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Strategic Analysis of the Indian Western Dedicated Rail Freight Corridor and Its Impact on Indian Logistics, 2017-2041

  • Report

  • 122 Pages
  • December 2018
  • Region: India
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4721287

Freight Flows in India to be Revolutionised With Modern Facilities and State-of-the-art Equipment

With the construction of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), India would explore new opportunities along the corridor to best utilise its capacity and efficiency in the transportation of freight. Indian cold chain logistics will benefit from this due to the demand for fresh produce to be conveniently delivered to end users at their door steps. This would also allow import of goods on a global scale as people start demanding goods all-year round irrespective of domestic seasonal availability, as they can be transported and stored in refrigerated trucks and cold storage warehouses.

Consumption of cold stored products is becoming increasingly popular in India, with a large working population seeking convenience in fresh produce that is preserved for longer shelf life. This growing need for cold stored products and off-season products around the year, is beneficial for setting up cold storage facilities in and around the dedicated freight corridors and in-freight trains. Cold chain logistics in India is fragmented and is highly unorganised, allowing international participants in the cold chain market to take charge of the market and have more organised distribution of consumer products. Opening the market for international participants would allow new, innovative logistics technology to be available in India and would enable existing participants in the Indian logistics market to adopt them through intelligent partnerships with the companies entering the market.

Freight transportation in India is expected to have a 15% year-on-year increase for the next decade due to the growing demand for imported products for consumption and cold storage products among the urban working population. The existing volumes of  cold storage trucks are highly insufficient with the demand being 60,000 reefer trucks and the current capacity at 10,000 reefer trucks. Upgrading freight trains to be cold-storage compatible and utilising trucks to cater to the first- and last-mile requirements would be the ideal for cold chain products to be efficiently delivered to end consumers in pristine condition.

Research Highlights
This research service provides company profiles of all key logistics solution providers, cold chain product distributors, cold storage companies, and online retailers for consumer goods in India. It also encompasses market shares of key companies in the industries considered, market drivers and market restraints, and key areas of growth opportunities. Challenges faced by these companies in India are explained in detail along with ideas on mitigating the situation to make these services more efficient and the products more reliable. The roles played by the ministries in India are also explained and the benefits for industry participants in cold chain logistics are included as well.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
  • Key Findings
  • Introduction to the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC)
  • Introduction to Temperature-controlled Logistics in India
  • Challenges in Temperature-controlled Rail Transportation
  • Key Findings and Future Outlook

2. Research Aims, Objectives, and Scope
  • Research Scope
  • Research Aims and Objective
  • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Research Methodology

3. Introduction to the Indian Dedicated Freight Corridor
  • Introduction to the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC)
  • Distinct Roles and Responsibilities-DFCCIL and Indian Railways
  • Planned Dedicated Freight Corridor Network
  • The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC)
  • Construction of the WDFC-Current Status
  • Western Dedicated Freight Corridor-Technical Features
  • Western Dedicated Freight Corridor-Impacts on Commodities
  • Policies Regarding Logistics Hubs Between Delhi and Mumbai
  • Logistics Hubs Along the WDFC and Their Proposed Features
  • Salient Facilities of Logistics Hubs
  • Inland Container Depots and Facilities Along the WDFC

4. Introduction to the Indian Temperature-controlled Transportation (Cold Chain) in Rail and Logistics Market
  • Introduction to Cold Chain in the Rail and Logistics Market in India
  • Market Size for Cold Chain in Rail and Logistics Market in India
  • Cold Storage Capacity in India
  • Cold Chain Utilisation in India
  • Modal Movement of Commodities Across India
  • Ideal Requirements for Temperature-controlled Logistics
  • Challenges in Temperature-controlled Transportation
  • Temperature-controlled Market-Forecast Methodology
  • Forecast of Temperature-controlled Transport Market: 2009–2021

