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Logistics Market in India, Industrial Warehousing in India, Inland Container Depots in India – Ken Research

How India Logistics Market Is Positioned?

Overview: India Logistics Market comprises of both organized and unorganized players which provide both logistics and warehousing services in the country. However, 90% of the market is unorganized and contribute a major chunk of the revenue in the market.

Due to high growth in manufacturing and industrial sector, players have begun turning to 3PL (Third Party Logistics). They have also been witnessed to adopt new technology. The country is reeling with a dip in industrial and manufacturing performance and is thus causing a growth to slow down. However, the government is investing in improving the transport infrastructure of the country through massive projects and by enacting major policy changes to help the logistics sector.

India Logistics Market

Market: The logistics market has seen significant growth in the last few years, recording a CAGR of ~% during FY14-FY19 primarily due to increasing manufacturing performance and infrastructure investment.  The logistics sector is boosted by rising foreign trade and increase in the domestic manufacturing and consumption, which facilitates creation of demand of logistics services. The freight forwarding sector is the leading segment towards the revenues of the logistics industry, followed by warehousing and courier & parcel activities. The other sectors include value added services, e-commerce deliveries and 3PL market.

India Logistics and Warehousing Market

By Service Mix: Freight forwarding segment has dominated the logistics industry of India and has grown at a five-year CAGR of ~% during the period FY14-FY19. The market was witnessed to grow from $ ~ Billion in FY14 to $ ~ Billion in FY19. This is primarily due to infrastructural investments, increasing foreign trade, and growth of e-commerce market. Increasing export and import value has positively impacted the freight forwarding industry of the country. Unorganised market and Overcapacity create huge competition in the industry, leading to undercutting of price by smaller players. Poor infrastructure, driver shortage, last mile problems, lack of technology penetration is few of the structural problems in the market.

Warehousing to growth at a CAGR of ~% driven by ₹ 2 Trillion investments in 35 logistics parks catering to key production & consumption centres aggregating the warehousing industry. Warehousing market is the second largest contributor in the logistics industry of India and reached $ ~ Billion in FY19 owing to increasing trade, introduction of GST, and growth of e-commerce.

Courier Express and Parcel market acquired a revenue share of ~% in FY19 which was an increment from the 2014. The industry is still growing with the increasing investment in the logistics centres by the government. CEP market is expected to witness high CAGR of about ~% during FY19-24 due increase in express demand from the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector & e-Commerce expansion1

India Freight Forwarding Market Segmentation

By Mode of Service: India freight forwarding market was dominated by road freight in terms of revenue owing to better infrastructure as compared to other modes. Rail freight and sea freight acquired the second and third largest share respectively in terms of revenue FY19.

India Warehousing Market Segmentation

By Business Model: The industrial and retail warehouses dominated the overall UAE warehousing market with a area share of ~% in 2019. This is primarily due to increasing investment in the economy.

By End Users: The major end users of warehousing services in India include 3PL, e-commerce, retail, engineering and manufacturing, electronics, and others.

Organised Industrial Warehouses by Grade A and Grade B Warehouses: Grade A warehouses accounted for ~% of the total organised warehouses and Grade B accounts for the remaining ~%.

India Cold Chain Market

The cold chain sector in India has not progressed at par with the global developments in the monitoring and control technologies. Even though new entrants in the sector are employing some of these modern technologies, most of the earlier generation cold storages are still dependent on the manual modes of monitoring assisted with conventional measuring systems.

India has a wide range of climate and physio-geographical conditions which restrict the availability of fruits and vegetables all over the year. An efficient cold chain ensures delivery of produce throughout the year. Agriculture is a seasonal activity which results in surplus production in peak season whereas a lacuna in offseason. The presence of temperature-controlled environment facilitates storage of the processed and fresh products; the products are processed /packed in bulk during peak season and stored in the controlled atmosphere so as to supply in the off-season. The overall revenue generated by the Cold Chain Market has increased from ₹ ~ Billion in FY14 to ₹ ~ Billion in FY19 at a positive CAGR of ~%during the period.

