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Mahendar Puri Chairman and MD

Company of the Month

Most Admired

Logistic Service Providers

Expert’s Viewpoint Key Points to Shortlist Right 3 PL Service Providers for your Company

Adarsh Hegde, Jt. MD Allcargo Logistics Limited

MSA Global Logistics Delivering Excellent Logistics Services in India and Overseas


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very economic system has sectors which produce products and consumer who need them. And, each product in the history of the industry required a sound logistics and transportation to withstand the complexities of the market and the requirement is same till date. The globalized economy is delivering ever increasing quantities of freight that is increasing the logistical efficiency and leading to the digital-led innovations that are challenging the traditional logistics models. This is helping the world to welcome Smart Logistics – making traffic and infrastructure-relevant data available at real-time and boosting efficiency in transportation of products. Within the ongoing fourth industrial revolution, smart manufacturing will play critical role in national level for the growth of the national economy, but also have a firm level for the sustainable development of the manufacturing activities. With the fast-developing Internet technologies and the widely applications of other information technologies, the future manufacturing is believed that it will be featured with success characteristics such as adaptability, resource efficiency, ergonomics, as well as the integration of customers and business partners in its business and value processes.

Indian Logistics Industry: Contributing to Future Economic Growth

The existing as well as emerging market players are taking necessary strides to embrace new-age technologies and leading to fundamental changes related to distribution practices. They are converting every challenge into opportunity by contributing in the market share and also in the bigger slice of the overall economic pie with profitable outcomes. Using innovative approaches, these organizations are covering the entire market segment, from logistics to transportation and creating their niche in this sector. Transportation execution solutions implemented by tech-enabled organizations have already demonstrated the ability to significantly enhance logistics operations by taking customer experience beyond the traditional horizons. The industry is witnessing rapid changes as Network-based transportation execution solutions has pre-integrated with many of the carrier and logistics companies in the supply chain. The clock of demand is ticking at a faster rate day-by-day. The innovations are bringing world-class carriers, technology providers, domestic and global forwarders, materials handeling, equipment suppliers, logistics associations, logistics real estate specialists, economic development agencies, universities and leading 3PlSs on a single platform. Lacking available information and missing integration of existing IT solutions between the planning level and the execution level are major reasons for many enterprises from the transportation and logistics failing to realize an optimal setup of process executions. Future-Internet-based logistics control towers promise a viable solution to such problems. While achieving overall enterprise efficiency, the dream of any supply chain professional to design innovative solutions is becoming true which is transforming the world for better and empowering the Indian economy. Acknowledging which cutting-edge technologies are likely to roll out in the coming years and their impact on the existing logistics system is successfully yielding clues to what the canvas of business world will look like in the near future.

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Expert’s Viewpoint

Uniworld Logistics:

Key Points to Shortlist Right

Offering All-inclusive Customized Logistics Solutions

3 PL Service Providers for

Allcargo Logistics:

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Creating Solutions that Empower Businesses Globally

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22 Editor’s Voice Benefits of Integrating IoT in Transportation and Logistics

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32 Tech Talk Logistics and Transportation Organizations Going Digital

ALPHA CARGO EXPRESS PVT. LTD:

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Offering Premium Exim Solutions Globally

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CRITICALOG: Carving-out Innovative Solutions for Indian Transportation and Logistics Industry

ECOURIERZ: Elevating the Express Courier

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e-Commerce Solutions

TEAMGLOBAL: Setting New Standards by Providing Cost-Effective logistics solutions

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he technological advancements and globalization have brought rapid changes to the transportation and logistics sector in the recent years. With the mounting consumer needs and the skyrocketing evolution of ecommerce to digitalization of the supply chain, automation, and the overall economic shift to the cloud, the year 2018 has been a pivotal year for transportation and logistics organizations. Recognizing the logistics companies that are revolutionizing the logistics space and keeping innovation on their radar by staying up-to-speed with the developments, we have come up with this special edition of “The 10 Most Admired Transport And Logistic Service Providers”. In issue, we will help you to walk through a list of companies which have benchmarked their existence with innovative services. With their comprehensive vision and dedication, these companies have paved a creative pathway in this domain as well as the marketplace. In the Cover of the issue, we have featured MSA Global Logistics which is delivering excellent logistics services in India and overseas. The company is outshining its competitors with its innovative solutions and redefining the transportation and logistics space. Apart from such an insightful cover story, we have also enlisted Allcargo Logistics, as the Company of the Month that creates prominent solutions with an aim to empower the businesses globally, Alpha Cargo Express Pvt. Ltd which excels in serving the international trade across the globe in the field of logistical support through various agency networks, CriticaLog plays a vital role in meeting critical logistics requirements within identified industry verticals, eCourierz is a L-SaaS based platform, which connects various offline and online merchants to different logistics partners, and Teamglobal is amongst the leading players specializing in LCL consolidation, Air Freight, Project cargo transportation and Cargo handling infrastructure services. While flipping the pages, take a note not to miss out an exclusive Interview with M. Prem Kumar, Founder and Chairman at Uniworld Logistics and an article Key Points to Shortlist Right 3 PL Service Providers for your Company by Abhinav Jain, Director at ABS Logistics Pvt Ltd. Turning some more pages will help you find articles masterly crafted by our in-house editors which includes Logistics and Transportation Organizations Going Digital from Tech Talk and Benefits of Integrating IoT in Transportation and Logistics from Editor’s Voice. These articles will help you understand the current market scenario of this industry. Looking at the emerging opportunities and the growing possibilities, this issue of ours will introduce you to a whole new world of novelty. So enjoy the exciting read!


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MSA Global Logistics: Delivering Excellent Logistics Services in India and Overseas

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recision, analysis, and negotiation skills are the three components necessary for a professional to withstand the logistics and transportation segment. Apart from this, the logistics industry needs experts who have knowledge about the rules, regulations, beneďŹ ts, and costs associated with the modes of transport.

The Company – MSA Global Logistics Private Limited has been registered in 2012 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The promoters of the Company have decades of experience in the logistics industry. The company is engaged in the business of operating and managing Container Freight Stations, Empty Container Repair Depots, Liner Agencies, Warehousing, Freight Forwarding, and Custom Clearance & Contract Logistics. MSA has a at organizational structure having increased involvement of all managers in the decision-making process. It consistently strives hard with a vision to be a leading integrated and multimodal logistics service provider offering end-to-end logistics solutions.

Mahendar Puri Chairman & Managing Director


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Over the years, MSA has been successful in setting up new footprints in the unexplored territories by launching new companies under its umbrella. These companies are MSA Global Logistics (Chennai) Pvt Ltd, EPIC Global Services Pvt Ltd, and Swastik Terminals Pvt Ltd. The first two companies being wholly owned subsidiary companies of MSA & the third company being an associate company helped it to expand its reach all across India. Currently, MSA offers one-stop logistics solutions and has operational arrangements at Container Freight Station at Nhavasheva, Mundra & Chennai and Empty Container Depots at Nhavasheva, Chennai, Mundra, Kolkata, and Hazira.

Mr. Mahendar Puri is the Chairman and Managing Director of MSA Global Logistics Pvt Ltd. Along with his colleagues Mr. Abhishek Poddar, Mr. Sachin Jagtap and Mr Yogesh Naik, Mr. Puri has set a very strong foundation of the company. Being a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, he has acquired domain expertise and business acumen which helped him to tackle the ups and downs of the Industry. He has a vast experience ranging from CA Firms and Oil Companies to a twenty-six year contribution to the Shipping and Logistics Industry.

