• Posted On Thursday, May 31, 2012

    The time seems most opportune for the Indian logistics sector to grow as large scale demand in the rural section is promoting the growth within the industry. Indian logistics firms reportedly grew at 25% in 2011-12, backed by the large scale outsourcing of logistics operations by manufacturing and services sectors. ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    The International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam has been a much publicised growth step for the Indian shipping industry as it had been touted to give unparalleled mileage to the cargo transhipment scene in India. It is known that due to the lack of a proper transhipment hub, a large section of Indian transshipment is meted out to neighbouring destinations. ....

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  • Posted On Saturday, April 28, 2012

    The logistics sector plays a key role in the transport of coal from one part of the country to another. Using the medium of railways, the sector helps in the evacuation of coal across states.....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier is growing from strength to strength in India. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, March 30, 2012

    The Indian shipyard segment has been in choppy waters of late as its global market share has dropped from 1.23% in 2007 to 0.14% in 2010. This slowdown is the result of the global economic downturn and various other factors. ....

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  • Posted On Thursday, March 29, 2012

    Regardless of the fact that India was a slow starter in the container shipping, most industry experts feel that the time is ripe to step up operations in this segment. Pitched against neighbour Chinas ports, Indian container segment does not appear to be promising. India has till date delved more in bulk/break bulk commodities; thereby enlarging its gap from the list of top international container ports.....

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  • Posted On Saturday, February 25, 2012

    Soon, European insurers will be prohibited from compensating ships carrying Iranian oil. This is part of European Union (EU) and the US strategies at implementing tougher sanctions to force Tehran to halt its atomic programme, which the West fears will be used to develop nuclear weapons. The West is hoping that isolating Iran will put an end to the matter. ....

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  • Posted On Thursday, February 23, 2012

    The Indian shipping sector is currently cowering under the onslaught of oversupply of tonnage and dip in cargo throughput. However, domestic ports do not fear the future. Industry officials and market experts are of the opinion that ports would turn out to be an attractive chapter in the infrastructure sector in the near future, boasting of few policy crunches and supported by robust outlook for cargo and external trade.
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  • Posted On Saturday, January 28, 2012

    There seems to be no respite for the shipping community across the world. In the past year, although for a short while, things seemed like going right for the shipping sector. However, the turn of the New Year has not brought any new tidings and Indian shipping firms are struggling to keep operations afloat. ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    According to industry forecasts, the cargo segment of the airline business will more than triple by 2025 and it is believed that the game changing dynamics will be ushered in by logistics specialists like DHL and BlueDart, among others. The Indian air freight has grown rapidly at CAGR of 11.36% in the period 2006-2011. ....

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  • Posted On Thursday, December 22, 2011

    Nike is determined to reduce the impact that its global operations have on the environment and so the Nike European Logistics Centre teamed up with Damco to assess Nikes logistics emissions. Using Damcos SupplyChain CarbonDashboard, Nike Europe now has a complete overview of all its emissions by activity, product group and trade lane and can make the changes required to hit its ambitious environmental goal: a 30% reduction in its global carbon footprint by 2020.
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  • Posted On Thursday, December 08, 2011

    The Free Trade and Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) Scheme in India was introduced under Chapter 7A of the Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09 in order to create trade related infrastructure. It aims to facilitate the import and export of goods and services with freedom to carry out trade transactions in free currency, with the aim of turning India into a global trading hub.....

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  • Posted On Thursday, December 01, 2011

    Rapidly increasing global shipping capacities against the backdrop of a gradually dwindling economy would lead to a surge in ship breaking in the next couple of years, said a report by ratings, research and risk and policy advisory services firm CRISIL. Global trade is expected to slow down, thereby impacting the global freight rates. Weak global freight rates would render it expensive for ship owners to operate old ships.
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