Netscribes' latest market research report titled Freight Forwarding Market in India 2015 states that India is expected to witness considerable growth in freight market provided freight companies diversify their business to other logistic segments. The Indian freight market is rapidly being aided by improved warehousing infrastructure and growth in containerized cargo, which necessitates a robust freight network. Amongst the segments, air and sea freight together contribute maximum to the market in terms of value, however volume-wise they carry the minimum freight. Further inland water transportation has tremendous scope in the domestic market. An overall comparative analysis of the domestic transport sector highlights the modal composition in freight movement, with road being the dominant mode of transport and indicates the advantages of coastal shipping and inland water transport. Global comparison of the same highlights that the Indian transportation sector has tremendous scope to improvise, invest and improve on in order to exploit the potentials of the freight market. The current market is largely mulled by rising freight costs due to volatile fuel prices, lack of skilled manpower and infrastructural bottlenecks. However, a surge of government initiatives in the form of National Highways Development Project (NHDP), Special Accelerated Road Development Program in North East (SARDP-NE) and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in the road sector, development of Dedicated Freight Corridor of Indian Railways, port sector initiatives and shift to GST regime are providing the necessary impetus to the freight industry. Emergence of EDI platform, UPLIFT - universal platform for logistics & integrated freight transport and 4S eTrans built on J2EE platform is some recent technology trends in the freight industry. Focus on emerging trade lines and diversifying business portfolio to multiple logistics segments are the key strategies to expect a sustainable growth trajectory in the sector.
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Slide 1: Executive Summary Macroeconomic Indicators Slide 2: GDP at Factor Cost: Quarterly (2011-12 - 2014-15), Inflation Rate: Monthly (Jul 2013 - Dec 2013) Slide 3: Gross Fiscal Deficit: Monthly (Feb 2013 - Jul 2013), Exchange Rate: Half Yearly (Apr 2014 - Sep 2014) Slide 4: Lending Rate: Annual (2011-12 - 2014-15), Trade Balance: Annual (2010-11 - 2013-14), FDI: Annual (2009-10 - 2012-13) Introduction Slide 8-14: Evolution of the Freight Forwarder, Freight Forwarding - Supply Chain Integration, Freight Forwarding - Definition and Types, Freight Forwarding - Value Chain, Freight Forwarding - Service Areas, Freight Forwarders - Streams of Income, Market Overview Slide 16-24: Asia - Pacific Market Overview, Logistics Market Overview - India, Logistics Performance Indicator (2010 - 2014), Logistic Market Size & Growth (2013 - 2018e), Freight Forwarding Market - Market Size and Growth (2013 - 2018e), Modal Share in Freight Transport - value and volume wise (2013), Attractiveness of Freight Forwarding Market in India, Market Structure - Freight Forwarding, Factors for Selecting Transportation Mode, Freight Forwarding Market In India - SWOT Analysis Segments and Features Slide 26-50: Freight Forwarding - Segments, Services and Benefits, Freight Forwarding - Key Characteristics, Road Freight - Market Size and Growth (2005 - 2014), Golden Quadrilateral and NSEW (North-South-East-West) Road Corridor, National Highway Development Program (NHDP), Evolution and Composition of the Existing Trucking Industry, Railway Freight - Market Size and Growth (2005 - 2014), Railway Freight - Total Annual Goods Carried (2008 - 2012), Freight Load Forecast - Selected Commodities (2014e - 2016e), Railway Freight Earnings (2010-11 - 2013-14), Railway Freight Rates (2008-08 - 2011-12), Investment Scenario in Indian Railways, Air Freight - Market Size and Growth (2005 - 2014), Freight Handled by Major Airports (2013, Jan - Sep ), Growth in Freight Movement (2012-13 - 2013-14), Growth in Freight Earnings (2012-13 - 2013-14), Air Cargo Output through all Indian Airports (2005-06 - 2012-13), Emergence and Growth of New Cargo Centers, Efficiency of Cargo Handling Facilities, Sea Freight - Market Size and Growth (2005 - 2014), Maritime