|Vol. 16 No. 76||
Friday September 29, 2017
cherished tradition and the biggest and best Oktoberfest in Frankfurt
aviation was held this week on Wednesday September 27, at “Anglerheim
Moerfelden” located in a bosky dell quite close to Frankfurt Airport.
The fifth “ATC Oktoberfest” hosted by Ingo Zimmer and Dagmar
Hanau greeted more than 500 guests in attendance.
all its brilliance and great expectations in 2017, India still remains
one of the “toughest places” on the planet to do business,
according a recent story in The Wall Street Journal.
Gusto & Red Tape
record, of the first attempts that the almost three-year-old Narendra
Modi government took up with gusto was to simplify rules and cut the
bureaucratic red tape.
Numbers Hardly Moved
of the government notwithstanding, India still remains at No. 130 among
190 nations in the World Bank’s computation of rankings at the
end of 2016. In fact, the position improved by just one place over 2015.
of doing business in India today are nowhere more apparent than the
air cargo sector.
The proposed Air Cargo Community System (ACCS), when put in place, will
help reduce paperwork and bring in supply chain visibility while reducing
inventory and lowering transaction costs.
Voice Of The Forwarders
While quite a few air cargo stakeholders welcomed the ACCS move, others
maintained a cautious stance.
More Kales To Share
Kale Logistics Solutions is a leading global IT provider focused on
providing technology solutions to the logistics industry. Its CEO Amar
More pointed out that the ACCS could face a number of problems even
though it was “a great initiative taken by the government.”
“Industry Sources” Chime In
forwarders were vocal (albeit requesting anonymity) that the committee’s
move was delayed because stakeholders had been forced to develop their
own digital platforms to handle and manage larger volumes of business
on their side.
leaders like CEO More of Kales believe that the Indian mindset has yet
to adapt itself to global moves.
There has been a lot of talk on adopting technology to make air cargo more efficient. While air cargo regulators and industry stalwarts have never hesitated to talk about technology, only a handful from the industry has risen to do something.
Chennai Start Up
Enter Air Freight
Bazaar (AFB)! The Chennai start-up could well claim to be India’s
air freight aggregator.
Putting Heads Together
“That got the
three of us thinking and we felt that there is a need to transform
the logistics sector.
The WorksExplaining how AFB works, Jain gave an example:
“To import machinery, for instance, from China, one gets in touch with an agent who might take more than a couple of days to generate a quote from a provider.
“There is a certain level of ambiguity involved, not to mention, the absence of real-time data,” he said.
“In addition, there are also challenges—the first being the undercutting of prices among the parties.
“This is where AFB can help out,” Jain said, mentioning, “our aim is to reduce the turnaround time significantly and bring down freight costs across the board.”
The company works
on a Membership Model with a basic annual fee of $100 charged per
user-per city for its services.
Two Months & Counting
“In our barely
two months of existence, AFB has been able to get a sizeable membership,”
Jani said, adding:
Bringing Costs In Line
AFB said that
it is also seeking to reduce the spend on logistics.
She was 99.
Countless generations of readers and writers appreciated this lovely, down-to-earth artist. She had a wonderful technique and style and become the heart and soul of The New Yorker, one of the truly great magazines.
She retired in 2012.
“You try not to get in the way of the person you’re trying to show,” she wrote of her technique.
“You are trying to follow along the person you’re interviewing, to respond to him instead of coming along with a lot of prepared questions, you just get him going.
“Don’t bother him.
“It’s just a question of listening.”
People that knew her noted that “on assignment Miss Lillian asked very few questions and never used tape recorders but filled many notebooks.”
“Miss Lillian preached unobtrusive reporting,” The New York Times wrote, “and practiced what she preached.”
She outlined her credo in the preface to her book Reporting (1964):
“Your attention at all times should be on your subject, not on you,” Miss Lillian declared.
“Do not call attention to yourself,” she concluded.
Here is a landmark essay from 1950 that Lillian Ross wrote about Ernest Hemingway: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1950/05/13/how-do-you-like-it-now-gentlemen
It’s best to savor these glorious words in a flight of fancy and fantasy during some quiet time that is truly all your own.
Thanks, Miss Lillian…
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