“ Opportunities in logistics will be aggressively showcased at Dubai Expo”

Though more than one year away, Dubai Expo 2020 has created quite a buzz thanks to its projected epic-scale. At the grand show, the UAE members would be showcasing their evolving non-oil capabilities asking the global community of investors to participate in the next phase of growth in the region. According to Nadia Abdul Aziz, President, National Association of Freight & Logistics (NAFL), UAE, opportunities in the logistics sector, particularly in the free trade zones in the region would be a key focus of the grand show. Excerpts of a…

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“ Telengana to set up Rs 1000 crore mega multi-modal logistics park”

While pursuing its agenda of emerging as an industrial powerhouse, Telangana state government is also looking at creating right kind of infrastructure for logistics operations. It has been the first state in the country to create a dedicated logistics department which is now ready with a draft logistics policy laying a long-term growth framework. Rupesh Singh, Director (Logistics Department), Telengana share some details of the draft policy in an exclusive conversation with Ritwik Sinha… Telengana government in the recent past has clearly shown the intent of emerging as a manufacturing…

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“ We will set up 25 cold chain units across the country”

Gurgaon headquartered Ravi Integrated Logistics (operational since 2015) is specifically focusing on cold chain services. The company, now pushing its services under Mr. Kool brand tag, claims to have picked up significant strength especially in reefer fleet and is now targeting to set up a network of cold chain collection and storage centers across the country. In an exclusive conversation with Ritwik Sinha, the MD and CEO of the company Bhupendra Singh explains the future strategy of the company. Edited excerpts…   Please take me through to the journey of…

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“ One size fits all formula does not work in logistics tech”

Noida- headquartered FarEye is emerging as a major name in logistics technology space. The tech start-up has raised nearly $15 million during its short journey so far and agencies backing it financially also includes global logistics giant DHL. Ritwik Sinha speaks with Kushal Nahata, Founder & CEO, FarEye to get a sense of company’s growth journey, the USP of its major offerings and the broader trends in the industry on the technology adoption front vis-à-vis supply chain management of both logistics as well as the end-user industry. Edited excerpts…  …

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“ We are eyeing for leadership position in road express”

Spoton, a major emerging express logistics firm spearheaded by Abhik Mitra (former top executive of TNT India), recently saw change of ownership with its strategic buyout by Samara Capital and Xponentia. In an exclusive brief conversation with Ritwik Sinha, Mitra explains the implications of this development even as he did not furnish several details. Edited excerpts… There is a bit of confusion in the marketplace pertaining to the present corporate structure of Spoton after Samara Capital’s intervention. Has it been acquired from India Equity Forum or this is a strategic…

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“ FieldPro helps in optimizing beat plans”

Locus, a tech-based start-up with its unique logistics management software offerings, has drawn the attention of the stakeholders at a time when tech input in supply chain operations is on a rise. Nishith Rastogi, CEO & co-founder, Locus.sh speaks to Ritwik Sinha explaining the precise nature of the offerings of the company and its future growth strategy…   Briefly take me through to the journey of your venture. It all started after the infamous Delhi Uber incident in 2014. My sister was visiting Bengaluru one late night. An irrational fear…

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Artificial Intelligence can give a major boost to retail,e-commerce

Gurgaon headquartered Talentedge is fast emerging as a noted entity in the arena of online education and training. Speaking to Ritwik Sinha, the MD & CEO of Talentedge Aditya Malik emphasizes on the need of bringing in advanced curriculum for training purposes which will give a major boost to new age businesses. Edited excerpts… ) Please briefly take me through to the evolution of your company and its journey story so far?  Talentedge started with the vision to recreate physical world classrooms online. We have been focusing in this direction…

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“ We have aggressive growth plans”

Gurgaon-headquartered Nauti Nati is one of the major emerging brands in the fast growing kids wear segment. Ritwik Sinha speaks with Shantanu Dugar, Founder and CEO of the brand to get a sense of its evolution and its future direction. Edited excerpts… Before I ask you about your own operational details and portfolio, let me get a sense of the present size of Indian kids wear market. There isn’t an established study on the current size. But in 2011, TechnoPack had come out with a report saying that the size…

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Edible oil supply chain needs highly synchronized operations

Gujarat headquartered supply chain firm Inter India Group is much known for its expertise in handling edible oil consignments with its Edisafe offering. Speaking with Ritwik Sinha, the managing director of the company  Krishna Tanwar explains the intricacies involved in dealing with this extremely niche vertical… Please briefly take me through to the growth journey of your company? Our company had started as typical transport startup in 1996 with a very small team. But the core team had substantial hard core working exposure with some major firms and, therefore, it did not take much time to evolve. We literally grew from…

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Freight Bazaar is getting ready with more value additions

Bhaven Shah,Co-Founder of Freight Bazaar, in an exclusive conversation with Ritwik Sinha talks about the evolution of the company, the increasing adoption of technology in the domestic logistics space and new offerings which the company intends to add to the base platform. Edited excerpts…     Please briefly take me through to your journey. While working at Nagarjuna, the other co-founder Ganesh Rewanwar saw an opportunity in bringing the unorganized freight logistics sector on a common online platform. During that time, I was working for Water Health where the company had…

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