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The advantages of multimodal logistics

The advantages of multimodal logistics

 Integrating diverse mode of transportation for improved efficiency India’s logistics costs are presently 14 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP),similar to other developing countries but well above the global average of 8 per cent. One of the government’s initiatives to reduce the logistics costs to 8-10 per cent of India’s GDP as...

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Lack of infrastructure is a basic problem

Lack of infrastructure is a basic problem

More than 90 per cent of India´s inbound and outbound cargo is moved by the freight forwarding industry. Our association is the apex body and is a national body for this industry. We are a very important link between the trade and the government as we represent the interests of the trade to the government and assist in bringing the relevant policies to the trade.

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Tata Steel uses waterways

Tata Steel uses waterways

Tata Steel will start using coastal and inland waterways in India to transport raw material to its factories and finished goods along the coastline, as it looks at saving on freight and energy costs.

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DFC will be a game changer

DFC will be a game changer

Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) is readying itself by creating capacities and getting ready for the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project to complete, to add to its already existing majority stake in the container market.

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Forging ahead

Forging ahead

Dedicated Freight Corridors are on the fast track with institutional finance from the World Bank and JICA. However, the roadmap for allied projects along the corridors is still not clear, writes Janaki Krishnamoorthi.

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Govt is striving to bring investments into ports: Vasan

Govt is striving to bring investments into ports: Vasan

The Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan has said on November 27 that the government is making continuous efforts to attract investment in the ports sector for augmentation of freight. Vasan said that Belgium is India's second largest trading partner with more than 150 Belgian companies in India with interests in dredging, chemicals, engineering goods, electronics and software etc.

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