Category Archives: Supplier

Om Logistics partners with Democracy People Foundation, delivers 5,000 Oxygen Concentrators across the country

Om Logistics, India’s leading 360-degree logistics solutions company, as a social cause, has helped Democracy People Foundation deliver 5000 Oxygen Concentrators to hospitals across India till date and aims to systematically address the on-ground issues related to the supply of oxygen under the Mission Oxygen initiative. Akash Bansal, Country Head, Om Logistics said, “We are humbly thankful to have the honour of serving our country and our people by transporting CE certified oxygen concentrators across the length and breadth of the country. We are doing this as a social cause initiative, guided by the CSR program outlined at Om Logistics. To have the opportunity to do this selfless service helping our fellow countrymen breathe feels like a blessing. It surely was a mammoth task but by God’s grace, the strong will of our employees and the dedication of the entire team we could achieve it.” Rahul Aggarwal, Founder of Democracy People Foundation said, “Mission Oxygen is a non-for-profit and charitable initiative. We started in late April, self-funded approximately 50 Lacs for this initiative and placed an order for 100 concentrators. Gradually within days, we realised the widespread need for oxygen concentrators as we received more than 3000 requests weekly. We are happy to associate with Om logistics for warehousing and faster delivery at this point of time when the demand for oxygen concentrators have spread across cities, towns and villages. We thank them for their support in making Mission Oxygen more impactful to save lives.”

Read More »

Uttam Group installs 22 PSA oxygen generation plants in Delhi Hospitals

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today in a virtual meet inaugurated 22 PSA plants for hospitals spread across Delhi. The plants have been installed by Uttam Group of Companies who have been working on this project with the Delhi Govt. for ease of medical grade oxygen supply to various government hospitals and making them self-reliant in producing medical grade oxygen right in their premises. With a combined capacity of 13000 cubic meter per day, these 22 PSA oxygen generating plants are a revolutionary step and aim to disrupt the way oxygen has been procured and delivered till now. Few installations of these medical oxygen generators are unique in its nature as their module and capacity can be increased as per the rising demand of oxygen. These EN ISO: 13485 certified oxygen generation plants can generate ‘on-demand’ oxygen by taking in atmospheric air and producing medical grade oxygen in quick and simple steps. Not only is the process efficient, easier to operate & maintain but is also environment friendly. It is extremely cost-effective as compared to the present mode of supplies.

Read More »

Dr Reddy’s orders 500 freezers to store Sputnik V vaccine

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has entered into a strategic partnership with Hyderabad-based Rockwell Industries, specialising in commercial cold chain appliance manufacturing, to provide vaccine freezers for storing Sputnik V, the Russian-made Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine, across India. The deal has been closed to supply at least 750 Covid-19 vaccine freezers to various hospitals and institutions across the country; 500 of these being specifically for Sputnik V. Dr Reddy’s earlier tied up with the Russian Direct Investment Fund that markets Sputnik V globally, to distribute first 250 million doses of the vaccine. On May 14, Dr Reddy’s announced a limited pilot soft launch of the Sputnik V vaccine in India, ahead of the commercial launch later in June to test, among other things, cold chain facilities for storage.

Read More »

Allcargo Logistics transports 2 MN masks for Maharashtra Govt. from Singapore

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope reached out to Allcargo chairman Shashi Kiran Shetty to help procure masks for urgent distribution across the interiors of the state. To meet the state’s demand, Allcargo has already transported 2 million masks from Singapore. Another 1 million to be brought in from the USA, China, and other countries. Following the logistics industry initiative led by Mr. Shetty in April when Allcargo flew in 500 oxygen concentrators, Bluewater Lines provided for the containers this time. Allcargo Logistics Limited, part of The Avvashya Group, is a global leader in integrated logistics solutions. The Company offers specialized logistics services across Multimodal Transport Operations, Container Freight Station Operations/Inland Container Depot Operations and Project & Engineering Solutions and Logistics Park. Benchmarked quality standards, standardized processes, and operation excellence across all the services and facilities, have enabled Allcargo Logistics Limited to emerge as the market leader in all these segments.

