Double bonanza for V-Trans

V-Trans India has been honoured with the highly prestigious award for ‘Best Road Transport Company Award’ and “Best practices in Training & Development” by the CII SCALE Awards 2018 at an award ceremony held in J W Marriott hotel, Pune. The award was accepted by Aditya Shah, Executive Director, V-Trans(India)Ltd. SCALE Awards recognises the exemplary vision of the company in the national road transport industry and in driving excellence in all aspects of the company’s operations like Supply Chain and Logistics, Training and Development, Operational Excellence, to name a few.

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Honeywell’s Safe Schools Program to curb air pollution

SEEDS (Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society) as a part of its Honeywell Safe Schools Program recently organized a community drive at Kotla village, Mayur Vihar Phase-1, East Delhi to educate children and public on the impact of pollution on the environment. During the community drive, activities were undertaken to highlight the impact of pollution and how one can make improvements to the environment. Honeywell India along with SEEDS team staged a musical act on pollution to create awareness amongst the community. Visuals in the form of flash cards on…

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Senior Project Officer (transport), Asian Development Bank

  The candidate for this position will provide technical and operational support in implementation of projects and processing new loans in the transport sector (including roads, railways, urban transport) in India. The selected candidate will also assist in monitoring the ongoing transport projects of the agency in India. Details can be accessed at: https://www.adb.org/careers/180715  

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India Post kickstarts e-commerce services

For quite long, India Post’s entry in the fast growing e-commerce business in the country has been an intensely debated issue. Considering its unbeatable reach across the length and breadth of the country, analysts have pointed out that e-commerce could be a robust vertical for the public sector giant. Putting all speculations to rest, last week Minister of State for Communications (lndependent Charge), Manoj Sinha launched the e-Commerce Portal of the Department of Posts (DoP). The Portal will provide an e-Market place to sellers especially to rural artisans / self-help…

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Huge discount in haulage rate for empty containers

To draw more containerized traffic, the Ministry of Railways has come out with an innovative policy intervention which tends to respond to empty container transportation worries of the operators. It has announced a discount of 25% on extant haulage rate per Twenty Feet Equivalent Unit (TEU) on transport of empty containers as well empty flat container wagons in order to facilitate movement of containers by rail towards ports, thereby leading to higher loading by rail from ports. It is expected to enhance efficient handling of traffic at ports and attract…

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Nearly 100% jump in major ports capacity

During the course of this decade, the port capacity in the country has jumped by a staggering margin. According to a recently released paper by the Ministry of Shipping which highlights the positive impact of measures like amendment of Model Concession Agreement, revision of tariff guidelines and Ease of Doing Business, the port capacity in the country has shot up from around 745 million tonnes in 2012-13 to a commendable 1451 million tonnes at the end of 2017-18. The cargo traffic growth has also been in tandem with the capacity…

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Flat trends in exports growth

Exports in November 2018 were US $ 26.50 billion, as compared to US $ 26.29 billion in November 2017, exhibiting a positive growth of 0.80 per cent. Cumulative value of exports for the period April-November 2018-19 stood at US $ 217.52 billion (Rs.15,14,369.74 Crore) as against US $ 194.93 billion (Rs.12,57,811.49 Crore) during the period April-November 2017-18, registering a positive growth of 11.58 per cent in Dollar terms (20.40 per cent in Rupee terms). Non-petroleum and Non Gems and Jewellery exports in November 2018 were US $ 18.57 billion, as…

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DP World’s acquisition of Unifeeder gives easy access to European ports

Global logistics infrastructure giant DP World has completed the acquisition of 100% equity of the Unifeeder Group (“Unifeeder”) , an integrated logistics company with the largest and best-connected feeder and growing short sea network in Northern Europe. Unifeeder has easy connectivity with 100 big and small ports in the region and DP World has acquired the company for a reported sum of €660 million. Unifeeder operates the largest and most densely connected common user container feeder and an important and growing short sea network in Europe, serving both deep-sea container…

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Patna becomes a major station on waterways cargo circuit

Bihar’s capital Patna witnessed  a new landmark in India’s Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector with 16 TEUs of container cargo (equivalent to 16 truckloads) belonging to food giants PepsiCo India and Emami Agrotech from Kolkata reaching the city’s Gaighat IWT terminal on river Ganga last Friday. The 815 kms long voyage was a momentous one with the opening up of Kolkata-Patna as a new Origin-Destination pair on Inland Waterways.Plans are also at an advanced stage to operationalise Patna-Varanasi sector of NW-1 for container cargo movement. The Ministry of Shipping is…

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