By Service: The majority of the revenues in the market was contributed by cold transportation, with a share of ~% and cold storages accounted for remaining ~%.

Cold Storage by Temperature: Freezers dominated the revenue in the cold storage market, with a massive share of ~% in FY19. It is followed by Chillers and Ambient. Cold chain industry consists of multiple players, of which are 85% of unorganized Players who are unable to invest much in the technology required to build high quality cold storages along with reefer trucks. 36% of the total players are small players with capacity less than 1000MT and their lower margins further limit their ability to maintain quality standards and invest in growth.

Cold Transportation by Mode of Transportation: The cold transportation market is dominated by road freight, accounting for ~%, followed by other modes.

Key Segments Covered: –

Freight Forwarding Market

By Revenue by Mode of Transportation

Road Freight (Volume and Revenue)

Rail Freight (Revenue)

Sea Freight (Revenue)

Air Freight (Revenue)

Warehousing Market

Space by Business Model



Cold Storage


Warehousing Space by Region










Space by End User




Engineering & Manufacturing



Cold Chain Market

Revenue by Service

Cold Transportation

Cold Storage

Revenue by Temperature Range




Snapshot on Co-Packing Market in India

Companies Covered


Agarwal Packers and Movers

Varuna Group


VRL Logistics

Blue Dart



NTC Logistics India

KerryIndev Logistics

Stellar Value Chain

Shree Shubham Logistics

Central Warehousing Corporation

Avvashya CCI

Rhenus Logistics

Avanthi Warehousing Services

ATR Warehousing

Snowman Logistics

Coldman Logistics

ColdStar Logistics


Gubba Cold Storage

Crystal Group

Key Target Audience

Freight Forwarding Companies

E Commerce Logistics Companies

3PL Companies

Consultancy Companies

Logistics/Warehousing Companies

Real Estate Companies/ Industrial Developers

Time Period Captured in the Report: –

Historical Period – 2014-2019

Forecast Period – 2020-2024F

Key Topics Covered in the Report: –

India Logistics Market

India Logistics Industry

India Air Freight Market

India Cold Chain Market

Logistics Market in India

India Rail Freight Market

India Sea Freight Market

Logistics Industry in India

India Cold Storage Market

India Warehousing Market

India Warehousing Industry

Warehousing Prices in India

Warehousing Market in India

Warehousing Industry in India

India Logistics Market Forecast

Industrial Warehousing in India

Indian logistics industry Report

Number of Warehouses in India

Indian logistics industry analysis

Inland Container Depots in India

For More Information on the research report, refer to below link: –

India Logistics Industry Growth

Related Reports by Ken Research: –

UAE Cold Chain Market Outlook To 2025 – By Cold Storage (Ambient, Chilled And Frozen Warehousing) And Cold Transport (Land, Sea And Air), By End User (Dairy Products, Meat And Seafood, Pharmaceuticals, Fruits And Vegetables And Others) And By Ownership (Integrated And Contract Logistics)

UAE Logistics And Warehousing Market Outlook To 2025 – By Road , Sea And Air Freight Forwarding; Domestic And International Freight, Major Flow Corridors, Integrated And Contract Freight Forwarding; By Warehousing (Industrial / Retail, CFS / Inland Container Depot & Cold Storage, Agriculture), End Users (Manufacturing, Retail, Food And Beverage, Automotive, Oil And Gas, Healthcare), Type Of Warehouses; By Courier Express & Parcel Market , And, E-Commerce Logistics

Turkey Logistics And Warehousing Market Outlook To 2025 – By Domestic And International Freight Forwarding Throughput, Revenue & Flow Corridor (Road Freight And Pipelines, Sea, Air And Rail Freight), By Warehousing (Industrial / Retail, Container Freight / Inland Container Depot & Cold Storage), By 3PL, Courier Express & Parcel, Domestic And Cross Border E-Commerce Logistics

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Ankur Gupta, Head Marketing & Communications


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