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| 22 October, 2020, 08:54 AM IST | E-Paper

    Taslima Khan

    Assistant Editor, ET Prime

    At ET Prime you will find my stories on startups and the world around them. I have courted startups for the last 10 years, having covered the journey of now unicorns Flipkart or PayTM to others who h ...

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    India’s vaccine drive will need 100,000 fridges, 11,500 refrigerated trucks, a cold-chain evolutionDelhivery wants to win B2B express logistics with Volvo trucks. But load factor holds the key.The National Capital Region is fast becoming the warehousing poster boy of IndiaPandemic stokes demand for small warehousing hubs in Indian cities despite severe space constraints
    The lockdown forced logistics to take the digital highway. But some clients looked the other way.After ‘I do’ from Gati, Allcargo has a tough task ahead. Hint: Mix two DNAs and rebuild what’s lost.Truck aggregator BlackBuck reinvents business model. It’s a battle to stay relevant in tough times.An auto-industry recovery appears far away. Vehicle-carrier companies are drastically scaling down.
    No money to bring trucks back on road, pay EMIs: The lockdown burden could crush many transportersLast-mile trucking startups can emerge as the lifeline for Indian cities. It’s a tough business.Severe supply shortages may hit India as truck drivers flee. It can be a long-term problem.Asset-light with high margins: what makes TCI Express one of the most profitable logistics players
    The trucking industry runs into big roadblocks amid the lockdown. India can’t afford it.Warehousing is going through a rough patch. Can it bounce back? E-commerce will decide.Investors, economic downturn force Rivigo to hunt for profits. It may be a lesson for other unicorns.In two decades, Gati went from game changer to also-ran. Can new owner Allcargo get it up to speed?
    Don’t walk alone: warehousing players have learnt how to duck the land-acquisition blowWarehousing: A big opportunity for embattled realty developers in a subdued marketLife beyond last-mile food delivery: how Shadowfax aced the logistics game by diversifying early onLogistics meets kirana: ElasticRun’s dream to become India’s largest FMCG distributor
    Do a 44-day job in a few hours: This Gujarat startup can save billions for the shipping industryLogistics is set for a policy push. The focus: multi-modal transport and cutting road-haul costsSpeeding up DHL, FedEx: how digital startups are rescuingthe freight industry from a time warpBlackBuck, with Maersk, is eyeing a multi-billion-dollar pie. Can it do to trailers what it did to trucking?
    Inside Rivigo’s disruptive scaling model: offer relay trucking as a service to small-fleet ownersWarehousing is hotter than ever. But supply is struggling to keep up. Blame old irritants."Stellar" show: Startup makes a king-sized impact in the fast-growing contract-logistics industryOne for the road: why HUL, Bigbasket love these logistics-tech startups (hint: $$$)
    It’s Spoton! How a logistics upstart is closing in on the big boysTimes changed, Blue Dart didn’t: how the courier giant lost the e-commerce plotA half-baked deal: why Delhivery’s high-stakes bet on Aramex India may not deliverNo shoulder to cry on: the triumphs and trials of Deepak Garg’s pressure-cooker culture at Rivigo
    How to make thrill-seeking techies love your slow business: notes from Rivigo and BlackBuck’s battle for engineers4TiGO wants to lend to the logistics industry’s untouchables. Good karma, bad business?Rivigo has a formidable technical team. The problems it’s solving are that much harder. Revolution will take time.How trucking “disruptor” Rivigo tripped up on the fast lane
    Angels are here: LetsVenture and AngelList have a message for Indian startups – more fundingThe number of angel deals in Indian startups has crashed. Yay!Cometh the hour: six elite battles that will shape India's New Economy in 2019Using a cannon to shoot a fly: why Delhivery’s B2B business is struggling with scale
    Bigbasket vs. the system: This is how India’s largest e-grocer wants to turn things around for troubled organic farmers — and keep Walmart-Amazon at bayEcom Express delivers a doosraHandle with care: Delhivery gets ready for the biggest package of its lifeButler’s day out: inside GreyOrange Robotics’ plan for worldwide warehouse domination
    Bigbasket’s fresh (and daring) approach to supply-chain management: Get the farmer on your sideInside BlackBuck’s long haul to becoming the Uber for freightWhy the best of India's product and engineering talent is moving to Indonesia. And why they will come back.The Great Indian Logistics Trick: why Ecom Express bet big on remote islands and disturbed towns
    18 services, 1 million drivers, 100 million orders a month: Go-Jek’s adventures hold rich lessons for hyper-growth startupsTwo good: How a pair of obscure Indian startups revived Go-Jek by coding in doubles
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