LAST MILE DELIVERY EXPO AND CONVENTION 2018 (LMD)

Taking forward the success of its maiden edition, The Last Mile Delivery Expo & Convention (LMD) is all set for its second edition. The convention is scheduled to take place from August 23 to 24 at The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences, Gurugram, Haryana, Delhi (NCR). LMD, powered by the India Warehousing Show (IWS) is a one of a kind platform for knowledge sharing, networking and business development. It aims at bringing together 200 industry experts – fulfilment, supply chain, last mile delivery, logistics, etc. from leading e-commerce and retail companies who face…

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Walkathon to End Hunger

UDYAM-the Social Responsibility Committee of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Bangalore collaborated with Rise Against Hunger India (RAHI), an international NGO, to organize their annual Walk-a-Thon amidst the buzzing roads of Bangalore early this month. The walk was to create awareness about “HUNGER DISPARITY” and show the world that it is, in fact, possible to end hunger by the year 2030.  The march witnessed hundreds of NMIMS students walking through the streets of Bangalore to highlight hunger related issues which need to be addressed urgently. The 5 km Walkathon commenced at Forum Mall and ended at…

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DHL Express to add 14 new Boeing 777 Freighters

DHL Express, the express division of global logistics major Deustche Post DHL, has embarked on a major fleet strengthening plan.  The company has placed an order for 14 Boeing 777 Freighters, which also includes options and purchase rights for 7 additional aircraft. The delivery of the first four planes is expected to be completed in 2019. “The acquisition of the 14 Boeing airplanes reflects a gradual replacement of our older intercontinental fleet. As the most fuel-efficient, most reliable freighter type with the best long-haul range, these aircraft will contribute to…

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Modest growth for major ports in April-July period

The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 4.13% and together handled 231.48 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to July, 2018 as against 222.29 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year. During this period nine Major Ports – Kolkata (incl. Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic. The highest growth was registered by Kamarajar Port (12.18%), followed by Cochin (10.30%), Paradip (8.31%), New Mangalore ( 7.88%) and Kolkata [inc. Haldia] (7.74%). Deendayal (Kandla) Port…

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Exports growth continues to be in positive territory

Exports during July 2018 were valued at US $ 25.77 billion as compared to US $ 22.54    billion during July 2017 exhibiting a positive growth of 14.32 per cent. In Rupee terms, exports were valued at Rs. 1,77,041.47crore in July 2018 as compared to Rs. 1,45,308.10 crore during July 2017, registering a positive growth of 21.84 per cent.        During July 2018, major commodity groups of export showing positive growth over the corresponding month of last year are engineering goods, gems and jewellery, drugs & pharmaceuticals. Cumulative value of exports…

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FIEO’s mobile app Niryat Mitra unveiled

The apex industry association of Indian exporters, Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) has unveiled a dedicated mobile app which will provide a wide range of information at all stages of transaction. The app named as Niryat Mitra was launched by Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Aviation Suresh Prabhu in Delhi. The app,  available both on Android and IOS, will provide information required to undertake international trade right from the policy provisions for export and import, applicable GST rate, available export incentives, tariff, preferential tariff, market access requirements…

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Future- MaxWholesale partnership to target grocery stores

Future Consumer has joined hands with MaxWholesale for the larger penetration of the humumgous grocery stores market Delhi/ NCR. Future Consumer is India’s first sourcing-to-supermarket food vertical under the Future Group umbrella. MaxWholesale is a new age e-wholesale platform disrupting using the efficiencies of its proprietary digital platform. As a part of the agreement, MaxWholesale will make its technology platform available to Future Consumer and enable distribution of the staples assortment of Future Consumer’s products to the neighbourhood grocery stores. The product assortment includes daily use commodity items like pulses,…

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