In­dus­try up­swing

Cargo Talk - - Report -

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.

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