Being an avid golf player, Mr. Puri has learned and embraced a multitude of ethics in his life. The golf course ignited the values of honesty, integrity, and connections which enhanced his persona. It taught him to be humble to the customers, staff, and stakeholders. These principles also helped him pump up the business and set a benchmark in its sector. After achieving milestones and reaching the horizons of professional excellence, Mr. Puri’s passion for golf imparts him to be agile and concrete. Apart from this, he is extremely inspired and motivated by his mentor Mr. Mukesh Oza who helped him withstand the market complexities.

The Zealous Forerunner of MSA

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Flabbergasting Services Holding the Reins of Customer Satisfaction

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MSA provides its customers with door-to-door solutions, quick decision-making processes and constant innovation, along with statutory and legal compliance support. Due to its Asset Light structure and nationwide presence, the organization is agile in offering costeffective top-notch services to its customers. The organization has created a platform operating in key areas which include Container Freight Stations, Warehousing, Empty Container Repair Depots, Freight Forwarding & Custom Clearance, and Shipping Agencies. Catering these areas with one-stop solutions, MSA Global Logistics is having over fifty corporate clients worldwide. Its C&F services spell ease, flexibility and professionalism. These door-todoor services for all C&F assignments add to overall customer satisfaction. The robust processes and extraordinary service model ensures continuous information exchange between international and local associates. MSA’s long term services contracts with many shipping lines/ NVOCCs and Customs House Agents ensure confirm shipments on pre-confirmed dates and at a much reduce cost as compared to the market standards.

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After attaining significant positions at Multinational Companies and International Shipping lines, Mr. Puri established MSA Global Logistics with a vision to provide end-to-end solutions to the customers. His aim was to create an organization having a customer-centric approach with the freedom to expand and exercise quick decision making processes. Due to his constant efforts, MSA Group is adding value to the logistics industry since the last six years. Mr. Puri has left no stone unturned by constantly embracing market changes and creating a platform for MSA to reach newer heights.

“Catering to our clients and rendering quality assured service is what we aspire for”.


The organization is capable of managing the complex supply chains through its outstanding contract logistics services, handling the projects from door to door of the customers. The company’s integrated services include logistics planning, control, and execution with own and outsourced reliable resources. It designs solutions that turn challenging logistics operations into substantial competitive advantages for its clients leading to cost reduction and profitable outcome. Team MSA has an in-depth industry domain knowledge and experience which enables them to plan, build, and implement customized optimal solutions and nullify the deviations. MSA’s mission is to develop a champion team of talented and motivated people dedicated to hold the roots of customer satisfaction. MSA Global Logistics follows a culture of respect, transparency, trust, and most of all discipline to take customer engagement and experience to a new level. The company believes in developing brand and confidence through extensive customer service. The company also believes in retaining the existing customers and nurturing long-term relationships. Delivering customer delight through customization is the company’s forte. This is achieved by facilitating each and every transaction with state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced equipment, and superior technology to provide innovative, integrated, and multi-modal solutions. Apart from this, MSA is committed towards providing best and the most suitable Manufacturing & Supply of Food & spices products. Also, they have diversified in Chemicals trading and manufacturing which are supplied to paint industries. This also helps their logistics business and warehousing business and last mile connectivity to the customers. Expanding the Horizons MSA has been awarded the India Agency for the two

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MSA’s inventory warehousing systems provide standard and customer-specific stock and MIS reports. These systems are secured with all available handling equipment enabling faster and safe movement of cargo along with daily reporting in a professional approach. Its dedicated IT systems allow it to deliver information on a regular or ad hoc basis, via all communication media enhancing client engagements.

Customer delight is our top most priority

container shipping line brand Container Hispania Lines (CHL) and Marguisa a shipping company based out of Mardrid, Spain. It specializes in the sea transportation of goods from and to Equatorial Guiena and also excels in connecting the country with the rest of the world through regular shipping services. The company is fueling its growth with the belief that one point of contact leads to smooth flow of operation and higher customer satisfaction. The company has entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement with International Cargo Terminal Private Limited (ICTPL). This agreement is to jointly operate and manage the facility named Globicon Terminals, the first Green Cargo Terminals at Nhava Sheva, India. The terminal has been received certifications that include ISO9001:2015, ISO 2700: 2013, ISO 1400:2015, OHSAS 1800:2007. On the other hand, MSA Global Logistics (Chennai) has entered into an alliance with Indian Corporate Business Centre (ICBC) CFS to operate & manage the facility at Chennai. The organization is also partnering with TG Terminals Pvt Ltd to jointly operate and manage the facility at Mundra known as TG Terminal. MSA has been handling more than 1,50,000 TEUS and 1,00,000 MT of dimensional cargo since last five years. MSA has a DDU and DDP processing worldwide network of agents servicing every major seaport. Also, its services like container unloading, palletization, and trucking to any destination in India are playing major roles in driving the company beyond horizons.


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knowledge Outshining Other Competitors MSA’s constant efforts towards innovation helped it to develop new products and increase the number of services available for its customers. With the industry full of master marine & shipping professionals, the company operates and stands on the pillars of professional chartered accountants, which in itself is an added advantage. Besides, the company’s unique asset light model of operation forms a strategic alliance with the existing CFS operators. As such, MSA operates by using already available resources and asset instead of creating new ones which makes it unique amongst its competitors. This is a win-win situation for CFS, the Consignee as well as for whole logistics industry. Illuminating the Young Minds Mr Puri encourages the youngsters to think out-of-the-box in order to paint their success canvas with multiple colors. He articulates that an innovative and bright idea is needed to turn every stone into a milestone. His advice to the budding entrepreneurs is to properly use and maintain the business capital. He believes that there are a numerous opportunities for young minds to unlock the success doors in the tech-enabled commercial industry. Portraying the Bright Future MSA plans to be amongst the leading logistics company in the coming future. The company is strategizing to expand in the sectors of project cargo, contract logistics, warehousing, and cold storage which will help it to reach newer success heights. MSA Global Logistics is striving hard to diversify its wings in the FMCG and chemical industry. It is planning to create a flour-manufacturing business platform and launch it by the end of the year under the brand named Roshan’s chakki fresh Atta.


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Allcargo Logistics Ltd allcargologistics.com

Adarsh Hegde Jt. Managing Director

Allcargo Logistics services comprise global Multimodal Transport Operations, pan India CFS & ICD operations, Project and Engineering solutions, E-commerce logistics, Ship Owning and Contract logistics.

Alpha Cargo Express Pvt. Ltd alphacargo.in

Zain Jawadwala MD & Founder

Alpha Cargo excels in serving the international trade across the globe in the field of logistical support through various agency networks.

CriticaLog India Pvt. Ltd criticalog.com

Sujoy Guha CEO & MD

CriticaLog India excels in meeting critical logistics requirements within identified industry verticals.

eCourierz ecourierz.com

Shashi Shekhar Co-Founder, Shivadeep Mahadi Co- Founder

eCourierz is a L-SaaS based platform, which connects various offline and online merchants to different logistics partners.

