India Freight and Logistics Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2030

The India Freight and Logistics Market is segmented by End User Industry (Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry, Construction, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Mining and Quarrying, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Others) and by Logistics Function (Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP), Freight Forwarding, Freight Transport, Warehousing and Storage). Market Value (USD) and Market Volume (ton-km, number of parcels, warehousing & storage space in square feet) are both presented. Key Data Points observed include Freight Transport Volume (ton-km) by Mode of Transport; Production Trends (Manufacturing, E-Commerce etc. in USD); Import and Export trends (in USD); and Freight Pricing Trends (USD per ton-km).

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https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2024) USD 317.3 Billion
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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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India Freight and Logistics Market Analysis

The India Freight and Logistics Market size is estimated at 317.3 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 545.6 billion USD by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 9.46% during the forecast period (2024-2030).

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317.3 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

545.6 Billion

Market Size in 2030 (USD)

7.85 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

9.46 %

CAGR (2024-2030)

Fastest Growing Market by Mode of Transport

10.66 %

Projected CAGR, Air, 2024-2030

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India's Airports Authority and private operators are investing USD 11 billion until 2025. While 400 regional routes are already operational, an additional 600 routes are in the pipeline.

Largest CEP Market by Destination

59.54 %

value share, Domestic, 2023

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A collaboration between India Post and Railways was established in 2022 for first-mile and last-mile connectivity for domestic parcel/freight service for B2B and B2C markets.

Largest Market by End User Industry

33.08 %

value share, Wholesale and Retail Trade, 2023

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The rising middle-class population has spurred a surge in retail consumption, driving the growth of the end-user industry. Between 2019 and 2023, the Indian retail market witnessed a robust 34% growth.

Largest Warehousing Market by Temperature Control

91.71 %

value share, Non-Temperature Controlled, 2023

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The Indian Grade-A warehousing sector witnessed robust growth, surpassing 163 million sq. ft in H1 2023. This surge was primarily driven by rapid industrial expansion.

Fastest Growing Warehousing Market by Temperature Control

9.08 %

Projected CAGR, Temperature Controlled, 2024-2030

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The Indian pharmaceuticals market has been a significant driver of cold storage demand. The OTC pharmaceuticals market is expected to register a CAGR of 10.95% from 2024 to 2029.

Growing government initiatives and programs like Zero Emission Vehicles Emerging Markets Initiative (ZEV-EMI) are driving industry demand

  • From 2021 to 2025, the Airports Authority of India and private operators are jointly investing a substantial USD 11 billion. As part of the expanding Regional Connectivity Scheme, there are plans to develop smaller, underserved, and remote airports. While India currently has 400 regional routes, an additional 600 are in the pipeline to connect to a total of 156 airports. By 2024, India aims to establish 100 new airports, with a mix of government funding and public-private partnerships. Notably, eight out of the planned 21 greenfield airports are already operational, with the Noida International Airport at Jewar set to be the country's largest. Spanning 1,334 hectares, this airport boasts a cutting-edge volumetric modular design.
  • In 2021, India witnessed the production of approximately 246,000 heavy trucks. The sales figures for commercial vehicles tell an interesting story: from 568,000 in FY 2021, the numbers surged to 717,000 in FY 2022 and further rose to 962,000 in FY 2023. Tata Motors emerged as the market leader, commanding a share of over 42%. Factors such as the economic slowdown in 2020, the transition to BS-VI emission standards, and revised axle load norms played a role in the segment's sales volume decline for two consecutive years.
  • In a significant move in July 2023, 15 prominent companies joined forces under the Zero Emission Vehicles Emerging Markets Initiative (ZEV-EMI) and the Indian government's E-FAST (Electric Freight Accelerator for Sustainable Transport) program. This collaboration, announced at the G20 and Clean Energy Ministerial event, unveiled multiple pilot projects. As a result, the demand for electric trucks (e-trucks) in India is projected to surpass 5,000 by 2027 and reach approximately 7,700 by 2030.
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India Freight and Logistics Market Trends

Government and private investments, rising exports, and the increasing interstate movement of goods are the major drivers of the transportation industry

  • India's road transportation services led the pack in 2021, contributing the most substantial gross value added (GVA) at over INR 3 trillion (USD 36.3 billion). This marked a decrease from the preceding fiscal year. Communication and broadcast services secured the second position, with a GVA of around INR 2.2 trillion (USD 26.62 billion) during the same period. The logistics sector is pivotal in facilitating the seamless flow of goods and services within the country and internationally. This diverse array encompasses prominent domestic entities, global industry frontrunners, the postal service's express division, and emerging startups specifically aiming to facilitate e-commerce deliveries.
  • The transportation and storage sector contributed around 3.1% of the GDP in 2022. Government and private investments, rising exports, the increasing interstate movement of goods and passengers, the growing FMCG sector, and rising disposable incomes are the major drivers of the transportation industry in India. To boost connectivity across the country, 100% FDI has been allowed in the roads and highway sector via automatic routes.
  • India's road transport sector registered an improvement in prices in December 2021 due to higher industrial activity, even as demand for transportation from the consumer goods sector declined. In 2022, India was a major manufacturing hub in Asia, and infrastructure advancements made it easier for manufacturers to import goods and guarantee a higher export level. Due to the significant advancement in rail transportation that ensures faster transit times, it cannot operate on a low inventory model.
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The diesel price increase was less sharp than the increase in petrol prices due to VAT cuts offered by several state governments

  • In September 2023, oil prices hit a 10-month high of nearly USD 90 per barrel as Saudi Arabia and Russia extended their voluntary production and export cuts until the end of 2023. As India imports 85% of its oil, the fuel prices were impacted. According to the All-India Motor Transport Congress, which represents more than 14 million truckers and bus and tourist vehicle operators, the soaring fuel prices are impacting India's truckers as they have limited ability to pass on the rising prices, which account for 70% of the cost of operating a truck.
  • The operating cost for India's truckers rose by nearly 40% in 2022 as the continuous increase in diesel prices wreaked havoc. Sometimes, the truckers absorb this cost pressure due to long-term contracts with customers. As per the official data by Petroleum Planning and Analyses Cell, petrol prices rose by a whopping USD 0.28 per liter between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, the highest ever levels to be recorded so far. India's petrol demand rebounded above pre-COVID-19 levels in 2021.
  • The diesel price increase was less sharp than the increase in petrol prices due to VAT cuts offered by several state governments to keep the price rise of diesel under manageable levels. Oil marketing companies have been lenient on diesel price rises lately, reducing the quantum of a hike compared to petrol. In 2022, global crude prices reached an all-time high as Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatened to curtail supply, whereas the impact on fuel in India has been minimal. However, fuel prices were hiked, and the consumption demand decreased due to high inflation, which impacted the economic recovery of India.
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OTHER KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS COVERED IN THE REPORT

