Fly­ing High

Cargo Talk - - Report -

The much awaited Civil Avi­a­tion Pol­icy is fi­nally out and cargo has not been ig­nored this time. The Gov­ern­ment has men­tioned a num­ber of laws and stan­dards to boost the cargo busi­ness of the coun­try. Air Cargo Lo­gis­tics Pro­mo­tion Board (ACLPB) will rec­om­mend norms for space al­lo­ca­tion for air cargo, in­clud­ing ex­press cargo for all Green­field air­ports.

Con­sid­er­ing the e-com­merce boom and air freight, ex­press cargo has given the re­quired ac­knowl­edg­ment in the air cargo sec­tor. Cus­toms is also work­ing on the many is­sues–be it ex­tend­ing the sin­gle win­dow sys­tem to ex­ports or to avoid hu­man in­ter­fer­ence from the sys­tem, to name a few. This is a great ini­tia­tive for the cargo in­dus­try. But a lot has to be done to make it a suc­cess.

The in­dus­try has seen a great deal of ac­tiv­ity, es­pe­cially as e-com­merce picks up pace, but it is still highly frag­mented. Hence, star­tups are play­ing a good role by op­ti­mis­ing de­liv­ery net­works and other ser­vices. In this is­sue, we fo­cused on why star­tups are com­ing in such a big way to the lo­gis­tics sec­tor. What op­por­tu­ni­ties do they fore­see in lo­gis­tics?

On the rail­way front, first time-tabled con­tainer train named ‘Cargo Ex­press’ was launched by Suresh Prabhu, Rail­way Min­is­ter, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia. The Gov­ern­ment has planned to re­duce the turn-around time by al­most half.

In or­der to cre­ate in­ter­est of the stu­dents in the sub­ject, the in­dus­try is also do­ing its best by tak­ing stu­dents to the fa­cil­ity and mak­ing them un­der­stand the sub­ject so as to pro­duce more pro­fes­sion­als.

With the col­lec­tive ef­forts of the in­dus­try and the gov­ern­ment, the growth of the in­dus­try is crys­tal clear.

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