Plunging ahead logistically
The first Bangladeshi cargo truck arrived in Delhi in the month of September, creating history, by moving seamlessly through customs free borders. This trial run was organised to help develop the protocols for implementing the Bangladesh Bhutan India Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA).
Despite being the fastest mode for movement of pharmaceuticals, air is losing its share in pharmaceutical transportation. The IATA CEIV pharma certification is helping the industry in setting new standards and working with aviation industry stakeholders to achieve excellence in pharmaceutical handling. Many airlines, be it Turkish Cargo, Lufthansa, Air France KLM, are joining CEIV pharma community to ensure that pharmaceutical shipments are handled reliably.
Emirates SkyCargo has been awarded the certification of compliance under the EU Good Distribution Practice guidelines (GDP) for medicinal products for human use.
The country’s diverse climate allows it to become one of the world’s largest producers of fruits and vegetables but lack of basic infrastructure, it is making us lose a good amount of revenue from perishables.
CARGOTALK throws light on one of the most important parameters of infrastructures, i.e. packaging, to understand its importance in the logistics of perishables. GMR International Hyderabad Airport organised a one-day workshop, realising the need of adequate infrastructure for handling of perishables. India’s first Good Distribution Process (GDP) warehouse unveiled cargo satellite building at the Hyderabad airport to exclusively handle pharmaceutical logistics.
There has been a tremendous growth in the country’s logistics sector. Moreover, with GST in line, industry leaders are expecting to witness ease of doing business in logistics, resulting in growth of the sector.