  • Indian urban population to grow to 43.2% by 2035, and Mumbai held the highest percentage share of total population in 2022
  • Growing construction and agricultural goods demand supported by growing population and investments
  • The Indian e-commerce market is expected to become the second-largest worldwide by 2034
  • India announced Foreign Trade Policy 2023, with exports reaching a market value of USD 2 trillion in 2023
  • Increased fuel costs and toll charges by NHAI led to an increase in overall truck operational costs in India
  • India's rank rose six places to 38 in LPI 2023, fueled by strategic policies and infrastructure advancements
  • Land transportation contributed more than 90% of freight transportation in 2022, supported by increased government investment and foreign FDI
  • India is aiming to enhance maritime connectivity, with a focus on the ports of Mundra, Nhava Sheva, and Pipavav
  • Rising developments in road length and railway infrastructure investments are boosting freight pricing in India
  • India ranked first in Central and Southern Asia, 40th position globally, in the Global Innovation Index 2022
  • Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (2020-2032) worth USD 12.08 billion to provide a major boost to Indian agriculture sector
  • Economic and supply shocks from the Ukraine-Russia War disrupted supply chains, leading to an increase in costs
  • The manufacturing industry of India is expected to reach USD 1 trillion by 2025
  • Natural gas imports in India might double by 2030 amid rising domestic demand
  • Rising product launches owing to BS-VI emission standards are increasing the sales of commercial vehicles
  • The Indian government’s budget allocation worth USD 631 million is driving initiatives to subsidize and promote the adoption of electric vehicles
  • Maritime cargo capacity is expected to increase owing to increasing imports, simplification of clearance processes, and rising oil consumption
  • India has planned to invest USD 82 billion in increasing the cargo handling capacity of the ports to over 3300 million tons per annum
  • Road freight volumes are driving the demand for freight services in India, supported by the USD 33 billion investment in road infrastructure

India Freight and Logistics Industry Overview

The India Freight and Logistics Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 2.28%. The major players in this market are Allcargo Logistics Ltd. (including Gati Express & Supply Chain Private Limited), Blue Dart Express Ltd., Container Corp. of India Ltd., Delhivery Limited and DHL Group (sorted alphabetically).

India Freight and Logistics Market Leaders

  1. Allcargo Logistics Ltd. (including Gati Express & Supply Chain Private Limited)

  2. Blue Dart Express Ltd.

  3. Container Corp. of India Ltd.

  4. Delhivery Limited

  5. DHL Group

India Freight and Logistics Market Concentration

Other important companies include DB Schenker, DSV A/S (De Sammensluttede Vognmænd af Air and Sea), FedEx, Kuehne + Nagel, Mahindra Logistics Limited, Safexpress Pvt Ltd., Transport Corporation of India Limited (TCI), VRL Logistics Ltd..

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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India Freight and Logistics Market News

  • January 2024: DHL Express has commenced services for the final Boeing 777 freighter deployed at the South Asia Hub in Singapore. With a payload capability of 102 tons, the aircraft joins the four other Boeing 777 freighters already deployed in Singapore to boost inter-continental connectivity between the Asia Pacific and the Americas. Sporting a dual DHL-Singapore Airlines (SIA) livery, these five freighters provide a total of 1,224 tons of payload capacity to meet growing customer demand for international express shipping services.
  • January 2024: Kuehne + Nagel has announced its Book & Claim insetting solution for electric vehicles, to improve its decarbonization solutions. Developing Book & Claim insetting solutions for road freight was a strategic priority for Kuehne + Nagel. Customers who use Kuehne + Nagel's road transport services can now claim the carbon reductions of electric trucks when it is not possible to physically move their goods on these vehicles.
  • November 2023: DHL Express has launched its state-of-the-art, expanded Central Asia Hub (CAH) in Hong Kong, amid fast-growing global trade in recent years. The total investment into the Central Asia Hub is EUR 562 million, making it the largest infrastructural investment by DHL Express in Asia Pacific. The Hub is one of three DHL Express global hubs connecting Asia Pacific with the rest of the world and also supports intra-Asia trade.

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India Freight and Logistics Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  4. 2. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 2.1. Demographics

    2. 2.2. GDP Distribution By Economic Activity

    3. 2.3. GDP Growth By Economic Activity

    4. 2.4. Inflation

    5. 2.5. Economic Performance And Profile

      1. 2.5.1. Trends in E-Commerce Industry

      2. 2.5.2. Trends in Manufacturing Industry

    6. 2.6. Transport And Storage Sector GDP

    7. 2.7. Export Trends

    8. 2.8. Import Trends

    9. 2.9. Fuel Price

    10. 2.10. Trucking Operational Costs

    11. 2.11. Trucking Fleet Size By Type

    12. 2.12. Logistics Performance

    13. 2.13. Major Truck Suppliers

    14. 2.14. Modal Share

    15. 2.15. Maritime Fleet Load Carrying Capacity

    16. 2.16. Liner Shipping Connectivity

    17. 2.17. Port Calls And Performance

    18. 2.18. Freight Pricing Trends

    19. 2.19. Freight Tonnage Trends

    20. 2.20. Infrastructure

    21. 2.21. Regulatory Framework (Road and Rail)

      1. 2.21.1. India

    22. 2.22. Regulatory Framework (Sea and Air)

      1. 2.22.1. India

    23. 2.23. Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  5. 3. MARKET SEGMENTATION (includes 1. Market value in USD for all segments 2. Market volume for select segments viz. freight transport, CEP (courier, express, and parcel) and warehousing & storage 3.Forecasts up to 2029 and analysis of growth prospects)

    1. 3.1. End User Industry

      1. 3.1.1. Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

      2. 3.1.2. Construction

      3. 3.1.3. Manufacturing

      4. 3.1.4. Oil and Gas, Mining and Quarrying

      5. 3.1.5. Wholesale and Retail Trade

      6. 3.1.6. Others

    2. 3.2. Logistics Function

      1. 3.2.1. Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP)

        1. 3.2.1.1. By Destination Type

          1. 3.2.1.1.1. Domestic

          2. 3.2.1.1.2. International

      2. 3.2.2. Freight Forwarding

        1. 3.2.2.1. By Mode Of Transport

          1. 3.2.2.1.1. Air

          2. 3.2.2.1.2. Sea and Inland Waterways

          3. 3.2.2.1.3. Others

      3. 3.2.3. Freight Transport

        1. 3.2.3.1. By Mode Of Transport

          1. 3.2.3.1.1. Air

          2. 3.2.3.1.2. Pipelines

          3. 3.2.3.1.3. Rail

          4. 3.2.3.1.4. Road

          5. 3.2.3.1.5. Sea and Inland Waterways

      4. 3.2.4. Warehousing and Storage

        1. 3.2.4.1. By Temperature Control

          1. 3.2.4.1.1. Non-Temperature Controlled

          2. 3.2.4.1.2. Temperature Controlled

      5. 3.2.5. Other Services

  6. 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 4.1. Key Strategic Moves

    2. 4.2. Market Share Analysis

    3. 4.3. Company Landscape

    4. 4.4. Company Profiles (includes Global Level Overview, Market Level Overview, Core Business Segments, Financials, Headcount, Key Information, Market Rank, Market Share, Products and Services, and Analysis of Recent Developments).

      1. 4.4.1. Allcargo Logistics Ltd. (including Gati Express & Supply Chain Private Limited)

      2. 4.4.2. Blue Dart Express Ltd.

      3. 4.4.3. Container Corp. of India Ltd.

