• Posted On Tuesday, June 12, 2012

    Logistics industry has seen a paradigm shift to become an integral part of business today. The growth in retail industry, manufacturing, trade and an overall boost in the economy has prompted growth of the Indian logistics space, with requirements ranging from warehousing, forwarding to third-party logistics (3PL) services.....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, June 05, 2012

    The Indian roads and highways sector has been a key driver of Indias growth story. With a network of over 4.1 million km, Indian roads carry about 60% of the total freight and 85% of total passenger traffic of the country. In the last 5 years, the total road network increased by about 0.8 million km from 3.32 million km at a CAGR of 4.4%, of which national and state highways network increased by 5,182 km and 26,522 km respectively.....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    With developing nations progress and the world getting smaller, Indian logistics industry needs to spread its wings. India is now being touted as the land of opportunity for logistics service providers all over the world.....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    Project engineering companies know that suppliers tend to provide a higher level of service to customers who provide repeat business, when compared to those placing a one-off project order. On top of that, globalisation brings the challenge of unforeseen changes in availability of components, shipping channels and currency exchange rates, among others. ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, May 01, 2012

    Indian logistics industry is on a growth curve. It is with tremendous efforts and constant lobbying by industry stalwarts and prominent industry associations that the Indian government is now sitting up and taking measures to improve the state of logistics infrastructure in the country. Even the industry players are broadening their traditional roles and donning multiple hats. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    The Indian economy is today on the threshold of a new beginning, thanks to a burgeoning demand from its 1.2 billion people. The global economic downturn has had a minimal impact on the Indian economy, which is now expected to expand between 7-8%, a commendable statistic when its peers are experiencing severe problems in reviving their respective economies and get back to growth path. ....

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  • Posted On Thursday, March 15, 2012

    The upcoming Budgetshould address the increasing cost of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) which is priced much higher than international benchmarks and also ATF should be given a declared goods status to attract a uniform VAT of 4% across India. Today, excessively priced Jet Fuel (ATF) in India is a significant cost for air travel and operations. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, March 07, 2012

    The Union Budget for 2012-13 should grant industry status to the logistics sector to allow sectoral players to enjoy benefits. Multiple toll points on highways reduce efficiency and adversely affect the turnaround time of trucks. Moreover, the lack of uniformity in toll charges owing to different stretches on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis creates irregularities in the cost structure.....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    With the onset of reforms, a new era has emerged for India and marked the advent of the real integration of the Indian economy into the global economy. The new economic reform, popularly known as, Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation (LPG model), is aimed at making India emerge as the fastest growing economy and a globally competitive nation.....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Packaging has been by and large the most important part of product profiling. It is the science, art and technology that protects and enhances the product enclosed for proper transportation, distribution, storage, sale and use. Today packaging is continuously evolving as a science and technology with prominent innovations being made day in and day out. ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Container volumes are a good yardstick for determining the economic and infrastructure development of a country. However, India continues to remain a pygmy as compared to ports such as Singapore, Colombo, Dubai and Shanghai in container volumes.....

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  • Posted On Saturday, January 07, 2012

    The past decade has witnessed the brisk expansion of China and India as the worlds leading manufacturing hubs. Coupled with this is the growing domestic Asian consumer market, which has created landmark transformations in terms of economic development in various Asian countries and changes in the supply chain networks. ....

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  • Posted On Sunday, January 01, 2012

    The logistics sector plays a crucial role and forms the backbone of the Indian economy and has substantially contributed towards its growth and development. Indian logistics industry is expected to grow at 15% to 20% per annum, reaching its revenues of US$385 billion by 2015, according to a Cushman and Wakefield report. ....

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