Nestled at the heart of India, ‘Zero Mile’ city Nagpur in the post-GST economic conditions is in the limelight with most of the major logistics firms have either setup their distribution centers here or in the process of having one. A lot has changed in the last couple of months, from a non-starter now almost all major supply chain companies have a presence in Nagpur. For the strategic location, consumer goods company Patanjali Group has acquired land for manufacturing and to serve domestic and export market. Retail major Big Bazaar banks on Nagpur’s convenient location and has made it the hub for import cargo and also as the central warehouse and distribution centre. A walk around Nagpur and one can find cargo carriers bearing license plates from all over the country plying around. It is truly a cosmopolitan cargo hub of India. With ‘logistics & distribution’ being the hot investment sector now, it is apt and timely for Nagpur to be the ideal destination for Smart Logistics Summit & Awards 2018.
Nagpur due to its central location has the luxury of multiple seaports at its disposal such as JN Port, Visakha Container Terminal, and Krishnapatnam Port. Nagpur and nearby regions generate a mix of industrial and agro commodities. Though the city is majorly known as trade center for pulses and agro commodities but it also has a heavy concentration of saw mills. Another major centre that generates EXIM cargo is Mandideep known for fiber, yarn and spinning mills, and home to major export industries like Vardhman Group. India’s one of the single largest rice procurement hub Gondia is about 166 kms from Nagpur. Infact nearby regions Raipur, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Western Odisha are major rice production centers, and the single largest export commodity from Nagpur. The catchment area for Nagpur is Chandrapur, Bhandara, Jabalpur, Raipur, Sansur, Yeoatmal, Bhilai, Satna, Akola, Amrawati, Gondia, Siltara and Sambalpur, among others. Mihan is on a course correction, and the largest land bank acquired is about 214 hectare meant for warehousing. The potential of Nagpur is immense as a cargo hub. And there couldn’t be a better platform than Smart Logistics Summit to meet and interact with people who matter the most in the EXIM and maritime trade in the region. The sessions and topics are carefully chosen to address the best interest of all stakeholders. The summit is presented and managed by Gateway Media , a media house with years of experience in putting together some of the best & biggest maritime trade shows in India, and publishers of South Asia’s premier maritime trade magazine Maritime Gateway.
The ‘Smart Logistics Summit & Awards’ to be held at Radisson Blu on May 4, 2018 (Friday) should be your destination to experience some of the ‘NEO’ logistics solutions. A platform through its thoughtful and constructive interactions, brings together logistics service providers, port and terminal operators, shipping lines, freight forwarders, CFS & ICD operators, exporters/importers, merchandise traders and manufacturers, trade associations and the government to deliberate on the existing challenges and explore opportunities to make logistics smart. Smart logistics will improve delivery reliability and simplify the supply chain management, benefiting the EXIM community.
A glittering night of ‘AWARDS’ is also awaiting to recognize outstanding achievements and exceptional accomplishments of individuals and organizations in the logistics sector.