Logistics is an integral activity for economic growth as it involves the management of flow of goods from the place of origination to the place of consumption. The sector comprises shipping, port operation, warehousing, rail, road, air freight, express cargo and other value added services. Businesses need logistics services for reaching out to their customers within the tight timelines and delivering products. The express industry, by creating and integrating door to door linkage across domestic and international regions along with shipment tracking facilities, serves the need for time sensitive logistics service. Surface express logistics is the dominant mode of transportation followed by air express in India. Government initiatives to develop infrastructure and implementing new tax regime GST have changed the express logistics business.
According to "India Express Logistics Market Outlook, 2022-28", the market is projected to grow with more than 15% CAGR for 2022-2028. Further, express logistics sector is primarily categorized into four segments that include surface express, air express, rail parcel and Indian postal services. Surface express logistics contributes the maximum market share followed by air express and rail parcels. However, Indian postal services are now growing fast due to their presence across country; they have good reach in rural areas covering maximum villages in all the 29 states.
Major players operating in the express logistics market of India are Blue Dart, FedEx, Safexpress and Gati Limited. These four players together control over 40% of the market revenues. Surface express is led by Gati Limited and Safexpress whereas Air express is led by Blue Dart and FedEx. Significant investment opportunities exist across every segment of logistics industry and thus several international players such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, and Kintetsu World express have already entered the Indian market, through green field projects, Joint ventures and acquisitions.
Express logistics companies in India are moving from traditional set ups towards integration of IT and technology and this is expected to reduce the costs incurred and meet services demand. Government's initiative 'Make in India' is expected to boost the manufacturing sector to 10% growth. EXIM Cargo, Agriculture, textile, auto and auto ancillary have been identified as traditional growth drivers to demand for express & warehouses space in India. Booming e-commerce market is also a major growth driver for express logistics. With the introduction of GST, interstate transportation has become more efficient due to removing multiple taxes in state and central. As a result of which, Indian logistics industry is receiving unprecedented interest among the global as well as domestic investor community. Global players like XPO, Nippon Express, Yamato, C.H Robinson etc have set their eyes on this emerging opportunity.
On the other hand, India Postal Services is growing faster in express logistics due to their presence in all across country. India Postal services has good reach in rural area covering maximum villages in all 29 states. Surface express is dominant by Gati Limited and Safexpress holding more than 32% market share. The Air express is lead by Blue Dart and FedEx accounts more than 65% market share.
With the introduction of GST, interstate transportation has become more efficient due to removing multiple taxes in state and central. Logistics sector is likely to get increase in upcoming years. Express Logistics companies in India are moving from traditional set ups towards integration of IT and technology and this is expected to reduce the costs incurred and meet services demands. Governments initiative" Make in India" is expected to boost the manufacturing sector to 10% growth. EXIM Cargo, Agriculture, textile, auto and auto ancillary etc have been identified as traditional growth drivers to demand for Express & warehouses space in India. Furthermore, booming e-commerce market is major growth driver for Express Logistics.
Significant investment opportunities exist across every segment in India Logistics Industry and several international leading players such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, and Kintetsu World express etc have already entered the Indian market, through green field projects, JVs, and acquisitions. After GST implementation, India logistics sector has receiving unprecedented interest among the global and domestic investor community. Global players includes, XPO, Nippon Express, Yamato, C.H Robinson etc has eyes on India Logistics industry.
For instance, Cashing in on India’s traditional time of revival and optimism – the festival season – Smart Express launches its commercial operations in October. Aiming to redefine express logistics market in India, Smart Express is fully geared to scale up too – from 30 centers across India in the first month to 300 in a couple of years. Smart Express launches its commercial operations in the express logistics market in October making the most of the festival season. The reason being that India simply transforms during festival time and historically, businesses take on an upward trend during this time.
The growth of e-commerce sites has given the whole courier and cargo industry a good boost. Such online sellers use the services of logistics platforms such as the ones mentioned above for delivering the products that users buy. E-commerce sites hold so many varieties of products that people mostly prefer to buy from them rather than going to physical stores. This indirectly is giving a major boost to many logistical companies. Moreover, due to the easy utility of the internet, people are starting their small businesses online. Such small businesses partner with delivery partners as well to deliver products to their clients. This has further given a good boost to delivery organizations. The express logistics landscape is undergoing a huge transformation due to the need for time bound delivery services to complement the growth of trade. As a key enabler of trade, the industry will also support and benefit from the e-retail boom in India.
The Indian express industry is transforming rapidly with the rise of E-commerce, the government’s focus on the manufacturing sector, demand from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), regulatory reforms such as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the increasingly strategic significance of logistics for the industry. The development of enablers such as the road and air infrastructure and technology is assisting the players to cater to the growing demand. Improving tax policy and infrastructure development has also led to a strong bullish sentiment for investment amongst both domestic and international players.
Logistics firms, which are involved in the movement, storage, and flow of goods, have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As an integral part of value chains, both within and across international borders, logistics firms facilitate trade and commerce and help businesses get their products to customers. Supply chain disruptions to the sector caused by the pandemic could, therefore, impact competitiveness, economic growth, and job creation. However, change in customer behaviour has boosted the market growth and is expected to gain higher momentum during the upcoming time frame.
• Surface Express
• Air Express
• Rail Parcel
• Indian Postal Service
“India Express Logistics Market Outlook, 2027-28” discusses the following aspects of express logistics services in India:
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The report gives an in-depth understanding of express logistics market in India:
- Global Logistics Market Outlook
- India Logistics Market Outlook
- India Logistics Market Size By Value & Forecast
- India Logistics Market Segmental Analysis: By Logistics Spending, By Mode of Transportation
- India Express Logistics Market Size By Value & Forecast
- India Organized Express Logistics Market Size By Value & Forecast
- India Organized Express Logistics Market Size By Mode of Transport By Value & Forecast
- India Organized Express Logistics Market Segmental Analysis: By Company, By Region, By Market Structure, By End User Industry
- India Unorganized Express Logistics Market Size By Value & Forecast
- India Organized Surface Express Market Size By Value & Forecast
- India Organized Surface Express Market Segmental Analysis: By Company
- India Domestic Air Express Market Size By Value & Forecast
- India Domestic Air Express Market Size By Volume & Forecast
- India Domestic Air Express Market Segmental Analysis: By Company, By Document Type, By Airline Cargo Traffic, By Freight Traffic
- India Rail Express Logistics Market Size By Value & Forecast
- India Rail Express Logistics Market Size By Volume & Forecast
- India Postal Express Logistics Market Size By Value & Forecast
- India Postal Express Logistics Market Size By Volume & Forecast
- Pricing Analysis
- Policy & Regulatory Landscape
- Key vendors in this market space
- Competitive Landscape & Strategic Recommendations
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The information contained in this report is based upon both primary and secondary research. Primary research included interviews with various service providers of express logistics in India. Secondary research included an exhaustive search of relevant publications like company annual reports, financial reports and proprietary databases.
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