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Indian Transport & Logistics News

Indian Transport & Logistics News (ITLN), a STAT Media Group publication, is a bi-monthly magazine reporting on and for the Indian transport and logistics industry.

No proposal with AAI to develop airports under PPP scheme | Aviation

July 27, 2018: The government said there is no proposal, at present, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop and modernise any aerodrome under public private partnership. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said the AAI airports

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive addresses International Aviation Summit in New Delhi | Aviation

5 September 2018: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker recently addressed key leaders in the aviation industry including government officials, airline CEOs, aviation industrialists and senior dignitaries among others, as part of the International Aviation Summit, a two-day event that recently took place in New Delhi, India.

TCIEXPRESS posts revenue growth of 22.53% in Q3 FY18 | Logistics

February 1, 2018: TCIEXPRESS’ Q3 and nine months reflect augmented growth revenue with a sustained rise to 22.53 percent and 16.13 percent respectivel

The true blue story

Locus saves man-hours, reduces operating costs and provides end-to-end automation to the 3PL sector. Locus manages variability in business by bringing consistency and efficiency in the dispatch operations. Reduced human dependencies lead to saving in costs and overall better customer satisfaction.

Emirates resumes flights to Sudanese capital Khartoum | Aviation

July 8, 2019: Emirates has resumed flights to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, from today.

ITLN's inaugural Ecommerce Logistics Summit on Aug 22 in Bengaluru | Trade E commerce

July 15, 2019: Bengaluru airport will host the inaugural edition of the Ecommerce Logistics Summit on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru.

UPS website now guides exporters on customs forms and duties | Trade E commerce

February 1, 2020: To help simplify international shipping for its small and medium business (SMB) customers in 116 countries, the global logistics player, UPS upgraded its website ( with insights into required forms for customs clearance and total landed costs, including duties and taxes.

Focussing on highway and rail connectivity in Tier-2, Tier-3 cities: Prime Minister | Road Transportation

February 7, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Motion of Thanks for President's Address in Rajya Sabha informed that his government is focusing on developing modern infrastructure and road rail connectivity in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities as they are the foundation of the New India.

JNPT’s loading yard for Dedicated Freight Corridor will be ready by June 2021: Sanjay Sethi | Railway

February 11, 2020: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) chairman Sanjay Sethi IAS informed that the under-construction loading yard at JNPT for Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) will be open for business by June 2021.

India’s business fundamentals rank collapsed 8 positions: Agility Logistics Index 2020 | Logistics

February 11, 2020: In its new survey report ‘Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2020’, the global logistics company reported that “India’s business fundamentals rank collapsed, dropping the market eight positions to 18th,” even though the country has maintained the second position in the overall ranking after China.

Adani to take-over Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru airports for 50 years | Aviation

February 14, 2020: Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed three concession agreements with Airports Adani Enterprise for operations, management and development of Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru airports through PPP mode.

Tiger Logistics registers 56% profit decline in Apr-Dec 2019 | Logistics

February 17, 2020: The freight solutions company, Tiger Logistics India, registered 56 percent decline in profits to Rs 204.82 lakh during the nine months of April - December in 2019 from Rs 473.43 lakh in the same period of 2018.

APM Terminals Pipavav showcases spices handling capabilities | Shipping

February 17, 2020: APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port) hosted spices and Psyllium [Isabgol] customers in Unjha in January for a trade meeting.

Find out the 10 upcoming start-ups shortlisted by Shell India for incubation | Road Transportation

February 18, 2020: Under the 2020 edition of the start-up incubation platform 'E4 programme' of Shell India, the company announced the launch of ‘Scale Track’ with 10 selected start-ups.

Concor to begin international operations by end of February 2020 | Railway

February 18, 2020: The Container Corporation of India (Concor) is all set to start its international operations by transporting goods in the 1400 kilometres from Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to Chittagong in Bangladesh by the last week of February 2020.

Spicejet’s dedicated cargo service to boost shrimp business | Aviation

February 26, 2020: The private airliner Spicejet started a dedicated freight service connecting Visakhapatnam and Chennai to Surat and Kolkata targeted on marine products and pharmaceuticals.

FIEO expects budget to add to competitiveness of exports for job creation | Trade

January 31, 2018: Reacting to the global trade development in the Economic Survey, which projects 4 percent growth in global trade in 2018, FIEO Presi

Union Budget 2018: Aviation industry lauds announcements | Aviation

February 1, 2018: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Union Budget 2018 speech has said that the government is aiming to expand airport capacity by 5

Logistics industry gives a thumbs up to Union Budget 2018 | Logistics

February 1, 2018: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Union Budget 2018 speech announced that Rs 1.48 lakh crore has been allocated for railway capit

A very balanced budget aiming at inclusive growth for boosting Indian economy: FIEO | Trade

February 2, 2018: Welcoming the Union Budget 2018-19, Ganesh Kumar Gupta, president, FIEO said that it’s a balanced budget for the country aiming at i

Budget 2018 gets mixed reactions from Logistics industry | Logistics

2 February 2018: The Union Budget 2018, which had major announcements for the logistics and transport sector, evoked mixed reactions from the industry

Safexpress to invest Rs 100 Crore in Northeast | Logistics

February 3, 2018: On the occasion of the Advantage Assam Global Investors Summit being held at Guwahati, supply chain

First vessel arrives at PSA Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals | Shipping

February 5, 2018: PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) recently received its first container vessel call with the berthing of CMA-CGM’s ‘Cen

Ethiopian starts dedicated freighter service from Bahir-Dar to Europe | Aviation

February 5, 2018: Ethiopian Airlines Group has announce that it has launched a direct freighter flight from Bahir Dar to Liege, one of the largest Eth

DP World posts record volume of 70 million TEU and 10.1% volume growth in 2017 | Shipping

February 6, 2018: DP World has handled 70.1 million TEUs across its global portfolio of container terminals in the full year of 2017, with gross conta