Decks cleared for Assam’s first multi-modal logistics park

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for country’s first Multi-modal Logistic Park at Jogighopa in Assam last week. The park will be built at an estimated cost of around Rs 700 crore and will provide direct air, road, rail and waterways connectivity to the people. The project will be developed under the ambitious Bharatmala Pariyojana of the Government of India. Assam’s first multi-modal park will be developed in an expansive land parcel of 317-acre land and its first phase is scheduled to…

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India becomes a major export turf for DICV

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) reached a major milestone recently with over 35,000 commercial vehicles and 150 million parts exported. The company also added Malaysia as a new CKD market. CKD (Completely Knocked Down) vehicles are exported in parts and then assembled locally – DICV already exports these to Kenya, South Africa, Vietnam and Indonesia. DICV is the only Daimler location worldwide that produces engines, transmissions, trucks and buses at the same site under four brands – BharatBenz, FUSO, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner.  Satyakam Arya, Managing Director and CEO, Daimler India Commercial…

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DHL EXPRESS notches 2nd rank in Great Place to Work list

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has been recognized as the second best place to work of all examined companies around the world. In its 2020 employer ranking Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE recognized the extensive investments and implementations of various initiatives to create a positive, motivating and appreciative working atmosphere in more than 220 countries and territories. “The pandemic has tested frontline companies like DHL Express like never before and we’re proud that our employees have risen to the challenge. Despite the pandemic still affecting…

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KVIC launches Khadi footwear, eyeing to tap international market

Union Minister for MSME, Nitin Gadkari recently launched India’s first-ever high quality Khadi Fabric Footwear, designed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). These footwear are made of Khadi fabric like Silk, Cotton and Wool. Shri Gadkari also launched the online sale of Khadi footwear through KVIC’s e-portal www.khadiindia.gov.in. “Khadi footwear is a unique product. International quality and use of fine fabric like Patola Silk, Banarasi Silk, Cotton, Denim would attract the youngsters who can purchase it online. These footwear are cost-effective,” Gadkari said while also urging the KVIC to develop…

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Kent launches India’s first cordless and rechargeable vacuum cleaner

Just at the onset of festive season, KENT has launched yet another innovative and smart home appliance – “KENT Zoom Vacuum Cleaner”. The biggest USP of this futuristic product is that it works without any cord and hose. Mahesh Gupta, Chairman Kent RO Systems, commented, “Unlike tradition vacuum cleaners which are cumbersome, Kent Zoom comes with a powerful cleaning experience and unrivalled in speed. It comes with a hose less and cordless design and is equipped with operations such as multi nozzle, handy fold & motorized floor.  It uses state of art…

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SITA offers smart border solutions for EU Schengen Zone

SITA, the technology provider for the air transport and borders industry, last week released a Positioning Paper detailing its latest generation of smart border solutions to facilitate the implementation of the new European Union Schengen Zone border controls planned for 2022. SITA’s new TS6 Automated Border Control (ABC) Kiosks have been developed to accommodate future upgrades and changing requirements, such as the use of new biometric capture devices or the introduction of a printer to provide receipts to travelers. The new EU Entry-Exit System (EES) is designed to ensure robust and consistent checks…

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Container shortage may spoil exports recovery

Non-availability of containers at the leading ports may spoil the recovery process for the export sector which has shown positive growth trends for the first time in September during the current Corona affected fiscal. Leading industry body of exporters, FIEO, in a recent release has maintained that container shortage is emerging as a serious concern for meeting delivery commitments of foreign buyers. Sharad Kumar Saraf, President, FIEO said that from the last couple of months, in spite of offering space for three to four weeks ahead, shipping lines are shutting out…

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New warehousing hubs emerging in non-metro circles

High-intensity focus on making India a global manufacturing hub has caused warehousing clusters to expand rapidly beyond the top cities and into tier 2 and 3 cities, reveals ‘Indian Industrial & Logistics – Gearing Up a Global Manufacturing Hub’ – a joint report by US-based Binswanger Commercial Real Estate Services and ANAROCK Group. The two firms recently joined hands to offer boutique advisory, brokerage and transaction services on industrial real estate opportunities between India, USA and other global markets. The report says that demand for small and multi-location warehouses is expected to…

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Blue Dart to ramp up TLC to combat Corona

Blue Dart, India’s leading express logistics service provider, has announced ramping up its infrastructure with its pre-existing specialised Temperature Controlled Logistics (TCL) to combat the pandemic. The company will further offer complete Supply Chain Solution for the Life Sciences and Clinical Trials Sector and reefer vehicles (cold chain) services to the vaccine sector to ensure seamless transport of shipments. As the development of the COVID-19 vaccine leapfrogs across development phases, stringent temperature requirements (up to -80°C) will be a critical factor for its transportation and warehousing at every stage. An…

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Snapdeal’s “Kum Mein Dum” to offer customized sales experience

India’s leading value-focused e-commerce marketplace, Snapdeal’s “Kum Mein Dum” Diwali Sale will start from October 16th and will continue till 20th October ‘20. To prepare for the sale, Snapdeal asked its users to select products that they would like to purchase this Diwali. The “Kum Me Dum” sale selection is built around the choices indicated by more than 1.25 Lakh participants across 92 cities. 42% of the users made choices relating to gadgets for daily use. Kitchenware was the second most popular choice with 38% of the users desiring maximum deals on…

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