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Perishable cargo handling centre opens at KIA

Perishable cargo handling centre opens at KIA

Customs, Freight, Logistics, Uncategorized
The country’s first perishable cargo handling centre located in an airport - AISATS COOLPORT - commenced trial operations on Monday at the Kempegowda International Airport. The centre is operated by Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd. (AISATS). Spread over 11,000 sq.m, the centre will have an handling capacity of 40,000 tonnes per annum and deal with perishable commodities, such as pharmaceutical products, fruits, vegetables, poultry, sea food and flowers. It will have 17 dedicated cold rooms with temperatures ranging between -25 degrees C to 25 degrees C. “It will house a drug controller lab, as well as a plant quarantine inspection and certification office. COOLPORT will also be supplemented by temperature-controlled queue lanes and cool trollies,” a statement from AISATS sai
Railways supply chain to go digital

Railways supply chain to go digital

Business, Customs, Uncategorized
With 100% E-tenders and E-auctions already  assimilated into the system, Railways is further planning to build on these initiatives to achieve seamless flow of material, finances and information. The Indian Railways will be launching digital contract, a system of digitisation of its entire supply chain across all zones. The step is aimed at improving the ease of doing business and transparency. With 100% E-tenders and E-auctions already  assimilated into the system, railways are further planning to build on these initiatives to achieve seamless flow of material, finances and information. Digital contract, a seamlessly integrated digital supply chain, to be launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on April 11, envisages involving stakeholders including industries, financial in
Myntra acqui-hires logistics co

Myntra acqui-hires logistics co

Business, Customs, Uncategorized
BENGALURU: Fashion e-tailer Myntra has acqui-hired logistics startup InLogg to address its delivery inefficiencies in terms of cost and reach. InLogg, founded by ex-Flipkart employees, partners with local courier firms in Tier II and Tier III towns to enable deliveries in non-metro cities. Delivering a shipment in remote parts of non-metro cities is a high cost affair for e-commerce companies. Myntra's head of strategy Ananya Tripathi told TOI getting InLogg on board will reduce delivery costs for the Flipkart-owned online retailer in smaller cities by about 25%. "We were already doing some business with them but now it will allow us to leverage their reach to enhance our own. While we would see delivery costs going down with InLogg, the time frame to deliver to pincodes in north-east a...
Conference on Digitization of Railway Supply Chain

Conference on Digitization of Railway Supply Chain

Customs, Freight, Logistics, Uncategorized
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the Conference on "Digitization of Railway Supply Chain - A Leap forward in Ease of Doing Business" organized by Ministry of Railways in association with The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM) and Indian Railway Institute of Material Management (IRLMM). Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital and other Railway Board Members and senior officials of Railway Board and representatives from ASSOCHAM were also present on the occasion. While speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that Indian Railways is also heading towards Digital Age. He also said that Ministry of Railways is working on Enterprise Resource Programme - a software which shall benefit Railways immensely....
Iran offers India to run phase one of Chabahar Port

Iran offers India to run phase one of Chabahar Port

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NEW DELHI: India's presence in the strategically located Iranian port of Chabahar — Delhi's primary gateway to landlocked Afghanistan — is all set to get a big boost. Tehran has recently proposed to Delhi to manage phase one of the port built by Iran even as the two sides are still negotiating terms and conditions of Delhi's role in expanding phase two of the port where the Modi government wants to invest Rs 150 crore, or $235 million. ET has learnt that Tehran has offered Delhi management rights for two years for phase one of the port and such rights could be renewed by another decade. But port management proposal is not just only development regarding Chabahar Port, there will be hectic activities with a trilateral meeting being planned between Iran-India-Afghanistan on operation o