      4. 4.4.4. DB Schenker

      5. 4.4.5. Delhivery Limited

      6. 4.4.6. DHL Group

      7. 4.4.7. DSV A/S (De Sammensluttede Vognmænd af Air and Sea)

      8. 4.4.8. FedEx

      9. 4.4.9. Kuehne + Nagel

      10. 4.4.10. Mahindra Logistics Limited

      11. 4.4.11. Safexpress Pvt Ltd.

      12. 4.4.12. Transport Corporation of India Limited (TCI)

      13. 4.4.13. VRL Logistics Ltd.

  7. 5. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS CEOS

  8. 6. APPENDIX

    1. 6.1. Global Overview

      1. 6.1.1. Overview

      2. 6.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 6.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 6.1.4. Market Dynamics (Market Drivers, Restraints & Opportunities)

      5. 6.1.5. Technological Advancements

    2. 6.2. Sources & References

    3. 6.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 6.4. Primary Insights

    5. 6.5. Data Pack

    6. 6.6. Glossary of Terms

    7. 6.7. Currency Exchange Rate

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY GENDER, COUNT, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY DEVELOPMENT AREA, COUNT, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. POPULATION DENSITY, POPULATION/SQ. KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) SHARE OF FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (IN CURRENT PRICES), SHARE % OF GDP, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE, ANNUAL GROWTH (%), INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY MAJOR CITY, COUNT, INDIA, 2022
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  2. DISTRIBUTION OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) BY ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, SHARE %, INDIA, 2022
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  2. GROWTH OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) BY ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, CAGR %, INDIA, 2017 – 2022
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  2. WHOLESALE PRICE INFLATION RATE, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. CONSUMER PRICE INFLATION RATE, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. GROSS MERCHANDISE VALUE (GMV) OF E-COMMERCE INDUSTRY, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2027
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  2. SECTORAL SHARE IN E-COMMERCE INDUSTRY GROSS MERCHANDISE VALUE (GMV), SHARE %, INDIA, 2022
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  2. GROSS VALUE ADDED (GVA) OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY (IN CURRENT PRICES), USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. SECTORAL SHARE IN GROSS VALUE ADDED (GVA) OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, SHARE %, INDIA, 2022
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  2. VALUE OF TRANSPORT AND STORAGE SECTOR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP), USD, INDIA, 2017 – 2022
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  2. TRANSPORT AND STORAGE SECTOR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP), SHARE % OF GDP, INDIA, 2017-2022
  1. Figure 17:  
  2. VALUE OF EXPORTS, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. VALUE OF IMPORTS, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
  1. Figure 19:  
  2. FUEL PRICE BY TYPE OF FUEL, USD/LITER, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. OPERATIONAL COSTS OF TRUCKING - BREAKDOWN BY OPERATING COST ELEMENT, %, INDIA, 2022
  1. Figure 21:  
  2. TRUCKING FLEET SIZE BY TYPE, SHARE %, INDIA, 2022
  1. Figure 22:  
  2. RANK OF LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE, RANK, INDIA, 2010 - 2023
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  2. MARKET SHARE OF MAJOR TRUCK SUPPLIER BRANDS, SHARE %, INDIA, 2022
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  2. MODAL SHARE OF FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION SECTOR, SHARE % BY TON-KM, INDIA, 2022
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  2. MODAL SHARE OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT SECTOR, SHARE % BY TONS, INDIA, 2022
  1. Figure 26:  
  2. MARITIME FLEET LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY OF COUNTRY FLAGGED VESSELS, DEAD WEIGHT TONNAGE (DWT) BY SHIP TYPE, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
  1. Figure 27:  
  2. LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX, BASE=100 FOR Q1 2006, 2016 - 2022
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  2. LINER SHIPPING BILATERAL CONNECTIVITY INDEX, INDIA, 2021
  1. Figure 29:  
  2. PORT LINER SHIP CONNECTIVITY INDEX, BASE=100 FOR Q1 2006, INDIA, 2022
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  2. MEDIAN TIME SPENT BY VESSELS WITHIN PORT LIMITS OF THE COUNTRY, DAYS, INDIA, 2018 - 2021
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  2. AVERAGE AGE OF VESSELS THAT HAVE CALLED IN THE COUNTRY'S PORTS, YEARS, INDIA, 2018 - 2021
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  2. AVERAGE GROSS TONNAGE OF VESSELS ENTERING THE COUNTRY'S PORTS, GROSS TONNAGE (GT), INDIA, 2018 - 2021
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  2. AVERAGE CARGO CARRYING CAPACITY OF VESSELS THAT HAVE CALLED IN THE COUNTRY'S PORTS, DEAD WEIGHT TONNAGE (DWT) PER VESSEL, INDIA, 2018 - 2021
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  2. AVERAGE CONTAINER CARRYING CAPACITY PER CONTAINER SHIP FOR VESSELS ENTERING THE PORTS, TWENTY-FOOT EQUIVALENT UNITS (TEUS), INDIA, 2018 - 2021
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  2. CONTAINER PORT THROUGHPUT, TWENTY-FOOT EQUIVALENT UNITS (TEUS), INDIA, 2016 - 2021
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  2. TOTAL NUMBER OF SHIP ARRIVALS IN THE COUNTRY'S PORTS, NUMBER OF PORT CALLS, INDIA, 2018 - 2021
  1. Figure 37:  
  2. PRICING TREND OF ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT SERVICE, USD/TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
  1. Figure 38:  
  2. PRICING TREND OF RAIL FREIGHT TRANSPORT SERVICE, USD/TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. PRICING TREND OF AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORT SERVICE, USD/TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. PRICING TREND OF SEA AND INLAND WATERWAYS FREIGHT TRANSPORT SERVICE, USD/TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. PRICING TREND OF PIPELINES FREIGHT TRANSPORT SERVICE, USD/TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. FREIGHT HANDLED BY ROAD TRANSPORT, TONS, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. FREIGHT HANDLED BY RAIL TRANSPORT, TONS, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
  1. Figure 44:  
  2. FREIGHT HANDLED BY AIR TRANSPORT, TONS, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
  1. Figure 45:  
  2. FREIGHT HANDLED BY SEA AND INLAND WATERWAYS TRANSPORT, TONS, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. FREIGHT HANDLED BY PIPELINES TRANSPORT, TONS, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. LENGTH OF ROADS, KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. SHARE OF ROAD LENGTH BY SURFACE CATEGORY, %, INDIA, 2022
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  2. SHARE OF ROAD LENGTH BY ROAD CLASSIFICATION, %, INDIA, 2022
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  2. RAIL LENGTH, KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. CONTAINERS HANDLED AT MAJOR PORTS, TWENTY-FOOT EQUIVALENT UNITS (TEUS), INDIA, 2022
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  2. CARGO WEIGHT HANDLED AT MAJOR AIRPORTS, TONS, INDIA, 2022
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  2. VALUE OF FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET BY END USER INDUSTRY, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET BY END USER INDUSTRY, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF AFF INDUSTRY (AGRICULTURE, FISHING AND FORESTRY) LOGISTICS MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. CAGR OF AFF INDUSTRY (AGRICULTURE, FISHING AND FORESTRY) LOGISTICS MARKET, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION LOGISTICS MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. CAGR OF CONSTRUCTION LOGISTICS MARKET, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF MANUFACTURING LOGISTICS MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. CAGR OF MANUFACTURING LOGISTICS MARKET, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY (OIL AND GAS, MINING AND QUARRYING) LOGISTICS MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. CAGR OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY (OIL AND GAS, MINING AND QUARRYING) LOGISTICS MARKET, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF DISTRIBUTIVE TRADE (WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE) LOGISTICS MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. CAGR OF DISTRIBUTIVE TRADE (WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE) LOGISTICS MARKET, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF OTHER END USERS LOGISTICS MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. CAGR OF OTHER END USER LOGISTICS MARKET, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET BY LOGISTICS FUNCTION, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET BY LOGISTICS FUNCTION, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF COURIER, EXPRESS AND PARCEL (CEP) MARKET BY DESTINATION TYPE, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF COURIER, EXPRESS AND PARCEL (CEP) MARKET BY DESTINATION TYPE, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF DOMESTIC COURIER, EXPRESS AND PARCEL (CEP) MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VOLUME OF DOMESTIC COURIER, EXPRESS AND PARCEL (CEP) MARKET, NUMBER OF PARCELS, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL COURIER, EXPRESS AND PARCEL (CEP) MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VOLUME OF INTERNATIONAL COURIER, EXPRESS AND PARCEL (CEP) MARKET, NUMBER OF PARCELS, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF FREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET BY MODE OF TRANSPORT, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET BY MODE OF TRANSPORT, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF AIR FREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF AIR FREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET BY END USER INDUSTRY, %, INDIA, 2022 VS 2030
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  2. VALUE OF SEA AND INLAND WATERWAYS FREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF SEA AND INLAND WATERWAYS FREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET BY END USER INDUSTRY, %, INDIA, 2022 VS 2030
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  2. VALUE OF OTHERS FREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET'S OTHERS SEGMENT BY END USER INDUSTRY, %, INDIA, 2022 VS 2030
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  2. VOLUME OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET BY MODE OF TRANSPORT, TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET BY MODE OF TRANSPORT, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET BY MODE OF TRANSPORT, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VOLUME OF AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET BY END USER INDUSTRY, %, INDIA, 2022 VS 2030
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  2. VALUE OF PIPELINES FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VOLUME OF PIPELINES FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PIPELINES FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET BY END USER INDUSTRY, %, INDIA, 2022 VS 2030
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  2. VALUE OF RAIL FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VOLUME OF RAIL FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF RAIL FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET BY END USER INDUSTRY, %, INDIA, 2022 VS 2030
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  2. VALUE OF ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VOLUME OF ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET BY END USER INDUSTRY, %, INDIA, 2022 VS 2030
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  2. VALUE OF SEA AND INLAND WATERWAYS FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VOLUME OF SEA AND INLAND WATERWAYS FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, TON-KM, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF SEA AND INLAND WATERWAYS FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET BY END USER INDUSTRY, %, INDIA, 2022 VS 2030
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  2. VALUE OF WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE MARKET BY TEMPERATURE CONTROL, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE MARKET BY TEMPERATURE CONTROL, %, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF NON-TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VOLUME OF NON-TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE MARKET, SQUARE FEET, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VOLUME OF TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE MARKET, SQUARE FEET, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. VALUE OF OTHER SERVICES SEGMENT OF FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET, USD, INDIA, 2017 - 2030
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  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, COUNT, INDIA, 2017 - 2023
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  2. MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, COUNT, INDIA, 2017 - 2023
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, INDIA, 2022