MSA Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd msalogistics.in

Mahendar Puri Chairman & MD

MSA Global Logistics excels in operations & maintenance of CFSs / ICDs, Empty Container repair depots, Liner Agency, Warehousing, Freight Forwarding, and Custom Clearance & Contract Logistics.

Newaskar Logistics nlpl.net

Jitendra Newaskar Partner

Newaskar Logistics is a logistic and CFA company offering timely and cost effective services.

Team Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd teamglobal.in

Nityam Khosla Director, Vivek Kele Director

Teamglobal is a leading integrated logistics service provider company specializing in LCL consolidation, Air Freight, Project cargo transportation and Cargo handling infrastructure services.

Tripath Logistics tripathlogistics.com

Abbas Khan Director

Tripath Logistics is a fast emerging logistical solutions provider, specializing in providing efficient, reliable and customer-focussed comprehensive solutions tailored to customer’s needs.

VRL Logistics Ltd vrlgroup.in

ZORBA Logistics Pvt. Ltd zorbalogistics.com

Ramanand Bhat Executive Director

Vaishali Shah Director

VRL Logistics is a renowned logistics and transport company, currently the largest fleet owner of commercial vehicles in India.

ZORBA Logistics is an international freight forwarding company offering range of services for most crucial shipping needs on land, air and sea.


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he Indian Government has rolled out several regulatory policies initiatives to ignite the untapped potential of the country’s logistics structure. Next in the pipeline is the tech-led solution in the form of the digital e-market place for the stakeholders across the supply chain spectrum. Technology is playing the role of a major disruptor in boosting the competencies of the logistics sector. The emergence of ancillary industries are providing value-added services to customers and addressing their supply chain requirements in a holistic manner. Leading logistics players are making substantial investments in advanced technologies like AI and Machine Learning for digital optimization of their service delivery platforms.

Adarsh Hegde

Jt. Managing Director

One of India’s foremost integrated logistics solutions providers is Allcargo Logistics Limited. It is one of the prominent players in Multimodal Transport Operations (MTO).Over the years, it has strengthened its position as the global leader in less than Container Load (LCL) consolidation. Subsequently, it has successfully identified opportunities and diversified its operations through its Projects & Engineering solutions and world-class Container Freight Station (CFS) network pan India. Contract logistics and industrial parks are the latest additions to the company's growth strategy. These services are delivered with optimum logistics costs, best-in-class infrastructure and facilities, and on-time delivery. Allcargo is a dynamic organization with a strong network of twenty-five offices in India and 300+ offices across 160+ countries. Equipped with highly trained

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Company of the Month

Total accountability, transparency, safety, and business trust are our business hallmarks and operational philosophy

professionals and cutting-edge technology, the organization is creating benchmarks of quality and consistency to co-create value for all its stakeholders. A Proficient Leader Adarsh Hegde is the Jt. Managing Director of Allcargo Logistics Limited. He has been the primary pillar of the company since its initial days of establishment. With over two and half decades of experience in the field of logistics, Adarsh has been instrumental in the success of Allcargo Logistics’ growth story. Under his leadership, the company established Container Freight Stations (CFS) and Inland Container Depots (ICD) facilities PAN India. Adarsh continues to lead the blue print and strategy for this division. His extensive experience & proficiency in transportation has successfully contributed to set-up the Allcargo Logistics Project Forwarding division. Adarsh is also a part of the leadership team at ECU Worldwide with respect to driving international procurement initiative and organization-wide planning. Providing Innovative Solutions is the Forte “Allcargo’s mission is to demonstrate world-class expertise and customer centricity through its ingenuity and technology.” The company’s CFS facilities strategically based in Nhava Sheva (Mumbai), Mundra, Pithampur (Indore), Dadri, Chennai and Kolkata form the widest and strongest CFSICD network in India and the only company with presence in ports that handle maximum container traffic. These facilities carry specialized equipment to handle all kinds of Over Dimensional Cargo (ODC) and Out of Gauge (OOG) procedures along with hazardous cargo, while meeting the global safety and security standards that include GSV (C-TPAT compliant) and OHSAS accreditations.

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CFS & ICD Division This division deals with Import handling, Export handling, Direct Port Delivery, LCL shipment, Bonded & general warehouse, Transportation, Specialized Cargo handling, Maintenance & repair of dry containers, Reefer monitoring service, Hazmat handling, Reefer plug points, and Reefer warehousing facility. Heavy Lifts & Transportation Allcargo is amongst the leading companies to have a fullfledged Quality Assurance Team to drive Quality Standards, Safety Practices and Training across the Heavy Lifts and Transportation space. It is an ISO certified OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) compliant member of the globally recognized Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA, UK). Its fleet of 130+ cranes ranging from 50 Mt to 750MT has been deployed for critical projects in sectors such as oil, energy, cement, infrastructure etc. With its path-breaking project forwarding, engineering and lifting expertise, the organization is consistently providing prominent Project Engineering and Shipping solutions. These solutions include Projects feasibility consulting from Logistics view, Project Logistics Feasibility & Final Reconciliation, Crane Rentals, Shore-Based Management (for Oil & Gas Industry), Multimodal transportation – Road and Barge, Ship Chartering – General Cargo & Heavy Lift, ODC and Heavy Lift Planning & Execution, Jetty Design Construction & Engineering, Factory-ToFoundation Solutions. E-Commerce Logistics Allcargo’s e-commerce logistics solutions come with the edge of speed, accuracy and scalability, with the capacity to handle high volumes of the e-commerce and retail industries, effortlessly. It has designed an efficient stock management system in order to achieve effortless coordination of retailers, retail outlets and e-com platform

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providers. The organization’s cost-efficient, semi-automated warehousing, warehouse management system (WMS) applications and Put to Light and Pick to Light operating models ensure that the businesses successfully meet the needs of this evolving sector.

We don’t limit our challenges, instead we challenge our limits

Automotive Logistics Allcargo offers sophisticated end-toend supply chain solutions that enable clients to thrive in a challenging market scenario. The company’s Automobile Integrated Logistics have created its benchmark in the logistics space. With a focus on inbound and covering manufacturing and aftermarket, the company delivers critical solutions for equipment, component and aftermarket OEMs. Allcargo is an expert in covering the entire spectrum of logistics services for preparing, transporting and importing vehicles in Completely Knocked Down units (CKD) or Semi Knocked Down components (SKD).

The company considers its workforce as its extended family. They are the facilitators who have helped Allcargo to pen down its success story. The company believes that a motivated employee is a valuable asset for the organization and it continually makes efforts to empower them in their capacities and encourage them to unleash their creative potential.

“ We create services

Allcargo’s trained workforce customer-focused approach and ITenabled logistics solutions has helped the company to outshine its competitors and strengthen the roots of customer satisfaction. Today, with over twenty-five years of experience in this sector, Allcargo has consolidated a global presence as an integrated end-to-end solution provider. It has not only provided successful project solutions but has also built strong relations through close business partnerships and customer collaborations.

that are innovative and adaptable towards your supply chain needs

Chemical Warehousing Allcargo empowers its clientele with stringent logistics solutions for storage, packing, documentation and movement of hazardous chemicals and agro chemicals. The company significantly adheres to chemical compliance, and is driven by strict safety and environment regulations. It prominently manages mother warehouses for OEMs, distributors and dealers for finished goods through its innovative services which include 3PL Warehousing Infrastructure & Operations, Order Management, Feed to Product Lines, Quarantine, Disposal Coordination, LSP Operation and Excise Return Filing. Attributes Fueling the Success Engine Allcargo has attained customer’s trust in its solutions and services with a consistent level of reliability. Its dedication towards delivering solutions beyond the customers’ expectations is what makes it a global leader in CFS and ICD services. Maximizing customer satisfaction, the organization takes necessary strides to meet the growing demands of the industry and maintains the flow of the

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supply chain. Its Supply Chain Management systems are capable of constantly evolving, to adapt and align towards the business goals of its customers. In its silver jubilee year, Allcargo Logistics aims to provide tech-enabled services and agility across all its service for deeper customer connects. Their pledge is to march ahead towards its golden jubilee with the pride of silver jubilee.

