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Container Shipping Charter Rates Set for Course Correction, says Report

According to a report, the container shipping charter rates are ready for a course correction after reaching the highs in 2021. It is expected that…
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New FTP Expected to Enhance Ease of Doing Exports from India

The Industry body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) announced the unveiling of FTP (Foreign Trade Policy) soon which will focus on improving the…
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India Simplifies Customs Procedures for Exports to Bangladesh

The CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) has eased customs measures to enable the export of goods to Bangladesh via inland waterways. Radio…
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National Logistics Policy Launched to ease transportation costs in India

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Logistics Policy (NLP), which strives to cut transportation costs through the seamless movement of goods across the country.…
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20Cube extends warehouse solutions to a leading power solution company

We are happy and proud to announce that a leading power solution company has partnered with 20Cube Logistics for our complete warehouse solution. This brand…
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E-commerce Boom Demands Changes to the Logistics Industry

E-commerce Boom Demands Changes to the Logistics Industry

The e-commerce industry has exploded and continues to grow each year. The estimated size of the global e-commerce logistics industry in 2021 was US$ 439.8…
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Port-Centric Logistics (PCL) is a newly developed concept wherein the logistics and distribution services are located at the port. This is being seen as an alternative to inland logistic channels comprising distribution centres. The integration of the supply chain has resulted in more optimised systems. The ports are no more just the receiving points. They serve as the hubs for storing goods that are being delivered to different parts of a country. Shifting future of logistics operations Traditionally, the hub-and-spoke model was successful as the logistic networks were not very complex and less congested. The goods were received at the port and transported to the distribution centre and further delivered to the customer. This resulted in inefficient transportation networks that consumed unnecessary time and cost. Through a Port-Centric Logistics model, the goods can be delivered directly from the port warehouses to the customers. The logistics have become more complex with the increasing demand for on-time delivery. All the goods and services are treated as fast-moving products as the urgency has become a norm. This is leading to the need for a Port-Centric Logistics system where ports can serve as the points of storage and not just the points of delivery. Global businesses that need to fulfil just-in-time demands can shorten the long lead-times significantly. Storing domestically consumed goods duty-free at ports can save costs. The transportation costs can also be saved through port-centric logistic setups as the goods do not need to be carried to the inland distribution hubs. In some cases, the port authorities handle the warehousing and logistics which means the availability of land and labour is not the concern of the businesses. The resource management becomes easier and cost-efficient. The logistic areas are near to the terminals, the trucks do not have to cross the city roads that helps in avoiding traffic and saves time. The containers that carry the goods from ports to distribution centres can be emptied and brought back in lesser time in case of port-centric logistics. Thus reducing the reloading time resulting in a streamlined  supply chain. Port-centric logistics also reduces the number of handling stages in a distribution channel which in-turn reduces the chances of mishandling of products. Due to shifting consumer trends and need to be ready for uncertain times like Covid-19, businesses are trying to develop more resilient supply chains. This process includes a number of techniques like dual sourcing, development of regional supply chains and near-shoring. All this is being done to optimise the ‘last mile delivery’. Popularity of Port-Centric Logistics can be attributed to the near-shoring and regional supply chains. Lastly, the Port-Centric Logistics is also helping in lowering the harmful impact on the environment that is being created in the transportation of goods. When every business is trying to embrace net zero carbon emission practices, reducing unnecessary freight miles helps in achieving the same. The future of logistics welcomes new approaches towards such supply chain solutions that are smart and efficient.

Why is the Port-Centric Logistics Model becoming popular?

Port-Centric Logistics (PCL) is a newly developed concept wherein the logistics and distribution services are located at the port. This…
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Urgent need for 3PL to work towards achieving carbon-neutrality

Urgent need for 3PL to work towards achieving carbon-neutrality

Many organisations are aiming to become carbon neutral by reducing the carbon footprints through various environment- positive strategies. This means,…
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Kaizen a vital tool for supply chain management

Kaizen a vital tool for supply chain management

Any organisation works well and produces desired results in the long term, only when it strives for regular improvement. Basic…
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Leadership in warehouse management, remains paramount

Warehouse management has witnessed many technological advancements. The digital solutions and automation have optimised a lot of processes which has…
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How 3PL can reduce your logistic costs

Hiring a 3PL service provider could be the best decision for a business today! 3PL services can help you save…
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Network Design in supply Chain

Supply chain Network Design can be explained as the strategic planning of the supply chain in order to measure the…
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