Agenda: Vision 2020, Sources of Income for the Port Sector, Capacity Expansion and Investment Opportunities along East Coast Ports, Coastal Shipping and Inland Water Transport (IWT) Penetration, IWT Freight - Market Size and Growth (2007-08 - 2013-14) Comparative Analysis Slide 53-57: Indian Transportation Sector Particulars vs. Global Benchmark (2013), Comparative Benefit of Coastal Shipping and IWT, Freight Movement-Road Transport vs. Railways (2010 - 2014), Efficiency and Resource Utilization - Indian Ports, Drivers & Challenges Slide 59: Drivers and Challenges - Summary Slide 60-70: Drivers Slide 71-79: Challenges Government Initiatives Slide 82: Role of Government - Summary Slide 83-93 - FDI Regime - Sectors Pertaining to the Freight Forwarding Industry, FDI Equity Inflows over the Years (2008-09 - 2012-13), FDI in Transport and Infrastructure (2013, Jan - Sep ), DFC Advantages in Freight Movement, Projection of Increased Freight Volume through DFC (2016-17e - 2021-22e), DFC Attractiveness - Comparative Analysis, Shift to GST Tax Regime, Shipbuilding Subsidy and Investments, Government Road Building Programs, Infrastructure Initiatives - Union Budget 2014 Sustainable Procurement Guidelines Slide 95-99: Sustainable Procurement of Freight Forwarding Services, Key Environmental Impacts, Solutions to be implemented by Freight Forwarders Depending on Mode of Transport, Steps to Develop a Sustainable Procurement of Freight Transportation Services Standard Trading Conditions for Freight Forwarders Slide 101-103: Freight Forwarder's Role, Performance of the Contract, Freight Forwarder's Liability, Right to Lien Detention, Time Limit, Jurisdiction, Arbitration, Warehousing Technological Trends Slide 105-111: Information Flow through the Logistics Value Chain, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Universal Platform for Logistics and Integrated Freight Transport (UPLIFT), 4S eTrans built on J2EE Platform, Technology Adoption by Leading Players Competitive Landscape Slide 113: Porter's Five Forces Analysis Slide 114-118: Competitive Benchmarking Slide 119-143: Major Public Players Slide 144-168: Major Private Players Slide 169-172: Other Players - Company Information Investments Slide 174-177: Benefits of the Acquiring Company, Benefits for the Acquired Company, Outbound M&A Deals, JVs and other Investments Strategic Recommendation Slide 179-184: Funding and Investment, Compliance and Registration, Risks Involved, Focus on Emerging Trade lines, Diversification of Business and Case Studies Appendix Slide 186: Key Ratios Description Slide 187: Sources of Information
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Segments and Features 1. Types of Freight Forwarding (Segments Served, Services and Customer Benefits) 2. Progress of National Highway Development Program (2012-13) 3. Railways - Expansion Plans and Recent Investments 4. Government Initiatives in Aviation Sector - Plan and Investment (2002 - 2017e) 5. Emergence and Growth of New Cargo Centers 6. Efficiency Analysis of Cargo Handling Facilities 7. IWT - Routes and Distance Covered Comparative Analysis 1. Indian Transportation Sector Particulars vs. Global Benchmark (2013) 2. Comparative Benefit Analysis of Coastal Shipping and IWT over Other Modes of Transport 3. Comparison of Indian Ports vs. Global Benchmark Drivers & Challenges 1. Total Traffic Handled at Major Ports (2002-03 - 2012-13) 2. Comparisons :International vs. Indian Freight Forwarders 3. Freight Rates on 9-tons Payload truck 4. Status of Mega Projects in Transport Sector (2013) Government Initiative 1. Proposed Timelines for DFC Construction 2. Shipbuilding Subsidy and Investments (2010-12 - 2017-20e) Competitive Landscape 1. Public Trading Comparables 2. Company Profiles (All Companies) a. Company Information (All Companies) b. Products and Services (All Companies) c. Key People (All Companies) d. Key Financial Performance Indicators (Only Public Companies) e. Key Ratios (All Companies) f. Business Highlights (All Companies) 3. Company Information - Other Companies Investments 1. Outbound M&A Deals, JVs and other Investments Strategic Recommendation 1. Top Products Exported from India (2013-14) Appendix 1. Key Ratios Description 2. Sources of Information
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