Truck movement to Bangladesh through Bengal remain suspended

Movement of trucks across the India-Bangladesh border continue to remain suspended for over 70 days now, in the absence of clarity of orders at the district authority levels. Sources estimate that at least 6,500 trucks are stranded across six different land ports of West Bengal. International trade is on via rail. Reports suggest that 1,000.

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DBS Bank India brings digital payments to the logistics sector

DBS Bank India has introduced a completely digital and innovative payments solution in the Indian transportation and logistics sector. Taking forward DBS’ commitment to support lives and livelihoods, the bank has partnered with TCIL for empowering truck drivers by facilitating real-time payments through the DBS RAPID (Real Time APIs by DBS) solution, thereby enabling them.

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CONCOR shuts 15 unviable inland terminals; looks to merge regions

State-run Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR) has shut 15 under-performing inland cargo terminals and returned the land on which they were operating to the Indian Railways. India’s biggest rail hauler of containers has also started merging regions as it looks to keep itself financially fit on the road to privatisation. The closure of the.

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FFFAI – CSLA Meets to mitigate industry issues

The Executive Committees of  Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Association In India (FFFAI) and Container Shipping Lines Association (CSLA) in India recently had a meeting on Video Conference to discuss on Trade facilitation measures to be implemented to adopt Best Practices in achieving the result for reducing dwell time and transaction cost on Logistics. In the.

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Truckers breathe easy as curbs on inter-State transport go

The transport sector, which was badly hit with the prolonged lockdown, got a breather with the removal of curbs over the inter-State transport. The Union government allowed transporters to ply vehicles to all States from June 8. Goods movement will be on track in the State with the free movement of exports and imports through.

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‘A.P. Govt. planning to set up more airports, seaports’

The Confederation of Indian Industry on Saturday underlined the importance of digital technologies at a digital seminar titled ‘New dimensions to environment health and safety-recent challenges and measures’. In his address, R. Karikal Valaven, Special Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, sought inputs from CII on upgradation of industrial estates in the State. He also.

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FIATA and FFFAI assert global recognition to Freight Forwarding as essential services

Voice for recognition to Customs Broking and Freight Forwarding as essential services by respective governments is strengthening the ground worldwide. It was evident from the discussions in a Webinar on Global Perspective on Logistics at the backdrop of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was organised by Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI) in.

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Govt working on National Logistics Policy: Comm Min official

The government is working on National Logistics Policy, which aims to promote seamless movement of goods across the country, a senior Commerce Ministry official said on Thursday. Special Secretary in the logistics division of the ministry, Pawan Agarwal, said the policy will look at several areas such as process re-engineering, digitisation, and focus on multi-modal.

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