Emirates named ‘Airline of the Year’

Emirates Airline has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2018 Air Transport Awards. Emirates won the prestigious accolade based on the evaluation from a jury comprised of executives and experts from different sectors within the aviation industry. Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates received the award on behalf of the airline. Commenting on the win, Antinori said: “We are honoured to be recognised by the Air Transport Awards for our commitment to excellence. We have a strong customer-centric focus across the airline to…

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SITA WINS ‘SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

SITA has been named Service Provider of the Year in the prestigious annual Air Transport Awards held in Dubai. The winners are voted for by the readers of Air Transport News and a jury of international aviation experts, chaired by Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission.  The Service Provider of the Year award was given to SITA in recognition of its role in providing IT and communication solutions globally to the air transport industry.

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Kale initiates online e-booking platform for air cargo

Kale Logistics has launched a specialized e-Booking platform, ‘RIGEL’ at WINGS INDIA 2018. The platform is focused on driving ease in cargo booking for the air cargo industry. The company is claiming that RIGEL is India’s first comprehensive online platform to assist “cargo rates” discovery and booking procedures. Currently, the air cargo industry is heavily dependent on manual and cumbersome processes wherein airline routes and schedules have to be digitally solicited. Absence of a single online source that can provide information pertaining to availability of cargo routes and the corresponding…

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Tier-1 & 2 cities to see major action in warehousing capacity addition

According to a recently released  report by commercial real estate consultancy firm JLL India, a bunch of tier-2 cities will play a critical role in pushing the warehousing demand in the country. Post-GST, the warehousing demand is on a rapid-fire growth trajectory and according to the agency report, about Rs 45,000 crore is expected to be pumped in the business for fresh capacity addition in the country in the next two years. This will result in some tier 1 & 2 cities coming up prominently in the warehousing capacity list.…

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IBM to provide blockchain technology support to JM Baxi

Global technology giant IBM and domestic logistics major JM Baxi group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will facilitate the latter to adopt advanced technological solutions for its expansion drive. The deal was recently inked in Mumbai. As per the agreement, both IBM and JM Baxi will form a technology and innovation council wherein former’s technological expertise and latter’s industry understanding in port and shipping, inland terminals, port terminals, etc. will be aligned to formulate new solutions with blockchain being the base platform. The solutions will be particularly…

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ORBIT for complete supply chain visibility

FarEye, a digital logistics platform, has unveiled its Supply Chain Visibility suite – ORBIT, which allows enterprises to have complete visibility of goods while in transit from the plant right through to the final destination.  The suite which is a “platform for predictability” for freight movement, includes capability to design organization’s custom logistics process, integrates with TMS and WMS systems, allows data-driven transporter allocation, digital proof of delivery and provides live ETA during the entire journey. FarEye is a prominent name in B2C logistics technology and is widely used by…

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India-China agree to address trade imbalance issue

The eleventh session of the China-India joint-group on Economic Relations, Trade, Science & Technology was held on March 26, 2018. The session was co-chaired by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu and the Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, Zhong Shan. The Chinese side noted India’s concern regarding the long existing trade imbalance and requests for market access of Indian products and services and expressed its commitment to address these concerns. In the meeting, China also reaffirmed its  commitment to accelerate…

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