Growth in international trade, particularly containerised commodities such as textile, automobile, auto components, engineering and capital goods as well as increased demand for one-stop solutions with specialised value-added services are driving the demand for containerisation.
During 2012-13 and 2015-16, there has been a slight increase in the share of container traffic handled by all Indian ports in total seaborne trade. In July 2016, IR opened its parcel business segment to CTOs. Now, CTOs are allowed to run parcel trains.
The Road Freight Index indicates a marginal increase in freight rates during April to October 2016. With regard to shipping, the World Container Index, a composite of container freight rates on eight major routes, has more than doubled in the last one year.
The Ministry of Shipping has taken several initiatives to improve container handling at ports. All the 12 major and six non-major ports have been integrated online with the port community system. Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange system has been implemented at major ports. The Ministry of Railways has brought additional containerised commodities under the concessional FAK rates. IR has started its first time-tabled container train operations.
Basic custom and excise duty on refrigerated containers have been reduce. New plans for developing a specific programme for the development of MMLPs, together with multi-modal transport facilities. Logistics start-ups will be allowed to use the railways for end-to-end solutions.
The quality of India’s road infrastructure remains a major impediment. Further, expansion of the rail network as well as capacity at Indian ports has been very slow.
India’s freight industry is heavily dependent upon inefficient and costly road transport. This is mainly owing to bottlenecks in hinterland connectivity resulting in higher lead times in cargo movement and higher turnaround time. Stringent and time consuming custom inspection procedures are major area that needs attention. Improving efficiency and throughput, enabling faster evacuation, rationalising tariffs and fees, and modernising berths and port gates by deploying IT solutions are also necessary.
Six major projects in roads, ports, inland waterways and railways - Bharat Mala, Setu Bharatam, district connectivity, Sagarmala, port-rail connectivity, 106 national waterways development - have been announced by the government in the recent past. These will indirectly benefit the container sector in the future. Timely implementation of GST is also necessary for improving operational efficiencies. In addition, a lot needs to be done in terms of providing end-to-end integrated logistics services.
The data sources in this report is both primary and secondary. The primary data is obtained from sources such as related ministries, industry experts, private companies, Conferences organized by us for the related sector etc. The secondary sources include annual reports of companies, industry associations, paid databases, web sites, etc. The analysts and researchers combine the information from these primary and secondary sources with their industry expertise to synthesize the data presented in the report. Surveys and interviews are also conducted for this research. For the surveys, Interviews with key players and relevant people in the sector are mainly conducted. They are mostly via telephonic as well as personal interviews.
Section I: Market Size and Outlook
- Investments, Opportunities and Outlook
- Impact of GST
- Dedicated Freight Corridor
- Inland Water Transport
- Coastal Shipping
- Refrigerated Container Transport
- CFSs and ICDs
- Logistics Parks and FTWZs
Adani CMA Mundra Terminal, Adani Hazira Container Terminal, Adani Mundra Container Terminal, APM Terminals Mumbai, Chennai Container Terminal Limited, Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal, Kandla International Container Terminal, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal, Mundra International Container Terminal, Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal, Etc
Each player profile covers information on traffic handled, capacity, capacity utilization, draught levels, equipment planned expansion, etc.
Section IV: Profiles of Container Train Operators
Adani Logistics Limited, Arshiya Rail Infrastructure Limited, Container Corporation of India Limited, Central Warehousing Corporation, Gateway Rail Freight Limited, TransRail Logistics Limited, Sical Multimodal and Rail Transport Limited, International Cargo Terminals and Rail Infrastructure Private Limited, Etc
Each profile covers information on company overview, existing infrastructure, network/route covered, financial performance, future plans, key contacts, etc
- Adani Logistics Limited
- Arshiya Rail Infrastructure Limited
- Central Warehousing Corporation
- Container Corporation of India Limited
- Gateway Rail Freight Limited
- International Cargo Terminals
- Rail Infrastructure Private Limited
- Sical Multim