for e-commerce businesses Pickrr is introducing order processing in 10+ regional languages to support sellers from tier-2 and 3 cities. The latest feature will empower the new age local business enablers, hyperlocal business aggregators, and individual hyperlocal applications to accept order details (customer name, address etc.) in their local languages. Pickrr has introduced its order processing feature in vernacular languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Bangla, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Marathi and Gujarati, without any additional cost. The platform is also working towards making its website and dashboard accessible in 100+ regional languages by the next month.

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Gati exits cold chain solutions business to focus on express distribution and e-commerce

Gati Ltd, a leading express distribution company and part of Allcargo Group, today announced it was exiting Gati Kausar India Ltd, its cold chain solutions business. Gati will sell its approximately 70% per cent stake to existing minority shareholder Mandala Capital AG Limited, a leading private equity firm focused on investments across the food value chain. The company expects the transaction to close within the next 30 days. Following the closure of this transaction, Mandala, which currently holds about 30% percent, will become the controlling shareholder in Gati Kausar. Mandala has been a shareholder in Gati Kausar since 2014. By way of this transaction, post-closure, Gati’s consolidated gross debt will come down by around Rs 100 crore. With this, Gati would have reduced its consolidated gross debt by more than 50% over the last 12 months.

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Continental Carriers help transporting Medical Oxygen from Agra to Delhi

With acute shortage of Medical Oxygen in the hospitals, Continental Carriers Pvt. Ltd. decided to work as a support system to the Moolchand hospital, Delhi, in ferrying Oedical oxygen from Agra to Delhi. This is being done on daily basis since May 2021.t This logistic supply is available free of cost to the hospital as a gesture of giving back to the society in these hard times. The Continental Carriers feels humble in providing the service to the hospital and to the people in need. The country has been passing through one of the worst phase, the pandemic especially the second surge has posed, creating a havoc in the lives of many.

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DHL issues a white paper revealing the learnings from one year into COVID-19

It has been more than a year since the world woke up to the news of the new SARS-COV-2 virus. With over 200 million doses of all approved vaccines distributed to over 120 countries and 9,000 operated flights in which more than 350 DHL facilities were involved, DHL was part of the response strategy from the beginning. Over 50 bilateral and multilateral collaborations with partners in both the pharma and public sector and several new dedicated services were created to stem this task. “The white paper builds on the experience of providing logistics to manage the pandemic over the last 15 months and vaccine distribution in over 120 countries. I do hope that this will help to shape our plans for pandemic management as well as vaccine distribution in India,” says R.S Subramanian, SVP and Managing Director, DHL Express India. Highlighting the aspects that can boost India’s vaccine roll out drive as well as any future health crisis, Subramanian adds, “Better collaboration, boost for manufacturing capacity, research, production and procurement plans and expansion of local deployment capabilities are needed in the coming months. There is movement in this direction.”

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Spoton Logistics enables visibility-driven shipments of Oxygen Concentrators pan India

Spoton Logistics, India’s premier technology, and engineering-driven logistics company have been successfully delivering FDA-approved oxygen concentrators since April 2021. The company stepped forward to enable seamless delivery of one of the most critical medical equipment needed by COVID patients all across India. Despite being time-critical, the delivery of oxygen concentrators is affected by multiple links in the supply chain defining its availability across different cities and regions in the country. Spoton Logistics is thus focusing on providing real-time visibility into the shipment of oxygen concentrators, also alerting the consumer in advance in case there is an unavoidable delay. Commenting on the development, Uday Sharma, COO, Spoton Logistics, stated, “To ensure that the demand of oxygen concentrators is effectively met, seamless and well-managed logistics is the key. We need to keenly keep an eye on the mobilization process of such critical equipment which can not only help the affected people but the government too in amplifying the healthcare infrastructure. As a leading player in the industry, Spoton has been proactive in making sure that there is optimum transparency maintained in the delivery process so that the customers can track their shipments in real-time. ”

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