How Delhivery is helping to import oxygen concentrators

Alan Joseph Alan Joseph
Apr 27, 2021 5 min read
How Delhivery is helping to import oxygen concentrators

The number of Covid-19 cases has been increasing in India from the last month. The daily Covid cases in the second wave of Covid have crossed the 3-lakh mark in the country. The entire healthcare system in India has been facing a great challenge and an immense pressure.

The cases have been increasing and the Covid has been spreading on a faster phase. In India, the Covid outbreak has exploded. There are various reports from hospitals in regards to the shortage of medicines and oxygen. Let’s look at how delhivery is helping to import oxygen cylinders to India.

Announcement from Delhivery
Tweet by Delhivery
About Delhivery
Import Consignments

Announcement from Delhivery

Sahil Baura who is the co-founder of the startup Delhivery has announced through his LinkedIn post that the company has made arrangements and will soon be flying charter planes to India.

The charters will carry oxygen concentrators and other essential services required by the country. He also added on that they would be able to build more capacity according to the demand and requirement of the country.

Sahil Baura
Sahil Baura

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Tweet by Delhivery

One of the Delhivery executives from Delhivery had tweeted that, Delhivery will be chartering two planes from China which will most likely take place on Wednesday and Friday of this month, that is 28 April 2021 and 30 April 2021. They said they will be providing logistical support for importing oxygen concentrators

He added on saying that the company is importing oxygen concentrators and other essential services at minimal margins and according to the situation they would have spare capacity.

If the demand has increased the current supply, then the company has said that it will be able to arrange for additional supplies. He also added on saying that the interested people will be able to contact the company using the Email ID

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About Delhivery

Delhivery is an Indian based Delivery company. It is a logistics and supply chain startup. Delhivery is a unicorn startup in India. It was founded in the year 2011 and has its headquarters located in New Delhi, India.

Delhivery has the capacity at present to process around 15 lakh parcels on a daily basis. They have around 75 packing warehouses, 70 hubs, 24 automated sort centers, 14,000 vehicles, 2,500 delivery centers, and around 50,000 employees.

Sahil Barua is the co-founder and the CEO of the company. The Parent company of Delhivery is SSN Logistics Private Limited. The company’s products and services include Delivery, Express Mail and third-party logistics.

They are backed by a wide range of investors and venture capitalists. Some of the key investors and venture capitalists are Tiger Global, Soft Bank Vision Fund, Nexus Venture Partners and so on.

Import Consignments

On 24 April 2021, the Finance Ministry’s CBIC had directed all the field officers to clear all import consignments which include life-saving drugs and oxygen consignments which are used for the covid-19 treatment in the country.

This will be implemented on the highest priority as the Covid 19 cases have seen a surge in India. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has said that this decision is aimed at ensuring that all the equipment and products which help in the recovery of Covid 19 should reach the beneficiaries as soon as possible.

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Who owns Delhivery?

Sahil Barua is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Delhivery.

Is Delhivery a Chinese company?

Delhivery is an Indian delivery company. It was founded in 2011 by Sahil Barua, Mohit Tandon, Bhavesh Manglani, Suraj Saharan, and Kapil Bharati.

Is Delhivery a unicorn?

Delhivery became a unicorn in the year 2019 when it was valued at $1.5 billion.


Earlier this week we have seen a lot of companies changing their manufacturing plants to oxygen manufacturing plants. Companies such as Reliance, SAIL, JSW steel, etc. The Tata group had also announced that it would be importing oxygen containers in order to easy transportation of liquid oxygen. We are able to see a lot of companies coming forward and helping the governments and the health care system to fight together against the deadly virus

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