5. Current Challenges of the Indian Cold Chain in Rail and Logistics Market
  • Challenges in Cold Chain in the Rail and Logistics Market-Transportation
  • Challenges in Cold Chain in Rail and Logistics-Entire Value Chain
  • Extent of Challenges in the Indian Cold Chain in the Rail and Logistics Market
  • Cold Chain in the Rail and Logistics Market-Stakeholders’ Perception Analysis
  • Key Retail Trends in Indian Cold Chain in the Rail and Logistics Market
  • End Customer Perceptions Towards Frozen Food in India

6. Local Climate and Technologies in Temperature-controlled Transportation
  • Climatic Conditions Across India
  • Major Applications of Temperature Control in India
  • Product Holding Life Vs. Storing Temperature
  • Regulations for Refrigerated Transportation of Vaccines and Other Medicines
  • Technologies in Temperature-controlled Transportation
  • Technologies in Temperature-controlled Storage
  • Technologies in Temperature-controlled Boxes/Packages
  • Regulations on Temperature-controlled Transportation Regarding Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Permission System-Temperature-controlled Transportation and Storage for Food Safety and Hygiene

7. Temperature-controlled Transportation Market Size-Total Market
  • Estimation of Costs on Temperature-controlled Transport-Truck, Rail, and DFC
  • Cost Comparison for Temperature-controlled Transport on Truck and DFC
  • Estimation of Revenue on Temperature-controlled Transport on Western Corridor-All Scenarios

8. Indian Cold Chain Market Company Profiles
  • Profile-PescaFresh
  • Business Model of PescaFresh
  • Profile-Atsuya Technologies
  • Business Model of Atsuya Technologies
  • Profile-RINAC
  • Business Model of RINAC
  • Profile-BigBasket
  • Business Model of BigBasket
  • Profile-Geetee Carriers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Business Model of Geetee Carriers
  • Profile-Transport Corporation of India
  • Business Model of TCI-Cold Chain
  • Profile-Future Supply Chain Solutions
  • Business Model of Future Supply Chain
  • Profile-Kool-ex
  • Business Model of Kool-ex

9. Funding Schemes in Temperature-controlled Railway Transportation
  • Major Government Funding Schemes

10. Estimation of Cost and Environmental (CO2) Impact by DFC
  • Annual Freight Volumes and GHG Emissions-No DFC Scenario
  • Annual Freight Movement Along WDFC With Scenarios of Modal Shift
  • Annual GHG Emissions Along WDFC With Scenarios of Modal Shift
  • Annual Freight Volumes and GHG Emissions in 2041-All Scenarios
  • Cumulative Freight Volumes and GHG Emissions in 2016 to 2041-All Scenarios
  • Estimated Penetration of Cold Chain Operations-All Scenarios
  • Estimation of Specific GHG Emissions-Road, Conventional Rail, and DFC
  • Temperature-controlled Freight Volumes and GHG Emissions-No DFC Scenario
  • Annual Temperature-controlled Freight Movement Along WDFC With Scenarios of Modal Shift
  • Annual Temperature-controlled GHG Emissions Along WDFC With Scenarios of Modal Shift
  • Annual Temperature-controlled Freight Volumes and GHG Emissions in 2041-All Scenarios
  • Cumulative Temperature-controlled Freight Volumes and GHG Emissions in 2016 to 2041-All Scenarios
  • Current Air Quality in Delhi and Mumbai
  • Government Initiatives and Plans to Reduce Air Pollution
  • National Level Strategy to Address Air Pollution Concerns
  • Secondary Impacts of Air Pollution
  • Analysis of the Effect of Improvement in Environment Along the WDFC
  • Current Air Quality Scenario and Projections With DFC in Delhi
  • Modal Shift to Rail and Environmental Improvement Impacts

11. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
  • Growth Opportunity 1-Business Models and Partnerships
  • Growth Opportunity 2-Mega Trends Impact and New Capabilities
  • Growth Opportunity 3-Disruptive Applications and New Capabilities
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

12. Conclusion
  • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Legal Disclaimer

13. Appendix
  • Market Engineering Methodology
  • List of Exhibits

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Atsuya Technologies
  • BigBasket
  • Future Supply Chain Solutions
  • Geetee Carriers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kool-ex
  • PescaFresh
  • Transport Corporation of India