Amazon getting ready for drone delivery

Five years after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had expressed his intent to kickstart drone driven deliveries to the consumers, the company now appears to be close to making it a reality. The company has created a sensation by revealing a new design for its Prime Air delivery drones which could be pushed into the services sometime later this year. Capable of vertical take off and landing, the prime air delivery drones can travel upto 15 miles and can carry consignments weighing less than 5 pounds. The air carrier of the…

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Companies looking to change ground transport strategy

(Pix Courtesy: Company’s Website)   A recent survey titled “ The Logistics Transport Evolution: The Road Ahead”, commissioned by DHL, has revealed that companies across the globe are grappling with the issue of changing transport strategy to align with the fast growing e-commerce business. “ Especially the extraordinarily high service expectations born of e-commerce are impacting businesses. Just to name a few: Customers are expecting same or next day delivery, variable last-mile delivery options, high in-transit visibility, as well as flexible or free return policies and always in-stock inventories,” the…

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SPOTON unveils logistics hub in Pune

Fast growing express logistics firm SPOTON LOGISTICS has opened a new hub near Pune with the primary intention of offering services to clients in pharma, automobile, electronics and other emerging sectors. The hub is located in  Chakan, near Pune –Nasik highway – and offers 120,000 sq feet space. The new facility is equipped with 23 bays, automated Dock Levelers, Forklifts and other modern material handling equipment, and offers storage capacity in excess of 650 tones and cross-docking facilities for simultaneous loading and unloading operations. “Located near Chakan, right next to Moshi, the new hub…

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World Bank to partner MoFP’s Gram Samriddhi Yojana

The Ministry of Food Processing will be launching a dedicated Gram Samriddhi Yojna in partnership with the World Bank to encourage employment generation in the agri and food businesses. Speaking after taking over the charge of the Ministry of Food Processing for the second time in a row, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal  said “for the next five years employment generation is going to my focus, especially in rural areas, so that children of farmers do not have to look for employment elsewhere. Farmers should turn…

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Marginal drop in foodgrains production

India’s foodgrains production in 2018-19 is estimated at 283.37 million tonnes which is higher by 17.62 million tonnes than the previous five years’ (2013-14 to 2017-18) average production of foodgrain, but lower than the 285 million tonnes foodgrains produced in the previous year, according to the third advance foodgrain estimates released by the Agriculture Ministry. Total production of rice during 2018-19 is estimated at record 115.63 million tonnes – up by 2.87 million tonnes. Production of Wheat, estimated at record 101.20 million tonnes, is higher by 1.33 million tonnes as…

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IAN POULTER BECOMES DP WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL AMBASSADOR

(Pix Courtesy: Company’s Website) Global logistics giant DP World has signed up golf legend Ian Poulter as the brand’s first Global Ambassador. The company recently confirmed this in a press release.   DP World’s partnership with the European Tour and ten-year flagship association with the DP World Tour Championship has helped the company to connect in a meaningful way with partners and customers in a variety of locations around the world, the release maintained.   “This is an incredibly exciting time for DP World as we continue to push new…

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Government EV targets should be practical, says SIAM

The apex body of automobile manufacturers SIAM has urged the government to have a practical and pragmatic approach in promoting e-mobility in the country. “ The ambition needs to be tempered with a practical approach and what is possible without needlessly disrupting the automotive industry,” cautioned Rajan Wadhera, President, SIAM. The association has cited a host of challenges which the manufacturers have to fix in the near run. This includes leapfrogging to BS VI emission norms, complying with many new safety norms etc., in the shortest time-frame ever attempted in the…

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Meat brand ZappFresh expands its footprints

Popular meat brand ZappFresh has launched its operations in Chandigarh Tricity. With this launch, ZappFresh now has a direct footprint in eight cities across India which includes Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. ZappFresh claims to have developed a fully integrated sourcing and delivery supply chain which translates into a consistent and superior experience for consumers. Commenting on the launch, Deepanshu Manchanda, Co-Founder and CEO, ZappFresh, said, “Today’s urban consumers are increasingly getting discerning about the quality of food they purchase. For the meat lovers, this has…

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Jindal Stainless to tap e-rickshaw market

After making preliminary moves in stainless steel bus bodies, railway coaches and wagons, Jindal Stainless is now eyeing for big-ticket opportunity in the fast growing e-rickshaw segment. According to a recent company release, Jindal Stainless is in talks with manufacturers to facilitate roll out of stainless steel electric rickshaws (E-rickshaws) and targeting a 25% share of the total E-rickshaw market in India over the next two years fetching estimated revenue of Rs 200 crore. “Indian E-vehicle market will be one of the biggest in the world and we are ready…

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Vodafone promises to cover entire family @ Rs 999

Telecom major Vodafone Idea has announced new postpaid plans for Vodafone customers targeting the entire household. The new portfolio under Vodafone Red Together will enable customers to bring the entire family onto postpaid under one plan at just INR 999 per month. The new 999 plan comes with 5 connections thereby bringing down the rental per connection to just Rs 200. Speaking about the new postpaid plans, Avneesh Khosla, Operations Director – Marketing, Vodafone Idea Limited said, “We are constantly looking at ways to deliver value to our consumers through relevant propositions. Customers can now…

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