In­dia Cargo Awards 2015

The first edi­tion of In­dia Cargo Awards – West & South brought to­gether well known faces of the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try at Grand Mer­cure Goa Shrem Re­sort. In a glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony the ded­i­cated ones were hon­oured for their achieve­ments.

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The first edi­tion of the In­dia Cargo Awards for West and South, a re­gional plat­form to recog­nise the stal­warts of the cargo in­dus­try and those be­hind its suc­cess, was held on Oc­to­ber 15, 2015 at the Grand Mer­cure Goa Shrem Re­sort.

The awards cer­e­mony was graced by Fran­cis D’Souza, Deputy Chief Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of Law, Rev­enue, Health, Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment and Town and Coun­try Plan­ning, Gov­ern­ment of Goa, Dr Renu Singh Par­mar, I.E.S., Eco­nomic Ad­vi­sor, Min­istry of Civil Avi­a­tion, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, Dr Tanushree Pandey, Mrs In­dia 2015, along with the lead­ers and mem­bers of the cargo in­dus­try. The Gallery of Leg­ends award went to Tushar Jani, Chair­man, Blue Dart Avi­a­tion, while Rad­hara­manan Pan­icker, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Dan­ger­ous Good Man­age­ment In­dia, re­ceived the DDP Game Changer award. The DDP Trail­blazer award was given to Sam N Kat­gara, Part­ner, Jeena and Com­pany, and Vi­neet Kanau­jia, Vice Pres­i­dent Mar­ket­ing, Saf­ex­press, won the Face of the Fu­ture award. Rahul Bha­tia, Di­rec­tor, TK Cen­te­nary Cargo Ser­vices, has been con­ferred with the En­tre­pre­neur of the Year award and Ra­jen­dra Dubey, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Euro­pean Cargo Ser­vices, has been hon­oured as the Best Cargo Pro­fes­sional.

The Emerg­ing Air Cargo In­dus­try Pro­fes­sional award was given to Lokesh Matta, AGM & Head of Air­line Mar­ket­ing Pas­sen­ger and Cargo Net­work, Ban­ga­lore In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

As a first of its kind event, In­dia Cargo Awards hon­ours de­serv­ing in­dus­try per­son­al­i­ties and com­pa­nies through a fair and un­bi­ased se­lec­tion process us­ing on­line vot­ing.

It was a for­mal black tie cer­e­mony that was glitzy, glam­orous and graced by the Who’s Who of the cargo in­dus­try.

I am thank­ful to the pub­li­ca­tion for this recog­ni­tion. The whole cer­e­mony was well planned and beau­ti­fully ex­e­cuted. I would like to say, this in­dus­try has made me what I am to­day. Well, if we are look­ing to be­come the world’s sec­ond largest econ­omy and have dou­ble digit GDP and in­dus­trial growth, there is no way cargo in­dus­try can­not be looked af­ter or be ne­glected. We are go­ing to be world’s big­gest e-commerce mar­ket.

Tushar Jani

Chair­man Blue Dart Avi­a­tion

The evening was ex­clu­sive. The who’s who must really get ap­pre­ci­ated in this in­dus­try. It is really good that peo­ple in the cargo in­dus­try are now look­ing at the ac­knowl­edge­ment. This kind of func­tion definitely en­cour­ages the in­dus­try to look ahead and the best part is what we have done in the past is be­ing ap­pre­ci­ated. I look for­ward to more of this event. In­dia is boom­ing so cargo will definitely boom. For­tu­nately, in our in­dus­try whether the coun­try has more im­ports and/or ex­ports, we will al­ways be in busi­ness. So, our prospects are bright. Now the gov­ern­ment is also look­ing se­ri­ously at the in­fra­struc­ture.

Sam N Kat­gara

Part­ner Jeena & Com­pany

This recog­ni­tion means a lot to me. DDPPL has or­gan­ised a won­der­ful func­tion which is really dif­fer­ent from the other cargo func­tions. Our in­dus­try is do­ing well. Af­ter the ‘Make in In­dia’ cam­paign, the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try has really picked up and has great po­ten­tial for ex­ports of the coun­try.

Rahul Bha­tia

Di­rec­tor TK Cen­te­nary Cargo Ser­vices

I feel really great. This award is a good recog­ni­tion of our achieve­ment. This is some­thing we will cher­ish for long time. We are really look­ing for­ward to good times for the cargo in­dus­try in 2016.

Lokesh Matta AGM & Head of Air­line Mar­ket­ing Pas­sen­ger and Cargo

Net­work, Ban­ga­lore In­ter­na­tional Air­port

My suc­cess goes to my old team-mates who were really able to de­liver more than what I ex­pected. So, the credit for this award goes to them. It is a great feel­ing to get recog­ni­tion. Dan­ger­ous goods com­pli­ance mat­ter is com­ing to the podium due to the in­ci­dents hap­pen­ing world­wide. Now, the gov­ern­ment is also im­ple­ment­ing the reg­u­la­tions and com­pli­ance will be­come the pri­or­ity. So, those dan­ger­ous goods which were not mov­ing ear­lier in a reg­u­lated man­ner will start mov­ing in a reg­u­lated man­ner.

Rad­haram­nan Pan­icker Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor

DGM In­dia

I feel ab­so­lutely priv­i­leged and over­whelmed. The award cer­e­mony was very unique. I feel it is one of the best cer­e­monies in the sup­ply chain and lo­gis­tics in­dus­try. The In­dian Sup­ply Chain and lo­gis­tics in­dus­try is a $120 bil­lion in­dus­try. It is the back­bone of our econ­omy and right now, in tough re­ces­sion­ary times, this in­dus­try has larger role to play to take on the en­tire busi­ness.

Vi­neet Kanau­jia Vice Pres­i­dent – Mar­ket­ing


It was a very promis­ing event and the trade got good recog­ni­tion. This event made peo­ple learn more things and gave them a boost to per­form bet­ter in the fu­ture. With the growth of the e-commerce mar­ket, new tech­nol­ogy and many other in­no­va­tions are com­ing up. The fu­ture is really bright for air cargo.

Ra­jen­dra Dubey

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Euro­pean Cargo Ser­vices

In­au­gu­ra­tion of the first edi­tion of the In­dia Cargo Awards West & South at the Grand Mer­cure Goa Shrem Re­sort

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