India Freight and Logistics Industry Segmentation

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry, Construction, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Mining and Quarrying, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Others are covered as segments by End User Industry. Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP), Freight Forwarding, Freight Transport, Warehousing and Storage are covered as segments by Logistics Function.

  • From 2021 to 2025, the Airports Authority of India and private operators are jointly investing a substantial USD 11 billion. As part of the expanding Regional Connectivity Scheme, there are plans to develop smaller, underserved, and remote airports. While India currently has 400 regional routes, an additional 600 are in the pipeline to connect to a total of 156 airports. By 2024, India aims to establish 100 new airports, with a mix of government funding and public-private partnerships. Notably, eight out of the planned 21 greenfield airports are already operational, with the Noida International Airport at Jewar set to be the country's largest. Spanning 1,334 hectares, this airport boasts a cutting-edge volumetric modular design.
  • In 2021, India witnessed the production of approximately 246,000 heavy trucks. The sales figures for commercial vehicles tell an interesting story: from 568,000 in FY 2021, the numbers surged to 717,000 in FY 2022 and further rose to 962,000 in FY 2023. Tata Motors emerged as the market leader, commanding a share of over 42%. Factors such as the economic slowdown in 2020, the transition to BS-VI emission standards, and revised axle load norms played a role in the segment's sales volume decline for two consecutive years.
  • In a significant move in July 2023, 15 prominent companies joined forces under the Zero Emission Vehicles Emerging Markets Initiative (ZEV-EMI) and the Indian government's E-FAST (Electric Freight Accelerator for Sustainable Transport) program. This collaboration, announced at the G20 and Clean Energy Ministerial event, unveiled multiple pilot projects. As a result, the demand for electric trucks (e-trucks) in India is projected to surpass 5,000 by 2027 and reach approximately 7,700 by 2030.
End User Industry
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
Construction
Manufacturing
Oil and Gas, Mining and Quarrying
Wholesale and Retail Trade
Others
Logistics Function
Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP)
By Destination Type
Domestic
International
Freight Forwarding
By Mode Of Transport
Air
Sea and Inland Waterways
Others
Freight Transport
By Mode Of Transport
Air
Pipelines
Rail
Road
Sea and Inland Waterways
Warehousing and Storage
By Temperature Control
Non-Temperature Controlled
Temperature Controlled
Other Services
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Market Definition

  • Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry (AFF) - This end user industry segment captures the external (outsourced) logistics expenditure incurred by the AFF industry players. The end user players considered are the establishments primarily engaged in growing crops, raising animals, harvesting timber, harvesting fish & other animals from their natural habitats and providing related support activities. Herein, Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) play a crucial role in acquisition, storage, handling, transportation, and distribution activities for the optimal & continuous flow of inputs (seeds, pesticides, fertilizers, equipment, and water) from manufacturers or suppliers to the producers and smooth flow of output (produce, agro-goods) to distributors/ consumers. This includes both termperature controlled and non-temperature controlled logistics, as and when required according to the shelf life of goods being transported or stored.
  • Construction - This end user industry segment captures the external (outsourced) logistics expenditure incurred by the construction industry players. The end user players considered are the establishments primarily engaged in constructing, repairing and renovating residential & commercial buildings, infrastructure, engineering works, subdividing and developing land. Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) play a crucial role in increasing profitability of construction projects by maintaing the inventory of raw materials & equipment, time-critical supplies and by providing other value added services for effective project management.
  • Courier, Express, and Parcel - The Courier, Express, and Parcel services, often called as CEP Market, refers to the logistics and postal service providers which specialize in moving small goods (parcels/packages). It captures the overall market size (USD) and market volume (number of parcels) of (1) the shipments/parcels/packages which are under 70kgs/ 154lbs weight, (2) Business Customer packages viz. Business-to-Business (B2B) & Business-to-Consumer (B2C) as well as private customer packages (C2C), (3) non-express parcel delivery services (Standard and Deferred) as well as express parcel delivery services (Day-Definite-Express and Time-Definite-Express), (4) domestic as well as international parcels.
  • Demographics - To analyse total addressable market demand, population growth & forecasts have been studied and presented in this industry trend. It represents population distribution across categories like gender (male/female), development area (urban/rural), major cities among other key parameters like population density and final consumption expenditure (growth and share % of GDP). This data has been used for assessing the fluctations in demand & consumption expenditure, and the major hotspots (cities) of potential demand.
  • Export Trends and Import Trends - Overall logistics performance of an economy is positively and significantly (statistically) correlated to its trade performance (exports and imports). Hence, in this industry trend, total value of trade, major commodities/ commodity groups and the major trade partners, for the studied geography (country or region as per the scope of report) have been analysed alongside the impact of major trade/logistics infrastructure investments & regulatory environment.
  • Freight Forwarding - Freight forwarding which herein refers to the freight transportation arrangement (FTA) industry includes establishments primarily engaged in arranging & tracking transportation of freight between shippers and carriers. Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) considered are freight forwarders, NVOCCs, custom brokers and marine shipping agents. Others segment under Freight Forwarding captures the revenue earned through value added services of FTA like custom brokerage/clearance activities, preparation of freight related documentation, consolidation-deconsolidation of goods, cargo insurance & compliance, arrangement of warehousing & storage, liasing with shippers, and freight forwarding through other modes of transport viz. road and rail.
  • Freight Pricing Trends - Freight pricing by mode of transport (USD/tonkm), over the review period, has been presented in this industry trend. The data has been used in assessing the inflationary environment, impact on trade, freight turnover (tonkm), freight and logistics market demand by mode of transport segments and hence the overall freight and logistics market size.
  • Freight Tonnage Trends - Freight tonnage (weight of goods in tons) handled by mode of transport, over the review period, has been presented in this industry trend. The data has been used as one of the parameters apart from average distance per shipment (km), freight volume (tonkm), and freight pricing (USD/tonkm) to assess the freight transport market size.
  • Freight Transport - Freight Transport refers to the hiring of a logistics service provider (outsourced logistics) for the transport of commodities (raw materials/final/intermediate/finished goods including both solids and fluids) from the origin to a destination within the country (domestic) or cross-border (international).
  • Freight and Logistics - External expenditure on (or outsourced) facilitation of freight transport (freight transportation), arrangement of freight transport through an agent (freight forwarding), warehousing and storage (temperature controlled or non-temperature controlled), CEP (domestic or international courier, express and parcel) and other value-added logistics services involved in the transportation of commodities (raw materials or finished goods including both solids and fluids) from the origin to a destination within the country (domestic) or cross-border (international), through one or more modes of transportation viz. road, rail, sea, air and pipelines constitute freight and logistics market.
  • Fuel Price - Fuel price spikes can cause delays and diruption for logistics service providers (LSPs), while drops in the same can result in higher short-term profitability and increased market rivalry to offer consumers with the best deals. Hence, the fuel price variations have been studied over the review period and presented along with the causes as well as market impacts.
  • GDP Distribution by Economic Activity - Nominal Gross Domestic Product and distribution of the same, across major economic sectors in the geography studied (country or region as per scope of the report) have been studied and presented in this industry trend. As GDP is positively related to the profitability and growth of logistics industry, this data has been used in adjunction to the input-output tables/ supply-use tables for analyzing the potential major contributing sectors towards the logistics demand.
  • GDP Growth by Economic Activity - Growth of Nominal Gross Domestic Product across major economic sectors, for the geography studied (country or region as per scope of the report) have been presented in this industry trend. This data has been utilized for assessing the growth of logistics demand from all the market end users (economic sectors considered here).
  • Inflation - Variations in both Wholesale Price Inflation (YoY change in producer price index) and Consumer Price Inflation have been presented in this industry trend. This data has been used to assess the inflationary environment as it plays a vital role in smooth functioning of the supply chain, directly impacting the logistics operational cost components e.g., pricing of tyres, driver wages & benefits, energy/fuel prices, maintenace costs, toll charges, warehousing rents, custom brokerage, forwarding rates, courier rates etc. hence impacting the overall freight and logistics market.
  • Infrastructure - As infrastructure plays a vital role in an economy's logistics performance, variables like length of roads, distribution of road length by surface category (paved v/s unpaved), distribution of road length by road classification (expressways v/s highways v/s other roads), rail length, volume of containers handled by major ports and tonnage handled by major airports have been analysed and presented in this industry trend.
  • Key Industry Trends - The report section named "Key Industry Trends" include all the key variables/parameters studied to better analyze the market size estimates and forecasts. All the trends have been presented in the form of data points (time series or latest available data points) along with analysis of the paramter in the form of concise market relevant commentary, for the geography studied (country or region as per the scope of report).
  • Key Strategic Moves - The action taken by a company to differentiate from its competitor or used as a general strategy is referred to as a key strategic move (KSM). This includes (1) Agreements (2) Expansions (3) Financial Restructuring (4) Mergers and Acquisitions (5) Partnerships, and (6) Product Innovations. Key players (Logistics Service Providers, LSPs) in the market have been shortlisted, their KSM have been studied and presented in this section.
  • Liner Shipping Bilateral Connectivity Index  - It indicates a country pair's integration level into global liner shipping networks and plays a crucial role in determining bilateral trade, which in turn potentially contributes toward the prosperity of a country and its surrounding region. Hence the major economies connected to the country/ region as per scope of the report, have been analyzed and presented in "Liner Shipping Connectivity" industry trend.
  • Liner Shipping Connectivity - This industry trend analyses the state of connectivity to the global shipping networks based on the status of maritime transport sector. It includes the analysis of liner shipping connectivity, bilateral shipping connectivity, and port liner shipping connectivity indices for the geography (country/ region as per scope of the report) over the review period.