Read More »

Blue Dart forms Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium for delivery of vaccines and emergency medical supplies

Blue Dart, India’s leading express logistics service provider and part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) formed Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium with the mission of revolutionizing the delivery of vaccines and emergency medical supplies to the remotest parts of India with Drones. Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium is part of the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project in collaboration with the Government of Telangana, World Economic Forum, Niti Aayog and Healthnet Global. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has granted the project with necessary exemptions and rights to fly drone flights on an experimental basis in Telangana. The aim is to assess an alternate logistics route in providing safe, accurate and reliable pickup and delivery of health care items (medicines, covid-19 vaccines, units of blood, diagnostic specimens and other lifesaving equipment) from distribution centre to specific location and back. Proud to be able to help the country in its fight against the pandemic Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, Blue Dart says, “It’s been over a year and our battle against COVID-19 continues to unfold new challenges that need solutions in real-time. The pandemic has taught each one of us the importance of logistics and the need for a tech-led supply chain infrastructure. As an organization Blue Dart has always been surrounded with the technology of the future. It is this ability that has helped us to not only withstand the pandemic but thrive with growth. While we reach out to over 35,000 locations across the country, the current situation calls for a much deeper penetration of vaccines.”

Read More »

Cold-chain marketplace Celcius raises undisclosed amount in seed funding

Cold-chain marketplace startup, Celcius, announced that they have received an undisclosed amount as seed funding in a round led by Mumbai based Eaglewings Ventures Alliance Network (EVAN), Venture Capital & Private Equity firms MaGEHold, Keiretsu Forum and other investors. The Celcius platform serves as a unique aggregator platform that offers solutions for both Reefer logistics and cold storage warehousing. With the business model validated, this round of seed funding will be utilized to further scale up the partner base, enhance the tech platform, and expand geographically. “We are ecstatic to announce our seed funding round and are thankful to all our investors. In a short span of six months, we have transported over 2800 tonnes of perishable cargo for sectors like Dairy, Pharma, Fruits, and Seafood across 85 cities in India and have also ventured outside the country. Our aim is to build a technology-driven solution to the problems of the conventional cold-chain network in India.”, said Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO, Celcius

Read More »

FIEO urges Maharashtra government to cover exports sector in the list of ‘essential services’

In a letter to Chief Minister of Maharashtra, S K Saraf, President, FIEO has appreciated the proactive decision taken to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the State. He says, “The exporting units employ millions of workers units with strict timelines to execute the orders else the same may attract heavy penalties including shifting of such orders to other competing countries. It is, therefore, necessary that the exports sector should be covered in the list of ‘essential services’ so that the entire chain to execute the exports is allowed to function during such lockdowns. Needless to mention that necessary Covid protocol would be maintained by these units.” While the President, FIEO appreciates the action to allow manufacturing units to operate during the lockdown, it is important to observe that the manufacturing units are supported by their offices which not only manage their inventories but also ensure timeline supply of raw-material, filing of tax return, filing of e-way bills for transportation of goods, managing of outward supplies, etc. If such offices are not allowed to function, it would not be possible to keep manufacturing going. Since the exports play a pivotal role in a country’s economy and more so in case of Maharashtra, which is number one state in terms of exports based ranking, the President has therefore requested the Chief Minister to allow private offices to be opened with 25% of the sanctioned strength so that necessary support, to run the manufacturing, can be provided for seamless and smooth functioning of factories. A related issue is the availability of support services like custom house agents, freight forwarders, offices of shipping lines etc. to provide movement of transportation of goods, which …

Read More »

