Logistics industry in India

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Logistics industry in India is an industry that has not achieved its much deserved attention or recognition. It is an area that is ripe with potential and yet the resources are far from complete utilizations. There is however a huge demand for logistic services in India especially with the growth of
the Indian economy along with the influx of new companies in sectors that was otherwise unknown. Estimated at a value of $14 billion US dollars this industry is slated for another 9% to 10% growth in the years to come.

Purpose of Logistics Industry

The purpose of logistics industry is to enable an effective transportation or timely movement of goods from one place to another. This could be for the purpose of industrial transportation or even private purposes.

Different mediums of Logistics services

There are three mediums of logistics services in India. These can be categorized in the following way:
Air freight – this is a modern and the safest mode to ensure a fast delivery of goods. A chosen one by many because of the swiftness of the system there are many companies that are now even providing super fats deliveries by airways even on the same day.

Land transport – this is a means of logistics support that has withstood the test of time through the extensive network of roads in India. It has been the popularly used method and used especially in the shipments of heavy articles like machinery and vehicles. This is also a chosen method in case of household packers and movers.

Railways – this is also an age old method of shipments and transport. Though most used in case of domestic services this is very effective in the availability of cost effective logistics support in India.

Waterways – an essential part of this industry this is also one of the oldest methods. Shipments and transportation of goods is done on an international basis through this way. It is apt in case of shipments of oil, highly sensitive or volatile articles like Uranium.

Top 10 Logistics Companies in India

Among the key players of the Indian logistics industry there are certain international names along with national companies that are not only world leaders in the field but are also part of the Indian industry for a long time now.

DHL – a very commonly known name in the Indian logistics industry, DHL has been part of the industry for a long time now. Established in San Francisco in the 1969 DHL has grown across 220 countries with over 300,000 employees. It has built a reputation over the years as a responsible logistics support air, ocean, express freight and overland transport, contract logistic solutions.

TNT – this is an international brand that has been a part of the Indian market also. Established at Netherlands, TNT is a reliable name in the arena of international transportation and distribution business. Spread across 200 countries it has an estimated revenue turnover of $ 3,500 billion US dollars.

AFL – this is one of well known international players in the logistics industry of India. The main areas of service by the company are in the area of logistics and warehousing along with Courier Company and custom consultant.

BLUE DART – this is one of the premier companies in the field of logistics. The company has a huge network linked with the most advanced communication systems. Blue Dart handles large and oversized packages and stands for an overnight delivery of such goods.

GATI – one of the pioneering companies in the field of logistics. This is one the companies that have taken several initiatives to implement modernization in the area of logistics. With a turnover of ` 576 crores this company believes in setting new standards of customer service.

DTDC – this company spreads over 3700 locations within India and 240 international places. The company is a leading name in low cost shipments along with timely delivery.

ASHOK LEYLAND – this is an established name in the manufacture of trailer trucks and heavy vehicles in India. It has come up with a new venture in Ashley Transport Services Ltd. in the area of information exchanges and the business of freight contractors along with integrated logistics services.

FIRST FLIGHT – this is an Indian company that has domestic, international and many other programs of multi tracking technologies.

AGARWAL PACKERS AND MOVERS – this is a popular name in the field of logistics companies of India. Services like shifting, transport of cars, and all other forms of quality packing and transportation this is a name that has over the years become synonymous with quality and assurance.

Last Updated on June 25, 2015