Covid19: South Central Railway waives demurrage, wharfage charges

Acting on the decision of Indian Railways, South Central Railway (SCR) has decided not to levy any charges for demurrage or wharfage for goods and parcel freight traffic from March 22 to April 14, 2020 in the wake of COVID-19 (Coronavirus being classified as one of Natural Calamity by the Finance Ministry). This Railways has.

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Logistics companies resume operations as govt acts to clear cargo logjam

Logistics companies have started resuming operations and opening up warehouses after the government swiftly moved in the last two days to clear the cargo logjam in the country to regulate supply of essentials. Executives at Future Supply Chain, DHL Express, Ecom Express, Safexpress and Spoton Logistics said the operations are beginning to unfreeze, though it.

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Govt forms ministerial-level committee to resolve supply-chain issues

The government has formed a ministerial level committee to mitigate supply chain problems as India undergoes one of the longest curfews in history. Headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah, the committee has been tasked with ensuring unhindered supply of essential items during the lockdown. Seven secretaries from the ministries of consumer affairs, road transport,.

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Ceva Logistics declares force majeure, citing possible rate changes and surcharges

Dive Brief: Ceva Logistics declared force majeure Thursday. “This means that it is temporarily relieved of its normal contractual obligations where these are rendered impossible or impracticable, due to the Coronavirus epidemic and its effects,” reads the company’s announcement. Ceva’s declaration describes possible broad-based changes to service agreements including “any previously agreed rates and prices,” and.

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Inter-State movement of goods/cargo exempted from lockdown restrictions

The Centre has exempted inter-State movement of goods/cargo for inland and exports from the restrictions imposed in the wake of a 21-day nationwide lockdown, that took effect from midnight of Tuesday. Operations of railways, airports and seaports for cargo movement, relief and evacuation and related operational organisations have also been added to the exempted list,.

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Cargoes in limbo: Logistics companies suspending operations

Air freight operators and logistics firms are being forced to suspend operations because goods are piling up at cargo terminals due to lack of staff and trucks have been halted by police enforcing the Covid-19 lockdown across the country. That could lead to essential supplies grinding to a halt as the country embarks on a.

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Global eTrade services adds Sinotrans Container Lines on CALISTA™

Global eTrade Services (GeTS), a global trade platform company announced the addition of Sinotrans Container Lines Co., Ltd. (Sinolines) on CALISTA™, an open, neutral and trusted global supply chain orchestration platform. Sinolines is a shipping company focusing on intra-Asia trade in China. Customers on CALISTA™ can leverage on Sinolines’s extensive port network in China and access.

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Manufacturers in total disarray after logistics hits a roadblock

Manufacturers struggled to distribute essential products to many parts of India on the first day of an unprecedented 21-day lockdown to stem the spread of Covid-19, a move that drew praise from the World Health Organisation but left local authorities confused about its enforcement. Production at many companies ranging from automobile makers to manufacturers of.

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