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No diesel locomotives will be allowed in Delhi area after March 2019

No diesel locomotives will be allowed in Delhi area after March 2019

Logistics
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said he has been informed by the railway board that no diesel locomotives will be allowed in the Delhi area after March 2019, indicating that the national transporter was on track to completely phase out such locomotives by 2022. Speaking at the Institute of Railway Electrical Engineers, Goyal emphasised the need for transformation and change in the work culture of the Railways. “The Member Traction, Railway Board, has said that by March 2019, no diesel loco hauled train would be permitted in Delhi area...railways will be completely LED lit in the next eight months,” he said. Goyal also said that as of January 31, 2018, 279 electric locomotives have been built. “Now, let’s worry about how to convert this 279 into 1,000. We don’t have the lux
Jaitley asks GSTN to come out with foolproof e-way bill system

Jaitley asks GSTN to come out with foolproof e-way bill system

Logistics
The finance ministry has sought a report from GSTN, the IT-backbone provider for GST, on glitches in the system that derailed the anti-tax evasion electronic way bill system on the very first day of launch. It wants GST-Network to detail system readiness before re-introducing the requirement for transporters to carry an electronic waybill or e-way bill for moving goods between states, said Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia. The e-way bill provision of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced yesterday but its implementation put on hold after system developed glitches in generating permits. Adhia said there is no going back on e-way bill, which is a tool for preventing tax evasion, and it will be re- introduced in "next few weeks" after the system is fully ready. Under GST,...
Notice Inviting Application (NIA) for Registration of Contractors in Eastern Coalfields Limited

Notice Inviting Application (NIA) for Registration of Contractors in Eastern Coalfields Limited

Logistics, Market
Notice Inviting Application (NIA) for Registration of Contractors in Eastern Coalfields Limited towards Transportation of Coal/Sand and Loading by Pay-Loader / Excavator. Sealed application in prescribed format is invited from the bonafide and experienced contractors for registration towards undertaking the work of: (i) Transportation of Coal. (ii) Transportation of Sand. (iii) Loading by Pay – Loader. (iv) Loading by Excavator. The Application form along with the Notice Inviting Application may be downloaded from ECL website www.easterncoal.gov.in and Government portal www.tenders.gov.in till 31.08.2018 from 01.09.2016. In that case, a Demand Draft (Non - Refundable) of Rs. 573.00 (Rupees Five hundred & Seventy three only), drawn in favour of Eastern Coalfields Limited payable a
Transport Contract Tender for transportation of Telecom Duct from BSNL

Transport Contract Tender for transportation of Telecom Duct from BSNL

Logistics
Transport Contract for transportation of PLB HDPE Telecom Duct 200 KM from BSNL TF Gopalpur Kolkata-700143 to Port Blair & Mayabunder A& N Island on door delivery basis. Tender Ref. No : TFGP-PR-E Tender-17-0007 Tender Value Rs 77,00,000/- EMD : 154000 Document Cost : Rs 1000/- Eligible bidders are those who meet the eligibility conditions mentioned below: a) The eligible bidders should be Indian companies and or Firms. Firms registered as Transporter of goods with either Central Govt. OR State Govt. Authority. b) The Bidder shall have a minimum Annual Turnover of Rs One Crore from Transport Business during last Two years. Turnover Statement CA certified Turn over Certificate shall be submitted by th...
IIMM National Convention at Bengaluru on Technology Challenges for Next Generation Supply Chain and Logistics

IIMM National Convention at Bengaluru on Technology Challenges for Next Generation Supply Chain and Logistics

Logistics
Bengaluru : Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM), Bengaluru Branch is going to conduct its National Convention 2017 (NATCOM) along with its annual signature programme SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Exposition).  This programme is scheduled to be held in the garden city at Hotel Vivanta by Taj, M.G. Road, on 16-17 November, 2017.  This event will provide a platform for sharing and exchange of knowledge, understanding of the current  development and advances happening across the globe in the arena of  supply chain management. Many of the industry experts and specialists have been invited to speak in the forum and share their view points on the theme of the convention. This is the era when Government of India is promoting Make in India concept and trying to infuse more capital
Web Based System for Online Processing of Application for ICD/CFS/AFS

