Dedicated mobile app to help drivers stranded on highways

Locus, leading B2B SaaS company, that specializes in automating human decisions in supply chain, has initiated the ‘Driver Seva mobile app’ project along with Highway Delite, a travel app startup, to do its bit in easing the situation for the truck drivers who are stuck on highways due to the lockdown. This project is supported by oil marketing major Bharat Petroleum in association with the All India Motor Transport Congress. Agarwal Packers and Movers (APML) is also a partner in this initiative. This app aims to help drivers in the…

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SITA- ULD blockchain solution for Air Cargo business

Even as aviation industry is reeling under tremendous business pressure following Coronavirus pandemic, SITA and trade association ULD Care are exploring the use of blockchain to digitally track and record change of custody of airline cargo containers or Unit Load Devices (ULDs) across their journey. By eliminating inefficiency, embedding always-on tracking of ULDs and abandoning redundant paper systems, the use of blockchain is expected to save the industry $400m a year in improved efficiency, fewer losses and prevention of damage. The proposed platform also offers a wide range of authentication and…

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New solution to counter ‘Rogue Drones’

Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence-powered drone that can counter ‘Rogue Drones.’ This system can be of invaluable assistance to law enforcement agencies, security services and armed forces to secure air space over critical civilian and military installations from surveillance by rogue drones. It can track down rogue drones visually, hack into their GPS navigation system, following which the target drone is forced to change its flight path or land safely. A major advantage of this system is that it can be controlled over the Internet…

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FRAPORT to speed passengers through two Brazilian Airports

Fraport Brasil has installed SITA’s passenger processing technology at the two airports it manages in Brazil, Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Airport (POA). New self-service gates provide passengers with automated entry to the security checking area with a simple scan of their boarding pass. This will reduce queues and make the process four times as efficient. Andreea Pal, CEO of Fraport Brasil, said: “A significant part of our remit is to invest in infrastructure to transform the passenger experience and make operations highly efficient at these two airports. To do that, we need…

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Air transport industry’s first MRO blockchain alliance launched

MRO Blockchain Alliance, the air transport’s first industry-wide investigation into the use of blockchain to track, trace and record aircraft parts was recently unveiled. Members currently include Bolloré Logistics, Cathay Pacific, FLYdocs, HAECO Group, Ramco Systems, SITA, and Willis Lease Finance Corporation, supported by Clyde & Co. The alliance was first mooted in 2019 at a HAECO Group event with the aim of bringing the various stakeholders together to set a global standard around the use of blockchain to trace parts. In the coming months, the alliance will launch a…

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FreightBro supports Maersk Spot integration

FreightBro, a freight-tech start-up digitizing the manual processes in forwarding, announced the integration of Maersk Spot within its digital platform for freight forwarders. In a first-of-a-kind initiative across India, FreightBro platform will now use Maersk Spot APIs allowing customers to book and secure container space online and in real-time. With this integration, freight forwarders can now access real-time rates on the platform. This product guarantees equipment availability and cargo loading on Maersk and Safmarine services irrespective of the peak season at a fixed price.  Kathiresan Eswaramurthy, COO, FreightBro, mentioned, “Maersk Spot is indeed a game-changer and our customers can benefit not only from…

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New brand identity for UrbanClap

UrbanClap recently announced the creation of its new brand – Urban Company. The new umbrella brand captures the company’s ambition to be a horizontal gig marketplace, with a global footprint and leadership position across service categories Beauty & Wellness and Home Repairs & Maintenance. UrbanClap was launched in Delhi in November 2014 with a handful of service professionals. Over the past 5 years, it has expanded to 4 countries (India, Australia, Singapore and the UAE), built a fleet of 25,000+ trained professionals and served over 5 million households. The new…

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Fuel@Doorstep supply commences in NCR

Samridhi Highway Solutions, a Delhi based start-up, has launched a mobile APP based diesel  delivery system at doorstep  ‘Fuel Humsafar’ for Housing societies, hotels, hospitals, malls and other bulk buyers in the National Capital Region (NCR). ‘Fuel Humsafar’ ensures hassle-free supply of fuel to end-users by avoiding unnecessary fuel spillage, unsafe handling of fuel in containers/barrels and pilferage too. Once the customer places his order, the requirement is forwarded to the bowser nearest to the customer location with customer details for swift delivery. “The main idea of introducing this service is…

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Skylo receives funding support from SoftBank

Skylo, maker of the world’s most affordable and ubiquitous network that connects any machine or sensor, has announced raising $103 million in series B funding. The round was led by the SoftBank Group. Skylo will bring instant, affordable and ubiquitous Internet of Things connectivity to millions of machines, sensors and devices, also offers defining solutions for the logistics industry by way of mobilizing date for shipping and logistics. By equipping with Skylo’s geographically ubiquitous connectivity, customers have a way to access real-time delivery updates, ensure the integrity of temperature-sensitive deliveries…

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SLCM unveils dedicated 24*7 warehousing call centre

Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM), India’s leading Agri services solutions provider with operations across India & Myanmar had set up its first dedicated 24*7 call centre in the early 2010 to cater to its Agri-warehousing operations in India and Myanmar. The call centre has now been digitally transformed into a paperless entity integrating Artificial Intelligence, to make it more efficient and seamless. The call Centre is a part of SLCM’s endeavor to provide real time technologies for managing the Agri space, in line with its multiple awards winning Agri Reach…

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