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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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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NebulARC brings disruption in port & container industry

NebulARC, one of India’s fastest-growing logistics SaaS platforms is bringing the much-required digitisation to shipping and maritime logistics industry in India. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, NebulARC has developed computer vision and 3D tracking solutions that help shippers to monitor and track shipments in real-time, thereby eliminating human errors and achieving operational excellence in yard management. NebulARC’s technology is expected to reduce man hours, eliminate risks and accidents in man-to-machine interactions, and increase overall efficiency by over 25%. Commenting on the same, Alok Sharma, CEO & Co-founder said,  “We have designed a one-stop…

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Freightwalla joins hands with Maersk to provide spot rates

To bring more transparency and reliability in import and export shipments, India’s leading digital forwarding startup Freightwalla has partnered with Maersk to offer spot rates on its platform. Inaccuracy and un-reliability were the two significant challenges that are being solved by Freightwalla while providing end-to-end supply chain services to the larger EXIM fraternity. It will give access to spot rates 24/7, provide accurate information, and give assurance of loading on the allocated vessel. The spot rate integration with Freightwalla will allow shippers to search, secure competitive rates, and book container…

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Auto transportation commences through Hazira-Ghogha inland waterway

Honda 2Wheelers India has become the first automobile company in the country to adopt the newly inaugurated Ro-Pax ferry service connecting Hazira (Surat) and Ghogha (Bhavnagar) in the Gulf of Khambhat (Gujarat), in collaboration with Indigo Seaways. Soon after the new route was inaugurated by the prime minister on 8th November, Honda dispatched its first two-wheeler consignment using the Hazira-Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry service from its Narsapura plant in Karnataka to Veraval (near Somnath) in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Utilising this new & efficient logistics way, the delivery time and distance for Honda’s new two-wheelers reaching…

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FM Logistic to set up intra-city warehousing across 3 major metros

Pune-based FM Logistic India is looking to set up intra-city warehousing units across Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru, including by converting some abandoned mills into such facilities, amid an increasing demand for quick deliveries by online customers. The company is in discussion with a closed mill owner in Mumbai, while exploring the possibility of such projects in Delhi and Bengaluru.However, along with this, FM Logistic is also open to set up completely new intra-city warehousing facilities as well, says Alexandre Amine Soufiani, Managing Director, FM Logistic India The French 3PL (third-party logistics)…

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