Hope floats

Cargo Talk - - REPORT -

With the New Year ap­proach­ing, there comes new dreams and am­bi­tion. In­dus­try is look­ing for­ward to another pro­pi­tious year with a def­i­nite up­beat feel­ing in the lo­gis­tics and cargo in­dus­try. The year 2014 ends on a pleas­ant note and the new gov­ern­ment has given hope to the in­dus­try, by giv­ing de­sired at­ten­tion to the most ne­glected sec­tor of the coun­try.

Hy­der­abad Men­zies Air Cargo Ter­mi­nal has re­cently launched a bonded truck­ing weekly ser­vice from AFS in Chen­nai to Hy­der­abad for ex­ports in part­ner­ship with Cen­tral Ware­hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (CWC). It is just another feather in the hat. This part­ner­ship has set an ex­am­ple to let peo­ple know that this is the only way to mo­bilise Air Freight Sta­tions across the coun­try.

In­dus­try has lot of hope with the ‘Make in In­dia’ cam­paign. This ini­tia­tive will give much needed im­pe­tus to the man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor and this leads to growth in both ex­port and im­port by the man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor. The big in­fra­struc­ture push in In­dia will stim­u­late pro­duc­tion and ex­ports.

On the other side, in­dus­try is not at all happy with the steep hike of 25-41 per cent in haulage charges. The decision has led to dis­agree­ment and fall outs be­tween the In­dian Rail­ways and the Con­tainer Train Op­er­a­tors.

There is also a de­mand for in­tel­lec­tual abil­i­ties in cargo and lo­gis­tics in­dus­try. And on th­ese lines, there is a feel­ing of op­ti­mism in the lo­gis­tics and cargo in­dus­try to over­come the chal­lenges and boost in­dus­try to the in­ter­na­tional stan­dards. More­over, it is im­por­tant to keep rein­vent­ing to SanJee­tadd

Ed­i­tor more value. Only tough de­ci­sions, both from gov­ern­ment as well as in­dus­try peo­ple can bring winds of change in 2015.

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