Amul flags off its first refrigerated van of butter to Delhi via train

Amul flagged off its first refrigerated shipment van with 17 metric tonnes of butter from Palanpur in North Gujarat to Delhi through a milk train. The homegrown dairy giant is exploring railway as a new mode of transport as it will help reduce travel time and prove to be cost-effective in the long run. Amul … Continue reading “Amul flags off its first refrigerated van of butter to Delhi via train”

Goa’s fish export ban is an ecological, not economic crisis that technology can solve

Lighter net hauls and higher prices have initiated a fish-export ban debate in Goa. The state relies heavily on seafood as a dietary staple for locals as well as a culinary attraction for six million tourists a year. The rising expense of a quotidian meal has made fish prices the crux of campaign platforms across … Continue reading “Goa’s fish export ban is an ecological, not economic crisis that technology can solve”

India in dire need of integrated cold chain supply system

CII along with the ministry of food processing industries, the ministry of agriculture and National Centre for Cold Chain Development are looking for cold chain solutions that can integrate supply chains for agricultural commodities from production to consumption centres thereby reducing physical waste and loss of value of perishable products. Currently, due to the unorganised … Continue reading “India in dire need of integrated cold chain supply system”

Cold-chain logistics industry attracts private equity and real estate investors

Image by: Medgadget With the logistics industry in India projected to grow at an average of 20-25%, PE and real estate players look to invest in temperature-controlled logistics; focusing on areas such as warehousing, transportation and value-added services. While most PE firms, capitalising on growing infrastructure, map a 7-10 year long investment horizon; real estate … Continue reading “Cold-chain logistics industry attracts private equity and real estate investors”

Maersk to expand its end-to-end cold-chain service to India

Image by: Maersk With the global cold-chain market expected to touch $426.2 billion in revenue by 2022, Maersk Line plans to scale its cold-chain business to India to tap into the country’s growing reefer cargo market. As Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust struggles with capacity and truck shortages, Maersk eyes an opportunity to capture under serviced markets … Continue reading “Maersk to expand its end-to-end cold-chain service to India”