  • Liner Shipping Connectivity Index  - It indicates how well countries are connected to global shipping networks based on the status of their maritime transport sector. It is based on five components of the maritime transport sector: (1) The number of shipping lines servicing a country, (2) The size of the largest vessel used on these services (in TEUs), (3) The number of services connecting a country to the other countries, (4) The total number of vessels deployed in a country, (5) The total capacity of those vessels (in TEUs).
  • Logistics Performance - Logistics Performance and Logistics Costs are the backbone of trade, and influences trade costs, making countries compete globally. Logistics performance is influenced by market wide adopted supply chain management strategies, government services, investments & policies, fuel/ energy costs, inflationary environment etc. Hence, in this industry trend, the logistics performance of the geography studied (country/ region as per the scope of report) has been analysed and presented over the review period.
  • Major Truck Suppliers - Market share of truck brands is influenced by factors like geographical preferences, portfolio of truck types, truck prices, local production, truck repair & maintenance service peneteration, customer support, technological innovations (like electric vehicles, digitalization, autonomous trucks), fuel efficiency, financing options, annual maintenance costs, availability of substitutes, marketing startegies etc. Hence, the distribution (share % for base year of the study) of truck sales volume for leading truck brands and commentary on current market scenario & market anticipation over the forecast period have been presented in this industry trend.
  • Manufacturing - This end user industry segment captures the external (outsourced) logistics expenditure incurred by the Manufacturing industry players. The end user players considered are the establishments primarily engaged in the chemical, mechanical or physical transformation of materials or substances into new products. Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) play a crucial role in maintaining a smooth flow of raw materials across the supply chain, enabling timely delivery of finished goods to distributors or end customers and storing & supplying the raw materials to clients for just-in-time manufacturing.
  • Maritime Fleet Load Carrying Capacity - Maritime fleet load carrying capacity depicts the development state of an economy's maritime infrastructure & trade. It is influenced by factors like volume of production, international trade, major end user industries, maritime connectivity, environmental regulations, investments in port infrastructure development, port container cargo handling capacity etc. This industry trend represents the maritime fleet load carrying capacity by type of ship viz. container ships, oil tankers, bulk carriers, general cargo, among other types alongwith the influencing factors for the geography studied (country/ region as per scope of the report), over the review period.
  • Modal Share - Freight Modal Share is influenced by factors like modal productivity, government regulations, containerization, distance of shipment, temperature control requirements, type of goods, international trade, terrain, speed of delivery, shipment weight, bulk shipments, etc. Also, modal share by tonnage (tons) and modal share by freight turnover (ton-km) differ as per average distance of shipments, weight of major commodity groups transported in the economy and number of trips. This industry trend represents the distribution of freight transported by mode of transport (tons as well as ton-km), for the study base year.
  • Oil and Gas, Mining and Quarrying - This end user industry segment captures the external (outsourced) logistics expenditure incurred by the extraction industry players. The end user players considered are the establishments that extract naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) covers entire phases from upstream to downstream and plays a crucial role in the transportation of machinery, drilling equipments, extracted minerals, crude oil & natural gas and refined/ processed products from one place to another.
  • Other End Users - Other end user segment captures the external (outsourced) logistics expenditure incurred by the financial services (BFSI), real estate, educational services, healthcare, and professional services (administrative, waste management, legal, architectural, engineering, design, consulting, scientific R&D). Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) plays a crucial role in the reliable movement of supplies and documents to/from these industries such as transporting any equipment or resources required, shipping confidential documents and files, movement of medical goods & supplies (surgical supplies and instruments, including gloves, masks, syringes, equipment) to name a few.
  • Other Services - Other Services segment captures revenue earned through (1) Value added services (VAS) for freight transportation by road, rail, air and sea & inland waterways, (2) VAS for marine cargo transportation (operation of terminal facilities such as harbours and piers, operation of waterway locks, navigation, pilotage and berthing activities, lighterage, salvage activities, lighthouse activities, among other miscellaneous support activities), (3) VAS for land freight transportation (operation of terminal facilities such as railway stations, stations for the handling of goods, operation of railroad infrastructure, switching and shunting, towing and road side assistance, liquefaction of gas for transportation purposes, among other miscellaneous support activities), (4) VAS for air cargo transportation (operation of terminal facilities such as airway terminals, airport and air-traffic-control activities, ground service activities on airfields, runway maintenance, inspection/ ferrying/ maintenance/ testing of aircrafts, aircraft fuelling services, among other miscellaneous support activities), (5) VAS for warehousing and storage service (operation of grain silos, general merchandise warehouses, refrigerated warehouses, storage tanks etc., storage of goods in foreign trade zones, blast freezing, crating goods for shipping, packing and preparing goods for shipping, labelling and/or imprinting the package, kit assembling and packaging services, among other miscellaneous support activities), and (6) VAS for courier, express and parcel service (pickup, sorting).
  • Port Calls and Performance - The performance of ports is key to an economy's freight movement, trade, global connectivity, successful growth strategies, investment attractiveness for production & distribution systems, and thus affects GDP, employment, per capita income and industrial growth. Hence, the port perfomance parameters like median time spent by vessels in the ports; average age, size, cargo carrying capacity, container carrying capacity, of vessels entering the ports, port calls, and container port throughput have been analysed and presented in this industry trend.
  • Port Liner Shipping Connectivity Index - It reflects a port's position in the global liner shipping network, wherein a higher value of index is associated with better connectivity. Efficient and well-connected ports (1) contribute towards minimizing transport costs, linking supply chains and supporting international trade, (2) pave the way for economies of scale and development of expertise by permitting producers to better exploit possibilities in domestic as well as foreign markets. Hence the major ports of strategic importance, in the country/ region as per scope of the report, have been analyzed and presented in "Liner Shipping Connectivity" industry trend.
  • Port Throughput - It reflects the amount of cargo or number of vessels a port handles annually. It can be related to (1) cargo tonnage, (2) container TEU, and (3) vessel calls. Port throughput in terms of total containers handled (TEU's), has been presented in the "Port Calls and Performance" industry trend.
  • Producer Price Inflation - It indicates inflation from viewpoint of the producers viz. the average selling price received for their output over a period of time. Annual change (YoY) of producer price index is reported as wholesale price inflation in the "Inflation" industry trend. As WPI captures dynamic price movements in most comprehensive way, it is widely used by governments, banks, industry, business circles and is deemed important in formulation of trade, fiscal and other economic policies. The data has been used in adjunction to consumer price inflation for better understanding the inflationary environment.
  • Segmental Revenue - Segmental Revenue has been triangulated or computed and presented for all the major players in the market. It refers to the freight and logistics market specific revenue earned by the company, over the base year of study, in the geography studied (country or region as per the scope of report). It is computed through the study and analysis of major parameters like financials, service portfolio, employee strength, fleet size, investments, number of countries present in, major economies of concern, etc. that have been reported by the company in its annual reports, webpage. For companies having scarce financial disclosures, paid databases like D&B Hoovers, Dow Jones Factiva have been resorted to and verified through industry/expert interactions.
  • Transport and Storage Sector GDP - Value and growth of Transport and Storage Sector GDP has a direct relation to the freight and logistics market size. Hence, this variable has been studied and presented over the review period, in value terms (USD) and as share % of total GDP, in this industry trend. The data has been supported by concise and relevant commentary around the investments, developments, and current market scenario.
