FY 2013-14 in pic­tures

The year gone by, was not un­like a roller-coaster ride for the sec­tor and the coun­try as a whole. But the In­dian lo­gis­tics sec­tor did strive, and then thrive. We take a look at the high-points that the cargo and the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try had marked on the wa

Cargo Talk - - In Glimpses -

1 Delex Cargo In­dia added one more feather in its cap by re­ceiv­ing the ‘Ware­hous­ing Ex­cel­lence Award’ at 2nd Asia Manufacturing Sup­ply Chain Sum­mit held in Mum­bai on Jan­uary 23, 2013.

2 In its ‘Busi­ness Fo­rum 2013’, which was held on Fe­bru­ary 8 in New Delhi, the North­ern In­dia Steamer Agents As­so­ci­a­tion (NISAA) raised sev­eral burn­ing is­sues per­tain­ing to con­ges­tions at In­land Con­tainer De­pots (ICDs), Con­tainer Freight Sta­tions (CFSs) and ports in In­dia.

3 A re­cently held An­nual Ball 2013 of the Air Cargo Club of Delhi (ACCD) was a spec­tac­u­lar event at­tended by a huge num­ber of in­dus­try ma­jors along with their spouses. The event was full of en­ter­tain­ment and sur­prise gifts thanks to lucky draws spon­sored by sev­eral com­pa­nies.

4 World’s lead­ing com­pany Bol­loré Lo­gis­tics, which is a part of the Bol­loré group’s trans­port and lo­gis­tics divi­sion, on March 21 or­gan­ised a world wide round the clock (in 19 dif­fer­ent time zones) Marathon by creat­ing a hu­man chain of its nearly 2000 em­ploy­ees.

5 Chap­man Free­born Air­char­ter­ing re­cently an­nounced a new strate­gic co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment with Lufthansa Cargo. Ef­fec­tive April 1, 2013, the global air­craft char­ter spe­cial­ist will han­dle Lufthansa Cargo’s third party char­ter­ing re­quire­ments, al­low­ing the Lufthansa to fo­cus on mar­ket­ing char­ter ca­pac­ity on its own fleet of 18 McDonnell Dou­glas MD-11F air­craft.

6 United Air­lines Cargo and Global Avi­a­tion hosted a lunch on May 9 in New Delhi on the oc­ca­sion of the visit of Mirco Ren­fer, Direc­tor Sales, EMEA & Asia and An­dreas C Gut­ber­let, Sr Re­gional Man­ager, United Cargo in the city. At this event the air­line honoured its top five agents. Sev­eral lead­ing agents in this re­gion were also pre­sent at this event.

7 Mum­bai Air­port in­tro­duces new cold stor­age fa­cil­ity for im­port

8 With the theme ‘Cus­toms Bro­ker: New Par­a­digm, New Op­por­tu­ni­ties, New League’, The 21st Bi­en­nial Con­ven­tion of the Fed­er­a­tion of Freight For­warders As­so­ci­a­tions in In­dia (FFFAI) was at­tended by about 500 del­e­gates from across In­dia and for­eign coun­tries

9 Mun­dra Port han­dles 14,000 TEU M.V. MSC Va­le­ria in June

10 An evening with a dif­fer­ence to cel­e­brate CSC’s An­nual Day

11 JM Baxi Group has launched Delhi In­ter­na­tional Cargo Ter­mi­nal (DICT) at Sonepat in Haryana with an in­vest­ment of ` 200 crore for the Phase-I. Es­tab­lished on 65 acres of land and with a ware- hous­ing ca­pac­ity of 50,000 sq ft, the multi fa­cil­i­ties ter­mi­nal is ca­pa­ble to han­dle 500,000 TEUs per an­num.

12 ACCD AGM re-elects the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee for 2013-14

13 4th DACAAI Trade Con­ven­tion - A se­ri­ous meet with stim­u­lat­ing pre­sen­ta­tions 14 PHD Cham­ber brings to­gether mul­ti­modal op­er­a­tors un­der one roof

15 CII Lo­gis­tics urges for sep­a­rate min­istry for lo­gis­tics in view of the tremen­dous chal­lenges and is­sues be­ing faced by cargo and lo­gis­tics in­dus­try in In­dia,

16 GATI-KWE con­ferred with ‘Best 3PL Lo­gis­tics Com­pany 2013 Award’

17 The Air Cargo Fra­ter­nity of Delhi rep­re­sented by KS Kunwar, ED, ACFI; Yash­pal Sharma, Direc­tor, Sky­ways Air Ser­vices and Sun­dreysh Sarup of SGE Lo­gis­tics par­tic­i­pated in a mis­sion to the dev­as­tated ar­eas viz Tafana, Ba­toli and Chameli Vil­lages in Ut­trak­hand

18 Sky­ways Group cel­e­brates its 30th year with its em­ploy­ees

19 Saudi Ara­bian Air­lines Cargo hosted its ‘Award Win­ning Gala Func­tion’ to fe­lic­i­tate its ‘Top In­dia Clients 2012’ in Mum­bai

20 For the first time in the his­tory of Air Cargo Club of Madras, the car rac­ing event called ‘Car – Go’ was or­ganied on Au­gust 4, 2013 at Madras Race Club 21 the Air Cargo Club of Bom­bay (ACCB) elected its new manag­ing com­mit­tee with HS Arora, Hon. Pres­i­dent; Con­rad Aranha, Hon. Vice Pres­i­dent; Raju Me­han­darkar, Hon. Sec­re­tary and Gopal De­vadiga as Hon. Trea­surer. The manag­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude S Venka­tra­man, Har­i­ha­ran, Bradley Dlima, Balakr­ish­nan R, Vi­neet Agar­wal and Ajit

22 IGI Air­port, Delhi re­ceived 700 met­ric tonnes of pal­letised cargo (78 pal­lets) of For­mula 1, on Oc­to­ber 15 and 16 which ar­rived from Ja­pan’s Nagoya air­port. The cars are tak­ing part in the In­dia Grand Prix at the Buddh In­ter­na­tional Cir­cuit on Oc­to­ber 25 and 26, 2013, at Noida in UP

23 Air In­dia ties up with In­dia Post to carry ‘Lo­gis­tics Post’ cargo. Lo­gis­tic Post re­lated cargo will be booked by the Depart­ment of Post from cus­tomers which are ac­cepted for car­riage on air­port-to-air­port, city-to-city or door-to-door ba­sis

24 DB Schenker has opened a new sales of­fice at Thiru­vanan­tha­pu­ram, the cap­i­tal of Ker­ala

25 The Min­istry of Rail­way has en­tered into a MoU with CWC and CRWC for devel­op­ment of Rail­side Ware­house Com­plexes

26 The An­nual Day func­tion of Cargo Ser­vice Cen­ter, which was cel­e­brat- ed on June 28 in New Delhi, was a fab­u­lous trade get-to­gether

27 JM Baxi hosts trade meet on the launch of DICT

28 GK Vasan and Milind De­ora for­mally launch­ing the sil­ver ju­bilee year cel­e­bra­tion of JNPT

29 SL Sharma, Pres­i­dent, ACAAI light­ing the in­au­gu­ral lamp of the 40th An­nual Con­ven­tion of the Air Cargo Agents’ As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (ACAAI) along with other dig­ni­taries

30 AEPC fe­lic­i­tates out­stand­ing ex­porters 31 All-round per­form­ers honoured by Swiss WorldCargo

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