Showing posts from April, 2020

MGH Flies SpiceJet Charters ensuring India’s supply chain amidst COVID-19 pandemic

SpiceJet’s fleet of five dedicated freighters are crisscrossing the global skies carrying vital supplies including medicines, medical devices, cold-chain medical supplies, farm produce for various governments, medical and pharma companies, retailers and farmer bodies in  the global war against COVID-19 pandemic.     SpiceJet has transported around 4000 tons of cargo on over 430 flights since the nation-wide lockdown began in India month back - more than 70% of all air cargo carried by Indian airlines. SpiceJet, India’s second-largest airline, has ferried crucial medical supplies to and from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Ho Chi Minh City, Colombo, Kabul, Dubai amongst other places. SpiceJet’s cargo operations have been significantly boosted by the airline’s passenger aircraft fleet where both its B737 and Q400 aircraft have been operating cargo-on-seat flights. The MGH Group, the Global Cargo GSA of SpiceJet, has been actively involved and has

Logistics made Simple - Shipping Process

Prior to proceeding further, lets step back and have an overall look at the entire Shipping Process for Sea Shipments and understand the different parties involved, their roles and the stages in the process in which they are involved. The Players The four key players amongst various others involved in any sea shipment are – Shipper, Consignee, Freight Forwarder and Shipping Line . The shipper is the party of shipment at the origin; it can be a factory of a seller who exports. The consignee is the receiver of the cargo at the destination. Freight Forwarder is the logistics provider the consignee/shipper would be dealing with for the shipment. Shipping Line is the company that would be carrying your cargo from the origin to the destination. Most of the communication with this line would be via the freight forwarder. Shipping Process The movement of goods from shipper to the consignee is a uniform process which is followed for every shipment. The steps can be br

Logistics Made Simpler- Import Customs Clearance

Now that we know a little bit more about the Export Customs Clearance process, let’s get to know about the Import Clearance process. Although it is quite similar to Export Customs Clearance in a lot of ways, there is the additional process of tax and duty assessments that make it slightly different. As we already know commercial cargo can’t leave or enter any country without customs clearance which requires various documents to be submitted to the Customs Agency and duties and levies to be paid. While based on the product type and country of origin for the cargo, the regulations and documents required by the customs authority for import may vary from country to country, the basics can indeed be considered similar. Before importing anything into the country, there are a few things that need to be taken into account- Businesses planning on importing goods may have to have an import business number besides import licenses or permits if required. You will also need to make sure

Logistics Made Simpler- Export Customs Clearance

As a way to build knowledge of basics of Logistics and build logistics managers of tomorrow, we have started with a Did You Know Series, where we would be creating short crisp content around the logistics industry. For the 2nd chapter of this series, let’s get to know a little bit more about the Export Customs Clearance. Any commercial cargo, be it for export or import, requires Customs Clearance. In simpler terms, this is the process of obtaining permission from governments to ship the cargo in or out of the country by preparing and submitting documents to the Customs Agency which will allow them to calculate the taxes and duties levied on the cargo. Although the type and number of documents required by the customs agency depends on the type of goods being shipped, regulations of the country of origin and destination and any trade agreement between them, there are some basic, fundamental rules followed by all custom authorities around the world. If you are preparing to e

Logistics Made Simpler – FCL and LCL

As a way to build knowledge of basics of Logistics and build logistics managers of tomorrow, we start with a Did You Know Series . Wherein, we would be creating short crisp content around the logistics industry, lets today look at the difference between FCL and LCL Shipment . Seaborne trade accounts for about 90% of global trade, the cost-effectiveness and the volume which is possible via Sea Freight is the main reason for its high contribution to global trade. Recognized amongst the 80 moments that shaped the world by the British Council, the  invention of shipping containers has been amongst the biggest push to the logistics industry. Ever since then, Shipping containers have become the heart and soul of Sea Freight as they allow for easier handling, are standardized and are theft-resistant. Amongst a wide array of containers, 3 most used types of containers – 1.       20 ft. Container (also called as 20’GP) 2.       40 ft. Container (also called as 40’GP) 3.      

Streamlining the Supply Chain

In any field, efficient management is the key to success and given the current nature of the increasingly global marketplace, efficient supply chain management has become an absolute necessity for businesses to stay competitive. Thus, Supply Chain Managers all over the world are constantly working towards enhancing their existing supply chain strategies to stay ahead of the game and keep their clients happy. At a time when customer expectations are at an all-time high, meeting these expectations means overseeing each part of the supply chain process, then assessing and ensuring that every step of the way is as efficient as possible. Although, it sounds difficult and expensive, sometimes all it takes is a few tweaks to reach the optimum level of efficiency. Increased Transparency in Communication- First and foremost, a key component in having a note-worthy relationship with your client is by providing as much transparency in communication as possible. Just as you like to keep