2013-03-01 13:30:06 - This report provides key data and in-depth information about various logistics services segments in India namely courier services, freight forwarding, third party logistics (3PL) and reverse logistics. It also provides details about various Indian companies in the logistics services market.
Logistics services sector consists of four segments namely courier services, freight forwarding, third party logistics and reverse logistics. There is a huge demand for logistics services mainly due to the rapid growth in international trade. Because of the growing competition in retail sector, reverse logistics is required, in order to handle returns and store upgradation. In India, third party logistics providers are required, to customize their services and charge competitive rates to benefit from retail boom. Because of E-tailing (Electronic retailing or internet), the shopping experience is transformed from a weekend to anytime activity, due to which it has made a favourable impact on courier and reverse logistics sectors.
In India, there is a continuous growth in the logistics services
market, mainly driven by rapid globalization and 100% FDI allowance.
At the beginning of this report, the ‘Introduction’ section provides information about various classification of logistics sector such as transportation, storage and logistics services, since this report mainly focuses on logistics services. Brief introductions on the four segments in the logistics services namely courier services, freight forwarding, 3PL and reverse logistics are provided in this section.
The next section is the ‘Evolution’ section of the report that provides information about the evolution of the four segments of logistics services.
The ‘Market overview’ section in the report highlights the logistics services market in India. This section includes information about the share of logistics services in overall logistics market and also the market size and growth in logistics services market in India. It also provides a brief snapshot of the overall market attractiveness of each of the segments, the share and growth of the four segments in logistics services along with a brief overview of its market size & growth.
The ‘Advantages of Services’ section of the report provides information about the beneficial features of the four segments considered in the logistics services.
The ‘Segments & Features’ section of the report, which provides in-depth information about different segments and characteristics of the four markets namely courier services, freight forwarding, 3PL and reverse logistics.
The ‘Distribution Channel’ section provides data about the supply chain of the four markets which includes courier services, freight forwarding, 3PL and reverses logistics.
The ‘Role of Regulatory Bodies’ section of the report, explains the role of government in courier service market. It also highlights the role of Express Industry Council of India (EICI) on courier service and also provides the list of EICI members. This section also highlights the role of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Freight Forwarding market and also provides information about standard trading conditions for Freight Forwarders.
The ‘Drivers & challenges’ section in the report provides a comprehensive set of factors which increases and also the factors that decreases the growth in the market. This section provides information about the key drivers that are increasing the growth in the market. This section also provides information about the common drivers for the growth of the four market segments which include global trade boom, rapid economic growth & FDI in logistics, growth in retail sector, rise in e-tailing, increased demand in consumer electronics and durables industry, and the expansion of auto & auto components sector. Apart from this, the section also provides information about the other unique drivers for the four market segments. Financial institutions dependence on courier, growing business of private telecom sector, and seasonal business upsurge due to occasions are the other unique drivers for courier service market. The diversification into logistics business, improved transportation infrastructure, and rising competitiveness among domestic companies, are the other unique drivers for freight forwarding market. High cost of logistics in India, phased implementation of VAT, and government infrastructure initiatives are the other unique drivers for 3PL Market. The government concern for sustainability, garnering customer satisfaction, growing consumerism among Indians, economic viability of reusing goods, and growth of pharmaceutical market are the other unique drivers for reverse logistics market.
Poor infrastructure, lack of skilled manpower, and warehouse space deficit are the common challenges that are identified in this section of the report. Apart from this, the section also provides information about other unique challenges for the four market segments. The delay in clearances is the other unique challenge for courier service market. The stiff competition from international counterparts, rise in freight costs, and complex operation are the other unique challenges for freight forwarding market. High inventory levels and lack of trust and awareness are the other unique challenges for 3PL Market. The low importance to returns management is the other unique challenge for reverse logistics market.
The ‘Key Issues’ section provides information about the operational problems in each of the four segments considered in this report.
The ‘Technological Trends’ section in the report provides information about the recent trends in the technology that are adopted in logistics services sector namely enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, global positioning system, electronic data interchange, warehouse management solution, automated guided vehicle system, radio frequency identification, handheld mobile solutions, bar code, and courier tracking technology for courier management. Apart from this, the section also highlights key information about the software solution providing companies and technology adoption by leading players.
The ‘Competitive Landscape’ section of the report provides detailed information about the major players in logistics services market in India, which is intended to provide a clear picture of the current competitive scenario to the readers. It provides the basic details of the players which include corporate information, business highlights and key members along with the financial analysis of key vendors which in turn provides the financial health of players.
Finally, the report concludes with a ‘Strategic recommendations’ section that includes suggestions and strategies for the existing and new players in the four segments of logistics services market in India namely courier Services, freight forwarding, 3PL and reverse logistics.
The report also covers key data and information about various Indian companies in the logistics services market which includes public companies such as Allcargo Logistics Ltd, Aqua Logistics Ltd, Blue Dart Express Ltd, Gateway Distriparks Ltd, Gati Ltd and Transport Corporation of India Ltd. It also covers private companies operating in this market such as Agility Logistics Pvt. Ltd, Aramex India Pvt. Ltd, Bertling Logistics India Pvt. Ltd, Central Warehousing Corporation, Continental Carriers Pvt. Ltd, Cosme Matias Menezes Pvt. Ltd and Darcl Logistics Ltd.
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