En­sur­ing safe tran­sit

Cargo Talk - - Report -

The in­dus­try has been on its toes to make things bet­ter and more ef­fi­cient. The gov­ern­ment, too, is tak­ing ev­ery step to smoothen op­er­a­tions for the in­dus­try. Not only are ini­tia­tives be­ing taken for the sim­pli­fi­ca­tion of the process for com­pa­nies to set up an In­land Con­tainer De­pot (ICD)/ Con­tainer Freight Sta­tion (CFS)/ Air Freight Sta­tion (AFS), but the Cen­tral Board of Ex­cise and Cus­toms (CBEC) is also plan­ning to un­veil the new ver­sion of the ear­lier Cus­toms Bro­kers Li­cens­ing Reg­u­la­tions (CBLR) very soon.

On the ship­ping front, we touch upon the in­no­va­tions that will ex­pand the coun­try's busi­ness, man­i­fold. Ini­tia­tives like Di­rect Port De­liver (DPD) un­der 'ease of do­ing busi­ness' are also go­ing to help in in­creas­ing ton­nage and re­duc­ing lo­gis­tics cost and time. The gov­ern­ment is also work­ing to­wards re­duc­ing con­ges­tion and grow­ing quan­ti­ties of cargo to be trans­ported, thereby pro­mot­ing eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

An ac­ci­dent oc­cur­ring dur­ing the trans­port of dan­ger­ous goods can lead to cat­a­strophic con­se­quences. In­dus­try ex­perts talk about the global trends and prac­tices of lo­gis­tics ser­vice providers in the con­text of trans­port­ing and stor­ing dan­ger­ous/haz­ardous goods. Man­ag­ing the goods at the lo­gis­tics hub it­self is just as es­sen­tial as en­sur­ing a smooth move­ment of in­bound and out­bound trans­port of th­ese goods. asks in­dus­try ex­perts on cut­ting con­ges­tion with digi­ti­sa­tion via a cloud-based plat­form.

Lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies are also com­ing up with in­no­va­tive ideas for bet­ter­ment of op­er­a­tions. With the col­lec­tive ef­forts of the in­dus­try and the gov­ern­ment, growth is on its way. The need of the hour is to look at the broader per­spec­tive with more in­no­va­tive ideas.

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