India Sea Cargo Manifest and Transshipment (SCMT) Regulations
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs in India has advised that the implementation of the India SCMT regulations will be effective from August 1, 2019. It is now compulsory for all shipping lines, importers and exporters to adhere to the defined timelines for manifest filing of all the cargo on a vessel to and from an Indian port.
The rule is applicable for all cargo transshipping, discharging and moving via any Indian port.
Departure Manifest: Export manifest is now required to be submitted to Indian customs prior to the departure of the vessel from any Port of Loading in India.
Arrival Manifest: Import Manifest is now required to be submitted to India customs prior to the departure of the vessel from the last foreign port of call.
Typhoon Lekima causes service disruptions in East Asia
Super typhoon Lekima has brought major impact to the northern part of Taiwan and the eastern coast of China since August 9, local time.
Lekima made landfall near Shanghai in the early morning on August 10. Over the weekend, the storm brought heavy downpours, strong winds, flooding and landslides to coastal areas of seven provinces in China from Fujian to Jiangsu, including Shanghai city.
While some of the affected areas are still suffering from heavy rains and flooding, land transportation is disrupted. At the same time, seaport operations are disrupted and hundreds of flights are postponed or cancelled. Please expect shipment delays due to the adverse weather conditions.
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. If you have any questions, please contact your local DACHSER representatives.
The will to get ahead
If Murat Kayki and his colleague Swapnali Kurale planned to meet in person, that would take time. A lot of time. More than seven hours in the air separate Nîmes in the south of France, where Kayki lives and works, from the Indian metropolis of Mumbai. They may come from different continents and different cultures, yet the two DACHSER employees have a lot in common. Both of them live and work in the city where they were born. It’s 38 years since Kayki came into the world in Nîmes as the son of Turkish immigrants. Today, he is head of DACHSER’s Nîmes and Avignon offices, and, like Kurale in Mumbai, has had quite a remarkable career.
DACHSER continues to provide highly efficient transport solutions to its valued customers in India
DACHSER India handled a Port-to-Door shipment on a block train with 45 Forty-foot Equivalent Units (FEU) being moved from Mundra Port, Gujarat to Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Sahnewal, Ludhiana.
Shipping buses from Indonesia to Bangladesh
Recently, DACHSER Bangladesh shipped four buses, each weighing 13.5 tonnes, using an efficient Ro/Ro (Roll on / Roll off) mode of transportation. This solution was not only cost effective but also ensured that the buses were transported safely from Indonesia and arrived on time at their destination in Bangladesh.
DACHSER strengthens presence in Bangladesh
The logistics service provider is investing in its South Asian network in order to meet the growing demand on the Bangladeshi market.
Possible indefinite strike at Mumbai Nhava Sheva Port
- Update 24/05/2019: Strike call has been postponed after meetings between labour unions and port management. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Labour Union of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), also known as Nhava Sheva, has issued a notice warning of an indefinite strike starting May 24 against the new reduced manning structure introduced by the management.
The possible strike is most likely to affect container movement, cause congestions at the port and have a risk of recovery due to the backlog. Additionally, e-way bills generated for import and export cargo from and to the ports might become invalid.
As the discussion between the authorities at JNPT and the union has remained inconclusive, the threat of the strike looms large. A meeting between workers and management will be held on May 23 aiming to resolve the matter.
DACHSER will keep you posted if there is any update. If you have questions about your shipments, feel free to call your DACHSER representative for a discussion.
Jude Crasto to leverage DACHSER’s international network in Bangladesh
Jude Crasto, new Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Bangladesh, says an excellent international network, strong operational foundations, and high-quality customer service will fuel the market’s growth.
DACHSER at ACMA Automechanika seminar in Delhi
From February 14 to 17, 2019, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India, ACMA and Messe Frankfurt organized the Automechanika fair in New Delhi at exhibition venue Pragati Maidan. DACHSER sponsored the event seminar which was held on February 15, 2019. Amit Kapoor, Corporate Business Development Manager Automotive Asia Pacific, presented and discussed end-to-end logistics solutions for the automotive industry.
Huned Gandhi shares his recipe for growth on the Indian Subcontinent
Huned Gandhi became DACHSER’s Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Indian Subcontinent last year. Looking after the newly established cluster, the industry veteran says sustainable business growth, excellent career development, and enhanced corporate social responsibility will be major components of his leadership approach.
DACHSER India at Auto SCM Summit in Pune
Organized by Indian Transport and Logistics News (ITLN), the third edition of the Auto SCM Summit was themed around “The changing landscape of Indian Auto industry and the role of logistics and supply chain”. The event was supported by DACHSER India as diamond sponsor.
DACHSER Supply Chain Forum in South of India
More than 60 customers from DACHSER Chennai and other parts of Southern India followed the invitation to join an interactive session at the DACHSER Supply Chain Forum Chennai. The event built an excellent platform for attendants to exchange information and industry trends.