Futuristic Vision Allcargo believes that its team of professionals would continue to be its partners in the journey towards future progress and growth. It aims to become a global leader which would be recognized as a pioneering logistics solutions provider in the business world. Guiding the Path Seekers Acknowledging that a healthy start up culture is important for the growth of the economy, Adarsh asserts “I would advise the budding entrepreneurs to take calculated risks, learn from mistakes and align with the future requirements while moving forward.”

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Alpha Cargo Express Pvt.Ltd: Offering Premium Exim Solutions Globally

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Alpha Cargo Express Pvt. Ltd. (ACE) is one such admired name imparting exceptional Exim services since 1989. Headquartered in Mumbai, ACE serves the international trade across the globe in the field of logistics from Delhi and Chennai as well. The organization offers the necessary guidance for export and import related queries with cost-effective solutions.

Additionally, team ACE has a vivid understanding of customer’s requirement. This cherry picked staff is consistently holing the success reigns for the organization for over two decades. The organization takes pride in

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pecial emphasis on building world-class road networks, integrated rail corridors, modern cargo facilities at airports, and creation of logistics parks are playing a strategic role in developing the Indian logistics industry. Also, this growth of logistics industry is very essential to support the fast-paced economy and special economic zones. With the introduction of the major government initiatives, organizations are receiving a fresh impetus to India’s growth engine particularly in the corporate and SME sector. As such, they are stepping towards expanding the demand for the logistics sector trough significant transport and logistics solutions.

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The Professional Voyage Zain Jawadwala is the Managing Director and Founder of Alpha Cargo Express Pvt. Ltd. Zain is a science graduate who got intrigued by the glamor and challenging demands of the export-import trade after coming to Mumbai. Being employed in various capacities, he started learning ropes of the trade, from documentation, customs procedures, foreign exchange regulations, and IATA/Ocean Freight handling and so on. Also, a part of Zain’s stint in his employment years was marketing, which helped him to understand the psyche of the customers better.

addressing “our loyal patrons have been our backbone in achieving the recognition, a partnership which is mutually cherished”.

By gathering the trade experience from the grass root level, he was drawn towards this profession and founded Alpha Cargo Express. Today, Zain’s determination and hard work with a constant focus on economy and efficiency has paid off in putting ACE on a global map.

With a tech-savvy in-house personnel and backed up with all the required software to facilitate operations, ACE delivers best-in-class tailor-made exim services for its customers. To beat the landing costs, the organization strives hard to negotiate the best rates from airlines and

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ACE’s Wide Ambit of Services “We understand client needs and assist them in finding the best logistical solutions for their cargo movements”

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Alpha Cargo helps its clients to take minute steps towards understanding and execution of foreign trade to withstand the market complexities. Overcoming the neck-to-neck competition and trying new strategies, the organization is offering global logistics solutions since its inception. Air Freight- Ace specializes in export and import consolidation of commercial, personal cargo, and project cargos. Ranging from industrial goods and automobile components to personal belongings and valuable electronic equipment, the organization delivers air freight forwarding

Warehousing- The organization offers premium warehousing services for its customers to import or export their inventory or goods worldwide. Custom Handling- ACE delivers exclusive services for custom clearance including advice to the customers in preparing documents related to import and export, liasoning, and follow up with government organizations and the payments. It provides best services to its customers with reference to the custom notifications and exemptions. Import/Export Consultancy- The organization offers a onestop consultancy platform for all the customer queries regarding export, import, excise, customs, benefits, and the overall procedures. Unaccompanied Baggage Services- ACE provides services for unaccompanied air or sea baggage clearance internationally. Specialized Cargo Handling- Another significant service offered by Alpha Cargo is safe handling of dangerous goods, project cargo, and perishable consignments. Such items are always uplifted as cargo and not as baggage or in postal mail. Some of the common items classified as dangerous goods include fireworks, flammable liquid or solids, household items, pressure containers, weapons, and other hazardous materials.

Zain Jawadwala MD & Founder

services in the most professed, dependable and prompt way internationally. Ocean Freight- The organization is an ocean freight forwarder providing comprehensive services at almost all seaport locations. It offers Full container load (FCL) and Less-than-container load (LCL) services with end-to-end customer satisfaction globally. Door-to-door Services- Emphasizing its motto ‘Handle with Care’, ACE provides prominent logistics services by delivering consignments from shipper’s door to the consignee’s door.

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ACE also handles any kind of over dimensional cargo by sea or air. It focuses on handling erections, dismantling of projects, sites and stuffing, loading, and freight forwarding worldwide. Exploring Future Pathway Logistics trade will always have opportunities coming by and Alpha Cargo Express is planning to hold its ethics and deliver the same quality in the near future. The organization aims to reach newer heights of success and establish itself as a brand. It is embracing the cutting-edge technology and focusing to quench every single logistics need. With its world-class solutions and services, the organization has upgraded itself with the necessary infrastructure and is developing to be the best international freight forwarder (air and sea) of its kind.

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hether by land, air or sea, transportation and logistics are the pivotal elements for the businesses to attain proďŹ table outcomes. In this developing world, where access to the real-time data is critical, IoT is playing a curated role in optimizing the critical logistics and transportation operations. Today, this advent of IoT along with the developing mobile technologies is connecting all devices across a centralized cloud network. It is helping to capture, and share the mission-critical data, allowing gaining real-time visibility of the logistics and transportation operations. IoT can provide actionable insights about the Enterprise Asset Intelligence, aiding the transportation and logistics industry to expand in following aspects: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility It is necessary to adapt IoT to transform the supply chain rather than crawling behind in the market. To impact globally, IoT can provide an efďŹ cient supply chain platform for the logistics and transportation industry.

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It provides complete visibility and faster detection of issues which creates a network of timely decision-making. Also, enhanced supply chain visibility leads to long-term cost savings.

numerous visibility related blemishes including indistinct trailer moves, goods shrinkage, consumed fuel and wasted time, warehouse gate bottleneck and so on. thereby fastening the asset and location tracking.

IoT combines an organization’s online presence with the physical stores and enables it to collect and make data at key points in the supply chain. This unlocks the doors for end-to-end customer satisfaction and successfully optimizes supply chain responsiveness. Also, automated data capture helps in avoiding human errors. With the sensor-enabled IoT solutions, organizations can monitor the location and speed of vehicles empowering the maintenance operations. IoT-based connected sensing technology can maintain temperature stability and minimize the wastage of perishable products, thereby enhancing the end-to-end supply chain visibility. It also allows the exchange of critical real-time information with the stakeholders and mitigates disruption.

