Changes on the anvil

Cargo Talk - - Report -

The maiden Mar­itime In­dia Sum­mit 2016 in­tended to give a boost to the ship­ping sec­tor. And showed the gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to re­mov­ing hur­dles and build­ing the mar­itime sec­tor at par with global stan­dards. Sev­eral pacts were inked with many com­pa­nies to de­velop port led projects across its coast. But the sad news is that the in­dus­try is not get­ting re­lax­ation on cab­o­tage law re­stric­tion for trans­porta­tion of ex­port-im­port. So ex­perts say that a lot needs to be done, re­flected upon and acted upon.

On the air cargo front, the one day ba­sic cargo aware­ness pro­gramme, that was ini­tially launched at Delhi Air­port, was launched by Bangalore In­ter­na­tional Air­port with the em­pha­sis on high­light­ing the devel­op­ment of a strong cargo com­mu­nity, eco­nomic growth and global recog­ni­tion.

See­ing the boom in e-com­merce sec­tor, we made an at­tempt to find out the prospects of lo­gis­tics growth in tier II and tier III cities. The in­dus­try is al­ready ex­plor­ing un­cul­ti­vated mar­kets and look­ing at the chang­ing sce­nario. In the process we learned about the un­tapped po­ten­tial of ru­ral In­dia.

The Agility re­port has ranked In­dia at the third rank in the emerg­ing mar­ket lo­gis­tics in­dex for 2016, af­ter China and UAE. In this is­sue, you will read about what In­dia can do to rise and reach the num­ber one po­si­tion. The ‘Make in In­dia’ cam­paign has much to give to the in­dus­try if cor­rect mea­sures are taken ac­cord­ing to the re­quire­ments of the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try. And on th­ese lines, with the heavy in­vest­ment in the ship­ping, ports and al­lied sec­tors, the in­dus­try is get­ting ready for a huge change.

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