Category Archives: Supply Chain

Contienental Carriers charter two frieghters for the Covid essentials

Contienental Carriers created history by bring two frieghter charters with covid essential materials to Delhi and Kolkata with a span of two hours. Contienental carriers have been actively helping in transportation of other essential items such as oxygen concentrators from Agra to Moolchand hospital in Delhi. The company successfully chartered the two frieghters to transport 190 Euro pallets, weighing 109 tonnes of ‘Zeolite’, an essential component in Oxygen generation from the suppliers’ factory in South of Italy to Delhi. Upon arrival, Contienental Carriere seamlessly cleared the shipment within 20 minutes from the customs. In a similar way, Ilyusin IL-76 charter freighter uplifted 3 – ISO Oxygen tanks from Titanjin (China) to Kolkata, India. on the same day

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Indian ports on east coast restrict activities ahead of cyclone

Chennai/Bhubaneshwar, May 24 Ports on India’s eastern coast on Sunday restricted shipping activities and asked vessels to vacate anchorages ahead of a cyclonic storm expected to make landfall on Wednesday, port authorities and trade sources said. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that a”very severe cyclonic storm” would impact States including Odisha and West Bengal, where key ports are located. Some regions are likely to receive heavy rainfall and wind speeds could reach 110 miles per hour, the weather office said. Kolkata Port Trust Chairman Vinit Kumar said the port has taken preparatory measures to avoid the loss of human lives,vessels and property. “Before the onset of the cyclone, all port vessels will be taken inside dock for shelter. No ships will be kept in river anchorages or jetties,” Kumar said. Authorities at Haldia port in the state of West Bengal have asked for inward movement of vessels to be stopped from Monday evening, two trade sources said.

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More supply chain delays as cyclone forces Pipavav Port to close

Cyclone Tauktae has forced the Indian port of Pipavav to shut, putting increased strain on the country’s shipping networks. Pipavav, operated by APM Terminals, said it had declared force majeure and would suspend operations until 1 June, following the cyclone making landfall last week along the coast of Gujarat in the north-west. With winds up to 185 kph, Tauktae is categorised as “extremely severe” and is one of the worst Arabian Sea-cyclones to hit India in a decade. Pipavav said there had been no major damage to port infrastructure, but its power supply and communication links had been “disrupted”. Its closure prompted forwarders to signal further cargo disruption, with containerships being diverted from the 1.35m teu capacity facility. Sanjay Bhatia, co-founder and CEO of Freightwalla, said: “Vessels will now have to re-route or, most likely, discharge containers at other ports like Nhava Sheva [Mumbai]. This is expected to have a cascading effect on the shipping lines, importers and exporters.

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BLR Airport Processes 650,225 kgs of COVID-19 relief material in the months of April and May, 2021

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/ BLR Airport) has processed 650,225 kgs (542,620 kgs of imports and 107,605 kgs of domestic inbound) of COVID-19-related relief material from April 1, 2021 to May 19, 2021. Of the total, a significant 567,791 kgs were processed from May 1 to 19, 2021, with imports at 507,820 kgs and domestic inbound cargo at 59,971 kgs. While 200 shipments came in April, the first 20 days of May accounted for nearly 800 shipments, accounting for an overall 25,891 pieces of COVID-19-related cargo. During this period, BLR Airport recorded a total of 136 Air Traffic Movements (ATMs), including 101 international ATMs and 35 domestic ATMs, carrying COVID-19-related cargo. This included 21different carriers (7 Indian and 14 international carriers). Wuhan and Singapore are the top importing origins. Oxygen concentrators, ventilators and Zeolite were the major import commodities, while COVID-19 vaccines and PPEs were the top domestic inbound cargo.

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Pandemic era has magnified the importance of the supply chain globally

Talking about the important role played by the supply chain industry during the pandemic, Huseni Vohra, Director, Buisness Development, APAC, project 44, said, “During the lockdown scenario, like many other essential services, the supply chain never stopped. From delivering the medical supplies to food essentials and others, the supply chin industry faced many challenges not only due to the pandemic but also from within such as the capacity issues, the demand-supply equations which were dynamic to name a few. My wish would be to equip supply chain with much more intelligence and create a support system that helps in faster decision making.”

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Data and Technology will be the real differentiators in times to come

Emphasising on technology as the need of the hour to be in competition, Samit Datta, Head, Global Supply Chain, IT, Digital Transformation & Operational Excellence, piramal Glass Ltd. said, “Today technology has taken a front seat unlike earlier where it was considered a cost. Tracking the data is the most important thing today in the supply chain management. With the pandemic, technology has been at the bottom of the change and played a significant role. Going forward, it is upto us how we use the data to be more reliable and faster than others. In short, the real differentiator will be data and technology.”

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Pandemic has changed the thinking from Globalisation to Regionalisation.s

Talking about the new order world has been thrown into due to the pandemic, V.Raju, Senior Vice President, CL – Chemical, Pharma & Food Sector, Awashya a CCI 3PL Logistic Company said,”Due to various uncertainities created due to the pandemic, thinking has changed from ‘Globalisation’ to ‘Regionalisation’. We need to work in an enviornment which is close-by, thereby cutting transportation and travelling time. The supply chain managements needs to be more positive and more alert in the changing realms of the world today. They also need to make quick decisions and at times heavy investments to keep the production going on.” He further added, “The importance of regional supply chain is here to stay for a few years now till the system reassembles meaning, factories start working, global supplies are back to normal. Till such time, we need to depend on the regional supplies of the regional supply chain management.”

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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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Technology is the key to make supply-chain work with greater resilience

.Cargo Talk in it’s conclave discussed at length the complexities involving the supply-chain sector. Various issues were addressed such as port congestion, enabling latest technologies to overcome the hurdles in the supply-chain. Renowned panelists of the field brainstormed over the difficulties and finding solutions to it. The panelists included, Samit Datta, Head, Global Supply Chain, IT, Digital Transformation & Operational Excellence, Piramal Glass Ltd., V.Raju, Senior Vice President- CL- Chemical, Pharma & Food Sector, AwashyaCCI 3PL Logistics Company and Huseni Vohra, Director, Business Development, APAC, project 44.

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Focusing on Supply-Chain complexities, Cargo Talk conducts a conclave today at 11 am

To combat the port congestion disruptions which continue to cause downstream effects throughout the supply chain, industry is looking for an insight into how delays will impact their shipments so they can remain agile and adjust plan as needed. Focusing on supply chain complexities, Cargo Talk in it’s conclave today at 11 am will be discussing the same with eminent speakers like Samit Datta, Head, Global Supply Chain, IT, Digital Transformation and Operational Excellence, Piramal Glass and Huseni Vohra, Director, Buisness Development, APAC, project 44. To sign up, contact, Jaspreet kaur on 9650196532 or jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com

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