The Good and The Not so Good

Cargo Talk - - Report -

The truck­ing in­dus­try breathed a sigh of re­lief as freight rates on trunk routes saw an in­crease of four to five per cent on the on­set of the fes­ti­val sea­son; while truck­ers wel­comed the in­crease, the ser­vice providers felt that it would de­stroy the mar­gins fur­ther for trans­porta­tion com­pa­nies on the agreed fixed long-term rate con­tracts. tries to find out the fac­tors af­fect­ing the in­crease and how sup­ply chain man­agers are deal­ing with the up­surge.

With the aim to en­hance the state of per­ish­able com­modi­ties, AISATS started its trial oper­a­tions of In­dia’s first in­te­grated on­air­port per­ish­able cargo han­dling cen­tre, ‘AISATS COOLPORT’, at the Kem­pe­gowda In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Ben­galuru.

On the air front, ef­forts are be­ing taken by Air­ports Au­thor­ity of In­dia on es­tab­lish­ing a sub­sidiary com­pany - AAICLAS to fo­cus its at­ten­tion on cap­tur­ing en­tire value chain in AAI air­ports and pro­vide ease of do­ing busi­ness to im­porters and ex­porters.

The much-talked about Han­jin Ship­ping bank­ruptcy cre­ated a chaos in the ship­ping in­dus­try. How­ever, there is a need to an­a­lyse it from a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive as well. It is high time we learnt a les­son to avoid such an­ar­chy in fu­ture.

The in­dus­try has seen a great deal of ac­tiv­ity, es­pe­cially as e-com­merce picks up pace, but is still highly frag­mented. In­dus­try ex­perts talk about the global trends and prac­tices of e-com­merce sup­ply chain that keep the in­dus­try ris­ing.

On the skill front, the in­dus­try is aim­ing to build a plat­form to give an op­por­tu­nity to the thou­sands of skilled youths by pro­vid­ing suit­able cour­ses and di­plo­mas with the ob­jec­tive of hold­ing in­ter­est while en­sur­ing that they too move on to higher skill job roles in the lo­gis­tics sec­tor.

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