Fleet Management Fleet management plays a key role in managing maintenance schedules, everyday vehicle usage, and service routes. It is necessary to minimize the fleet downtime in order to attain a profitable business outcome. With IoTbased scanners, computers and other mobile devices, organizations can obtain asset visibility and better streamline operations to keep their fleet moving.

Another major variable which could be managed in a better manner by the IoT to attain an effective supply chain visibility is inventory and equipment monitoring. As such, it would provide predictive maintenance information, alerting the engineers for the potential breakdowns and costly disruption. Managing the Storehouse A warehouse is amongst the core parts of a transportation and logistics organizations. More effective management of the warehouse enables an organization with more advanced capabilities for prominent execution of the operations. Tracking vehicles, equipment, and inventory data through well designed IoT-enabled mobile devices help the smallscale as well as large-scale organizations to withstand the market complexities. Further, the real-time data collection through the physical devices, storehouses in the transportation and logistics industry can share every mission-critical data in the centralized cloud. This ensures on-time delivery of a particular product at the right location. Thus, the IoT-based mobile devices at a storehouse will enhance the productivity highgrounds of an organization by analyzing the available historical data. These devices will reduce the risks of manually conducted routine tasks by the in-house personnel. It will also decrease

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Moreover, the real-time equipment and infrastructure monitoring through connected IoT devices help field technicians to successfully take precautionary measures to avoid the future risks. This provides the organization with remote intelligence enabling it to manage the fleet and reduce unnecessary and reactive responses. Replacing manual and hard-copy orders with the IoTenabled operations will improve the fleet performance, save time and upsurge data accuracy. IoT connectivity enables an enterprise to communicate with its carters regarding the in-field repairs, maintenance, etc. Also, they can be regularly updated on certain conditions such as bad weather or traffic through this connectivity. This will definitely manage the fleet in a better manner, increase their safety, reduce damaged inventory, and decrease insurance-related costs which are critical to an organization’s bottom line. As such, it would power the fleet with on-time responding to the customer service inquiries improving the organization’s overall performance. Future Hinges The constant developments in the mobile technology and IoT will dramatically take the transportation and logistics industry beyond the horizons in the near future. Connected IoT devices will deliver exclusive solutions which will be a turning point for the organizations to pinpoint inefficiencies in real time, which will build progressive plans to move towards innovation. As such, IoT can really make a difference in a logistics and transportation organization’s ability of closely monitoring and dealing with more variables in the upcoming future.

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CriticaLog: Carving-out Innovative Solutions for Indian Transportation and Logistics Industry

CriticaLog has been seed funded by a Swiss investment company and successfully operates with its dedicated hubs, infrastructure and resources located in all the major cities across India. Additionally, the company is audited by one of the largest audit firms in the world and has strict quarterly internal audit processes to discover overall process gaps. Meet the Sparkling Gems of the Foundation Sujoy Guha is the CEO and Managing Director at CriticaLog India Pvt Ltd. He is a mechanical engineer from NIT and also received a post-graduate award in Business Management from Warwick, UK with supplementary trainings from XLRI, IIM, NTU Singapore

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One such trustworthy critical logistics organization is CriticaLog India Pvt Ltd. Headquartered at Bangalore; CriticaLog has been built through a unique amalgamation of logistical expertise, proprietary customer friendly technology, overseas experiences along with thoroughbred processes and individualistic customization. The organization believes in satisfying urgent time definite transportation, reverse logistics, strategic stocking, IT integration, secured transportation, temperature controlled movements, flexible routes and various other complex logistical requirements.

and Cranefield, UK. He has an excellent business experience of three decades, of which, he has spent twenty

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ogistics and transportation industry is the backbone of the Indian economy which is pedaling at a rapid pace. The enterprises are adopting innovation as a part of their improvement plans. They are moving towards having higher risks to improve their abilities and greater tolerance towards change management. Majorly, this industry depends upon the curated relationship between infrastructure, technology, and innovative service providers. They are bolstering the future of Indian logistics and transportation by dismantling the market complexities and embracing every opportunity that comes in their way.

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years in being at the leadership positions in logistics and SCM domain in India and overseas. Sujoy attained various accolades while working across the spectrum of the logistics industry. This includes the Leaders of Tomorrow from ET Now and India Mart, Certificate on Innovative Services from Sam Pitroda, and Business Today – Yes Bank SME Award among many others. Another personality who is the backbone of the organization is Samirbaran Panda, Director and COO. He has done his graduation in Arts and post-graduation in Business Management from Symbiosis Institute of Management, Pune. He has further pursued courses in Optimization and SCM from Tilburg University,

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Amsterdam. Samirbaran has a work experience of three decades with renowned organizations globally in operational management within various parts of the logistics sector. Phani Raj is the CIO at CriticaLog. He is the member of the core team. He holds a Diploma in ENTC from Dept. of Tech. Education, Karnataka and has received numerous technology trainings in his career spanning twenty-six years on network and specialized software. Being a technocrat, he ensures the organization with fully tech-enabled business planning.

Its distinctive business model allows specialized expertise, technology, processes and customers to come together for designing and operating customized supply chain solutions. The organization is consistently on a mission to provide quality to its customers, aiding them with complete stability under the complex situations of demand and supply. CriticaLog’s best-in-class proprietary ERP suit called eCritica enables tracking, WMS, OMS, automated rating and invoicing, customized MIS, GPS, CCTV, android applications and many more. This tech-enabled, flexible, and easily compatible ERP platform provides incomparable sophistication to its customer with end-to-end satisfaction. Tackling Challenges to Achieve Newer Success Heights Founded in 2013, with a motive to make a successful impact, CriticaLog entered Indian logistics market where only brave hearts dare to pull the thread. It withstood the market without an industry status and constantly focused on elevating the level of logistics service offerings in the country. Trying to match with the best logistical services available in the country it focused on outshining them through its pioneering integrated solutions. These possible footsteps helped the organization to make a benchmark in India which further turned its focus toward rest of the world. As such, it developed cross border logistics solutions in the world disrupted by differentiated technologies, enabling entry of various business models with multiple start-ups being founded and funded.

Sujoy Guha CEO & MD

Value-Added Services for a Diversified Range of Customers The products and services offered by CriticaLog are tailored to meet critical logistic requirements within identified industry verticals. The organization offers faster distribution operations for Tier I and Tier II cities with emphasis on direct network deliveries using owned and dedicated resources. It aims to develop innovative solutions for a diversified range of customers and stakeholders. These key solutions and services are delivered in the form of Critical Precious, Critical Air, Critical Life, and Critical Special.

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Today, the Company has registered annual revenue CAGR of two hundred and sixty percent since incorporation. With a vision of creating profitable business, the organization consistently delivered profit at the bottom-line along with contribution margin above fifty-five percent which helped CriticaLog to gain newer success heights Y-O-Y. Future Outlooks CriticaLog is planning to create advanced differential treatment procedures for critical logistics products and their transportation. The Company has invested significantly in technology, pan India geographical reach, infrastructure, and in happiness quotient for its personnel. Continuing to provide innovative logistics and transportation solutions to more than three-hundred active customers, CriticaLog commits to grow at a CAGR of eighty percent in the near future.