GIZ join hands with ESR to develop industrial & logistics assets in India

Singapore based GIC and ESR Cayman have entered into an 80:20 strategic partnership to establish a US$750 million joint venture to develop and acquire industrial and logistics assets in India. The JV will develop and own institutional-grade, state-of-the-art industrial and logistics facilities as well as acquire core assets, focusing on Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities across India and will be seeded with a ~2.2 million sq. ft build-to-core asset, located in close proximity to the large consumption hubs of Mumbai and Thane. Lee Kok Sun, Chief Investment Officer of Real Estate, GIC, says, “We are pleased to establish this Joint Venture with ESR, a leading integrated logistics platform, to develop and acquire high-quality industrial and logistics assets in prime locations in India. GIC has been investing in India for more than a decade, and this investment is a testament to our confidence in the long-term potential of this market.” Kishore Gotety, Co-Head (Asia ex-China) of Real Estate, GIC, states, “Continued e-commerce growth in India over the long term, reinforced by rising internet penetration, is expected to drive strong demand for industrial and logistics assets. This is further supported by the emphasis on infrastructure development, changing supply chains, and low vacancy levels. This JV is well-positioned to benefit from these tailwinds, bring institutional-grade assets into this market, and generate resilient returns.” “We are very excited to extend our partnership with GIC as it firmly demonstrates ESR’s capability and track record of developing best-in-class, strategically located industrial and logistics facilities in prime locations across India. This strategic partnership provides us with immediate scale to capitalise on the early growth stages of India’s rapidly modernising industrial and logistics landscape and tap high …

Read More »

UK-based PrimaDollar launches operations in India

After a successful pilot phase, PrimaDollar has officially launched its operations in India. With clients already in over 30 countries, the company provides low-cost trade finance to importers and exporters around the world from its headquarters in the UK and network of offices across South and East Asia. It has now opened offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore. PrimaDollar is also now starting to partner with banks and logistics platforms to embed this new form of trade finance into their business models – allowing exporters to take finance as they ship their container, rather than having to make a separate call to their local bank in order to arrange separate working capital. The company solves the resulting cash flow gap for the exporter, paying the exporter upfront, taking the buyer credit risk and allowing the buyer to pay later. All of this is done at low cost, without requiring collateral and with simple and clear pricing. It’s unique trade finance products work shipment-by-shipment, without the need for complex multi-period financing agreements or IT integrations. Tim Nicolle, Founder & CEO, Prima Dollar, says, “Trade finance has traditionally been a time-consuming service, involving multiple banks and the many layers of complexity associated with letters of credit. On a global basis, the market is looking for a transactional solution that works shipment-by-shipment, without collateral and at a low cost. That’s what PrimaDollar has pioneered. For the Indian market, this is especially important as Indian exports are rising (by 7% in 2018) whilst bank finance for exports is falling (down 20% by 2018). All of this points to a major funding gap that PrimaDollar’s trade finance products exactly fit.” “After a successful pilot …

Read More »

Gxpress to launch Ecomgistics for small parcels, empowering small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs

With an aim to make the postage cheap and easy, Gxpress is all set to launch an operating system called Ecomgistics for e-commerce for small parcels in India, starting from 50 grams. The sellers also have an option to consolidate the small parcels in a single box and send to the desired location. Sellers will get the lowest shipping prices with free small parcel tracking, without sacrificing the quality of service. Its vision is to empower small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs so that they can really focus on their business instead of worrying about operational activities such as shipments, custom clearances and other challenges when are shipping internationally. Gxpress’ easy-to-use website will enable them to book a pickup, estimate cost, and track their packages and more. “The logistics industry has been completely standstill since the start of the beginning of the unprecedented crisis of Covid-19 and lockdowns, ensuring that the supply chains remain intact. Due to the shortage of labour and the restrictions being imposed on the movement of goods and businesses, the supply chain has been disrupted in the past six months. Now, as the businesses started opening, we have planned to launch Ecomgistics for small businesses because we at Gxpress understand the obstacles faced by companies especially when they have to ship small parcels from India but cannot due to high shipping costs. We will focus on empowering small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs in the growth of their customers by giving them the option to consolidate the small parcels in a single box and send to the desired location” said Praveen Vashistha, Founder & Director of Gxpress. Gxpress has a mission to build the …

Read More »