FM Logistic to add 4 mln sq ft warehousing space in India

The Indian subsidiary of global logistics major, FM Logistic, is aiming to add 4 million sq ft warehouse space capacity in India in the next three years. The French 3PL major had acquired Pune based domestic firm Spear Logistics in 2016 and had committed an investment of $150 million in developing large distribution centers at strategic locations in India. “Currently we have 55 lakh sqft of warehousing space under operations. We plan to have another 40 lakh sq ft over the next three years. So by the end of three…

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DB Schenker facilitates no-touch signature in Corona era

Global logistics major DB Schenker has introduced an innovative no-touch signature capture feature that enables safe documentation of deliveries. The technology allowing signatures to be captured from a distance of up to three meters has been selectively introduced in select European Countries such as Spain, Austria, Finland, Portugal and Sweden and will soon be used throughout Europe. “ Our experts developed this revolutionary IT solution in order to ensure the best possible protection for our customers and employees, and to simplify deliveries over the long term in what has now…

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DHL- Air France Cargo improves pharma transportation traceability

DHL Global Forwarding and Air France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo have claimed together creating a direct host-to-host connection to enhance the data reliability and availability for their customers. Information about medical deliveries can be easily accessed and monitored via DHL’s LifeTrack Portal. Nina Heinz, Global Head of Network & Quality, at DHL Global Forwarding, explained: “When securing product integrity and patient safety in the supply chain, data transparency is key. Taking a partnership approach to automating shipment data sharing for cargo characteristics like container temperatures is an essential step to…

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Contactless tyre servicing by Bridgestone

Bridgestone India has introduced Contactless Tyre Servicing platform called ‘Bridgestone Bookmyservice’, which would  enable customers to take an online appointment in a few clicks, making them spend less time in outlets with these pre-planned visits. The planner will also allow Bridgestone channel partners to implement appropriate social distancing measures at the outlets, which are necessary in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Online Booking can be made  on https://www.bridgestonebookmyservice.in with a few simple steps. “Safety is our core value, and it reflects in everything we do, be it our products, services or the way we…

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Port of Rotterdam keen to tap Sagarmala Project

The Port of Rotterdam has shown willingness to enhance its presence in the Indian market and for this, the possible route could be participating in some projects via the ambitious Sagarmala programme. Addressing an online media briefing recently, Marc Aartsen, program manager International Port Projects, Port of Rotterdam, said, “The capacity of Indian ports needs to improve and that is also recognised by the Government of India. We see a lot of potential in the Indian market and we have assigned two Rotterdam representatives in India.” The Port, in the…

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Cantabil aligns with online sales

Leading apparel brand Cantabil Retail is strengthening its omni-channel presence by foraying in e-commerce space. Last week, the company announced its e-commerce debut by entering into a venture with Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and Paytm. The retail brand currently has over 300  stores across the country. Talking about the growth strategy, Deepak Bansal, Director, Cantabil said “As we strengthen our presence both online & offline, we will continue to do whatever it takes to be there for all our customers, employees and other stakeholders. From a business perspective, we are continuously evaluating our ways to…

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Tata Power to give up ownership of cargo vessels

Tata Power’s Singapore based subsidiary, Trust Energy Resources, has entered into an agreement with Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG, Germany for the sale of three ships at an estimated consideration of USD 212.76 million.   The sale of the three ships, MV Trust Agility, MV Trust Integrity and MV Trust Amity, currently owned by TERPL is expected to be concluded in the next three to four weeks and is subject to necessary regulatory approvals.   The objective of the transaction is to have an asset-light model for the shipping…

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Maersk vessels to contribute in global research on climate change

Maersk vessels will be assisting global research efforts on weather patterns and climate change by committing 300 company-owned vessels to participate in the global Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program. While Maersk already has many vessels contributing to the VOS, the newly expanded commitment will see its entire fleet participating by the end of 2020. The recorded data helps meteorologists create more accurate weather and storm forecasts – and will also be used in the creation of atmosphere ocean models that will help scientists better understand climate change. “As a global…

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DB Schenker opts for new brand design

After more than ten years, global logistics major DB Schenker has opted for an updated visualization of its own brand. The use of the brand logo has been adapted to align with central corporate strengths, while core elements of the external presentation in marketing formats have been fundamentally revised. Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker, commented : “Internationality, teamwork, reliability and an innovative spirit are the values which set us apart. Our customers know our capabilities and what differentiates us from the competition. With our new visual language, we will…

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Celebi says maintaining operational excellence at Delhi airport

Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India, a joint venture between DIAL and Çelebi Hava Servisi A.S., Turkey, Celebi has said it is leaving no stone unturned in deploying best practices to maintain the national and international trade bridge at the capital’s international terminal throughout the coronavirus pandemic situation. “Adhering to the directives and recommendations issued by DGCA and MHA, Celebi has been safely carrying out these operations at cargo terminal, in conjunction with the airport operators. The various precautionary measures being taken up have been – mandatory thermal scanning for all…

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