The Indian air cargo industry is on a high. The Government is in a fast track mode and is finalising agencies to initiate operations at the 22 domestic air cargo terminals. At the end of June 2015, CSC had got the contract for Mangalore International Airport and now Delex has bagged it for Vishakapatnam Airport. The aim of the Government is to uncap the potential of tier – II cities as most of the business takes place in these cities. Indev Air Freight Station has also started its operations from August 1, 2015.
The India Warehousing Show IWS held in Delhi brought to light the challenges and high points in supply chain and warehousing processes. It was the first time that IWS focused on the role of airports in enhancing supply chain efficiency and invited speakers from the air cargo fraternity to discuss the same.
The air fraternity celebrated ‘Aviation Day’ on July 14, 2015 by discussing the issues and challenges of aviation industry. What was missing though—a discussion on cargo!
The eCommerce industry is also on the rise. Many large eCommerce players such as Snapdeal and Xiaomi are planning to invest in logistics and supply chain services.
In this issue, we have also discussed solutions to the infrastructure challenges with the logistics industry veterans. ASSOCHAM has recently presented the idea of setting up Freight Villages to the Centre.
And on the aviation front, the air SanJeet cargo industry seems to be fascinated Editor with the idea of creating more cargo villages in the country for speedier custom clearance services of import and export consignment.