At its 40th annual general meeting held on 28th September, chairman of Allcargo Logistics, Shashi Kiran Shetty was recognised by MANSA Maritime Association of Nationwide Shipping Agencies (India) with the Past President's Award. This award was bestowed in recognition of Mr Shetty's exemplary contribution in the shipping and logistics industry. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Shetty said, "I want Allcargo to become an institution. I thank MANSA for this award and the good work it has done in sharing the grievances of the industry with the government." MANSA is a legally recognised, industry acknowledged and unified body comprising of ship agents operating in Mumbai Port and Jawaharlal Nehru Port. For the past 40 years, it has been representing the shipping and logistics industry with the government.
For the second year in a row, Allcargo Logistics' CFS (Container Freight Stations) division won the best 'CFS Network operator' award at the prestigious MALA (Maritime And Logistics Awards) 2018. The award was presented at a glittering ceremony held on 31st August 2018 at St Regis, Mumbai. Now in its 9th year, MALA is a definitive recognition of excellence for individuals and corporates in the shipping and logistics sector. The event was attended by over 500 people comprising of industry stalwarts and government officials. The award is a testament to the CFS division's focus on customer service, technology, safety, security and environmental sustainability. It is also evidence of the division living up to the attribute of reliability which is etched in the organisation's DNA.
Allcargo's Joint MD (Managing Director), Adarsh Hegde, was conferred with the 'Maritime Personality of The Year' award at the 10th Maritime Gateway Awards. Kapil Dev, veteran Indian cricketer and SS Hussain, ex-chairman, JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust) presented the award to Mr Hegde at a sparkling ceremony held in The Lalit, Mumbai, on 28th September 2018. The event also saw Allcargo being bestowed with the award of 'Company of the year' for its CFS operations. Allcargo was chosen from among various companies operating at the national level.
Taking forward Allcargo Greens' initiative of plastic free India for a better tomorrow, 18 employees of Allcargo Logistics and Avvashya CCI assembled at Juhu beach on 1st September 2018 to clean the popular beach of plastic. An NGO 'Beach Warriors' and the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) supported the employees in their endeavour. Together, they cleaned up an area of approximately 2000sq.ft., collecting trash which filled up 30 bags in the process.
The success of the drive motivated more employees to volunteer for the cause. Their enthusiasm inspired Allcargo Greens to organise another clean-up drive at Juhu beach. 250 people from Allcargo, including those from some business partners, joined hands with the NGO 'Beach Warriors' on 29th September to collect garbage, primarily plastic waste, strewn across the beach. Chairman Shashi Kiran Shetty and Jt.MD Adarsh Hegde personally spearheaded this drive in which the group cleaned an area of 100metres collecting nine tonnes of garbage in the process.
It was a motivating and uplifting experience for the participants. On a deeper level, it acquainted them with the environmental damage caused by plastic used for packing daily consumables including milk, salt, wheat flour, etc.
In June 2018, Allcargo Logistics brought out the first edition of Foresight, a bi-annual thought leadership digital magazine, focussed on deciphering today's trends to look into the industry scenario of tomorrow.
As an industry leader, Allcargo takes pride in the fact that as an organisation, it is in sync with emerging trends and aligns itself with the rapidly changing market scenario. Foresight is an attempt to encapsulate Allcargo's understanding of the future and allow readers a sneak peek into it.
In Foresight, subject matter experts decode global political and economic developments to understand how they would shape the future. These subject matter experts are authorities on their subjects and having closely observed the current trends, are well-equipped to provide an assessment of how these developments may pan out in the days to come. They will be writing on various subjects including healthcare, agriculture, automobiles and technology.
In the inaugural issue, various stories will give readers a ringside view of the emerging trends in multiple industries including logistics. An interesting article is the one penned by Kamlesh Bhatia, a senior executive partner with Gartner. He delves into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analyses the threat perception that it will take away people's jobs. Another highlight is the article by Peter Newman, professor of sustainability at Curtin University, Perth, Australia, about how the logistics industry is slowly warming up to the challenges of mitigating its greenhouse emissions without compromising on business parameters. There are more such engaging articles in the magazine.
Read Foresight and be aware of the future before it unfolds.