DHL-UNDP’s training programme for airport disaster preparedness in India

At Calicut International Airport in Kozhikode city, Kerala, 14 airport operations experts from across India have gathered for a five-day training from 6-10 August 2018 to learn how to make their airports disaster-ready, and to become national trainers for GARD workshops in India. Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are expanding their internationally recognized Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) program with officials and experts from the Airports Authority of India (AAI). This workshop will include a new Train the Facilitator (TtF) element for countries that…

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Grand Finale of Startup India, MP

The Madhya Pradesh leg of the Government of India’s Startup India Yatra, held in collaboration with Startup Madhya Pradesh, was launched on 17th of July 2018. The Yatra witnessed the presence of more than 5,000 participants with 427 startups pitching their ideas, of which 136 startups were selected for the Grand Finale held at Sri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science in Indore.  The candidates selected for the Grand Finale had been a part of an accelerator programme to train them for finale pitches, and at the  event, 7 incubators made 110 incubation offers…

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CGPL bags ‘Gold’ at FAME Excellence Safety Award

Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL), a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has bagged FAME Excellence Safety Award (Gold) for best safety practices and implementing workplace safety norms.  Pramod Kumar Singh, Head – Fire & Safety, CGPL received the award on behalf of the Company at an event held in Dehradun on July 29, 2018. Congratulating the team for winning the award, Ashok Sethi, COO & Executive Director, Tata Power said, “Health and safety is not only a high priority area for us but also an integral part of our business. We constantly strive…

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APSEZ reports 9% growth in cargo volume in Q1

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ), India’s largest private sector port developer has announced 9 percent growth in cargo in the first quarter ending 30th June, 2018. The total cargo volume in the first quarter shot upto 48.07 MT as against 43.99 MT in the corresponding quarter last year.   The growth was primarily driven by crude which grew by 65% and containers which grew by 16%.The cargo volume growth at three larger ports operated by the company stood at: Mundra (5%), Hazira (14%) and Kattupalli (13%). The company…

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Mahindra Logistics reports hefty percentage jump in profit

Domestic 3PL major, Mahindra Logistics has begun the new financial year on a confident note. In the first quarter of the current fiscal, the company has reported modest to major increase on all key performance parameters particularly pertaining to financials. The company has reported a growth of 9 percent in its revenue during the quarter – Rs 928 crore from Rs 852 crore in the same quarter last year. The PBT metrics has grown by 60 percent and PAT has gone up by 61 percent. Among other key highlights, the…

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TCI eyeing 20% growth in 2018-19

Emboldened by the impressive financial numbers in the first quarter, domestic logistics major Transport Corporation of India (TCI) has set a high target of 20 percent topline and bottomline growth in 2018-19. The company recently announced its Q1 results which earmark a growth ofr 18.5 percent in its revenue – from Rs 498 crore in the first quarter last year to around Rs 490 crore now. Its profit before tax (PBT) figure shot up to Rs 35 crore in Q1 as against over Rs 23 crore in the same period…

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Safexpress adds one more Logistics Park unit to its network

Domestic logistics major Safexpress recently launched its ultra-modern Logistics Park in Bengaluru which marks the addition of 35th logistics park unit to the company’s pan-India network.   This state-of-the-art facility is strategically located on National Highway 75. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Rubal Jain, Managing Director, Safexpress said, “With an economic growth of over 10%, Bengaluru is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India. It is the country’s fourth largest FMCG market. The city is a hub for biotechnology related industry in India, and several biotechnology companies are located here. Being…

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Five major ports to assist in waterways development

The government has instructed five major ports to assist in the development of inland waterways in their vicinity. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha recently, the Minister of State for Shipping and Finance Pon Radhakrishnan informed that to make use of the complementarity between development of inland water transportation and major ports, directions have been issued by the Government on 18th April, 2018 to five Major Port Trusts viz. Paradip, Mormugao, JNPT, New Mangalore and Deendayal to take up development of the National Waterways (NWs) which are located…

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Work on Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi stretch to begin soon

Work on the 103 kilometreKolhapur-Vaibhavwadi section of Konkan Railway will begin soon. This decision was taken at a review meeting of Konkan railway chaired by Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, in New Delhi, recently. The meeting was attended by the Chairman, Railway Board, CMD, Konkan Railway and other senior officials. During the discussions the Minister emphasised that the construction of the Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi section will be a game changer for not only the Konkan Railway but also for the region and the economy of Maharashtra.…

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IWAI launches dedicated portal for real time data

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has launched a dedicated portal to connect cargo owners and shippers with real time data on availability of vessels. The landmark e-connect measure will enable direct interaction among the vessel operators, shippers and cargo owners as currently, there is no platform to know the availability of vessels in the market. It has been designed and developed by the in-house IT Department and the Traffic Wing of IWAI as part of its preparedness for optimal use of its ongoing capacity development on various National Waterways.…

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