Addverb introduces new solution for e-Grocery segment

Global robotics and automation company, Addverb has come up with its new automated Micro-Fulfillment Centers specifically dedicated for the e-grocery segment. The company through its innovative in-house solutions and robots is working towards making e-Grocery segment future ready. Micro Fulfillment Centers are the small-scale warehouse facilities, located inside the cities at strategic locations enabling a less than 2-hour delivery from the time; an order is placed till it gets delivered. Being on time every time, MFCs eliminates the complex web of last-mile delivery for the e-grocery retailer through its more efficiency in picking, packing and shipment services.   Making a smart move to higher…

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GRSE bags Passenger & Cargo Ferry Vessel contract from Guyana

It was a huge boost for the export initiatives of GRSE, when the Harbour Department, Ministry of Public Works, Govt of Guyana recently signed the contract with the shipyard on 13 Jan 21, to build an Ocean-Going Vessel at a cost of 12.7 MUS$.   The 1700 tons(appx) vessel is to be used on the Coastal and Riverine Areas of Guyana, and shall be equipped  with two Caterpillar Marine Diesel Engines coupled with Twin Disc Reduction Gear Boxes to achieve 15 knots speed.   GRSE has been a pioneer warship builder…

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Mahindra Logistics introduces Electric Last-Mile Delivery Service

 Domestic 3PL major, Mahindra Logistics has launched its cargo last-mile delivery service under the brand name ‘EDel’. This new service line of sustainable last-mile logistics and fulfilment with ‘EDel’ would particularly be deployed to serve customers in E-Commerce, FMCG,etc. EDel would initially operate across 6 major cities in India including Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Kolkata, before expanding to a total of 14 cities in the next 12 months. EDel will deploy a fleet of EVs starting with 3W vehicles, designed for cargo applications. The fleet will be deployed by MLL in collaboration with…

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GatewayRail commences operations on WDFC

GatewayRail Freight has become one of the first operators on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. The prime minister flagged off the inaugural double stack formation of two trains with a total length of 1.5 km from New Ateli Junction. GatewayRail’s train from ICD Garhi Harsaru to Mundra Port was one of the two trains in this formation. This is the world’s first double stack train to be operated by electric locomotives. The freight trains will run at a speed of up to 100 KMPH…

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NTPC wins the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2020

Country’s largest power producer, NTPC ltd has been conferred “Excellence” in the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2020 in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Domain. NTPC has been honoured in the Corporate Excellence Category, Commendation for Significant Achievement. The recognition was received by D. K. Patel, Director (HR) in the august presence of Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs at the 15th CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2020 held through the virtual platform. This is the highest award conferred by CII-ITC in CSR domain. NTPC is the only PSU to…

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Govt plans product specific warehouses at ports

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) intends to create Product Specific Warehouses/Silos at various Ports (including both Major and Non-Major Ports), Multi Modal Logistics Parks located near Port area and alongside the National Waterways. According to a recent government release, the purpose of development of this infrastructure is to reduce the storage losses, minimize logistic costs and facilitate distribution of cargo in the hinterland. MoPSW is targeting to develop the product specific Warehouses/Silos at ports for products such as Cement Silos, Liquid Tanks, Chemicals Tanks, Cold/Refrigerated Storage, Electronics Product…

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Positive growth in cargo traffic at major ports

After eight months of contraction, cargo traffic at the major ports grew by 3% y-o-y in November 2020. For the April-November period, the traffic has fallen by 10.5% y-o-y — only Mormugao port has seen a higher volume of cargo in the current financial year than a year ago. The cargo volumes for POL (Port of Loading), coal, and containers have declined while that for fertiliser and iron ore have increased from a year ago.  To read complete report, please visit: https://www.indoasiancommodities.com/2020/12/22/cargo-traffic-at-major-indian-ports-showing-signs-of-increase-in-november/

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Truck owners suffering losses due to faulty FASTag transaction

Indian trucking sector is suffering from losses of Rs 2-3 crore /day in faulty toll transactions, revealed a report released by Gurugram based logistics tech startup, WheelsEye Technology. The report has been prepared on the basis of a research conducted on over 5 lakh FASTag users. WheelsEye report claimed that one out of every 60 FASTag transactions is faulty, as a result of which truck owners lose hard-earned money every day.  This survey prompted the startup to develop an auto-detection and refund feature for wrong or double toll deductions from FASTag…

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Tata Motors’ unique ‘go green’ drive on commercial vehicle sale

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, along with its channel partners, has announced the launch of its ‘Go Green’ initiative in line with its commitment to environment sustainability. Under this initiative, Tata Motors, in association with an NGO, will plant a sapling for the sale of every new commercial vehicle and for every new customer who gets their vehicle serviced at the company’s dealer workshop and Tata Authorised Service Station. The company will nurture the sapling and bestow the customer with a certificate and a link with the geotagged…

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ASOS-DHL expand long-term partnership in Europe

Global logistics major Deutsche Post DHL Group has expanded its service for ASOS, UK’s biggest online retailer for fashion and beauty. Since 2014, DHL has helped the British brand to expand into several markets worldwide. Starting with Express delivery services worldwide, DHL has also offered standard shipping services for ASOS across borders. This started with Germany and has evolved to 14 markets in Europe. DHL eCommerce Solutions is servicing ASOS through the DHL Parcel Connect platform. It facilitates flexible solutions and seamless integration to a high-quality parcel delivery network throughout Europe.…

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