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Interview with Insights Success

Uniworld Logistics: Offering All-inclusive Customized Logistics Solutions

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atering innovative solutions to multiple domains across various global industry verticals, one-stop shop for the all the logistics requirements; Uniworld Logistics is one the leading logistics company. Established in 2002, by M. Prem Kumar, Founder and Chairman; its mission is to “provide cutting-edge logistic solutions to its customers by building consistency, fortifying relationships, nurturing creativity and value learning”. To get more details about its services and uniqueness which this company offers we bring you an exclusive interview with Felicia Prem, Head of Marketing. 1) Kindly brief us about your company. Uniworld Logistics is one of the largest Freight and Supply Chain solution providers in Asia. We have 31 offices spread across Asia primarily located in India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. The company has a strong network of around 500 partner offices across the globe. Uniworld Logistics operates 7 integrated logistics facilities at Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Tuticorin and Singapore, covering over 500,000 sq. ft. of warehousing area, gradually marching towards 1 million sq. ft. We are quality compliant with ISO 9001:2015, AEO certified for Customs Brokerage, Freight Forwarding and Logistics, GDP certified for Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and Veterinary products and FSSAI Licensed. 2) Brief us about the Founder and his contribution towards the upliftment of the company. What was the source of inspiration for your company to be a pioneer in the Transport and Logistic Service Providers segment?

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Our Founder and Chairman, M Prem Kumar started his career with ISRO. Later on, he moved into the field of Freight Forwarding and Logistics and has over 35 years of overall experience. He is well known for his sharp business acumen, the knack for numbers and his eye for attention to detail. He is a hands-on leader and promotes leading by example. M Prem Kumar came with no background in Freight Forwarding and Logistics but was always hungry for success and to create his own space, which would be the talk of the town. He always admired Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam who once said, “Dreams float on an impatient wind. A wind that wants to create a new order. An order of strength and thundering of fire.” Such has been his desire to stand out and excel when everyone was looking at the west, especially USA and UK in the early 2000s, he decided to look east. He ended up developing China on a growth margin of as high as 35% every year for a few years, marking Uniworld Logistics as one of the few multi-million dollar Indian logistics companies in China. His inspiration has always been his desire to passionately grow from one milestone to another and mark Uniworld Logistics on the world map as a major player in the industry. 3) What are the distinct products and services provided by your company, setting you apart from your competitors? There is a need in today’s world for tailor made solutions, which has become central to logistics strategy. We at Uniworld Logistics, provide a one stop end-to-end customized solution for our customers.

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long-term objectives. In our case, we are attempting to improve the overall quality of talent by providing high quality training that foster intellectual and personal development. We are focused on our mission which prevents us from the risk of chasing every opportunity that comes our way. We are working towards building a cohesive, unified, and meaningful series of products and services. 5) What is the current scenario of Transport and Logistic Service Providers industry, from your point of view? Despite weak economic conditions, the transport and logistics industry is evolving and growing rapidly. With the implementation of GST, the logistics M. Prem Kumar companies, which are were forced to set Founder & Chairman up many small warehouses across multiple cities can set up just a few big warehouses region-wise and can follow the hub-andspoke model for freight movement from the warehouses to The services which are offered by us are Route the different manufacturing plants, wholesale outlets, retail optimization, Asset planning, Control tower facilitation, outlets and the various point of sale. The boom of cross docking, temporary storage, permanent storage, e-commerce in India has undoubtedly resulted in an packaging, JIT, cold storage, temperature controlled trucks increase in demand for warehouse space and transport and our expertise also lies in moving heavy and complex opportunities. Logistics is regarded as the backbone of the products. economy as it ensures efficient and cost-effective flow of goods and other commercial sectors depend on it. With the We create value for customers and sustainable advantages promise of improvement and continuous growth, the for them by offering varieties of tangible services in distinct logistics industry is ready to expand beyond the horizons. ways, taking into consideration the consumers value convenience, reliability and support. 6) With the massive advancements in the Transport and We share an implicit and complex relationship with our customers, which make us unique.

Logistics industry, what are the opportunities and challenges evolving with it?

4) What are the key attributes that helped your company to overcome the challenges?

One of the biggest challenges is the continuous increase of fuel prices, which thereby increases the cost of logistic substantially.

Strategies and tactics change but the mission can serve as a driving force behind what you are trying to accomplish. For our company, everything we do, from a freight forwarding perspective to warehousing to our transport strategies, is oriented around our mission. Our mission serves to cement

The ratio of driver to truck availability is declining by the day which is leading to higher demand than supply. Also the ease of e-bill implementation along with reduced premium of third party insurance for heavy vehicles should be addressed to ensure justification across all the classes.

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7) What are the benefits gained by your clients while doing business with you? The biggest advantage for our customers is to get tailor made end-to-end solutions all under one roof. They have benefits of using a shared facility and assets, thereby decreasing their overall spend. Web access helps them to keep a track of their cargo. Use of automation helps them decrease the time taken and reduces human error. As a company grows and ships more freight, we at Uniworld can easily execute this due to the availability of resources such as trucks, cross dock space, automation etc. We constantly provide data for our customers allowing the shipper to make strategic decisions to better drive down their costs. Due to availability of assets, the customer is able to successfully procure transportation with less delay. This makes the warehouse and overall operations more efficient. With a more efficient transportation system, customers in Uniworld are reducing the costs incurred in storing inventory by using models such as JIT. 8) What is the role of your employees behind your company’s success? How do you keep them motivated? The success of Uniworld Logistics has always been directly relational to the performance of all its employees. They have provided the resourcefulness, inspiration, ideas and enthusiasm for the success of the company. We have always identified performance and rewarded them well from time to time. We engage our employees not only by rewards but also through CSR activities, team building exercises, regular huddles and in-house trainings. Recreational activities are also an integral part of employee motivation in the company. We constantly work towards making the office a happy space where employees can benefit from a positive work environment. We encourage ownership of tasks and let employees be their own bosses to create a sustainable culture.

abilities. Like Nelson Mandela said, “There is no passion to be found playing small; in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Be innovative. Change is constant, keep your ideas close to your heart for what probably doesn’t make sense today, might create great value in the future. Breakthroughs are always brought on by inventing new ways to solve problems or creating solutions to disrupt a current trend. Always dream big. Like they say, the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Always move forward and achieve the goals you have set yourself. Leave no stone unturned. Lastly, work hard as if there is no tomorrow. The rest will take care of itself. 10) Brief us about your company’s future perspectives. Uniworld is into new-age business solutions and wants to venture into technologically sound future. The company is currently studying Blockchain and its feasibility of application in the near future. Uniworld relies a lot on data analysis for improving sales, operational efficiencies and customer experiences. We are in the process of making our gradual move towards Big Data, to organize the treasure of data for better use. The company wants to further expand its horizons overseas and build stronger business ties based on current geopolitical scenarios. Uniworld Logistics also aims at bringing top of the line warehousing solutions to India, integrating augmented reality, machine learning with human expertise to compliment the upcoming future demands in terms of technological advancement.

