Plung­ing into cross trade lo­gis­tics

Sharad Goel, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Lark Lo­gis­tics, enu­mer­ates the USP of the com­pany which en­com­passes do­main knowl­edge, lo­cal pres­ence. He also shares the com­pany’s ex­pan­sion plans.

Cargo Talk - - Interview -

What ser­vices you of­fer to the trade?

We are of­fer­ing in­ter­na­tional sea and air freight, cus­tom clear­ance at all ma­jor in­dian ports, ware­hous­ing and trans­port fa­cil­ity at ma­jor ports in In­dia. We are also giv­ing com­plete multi-modal so­lu­tion for project cargo for Rus­sia, Ukraine, CIS region and other land­locked coun­tries such as Afghanistan, Ulan­batar by us­ing ma­jor gate­ways like Ban­dar Ab­bas, Kotka, Riga, and Qu­ing­dao.

Please elab­o­rate on cross trade lo­gis­tics.

With the glob­al­i­sa­tion of busi­ness, many of our clients from South Asian coun­tries and from In­dia are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the need for third coun­try ship­ping in which the cargo prac­ti­cally does not pass through the ter­ri­tory of sup­plier coun­try. We are han­dling lo­gis­tics for global com­pa­nies who have mul­ti­ple fac­tory/ware­houses at dif­fer­ent parts of world and want ma­te­rial from there to com­mon project site. Ad­di­tion­ally, such kind of fa­cil­i­ties is mostly re­quired by com­pa­nies who are into projects, pharma goods, white goods and raw ma­te­ri­als.

Any ex­pan­sion plans?

We are plan­ning to ex­pand our lo­gis­tics setup in east­ern Euro­pean coun­tries. We are also in process to have cou­ple of in­ter­na­tional air­line in our kitty so that In­dian air­lines will have di­rect con­nects to most sought af­ter desti­na­tions at af­ford­able fares. Our pri­mary fo­cus is to con­cen­trate more on CIS, as it is our core strength area and ven­ture out in a big way in the avi­a­tion sec­tor.

Which seg­ment is go­ing to ben­e­fit the most with GST im­ple­men­ta­tion and how?

Max­i­mum boost by its im­ple­men­ta­tion will be to ware­hous­ing. This tax­a­tion will bring the con­cept of cen­tralised ware­house hubs to fa­cil­i­tate faster and cheaper trans­port to des­ti­na­tion. On global plat­form, this will make In­dia an ideal place for e-com­merce busi­ness setup.

We are plan­ning to ex­pand our lo­gis­tics setup in east­ern Euro­pean coun­tries. Also fo­cus­ing on CIS, as it is our core strength area and ven­ture out in a big way in the avi­a­tion sec­tor

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