Situation in Indian ports far better than Ports in advanced countries

2022-08-16 16:54:40 Indian Ports News

While Ports in advanced countries like United states and Europe are reeling under the impact of severe congestion issues for the past one year, cargo movement in Indian ports have been swift, said  Mr Sashikiran Reddy Chairman of India’s leading logistics firm All Cargo Logistics which has pan India presence.

We are witnessing disruptions regarding cargo movement still continuing in many areas like USA, Europe. However, in India cargo movement is happening smoothly thanks to collaborative efforts from Government and industry supported by port, airport, road, Inland Container Depots and Container Freight Station infrastructure,” Mr Shetty pointed out. 

Contribution of Logistics Industry to the nation’s economy was unrecognized. However, the emergence of e-commerce and disruptions due to COVID-19 pandemic showed the crucial role being played by the logistics industry

 He urged for a well-defined policy document for the logistics industry to grow further

The 24th Biennial Convention of the Federation of Freight Forwarders in India, which is being held at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai from August 12-14 started registering a record 600 delegates’ participation consisting of members from 28 member associations across the country, logistics industry stakeholders and Government representatives.

FFFAI Chairman Mr Shankar Shinde in his address put utmost importance of the fast-changing scenario of the logistics industry across the globe due to the digital disruption and its obvious impact on the same. He underscored the fact that currently the manufacturing industry is undergoing the phase of Industrial Revolution 4.0/Industry 4.0 because of massive use of information technology (IT.

Mr Niraj Ambani of Reliance Retail industry deliberated on the shipper’s perspective and changing requirements of the customers (users of logistics services). He highlighted the gradual improvement of logistics services in the country with required policy and regulatory support from the government. According to him, the National Logistics Policy will be the much-desired announcement in this regard to shape up the industry to world standard. 

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