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
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