9) What would be your advice for the budding startups and entrepreneurs in the industry? Answered by Mr. Prem Kumar Develop a passion towards whatever you do. It is the fuel to your destiny and the driving factor magnifying your

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Tech Talk

Logistics and Transportation Organizations Going

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igital technologies have saturated and disordered almost all segments, and logistics companies are no exception. Integrating the optimization and efficiency in speed and seizing the moment are the keys to success in today’s extremely competitive business market. The developing technology is the key enabler allowing companies to realize these aspects. Logistics and transportation are regarded as the backbone of the economy, providing an efficient and cost-effective flow of goods on which other commercial sectors depend. The logistics industry is evolving globally; it is the combination of infrastructure, technology and new types of service providers. This defines whether the logistics industry is able to help its customers with cost-effective operations and effective services. Leveraging Technology An Independent analysis reveals that the transportation and logistics companies are increasing revenue and working with the vision to standardize and streamline structures and processes. They are leveraging technology for developing industry oriented and innovative solutions. They have a strong belief that technology is the key enabler for strategic planning. On an average, transportation and logistics enterprises invest about five percent of their annual returns in digital operations, majorly focusing on digitizing their customer interface. The thrust these days is exclusively on mobile apps and solutions that offer a personalized experience for their customers. However, the majority of the companies are increasingly using digital technology to expose new business models, dedicated to the establishment of value-added services and innovative solutions.

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Logistics companies are leveraging technology not just to improve the efficiency of operations, but also to transform the way operations take place. The use of robots in giant warehouses is already well-known, as is the driverless, remote-controlled vehicles. Technology drives a swing to a customer gripped operating model, allowing the delivery of personalized and customer-focused logistics, with immediate and faster cycle times.

revitalizing the supply chain in many ways. Digital locks upsurge the security high grounds of the inventory, offering robust layers of security in association with the physical security. The planning of optimum route in combination with real-time tracking of the cargo movement through the mobile apps proves essential in navigation, avoids congestion points and minimizes risks. Influence of IoT

Improve Operations through Big Data The development of the technology influences the algorithms to crunch Big Data, unlocking acumens and opportunities that were not possible earlier. These insights are enabling streamline operations and optimization of the supply chain. The automation based on data, mainly automated load structure and augmenting the inbound and outbound movement of cargo, enables the optimal use of existing resources. This reduces the generation of the waste and facilitates lean operations. Mobile solutions enable greater transparency into the logistics operations. Effective simultaneous fleet management solution paves a creative way for uberization of trucks and other delivery vehicles. An all-inclusive data based catalog and supply chain management system exposes silos and eases end-to-end visibility to inventory, orders, and shipments across the supply chain. This type of transparency improves the operations associated with locating the inventory movement. Also, reduces the network-wide inventory levels, and enable managers to respond dynamically and in real-time to each and every event or issue that disturbs the supply chain. Analytical data and information generates explicit greenhouse discharges and carbon footprints of truck and machinery maneuvers. This permits the organizations to take steps to become a carbon-neutral organization, thereby supporting Green logistics. The integration of machine learning in supply chain management empowers turning piles of passive data into actionable BI. Enhancing the Security The disruption in the supply chain creates global business risks for logistics companies. Besides, technology enables

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The IoT has been a vital entity for logistics and transportation organizations. Integration of IoT in the logistics is extremely contributing to warehouse management solutions, enabling precision movement and accurate tracking and packaging of goods. The implementation of IoT gadgets in logistics is fundamentally endless, ranging from tracking the packaged and transported goods in a temperature- controlled manner for ensuring the correct package reaches the correct setting at the specified time and more. Future Roadmap The next big thing to arise in the transportation and logistics industries is the extreme and innovative use of drones. This extensive use of drones would bring rapidity in things considerably, decrease the hassles, strain and provide with efficient and cost-effective operations in transportation and logistics companies. The logistics industry continues to witness growth due to the growth in retail, e-commerce and manufacturing segments. This industry is expected to reach over two billion USD in the coming decade. Escalation of e-commerce logistics and increased domestic consumption will lead ways towards the industrial revolution in the coming years. With a potential to grow and improve, the service-oriented logistics industry is ready to swell beyond the horizons in the near future. In addition, the developments in the instant future will include connected and autonomous trucks, warehouse robotics, and smart warehouse solutions. This will speed up the logistics industry operations, and improve their accuracy and efficiency.

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eCourierz: Elevating the Express Courier Market with Pioneering e-Commerce Solutions

Persistent Leaders of the Organization The combination of a quartet never fails to impress. With a motto to decode logistics, Sreenivas Saba, Shivadeep Mahadi, and Shashi Shekar Co-founded eCourierz in 2015. Ajay Kumar accompanied them to assist on the technology front. Previous to eCourierz, this core team had worked as a part of strategic and Integrated Business Development Managers which enabled international shipping, trade, and warehousing. Over the course of time, they identiďŹ ed many unsolved challenges particularly in price discovery, shipping options, and the ease in transacting. In order to comprehend the setbacks, the team of four communicated with a bunch of customers. They realized customers were willing to pay additional amount of money, if the logistics companies were offering utmost solutions. As such, with the help of domain expertise they were always determined to rectify the issues of the customers.

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One such company offering convenient courier services is eCourierz.com. It is a L-SaaS (Logistics Software as a Solution) based platform, which connects various ofine and online merchants to different logistics partners. The company is adept in transporting products for its clients in local and global market. It provides an all-in-one-solution for courier companies to connect with e-commerce companies on a single platform. With such impeccable services, it successfully operates in more than hundred cities in India and beyond two hundred countries worldwide. It has more than forty partners across the world, which helps to reduce the overall cost of the shipments.

During this period, the e-commerce boom was a catalyst for them to setup their business. With an aim to provide seamless and contoured logistics solutions, the co-founders

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he transportation and logistics industry has undergone several colossal shifts. The rage of digital transformation, the emerging contenders, transforming customer expectations, and advancing business models are few alterations sought after. The companies in the logistics market take determined efforts on delivering a top-grade performance to the customers.

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came together with complementing their strengths to resolve the problem of logistics optimization. Bestowing Top-Notch Tech Facilities eCourierz offers the most advanced, accessible, and expert logistics solutions to manage the framework of the e-commerce supply chain. The company delivers tech enabled features like API integrations and Carrier library for Domestic and International shipping. It is far ahead in the race of logistics competitors due to its innovative approach and distinct service offerings. It has effectively augmented logistics with technology, so as to make it easily available for masses. The company recognized the need of the hour and actively incorporated IT solutions to empower numerous sellers and service providers. The company’s

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shipments and data analytics which are interconnected with each other like a network. Tackling Hurdles Effectively Every business has a set of challenges and opportunities to conquer. In the earlier days, the company was facing defiance from logistics players. To overcome this issue, the company showcased a bigger picture of potential business to logistics players. It provided them a platform to enhance its qualities, so as to deliver an excellent blend of solution to customers. The company experienced a low customer base and had fewer shipments rates. But over a period of time, constant efforts of the in-house personnel helped

export hub. By taking small steps and exploring its options, the company is set to inflate the exports. As the export market grows, there will be a rise in opportunities for international logistics. Presently, the company focuses on the ecommerce sellers with aim to ease their pain in global shipping. It is active in helping sellers to operate globally and also works on expanding its cross border commerce to as many countries as possible. Facilitating Sellers to Grow Business The shipment dispatching of any e-commerce sellers is expedited through the multi-carrier shipping solutions. eCourierz has a set of measures like choice, convenience, and cost reduction, which helps the sellers in scaling their business across geographies. The company has successfully catered to more than 5000 sellers. It has built a strong network and has transferred more than a million shipments without any hassles, thereby aiding in reduced costs of shipping management for sellers. Celebrating a Healthy Workspace eCourierz operates with a flat organization structure which provides flexibility in work. With a bunch of young crowd, it has a friendly environment giving individuals freedom to grow to their max potential. The co-founders expressed their views on a healthy working environment and said, “Team with great energy is built, when vision is clear and everyone joins for contribution. We believe in flat organization structure which helps to be always innovative and excel to deliver.”

