How was FY 2013-14 for your company?
It was a very good year for Swiss WorldCargo. We were on target with our annual plans and above revenue Budget.
Present market trends and expectations from FY 2014-15?
Post elections, the political instability has been cleared with the new Government in action. We foresee the mood of Indian trade, business and industries to get back on track. This will invariably improve the industrial production and to an extent exports.
Swiss World Cargo, being a niche carrier with an eye towards care and quality, we see our opportunities in varied export commodities and products which need specialized handling, attention and service.
What are your expectations from the new government?
1. Simplification of transactions and process efficiency from government departments who are involved or facilitate trade would be greatly appreciated by the logistics fraternity. 2. The market pressure will force infrastructure developments, which will also need full support of the government as businesses and people have no more the luxury of time or patience, in competitive environment.
3. This is one big chance of India as a Nation to rise up to international expectations and leapfrog to the next level.
Shankar Iyer, Director, Cargo SE Asia & ME,SwissWorldCargo