ARTICLES

ARTICLES

Direct Port Delivery: THE BATTLE FOR BOXES

DPD has been introduced to cut down the dwell time and transaction cost by moving the containers direct from the port to the customer...

MOVING BIG THINGS FOR BIG PEOPLE

21st Century Logistics moves big things for big people and organisations. Moving art exhibits from France to India for instance, or transporting an entire...

LOGISTICS WOES OF GRAPE EXPORTERS

Nashik district tops the list when it comes to grape export from India but lack of a dry port and unavailability of horticulture and...

MORE POTENTIAL IS ON THE EAST COAST

Movement of bulk commodities has maintained momentum for coastal shipping which still struggles for attracting more volumes. While the west coast is about finished...

CAN INDIA MANUFACTURE CONTAINERS?

The short supply of containers has not touched the red line but if things don’t improve soon trade might end up coughing up higher...

DESTINATION EAST COAST

The fifth edition of ECMBS was truly international with participants coming from Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh,Sri Lanka and UAE to deliberate and strengthen business ties...

RIDING THE GROWTH CURVE

Growing industrialisation in the eastern states, spruced up infrastructure leading to better connectivity and upswing in exim activity make it evident that maritime growth...

FROM COMPETITION TO CABOTAGE: DELIBERATIONS ON CHALLENGES

The plenary session was highly interactive as the Moderator, Michael Pinto, IAS (Retd), Former Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, stirred the panellists and the audience...

CHANGING CARGO PROFILE AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Changing cargo mix at ports, India transforming into a consumerist economy, key exim commodities at the east coast ports and hinterland hotspots were the...

COASTAL SHIPPING: LESSONS LEARNT SO FAR

Coastal shipping is a cost-effective and ecofriendly option for moving cargo. Only bottlenecks that remain to be eased are availability of return cargo and...