  • Trends in E-Commerce Industry - Enhanced internet connectivity and boom in smartphone penetration, coupled with increasing disposable incomes, has led to a phenomenal growth in the e-commerce market globally. Online shoppers require fast and efficient delivery of their orders leading to an increase in the demand for logistics services especially e-commerce fulfilment services. Hence, the Gross Merchandise Value (GMV), historial and projected growth, breakup of major commodity groups in e-commerce industry for the studied geography (country or region as per scope of the report) have been analysed and presented in this industry trend.
  • Trends in Manufacturing Industry - Manufacturing industry involves the transformation of raw materials into finished products, while logistics industry ensures the efficient flow of raw materials to the factory, and the transport of manufactured products to the distributors & consumers. Demand-Supply of both industries are highly cross-linked and critical for a seamless supply chain. Hence, the Gross Value Added (GVA), breakup of GVA into major manufacturing sectors, and growth of manufacturing industry over the review period have been analysed and presented, in this industry trend.
  • Trucking Fleet Size By Type - Market share of truck types is influenced by factors like geographical preferences, major end user industries, truck prices, local production, truck repair & maintenance service peneteration, customer support, technological disruptions (like electric vehicles, digitalization, autonomous trucks) etc. Hence, the distribution (share % for base year of study) of truck parc volume by type of truck, market disruptors, truck manufacturing investments, truck specifications, truck use & import regulations, and market anticipation over the forecast period have been presented in this industry trend.
  • Trucking Operational Costs - The prime reasons for measuring/ benchmarking logistics performance of any trucking company are to reduce operational costs and increase profitability. On the other hand, measuring operational costs helps to identify whether and where to make operational changes to control expenses and identify areas for improved performance. Hence, in this industry trend, trucking operational costs and the variables involved viz. driver wages & benefits, fuel prices, repairs & maintenance costs, tyre costs etc. have been studied over the base year of study, and presented for the geography studied (country or region as per the scope of report).
  • Warehousing and Storage - Warehousing and storage segment captures revenue earned through the operation of general merchandise, refrigerated and other types of warehousing & storage facilities. These establishments take responsibility for storing the goods and keeping them secure in lieu of charges. Value added services (VAS) they may provide are considered to be a part of the "other services" segment. Here VAS refer to a range of services, related to the distribution of a customer's goods and can include labelling, breaking bulk, inventory control & management, light assembly, order entry & fulfillment, packaging, pick & pack, price marking & ticketing and transportation arrangement.
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade - This end user industry segment captures the external (outsourced) logistics expenditure incurred by the wholesalers and retailers. The end user players considered are the establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling or retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) plays a crucial role in the reliable movement of supplies to and finished products from production houses to the distributors and finally to the end customer covering activites like material sourcing, transportation, order fulfillment, warehousing & storage, demand forecasting, inventory management etc.
Keyword Definition
Axle Load The axle load of a wheeled vehicle is the total weight bearing on the roadway for all wheels connected to a given axle.
Back Haul Backhaul is the return movement of a transport vehicle from its original destination to its original point of departure.
Bill of Lading A bill of lading is a legal document issued by a carrier to a shipper that details the type, quantity, and destination of the goods being carried.
Bunkering Bunkering is the process of supplying fuel and/or gasoil to be used to power the propulsion system of a ship (such fuel is referred to as bunker). It includes the logistics of loading and distributing the fuel among available shipboard tanks. A person dealing in trade of bunker (fuel) is called a bunker trader.
Bunkering Service Bunkering service is the supply of a requested quality and quantity of bunkers to a ship.
C-commerce C-commerce (Collaborative commerce) describes electronically enabled business interactions among an enterprise’s internal personnel, business partners and customers throughout a trading community. The trading community could be an industry, industry segment, supply chain or supply chain segment.
Cabotage Transport by a vehicle registered in a country performed on the national territory of another country.
Cartage Agent A ground transportation service that provides pickup and delivery of freight in locations not served directly by an air or ocean carrier.
Contract logistics Contract logistics refers to the outsourcing of resource management tasks by one company to a third-party company specializing in logistical matters, such as transportation, warehousing, and order fulfillment.
Courier A business that is used to send messages, packages, etc. Courier service refers to the fast or quick, door to door pickup and delivery service for goods or documents. It can be local or international. A company that provides such delivery services is called a courier company. A courier company hires people to provide their services. Such a person hired by the courier service company is called a courier.
Cross docking Cross docking is a practice in logistics management that includes unloading incoming delivery vehicles and loading the materials directly into outbound delivery vehicles, omitting traditional warehouse logistical practices and saving time and money.
Cross Trade International transport between two different countries performed by a vehicle registered in a third country. A third country is a country other than the country of loading/embarkation and than the country of unloading/disembarkation.
Customs Clearance The procedures involved in getting cargo released by Customs through designated formalities such as presenting import license/permit, payment of import duties and other required documentations by the nature of the cargo such as FCC or FDA approval.
Customs seal Customs seal means a seal, stamp or any other preventive means affixed by customs officials to ensure the inviolability of goods, commercial means of transport or warehouses.
Dangerous Goods Dangerous goods (or hazardous materials or HAZMAT) include flammable liquids/solids, gases, compressed, liquified, dissolved under pressure, corrosives, oxidising substances, explosive substances and articles, substances, which on contact with water, emit flammable gasses, organic peroxides, toxic substances, infectious substances, radioactive materials, miscellaneous dangerous goods and articles.
Direct Shipment Direct shipment is a method of delivering goods from the supplier or the product owner to the customer directly. In most cases, the customer orders the goods from the product owner. This delivery scheme reduces transportation and storage costs, but requires additional planning and administration.
Drayage A drayage is a form of trucking service that connects the different modes of shipping (intermodal), such as ocean freight or air freight. It’s a short-haul trip that transports goods from one place to another, usually before or after its long-haul shipping process. Drayage trucks move cargo to and from various destinations, such as container ships, storage lots, order fulfillment warehouses, and rail yards. Typically, drayage only transports goods in short distances and operates only in one metropolitan area. It also requires only one trucker in a single shift.
Dry Docking Dry docking is a term used for repairs or when a ship is taken to the service yard. During dry docking, the whole ship is brought to a dry land so that the submerged portions of the hull can be cleaned or inspected.
Dry van A dry van is a type of semi-trailer that's fully enclosed to protect shipments from outside elements. Designed to carry palletized, boxed or loose freight, dry vans aren't temperature-controlled (unlike refrigerated “reefer” units) and can't carry oversized shipments (unlike flatbed trailers).
Feedering Transport service whereby loaded or empty containers in a regional are transferred to a “mother ship” for a long-haul ocean voyage.
Final Demand Final demand includes all types of commodities (goods as well as services) consumed as final use and might include personal consumption, or consumption by government, by businesses as capital investment, and as exports. includes all types of commodities (goods as well as services) consumed as final use and might include personal consumption, or consumption by government, by businesses as capital investment, and as exports.
First mile Delivery First mile delivery refers to the first stage of the transportation. This is when the parcel leaves the seller’s warehouse and is taken by the courier pick up agent to process it or take it to the warehouse. Once the package reaches the post office or the courier’s hub, it is then sorted and transported further until it reaches the customer’s doorstep.
Fiscal storage services It means a facility, clearly separated from other premises, where the excise goods are produced, processed, held, received or dispatched under a duty suspension arrangement by an authorized depositor, in the course of his business, under conditions laid down by the customs authorities.
Flat Bed It has a back body that is flatly shaped for easy loading and unloading of goods. The flatbed truck is mostly used to transport heavy, oversized, wide and indelicate goods.
