Current Logistics News 8th April 2017

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RInfra bags Rs 711 cr project from NHAI

PTI |  April 7, 2017

Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (RInfra) today announced that it has bagged a Rs. 711-crore project in Tamil Nadu from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

“RInfra has received the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from NHAI for the construction of Vikkaravandi to Sethiyahopu section of NH-45 C in Tamil Nadu after it emerged as the lowest bidder for the development of the project on a engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) basis,” the company said in a statement.

The project is part of the Centre’s flagship programme of the National Highway Development Programme (phase IV) and is funded by NHAI (read more)

Nepal wants to route cargo through Vizag port:

By|Ch. R. S Sarma

Nepal is very keen on routing its cargo through Visakhapatnam port as the port has been identified as an alternative port in India, in addition to Kokata and Haldia and a small office may also be opened here soon for the purpose, according to Consul-General of Nepal Eak Narayan.

He was heading a team which visited the Vizag port on Friday to inspect the facilities.He said the Nepal Government was seriously considering routing some of the cargo through Vizag port. He said the team was impressed with the facilities at the port.Earlier, Vizag port Deputy Chairman P.L Haranadh explained about the facilities and infrastructure at the port.

He impressed upon the team members that “Visakhapatnam port is a secure, transparent and e-Port and the Nepal trade will derive benefit by making use of the port.” He expressed the hope that the traffic from Nepal would start during the current month itself (read more)

DMICDC’s Logistics Container Tracking Service For Mundra and Hazira Ports:| April 7, 2017

Around 70% of India’s container volume is set to come under online tracking on a single window system following a landmark agreement to extend the pioneering Logistics Data Bank (LDB) service, now operational at Mumbai’s JNPT ports, to the Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) Container Terminals in Gujarat’s Mundra and Hazira.

The LDB, which is operated by the DMICDC Logistics Data Services Limited (DLDS), uses RFID technology to track EXIM Containers along the western corridor of India, starting from the ports and covering their entire movement through rail or road until the Inland Container Depots (ICDs) and Container Freight Stations (CFSs) (read more)

We pioneered the concept of premium guaranteed deliveries: Akhil Saxena, Amazon India

Sharmila Das  |  ETRetail  |  April 07, 2017, 16:33 IST

In line with our vision, a significant chunk of our investment goes in technology, logistics and infrastructure as well as in seller enablement to ensure timely delivery and drive customer value.

Amazon India which started operation in June 2013 said, they are extremely careful in fulfilling last mile delivery to the remotest part of the country. Akhil Saxena, vice president, India Customer Fulfillment, Amazon India tells Sharmila Das, how the ecommerce company makes effort in making a smooth delivery happen every time (read more)



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