Dubai-based maritime operator commits $1 billion to improve Indian logistics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make In India and Invest in India campaigns encourage foreign direct investment and funding for landmark projects that will transform the country’s road ways and maritime infrastructure. Sagarmala (port infrastructure) and Bharatmala (roadway infrastructure) will connect India’s inland and northern regions with its coasts – optimizing freight movements and trade through … Continue reading “Dubai-based maritime operator commits $1 billion to improve Indian logistics”

GST update: breaking down the electronic way bill

This post is an overview of a newly announced domestic transport procedure that we believe will significantly affect the movement of cargo across India. The bill is not fully released as yet. For further information please visit the Goods and Services Tax Network, email info@gstn.org.in or call the live help line 011-49111200. What is an … Continue reading “GST update: breaking down the electronic way bill”

Why do Indian truck drivers decorate their trucks?

Their imposing bulky bodies are intimidating staples on Indian roads. Loaded with everything from high-value goods to agricultural produce, their galvanized hulks plod through metro highways, tree-lined streets, coastal roads and slight mountain corridors – mapping asphalt veins across state lines and, quite literally, carrying the weight of an entire nation. The typical Indian truck … Continue reading “Why do Indian truck drivers decorate their trucks?”

3 ways GST will dramatically simplify logistics in India

India’s recent tax reforms introduced a transformative Goods and Services Tax. According to Deloitte, India will join 160 countries around the world that have instituted a nationwide value-added tax.   What is the GST? “Even if it retains a few flaws, the GST will be far simpler than the thicket of taxes, surcharges and cesses … Continue reading “3 ways GST will dramatically simplify logistics in India”

How to make sense of India’s changing emission norms?

This article gives insights about the future of emission standards in India and, in light of the recent ban on the registration of BS (Bharat Stage) III vehicles imposed by the government, their repercussions on the automotive/transport industries.  2016 was India’s most polluted year on record. Dense clouds of smog rising from the nation’s capital itself garnered … Continue reading “How to make sense of India’s changing emission norms?”