Trending Logistics News Updates Dated 27th April 2017

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Over 4,000-km of rural roads built using green tech: PMO


Over 4,000 km of rural roads have been constructed using green technology in FY17. The Centre is also aggressively pushing the use of non-conventional materials such as waste plastic, cold mix, geo-textiles, fly ash, iron and copper slag in road construction, said a release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, after a review of infrastructure projects here on Wednesday.

“The highest ever average daily construction rate of 130 km has been achieved for rural roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). This has led to an addition of 47,400 km of PMGSY roads in 2016-17,” said the release, adding that 11,641 additional habitations have been connected with roads in the same period (see more)

Rotterdam to shape Gujarat’s port development:

TNN | Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 05.48 AM IST

GANDHINAGAR: In a major boost to Gujarat’s future maritime development, the Port of Rotterdam has agreed to a strategic tie-up with the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) to lend its expertise in a slew of projects including planning for new ports and churning out skilled professionals in shipping and transport sectors.

Rotterdam will help GMB, the regulator of maritime activities in the state, in framing a detailed strategic plan report for future projects and skill development by working closely with the proposed International Maritime University (see more)

Ports Equipment Market in India to Touch $1 Billion by 2025: Quantifying Emerging Business Opportunites for Ports Equipment Manufacturers – Research and Markets

Business Wire | April 27, 2017

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Ports Equipment Market in India to Touch $1 billion by 2025: Quantifying Emerging Business Opportunites for Ports Equipment Manufacturers” report to their offering.

“Demand Outlook for Ports Equipment Market in India by 2025: Quantifying emerging business opportunity for ports equipment manufacturers’ as government aims to increase country’s port capacity from 1,400 million tonnes to 3,000 million tonnes by 2025” aims to comprehend and layout, how Governments’ plan to double port capacity augurs well for the port equipment manufacturers like Kone Cranes, Liebherr, Cargotec etc (see more)

India Pushes Ahead With Two New Chabahar Terminals:

India is fast-tracking its plans to complete two new terminals at Iran’s Chabahar Port with the tendering process already underway, India’s transport minister said.The agreement for Chabahar Port is finalized and a global port company [has been] formed.

We are going for the tender process and work is moving very fast,” India’s Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari also said on the sidelines of an event in Singapore on Monday (see more)

Global Cold Chain Market 2017-2021: Key Vendors are AmeriCold Logistics, Lineage Logistics, Preferred Freezer Services, Swift Transportation & John Swire & Sons – Research and Markets

April 26, 2017 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

The global cold chain market to grow at a CAGR of 12.41% during the period 2017-2021. One trend in market is provision for end-to-end integrated services. Several cold chain service providers have recently started to offer end-to-end integrated services to end-users in the global refrigerated warehousing market. They are providing cold chain management services to customers and participating in their decision-making processes.

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global cold chain market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed profiling of the key market participants across the value chain of global cold chain market. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market (see more)




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