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eCourierz to gain momentum and to leverage highly negotiated shipping rates & better services from Carriers. Evolving with the Logistics Industry The e-commerce industry has flourished over time. Customers across the globe are expecting an excellent online experience of their products. Due to this, an increased demand is seen in the tech-advancement features of logistics industry. Some of these technologies such as route mapping, tracking vehicles and consolidation of business have undergone a massive development. With the help of these technologies, the unorganized players have high chances to get on track in the logistics market. Over the period of years, the company has seen some remarkable improvements in domestic e-commerce logistics. The Indian e-commerce works on becoming an |August 2018|

The Existing Picture of the Logistics Industry In the recent times, the logistics market looks disjoint. The services of each carrier vary depending on their shipping tendencies. Every carrier has different national, regional, overnight or same-day services accordingly. But the most optimal choice is choosing a smart multi-carrier strategy. Fast-tracking with Time  eCourierz is going to assemble its own virtual carrier network (VCaN) by connecting various shipping providers. This AI-driven blockchain solution could be used by the global shipping carriers, which would assist to identify specialized service providers for first mile, line haul and last mile services in the logistics value chain. The company looks forward to serve logistics solutions to 50,000 sellers globally in the near future.

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Key Points to Shortlist Right 3 PL Service Providers for your Company

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n the fast-growing global economy, cross-border logistics plays a pivotal role in the growth and success of the company. Most essential part of international logistics is to ďŹ nd the right 3PL service provider. Working hand-in-hand with 3PL brings immense difference and value to the company’s supply chain. While deciding on the right 3PL service provider, the company should always consider below key points: 1) Knowledge & Experience: Consider a 3PL service provider that understands your business and its requirements. This is very important as different commodities have different requirements. So 3PL must have expertise in handling shipments of your industry. Only when the 3PL service provider has in-depth knowledge of your industry, then only they can offer the most economical and fastest solutions for your requirements. 2) End-to-End Services: 3PL service provider must provide End to End services. Different buyers have different shipment terms like CIF, DDU, DDP, DAP, etc. and every time you cannot search for a different vendor. So chose 3PL company that can take care of all your international logistics requirements and can offer complete end to end services.

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Teamglobal: Setting New Standards by Providing Cost-Effective logistics solutions

Teamglobal is a member of leading global networks like World Wide Alliance, Air Cargo Group and GPLN for the different sectors of business it operates. The organization is one of the leading Less than Container Load shipments (LCL) operators and has been awarded as ‘Consolidator of the Year’ for the 8th Consecutive time in a row at the prestigious All India MALA Awards, including various such accreditations at regional and all India level. Meet the Dynamic Directors of Teamglobal Nityam Khosla and Vivek Kele are the Directors and also major shareholders of Teamglobal Logistics Pvt Ltd.

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Headquartered in India with presences in 22 cities, and with offices in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Tanzania Teamglobal Logistics Pvt Ltd is one such ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) & ISO 27001:2013 (ISMS) certified logistics organization established in 2005. It is an integrated logistics provider company offering cost-effective services in multiple segments of logistics viz. Sea Freight, Airfreight, Project Cargo Transportation, Cargo Terminals and Coastal Shipping.

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he Indian logistics scenario is on a verge of transformation by tackling the economic downturn. The logistics industry is facing numerous challenges with the insufficient integration of transport networks, information technology, warehousing, and distribution facilities. On the other hand the soft infrastructure like education, training & policy framework, and hard infrastructure are the key-enablers which are taking the Indian logistics sector beyond the horizons. Apart from this, the new-age as well as existing logistics organizations are creating a tech-enabled platform to cut-costs and to meet the growing service demands.

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acquiring master degrees in Commerce and Business management from Mumbai University, Nityam started his career as a shipping coordinator at a trading firm in Hong Kong. He was also a past president of Container Association of India (CAI). Vivek is a graduate in economics from the prestigious Fergusson College, Pune and also completed his masters in Management. Apart from this, Vivek acts as a catalyst for various social activities. Currently he is the Director of the Youth Services and also the Charter Member of Rotary Club of Mumbai Lakers. He was also a past president of The Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India (AMTOI).

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Nityam and Vivek both have professional experience of over twenty-five years at Allcargo Global Logistics Ltd. During this journey they have successfully executed various challenging assignments like setting up new business divisions, sales functions, building teams, implementation of new software systems and creating global agency networks. In addition they are also directors in two Container Freight stations owned by the company namely ‘Globicon’ at Nhavasheva and ‘BATCO’ in Hyderabad.

With its captive back office called ‘Process Excellence Centre’, Teamglobal has achieved uniformity by delivering premium services across customers and geographies. The organization takes pride in its unique IT capabilities and uses online systems and versatile web module for executing operations, facilitating quick customer interfacing. Using latest chatbot technology, Teamglobal has taken customer engagement to a new level by launching TIVA. For this the company was awarded a Digital Technology award from Indian Merchant Chambers (IMC).This interactive virtual assistant can provide the customers with track and trace details, sailing schedules information or agent details on popular social media and mobile applications. Apart from this, the organization offers online business transaction systems like e-BL, e-DO, e-invoice, e-statement which are constantly upgraded to adapt to changing statutory and business environments. The financial credibility and integrity are the driving forces of Teamglobal’s service standards. The organization’s in-house personnel consist of 600+highly motivated and trained professionals. Teamglobal’s Eco-Friendly Initiative

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Unique Tech-Enabled Services Benefitting Customers “We truly believe technology can make a big difference and over the years, we have been continuously developing innovative solutions & services for our esteemed customers to enable ease of doing business”. The organization offers transport services between all major international cargo centers using combination by land, sea and air. The organisation has also acquired IATA certification and has been offering air transport solutions to its customers. The company’s hardware infrastructure is hosted on a private cloud and has established a disasterrecovery site to ensure un-interrupted services.

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Teamglobal has conceptualized, built and commissioned the first green cargo terminal under IGBC norms ‘Globicon’ at a pioneer container port of India. As a green initiative, the facility has been built using the most recycled materials and operates to create paperless environment with advanced IT systems. Also, this pioneering cargo handling service terminal has been planned with very good landscaping using native plants. It is the first cargo terminal of its kind to apply for Total Quality Management Systems to cover its operations, data security, health, and occupational safety standards. Futuristic Approach Teamglobal is planning to adopt a ‘mobile-first’ approach and all new applications that are getting developed can be accessed via mobile & tablet devices. The organization is committed to expand its services and presence in India for catering the various transportation needs of its customers. The company aims to offer its services with international standards in the near future.

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The 10 Most Admired Transport & Logistic Service Providers 2018  

Insights Success have come up with this special edition of “The 10 Most Admired Transport And Logistic Service Providers”. In issue, we will...

The 10 Most Admired Transport & Logistic Service Providers 2018  

Insights Success have come up with this special edition of “The 10 Most Admired Transport And Logistic Service Providers”. In issue, we will...

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