Flatbed Truck A flatbed truck is a type of truck with rigid design. It has a back body that is flatly shaped for easy loading and unloading of goods. The flatbed truck is mostly used to transport heavy, oversized, wide and indelicate goods such as machinery, building supplies or equipment. Due to the truck open body, the goods transported with it must not be vulnerable to rain. By functionality, the flatbed truck is comparable to a flatbed trailer.
Freight Transit Time Transit time is how long it takes for a shipment to be delivered to its final destination after being picked up from a designated pick up point.
Halal Logistics It refers to the process of managing the logistics operations such as fleet management, storage/warehousing, and materials handling according to the principles of Shariah law in ensuring the integrity of the halal products at the point of consumption.
Haulage The commercial transport of goods.
Inbound Logistics Inbound logistics is the way materials and other goods are brought into a company. This process includes the steps to order, receive, store, transport and manage incoming supplies. Inbound logistics focuses on the supply part of the supply-demand equation.
Intermediate Demand Intermediate demand includes goods, services, and maintenance and repair construction sold to businesses, excluding capital investment.
International Loaded Place of loading of goods in reporting country (i.e., country in which the vehicle performing the transport is registered) and place of unloading in a different country.
International Unloaded Place of unloading of goods in reporting country (i.e., country in which the vehicle performing the transport is registered) and place of loading in a different country.
Last Mile Delivery Last mile delivery refers to the very last step of the delivery process when a parcel is moved from a transportation hub to its final destination—which, usually, is a personal residence or retail store.
Less than-Truck-Load (LTL) Less-than-truckload, also known as less-than-load (LTL), is a shipping service for relatively small loads or quantities of freight. An LTL provider combines the loads and shipping requirements of several different companies on their trucks, using a hub-and-spoke system to get goods to their destinations.
Locomotives Haluage The transport of coal, ore, workers, and materials underground by means of locomotive-hauled mine cars. The locomotive may be powered by battery, diesel, compressed air, trolley, or some combination such as battery-trolley or trolley-cable reel.
Milkrun A Milk Run is a delivery method used to transport mixed loads from various suppliers to one customer. Instead of each supplier sending a truck every week to meet the needs of one customer, one truck (or vehicle) visits the suppliers to pick up the loads for that customer. This method of transport got its name from the dairy industry practice, where one tanker used to collect milk from several dairy farms for delivery to a milk processing company.
Multi country consolidation ​​Multi-Country Consolidation (MCC) is a cost-effective solution that consolidates ones cargo from different countries of origin to build Full Container Loads (FCL). MCC is most suitable for companies that import light volumes of goods from multiple countries but want to take advantage o​​f the more economic FCL freight rates.
Multi-Modal Logistics Multimodal transportation or multimodal shipping refers to logistics and freight processes that require multiple modes of transportation.
Omni Channel Logistics Omnichannel distribution is a multichannel approach taken by companies to give customers a way to purchase and receive orders from several sales channels with one-touch seamless integration. Some of the ways include- 1. Buy online, then pick-up at the brick and mortar store; 2. Buy online, then have it delivered to the home or another location; 3.In store purchase, with the delivery either to the home or another location; 4. Drop ship from a warehouse or manufacturing center to store, home or other location; 5.Buy online, then return at store or online; 6. Buy online, then return online.
OOG cargo Out of Gauge (OOG) cargo is any cargo that can not be loaded into six-sided shipping containers simply because it is too large. The term is a very loose classification of all cargo with dimensions beyond the maximum 40HC container dimensions. That is a length beyond 12.05 meters – a width beyond 2.33 meters – or a height beyond 2.59 meters.
Other ships Other ships include: Liquefied petroleum gas carriers, liquefied natural gas carriers, parcel (chemical) tankers, specialized tankers, reefers, offshore supply vessels, tugboats, dredgers, cruise, ferries, other non-cargo ships
Other Specialised Cargo Other specialised goods include pre-slung goods (Goods, one or more items, supplied with a sling or slings), mobile units (Mobile Self Propelled Units, Non Self Propelled Units, unrolled vehicles), oversized equipment load (light and heavy machinery that is often too big or too heavy), high value freight that needs extra protection like electronics, financial services road freight.
Outsourced Freight Transport Transport for hire or reward; The carriage for remuneration of goods.
Pallets Raised platform, intended to facilitate the lifting and stacking of goods.
Part load A part load describes goods which only fills a truck partially. In essence, the quantity of the shipment is bigger than the Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipment. Also, the shipment cannot fully occupy a truck i.e. its capacity is much lower than a Full Truckload (FTL) shipment.
Paved Road Road surfaced with crushed stone (macadam) with hydrocarbon binder or bituminized agents, with concrete or with cobblestone.
Q-commerce Q-commerce, also referred to as quick commerce, is a type of e-commerce where emphasis is on quick deliveries, typically in less than an hour.
Quay A stone or metal platform lying alongside or projecting into water for loading and unloading ships.
Recommerce Recommerce is the selling of previously owned items through online marketplaces to buyers who reuse, recycle or resell them.
ReverseLogistics Reverse logistics is a type of supply chain management that moves goods from customers back to the sellers or manufacturers.
Road Freight Transport Service Hiring a trucking agency for transport of commodities (raw materials or manufactured goods including both solids and liquids) form the origin to a destination within the country (domestic) or cross-border (international) constitutes road freight transport market. The service might be Full-Truck-Load or Less than-Truck-Load, containerized or non-containerized, temperature controlled or non temperature controlled, short haul or long haul.
Roll-on/roll-off cargo Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are cargo ships designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, buses, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.
Swap bodies A swap body, swop body, exchangeable container or interchangeable unit, is one of the types of standard freight containers for road and rail transport.
Tank Barge A non-self-propelled vessel constructed or adapted primarily to carry liquid, solid or gaseous commodities or cargos in bulk in cargo spaces (or tanks) through rivers and inland waterways, and may occasionally carry commodities or cargos through oceans and seas when in transit from one inland waterway to another. The commodities or cargos transported are in direct contact with the tank interior.
Tautliner vehicle Tautliner and curtainsider are used as generic names for curtain sided trucks/trailers. The curtains are permanently fixed to a runner at the top and detachable rails/poles at front and rear, allowing the curtains to be drawn open and forklifts used all along the sides for easy and efficient loading and unloading. When closed for travel, vertical load restraint straps are attached to a rope rail beneath the truck bed, connecting the truck bed and curtain along both sides. Winches at either end of the curtain tension it, hence the 'Tautliner' name. This stops the curtain from flapping or drumming in the wind and can also help retain light loads from slipping sideways.
Transloading Transloading is a shipping term that refers to the transfer of goods from one mode of transportation to another en route to their ultimate destination.
Tsubo A Japanese unit of area equal to 35.58 square feet.
Unpaved Road Road with a stabilized base not surfaced with crushed stone, hydrocarbon binder or bituminized agents, concrete or cobblestone.
Vessel Husbandry Services It includes ship maintenance, repairs, cleaning, upkeep of the hull and rigging and equipment.
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India Freight and Logistics Market Research FAQs

The India Freight and Logistics Market size is expected to reach USD 317.27 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 9.46% to reach USD 545.56 billion by 2030.

In 2024, the India Freight and Logistics Market size is expected to reach USD 317.27 billion.

Allcargo Logistics Ltd. (including Gati Express & Supply Chain Private Limited), Blue Dart Express Ltd., Container Corp. of India Ltd., Delhivery Limited and DHL Group are the major companies operating in the India Freight and Logistics Market.

In the India Freight and Logistics Market, the Freight Transport segment accounts for the largest share by logistics function.

In 2024, the Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) segment accounts for the fastest growing by logistics function in the India Freight and Logistics Market.

In 2023, the India Freight and Logistics Market size was estimated at 317.27 billion. The report covers the India Freight and Logistics Market historical market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the India Freight and Logistics Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029 and 2030.

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