Digital Conference on ‘Multimodal Transportation’

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing a digital Conference on ‘Multimodal Transportation-Aiming towards last mile connectivity’ on 29September 2020   The conference aims to highlight the key actions that are required to create a vibrant and efficient multimodal system covering roads, rail, sea, inland waterways, air and the warehousing facilities.  The conference  will focus on identifying key infrastructure challenges that inhibit growth of transportation and logistics sector. Key speakers include :- Gen V K Singh (Retd) , Minister of State for Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, Government of India Mr Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State…

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Blue Dart to hike shipment price

Domestic express major Blue Dart has announced an average shipment price hike of 9.6 percent which will become effective from January 1st 2021. The company in a statement has maintained that the annual price hike is based on factors like account inflation, currency dynamics, fuel cost fluctuations and other rising regulatory and mandatory costs, such as expenses related to compliance for the workforce. Commenting on the announcement, Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, Blue Dart said, “The General Price Increase will account for the cost we have incurred and invested in our…

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Retail firms dominate BrandZ ranking

Retail and telecom brands have outperformed most other categories and seen their brand value increase in the 2020 BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands ranking, recently released by WPP and Kantar. According to a formal release, retail sector in particular adjusted to the needs of shoppers restricted by lockdown measures. Reliance Retail (+102%, no. 25, $2.3 billion) was the fastest riser this year, up 30 places, with telecom brand Jio (no. 7, $6.9 billion) contributing to the overall success of the parent company. The largest retailer in India, Reliance Retail has invested in its digital commerce…

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DP World to develop trade links between UAE- Israel

DP World, the global logistics major, and Dubai Customs will be exploring opportunities to develop trade links between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, following the signing of a series of memorandums of understanding (MoUs). Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, recently signed MoUs with DoverTower, a company owned by Shlomi Fogel, the co-owner of Israel Shipyards and Port of Eilat. Part of the engagement between the two countries to strengthen peace, dialogue and stability and promote sustainable development, the MoUs create a framework…

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Mi India introduces ‘Store on wheels’ on a pilot basis

Country’s leading smartphone and smart TV brand Mi India has introduced ‘Mi Store on Wheels’ (MSoW),an innovative concept that brings exclusive retail experience to the heart of Bharat. According to a company release, Mi Store on wheels will operate out of a Van and travel across towns covering a set journey and ensure presence in all the popular weekly haats and markets along the way. The initiative will first pilot in Chhattisgarh, covering places right from Basna to Sankara and Bhawarpur to Pithora.  Commenting on the initiative, Muralikrishnan B, COO,…

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Tractor industry may register high single-digit growth

According to a recently released report by the credit rating agency ICRA, the sales of tractors in the current fiscal is expected to reach to a high single digit trajectory despite Covid led setbacks in the initial months. With agriculture projected to be the only performing segment of the national economy, the demand for tractor sales is likely to consolidate after strong reversal signs witnessed in August. Shamsher Dewan, Vice President, ICRA, said, “The strong revival in tractor volumes in the month of August’20 were aided by healthy rabi cash…

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Warehouse supervisor opening

Lifecare Logistics is looking to hire warehouse supervisor for its unit in Wagholi, Pune. The eligible candidate should have following attributes: 2 Years minimum Experience in Warehouse Opertaions 2. Ready to work in 3 Shifts schedules 3. Ecom experience will be preferred more 4. Graduation is mandatory Only local candidates should apply. Share your CV at: sales@lifecarelogistic.com

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Vacancy for sales personnel

iThink Logistics is hiring! Job Category: Sales Position: Business Development Executive Experience: 1 – 3 years Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain Location: Mumbai Desired Skills 1. Develop a growth strategy focused both on financial gain and customer satisfaction. 2. Conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs. 3. Arrange business meetings with prospective clients. 4. Promote the company’s products/services addressing or predicting clients’ objectives. 5. Keep records of sales, revenue, invoices etc. Interested candidates can send their CV at: HR@ithinklogistics.com

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PM unveils 3 major petroleum projects in Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation three key projects related to the Petroleum sector in Bihar on Sunday via video conferencing. The projects include the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project and two LPG Bottling Plants. They have been commissioned by IndianOil and HPCL, PSUs under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the Bhagiratha effort to connect eastern India with Paradip on the eastern seaboard and Kandla on the western seaboard began under the…

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Marginal recovery in retail business

According to the 6th edition of the Retail Business Survey by Retailers Association of India (RAI) released last week, there have been signs of marginal recovery in retail business with degrowth figure registered at -52% in the month of August 2020 on a Y-o-Y comparison. Of all the four zonal pockets, South India has given the best performance. According to RAI release, in the month of August’20 on a Y-o-Y comparison, the only category that showed significant improvement was Consumer Durables with sales at -23%. Food & Grocery (-46% y-o-y), Footwear…

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