Web Based System for Online Processing of Application for ICD/CFS/AFS

Logistics
The Government has simplified the process for companies to set up an Inland Container Depot/ Container Freight Station (CFS)/Air Freight Station (AFS). The improved procedure is aimed at ensuring a speedier and more transparent approval process. Towards this objective, companies can now make their application online and view its progress/update on-line, without a visit to any government office. Also this is a pioneer attempt as a major Inter-Ministerial IT application rather than a mere Intra-Ministerial IT initiative. The approval process for setting up an ICD/CFS/AFS involves many departments. This is facilitated through an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) which consists of officials from Ministries of Commerce, Finance (Dept. of Revenue), Railways and Shipping. If required, the view...
Indian Logistics Industry to Experience Higher Investments

Indian Logistics Industry to Experience Higher Investments

Logistics
The Government of India’s strong emphasis on manufacturing and initiatives such as “Make in India” is boosting domestic production, which is bolstering the logistics industry. Logistics companies are making concerted efforts to keep pace with this growth in demand by digitizing their solutions and offering online freight services. These services will provide visibility across the supply chain and transform it into an organized industry. Some of the advanced technologies adopted include automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) in warehouse and transportation, radio frequency identification (RFID) in place of bar codes, and global positioning system (GPS) for real-time tracking. “In addition to riding the digital wave, logistics companies in India are strategizing for the transition
हर ट्रांसपोर्टर को जीएसटी लेना आवश्यक नहीं

हर ट्रांसपोर्टर को जीएसटी लेना आवश्यक नहीं

Logistics
जीएसटी (वस्तु एवं सेवा कर) के अनुपालन में ट्रांसपोर्टरों की बड़ी भूमिका है, क्योंकि माल को एक से दूसरे स्थान तक पहुंचाने की जिम्मेदारी उन्हीं की है। लिहाजा इन्हें यह जानना बेहद आवश्यक है कि नई कर-व्यवस्था से वह कैसे जुड़ सकते हैं। ये बातें झारखंड राज्य कर विभाग के संयुक्त आयुक्त (अपील) अजय कुमार सिन्हा, उपायुक्त सीएल शर्मा व सहायक आयुक्त संजय गुप्ता ने बुधवार की कार्यशाला में कहीं। वाणिज्य कर भवन में ट्रांसपोर्टरों से संवाद स्थापित करते हुए सिन्हा ने बताया कि हर ट्रांसपोर्टर को जीएसटी नंबर लेना आवश्यक नहीं है, यदि वह किसी एक कंपनी, को-आपरेटिव सोसाइटी, क्लब या किसी संस्था के लिए परिवहन सेवा उपलब्ध कराते हैं। यदि कोई ट्रांसपोर्टर इसके अलावा बाजार या व्यक्तिगत लोगों का सामान भी ढोता है और उसे सेवा के बदले साल में 20 लाख रुपये से अधिक की आय होती है तो जीएसटी नंबर लेना होगा। कार्यशाला की शुरुआ
Share of exports to top destinations rose to 51.6% in FY 2016-17′

Share of exports to top destinations rose to 51.6% in FY 2016-17′

Business & Corporate, Logistics
Share of India's total exports to top 10 destinations worldwide has increased to 51.6 per cent in 2016-17, compared to 49 per cent in 2013-14, industry body PHDCCI today said. India's main export destinations include the US, Japan, Hong Kong, UAE, China, Singapore, UK and Germany. The country's merchandise exports to the US grew from USD 39.14 billion in 2013-14 to USD 42.33 billion in 2016-17, PHDCCI President Gopal Jiwarajka said in a statement. Nearly 53 per cent of exports to America are in the form of consumer goods, followed by intermediates, capital goods and raw materials. Similarly, India's exports to Hong Kong grew 11.2 per cent to USD 14.2 billion in 2016-17. "Going ahead, we are hopeful that our exports will touch USD 325 billion mark in the current financial yea...
TNT Express Operations Disrupted

TNT Express Operations Disrupted

Logistics
FedEx Corporation announced that the worldwide operations of its TNT Express subsidiary have been significantly affected due to the infiltration of an information system virus. While TNT Express operations and communications systems have been disrupted, no data breach is known to have occurred. The operations of all other FedEx companies are unaffected and services are being provided under normal terms and conditions. Remediation steps and contingency plans are being implemented as quickly as possible. TNT Express domestic country and regional network services are largely operational, but slowed. We are also experiencing delays in TNT Express inter-continental services at this time. We are offering a full range of FedEx Express services as alternatives. Updates on service availabilit...