Logistics ensures the swift movement of goods and resources and is the backbone of any economy. Logistics companies in India are growing at a terrific pace and are engaged in providing the best solutions backed by advanced technology and high safety and security standards.
The logistics industry in India employs over 20 million people and serves as a significant partner for all major sectors like retailing, gas and petroleum, manufacturing and more. The country spends about 14.4 percent of its GDP on logistics and transportation and its market is expected to be worth $307 billion by the end of 2020 according to a report released by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.
Below is a list of all big names in the Logistics Industry of India that offer seamless services and stand up to the expectations of their clients.
1. First flight
Founded in the year 1986, First Flight has become a global player with about 9 international offices and 1200 domestic offices across India. It is renowned for its smooth and instant services and has gained fine credibility over the years. Some of the leading e-commerce companies like Flipkart, Shop Clues, Paytm, Myntra and more are served by First Flight.
Being one of the top logistics companies in the country, Gati truly stands to its name and is popular as a supply chain solutions provider. It flaunts its numerous services like delivering domestic, commercial and industrial freight while covering 672 districts out of 676 districts in the country. It also provides sea cargo, warehousing facilities, airfreight, and other logistic solutions. Gati Kintetsu, Kausar India Ltd, and Gati International are some of its subsidiaries
DTDC is one of the leading logistic companies in India and began with an aim to improve the supply chain system of the country. Its headquarter is in Bangalore and about 22,000 employees are working in the company. It provides a plethora of services that include e-commerce solutions, premium express delivery, international and domestic couriers, etc. while it also offers solutions like multi-vendor management, last-mile delivery marketplace listing and more.
Safexpress has emerged as a leading logistics player in India and is continuously growing while providing efficient services. It provides various services like express distribution, third party logistics and consulting. It also offers value-added logistics services like delivering e-commerce orders within and outside the country.
FedEx is the largest express transportation company in the world and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. It is popular for its overnight shipping services and also updates the customers with the package location. It serves in more than 220 countries while handling about 3.6 million shipments daily. Its diverse services include domestic and international courier services, reverse logistics, express delivery, e-commerce logistics and much more.
6. Agarwal Packers and Movers
Agarwal Packers and Movers is among the top logistics companies in India and was established in the year 1987. It is renowned for moving household goods and has done over 18 lakh shifting all together till date. The company has about 102 offices that serve a whopping number of 1264 locations. Its diverse services include aviation logistics, warehousing, transportation, packing and moving domestically as well as internationally, supply chain and more.
7. All Cargo Logistics
Headquartered in Mumbai, All Cargo is one of the largest logistics companies in India. It has about 200 offices in 90 different countries and employs more than 8000 people across the globe. It is also among the global leaders in LCL (Less Than Container Load) and FCL (Full Container Load) sea freight. It provides a number of services such as supply chain management, air cargo, reverse logistics, inland container depot, contract logistics and more.
Established in the year 1969, DHL is headquartered in Mumbai and is one of the best logistics companies in the country. It set foot internationally and has spread in more than 200 countries and territories all around the globe. DHL is a part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group that is amongst the world’s leading logistics and postal companies. DHL offers a number of services like supply chain solutions, warehousing and distribution, express delivery, global forwarding and more.
9. Blue dart
Headquartered in Chennai, Blue Dart was founded in the year 1983. It is the first logistics company in India that started with the International Air package service. It has been voted as a Super Brand for nine years in a row now. It is known for its advanced technologically driven innovations and is a big name in the country. It has about 85 warehouses at various locations in India and is also a premier courier and integrated express package distribution company in South Asia. It provides all logistics solutions that are carried with high security and safety standards.
10. TNT Express
TNT Express was established in the year 2011 in Australia and its head office in India is located in Bangalore. It has a strong global presence and does about 1 million deliveries every day. Its service areas include shipping, international and domestic couriers, premium express delivery, air cargo, train cargo, reverse logistics, priority courier, etc. It also has expertise in dealing with heavy machinery, medical supplies, legal documents and more. It also has a mobile application that allows people to track their shipment and provides information about the timing, cost, and other details.
11. Indian railway
The IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism and Corporation) is enlisted in the world’s top logistics companies while having the fourth largest network across the globe. It is also ranked as the top travel company in India. It offers express delivery, international delivery, e-commerce logistics, warehousing, and distribution. It has a network of about 8500 stations across the country. It carried a stupendous amount of 1.2 billion tons of freight across India during the financial year 2015-16. IRCTC even has the largest network of warehouses and yards all across India and also provides logistics for sea cargo containers. It is truly the pride of the country.
12. Global express logistics
Global Express Logistics is one of the leading supply chain providers and has been into operation for more than four decades now. The company is enlisted in the top ten logistics companies in India and is a reputed and credible company in the country. It offers a plethora of high standard services that include supply chain consulting, warehouse and consolidation, project and heavy cargo services, ocean freight and other services. It has highly efficient freight rates and makes use of robust information technology.
13.Aegis Logistics Ltd
Aegis Group has consolidated itself in energy logistics and has gained strong credibility over the years. Though handling fuels is a perilous task but Aegis Group has proved to be one of the best logistics service providers in this field as they have high safety standards. It is India’s leading company that serves in the oil, gas and chemical logistics sector. Each of the major state-run or private energy companies rely on Aegis for all their logistics needs.
CONCOR or the Container Corporation Of India Ltd was subsumed under the Companies Act in March 1988 as an enterprise of the Government of India. It took over seven International Container Depots (ICDs) from the Indian Railways in the year 1989 and started off with its operations. It is actively engaged in logistics for frozen foodstuff. It offers inland transport for containers, management of ports and air cargo across the country. It has a network of 68 ICDs and container freight stations and is one of the ‘Navratna’ companies of India as it plays a pivotal role in the country’s economy and industrial progress.
15.Ghatge Patil Transports Ltd
Ghatge Patil Transport Ltd was established in the year of 1949 in the state of Maharashtra following independent India. It is one of the oldest companies in India and has a strong reputation in the country. It offers a vast variety of logistics services to corporate and individual clients across India and is renowned for moving household items for relocation. It also deals in large industrial machinery on part load, full load and parcel basis. GTPL lately got involved with passenger carriage too and has been doing good in the field. It has tie-ups with numerous logistics companies for air, sea, and rail cargo carriage within the country and internationally.
16.ABC India Ltd
ABC India Ltd started as a local company that aimed to provide logistics services across North East India as there were limited services available at that time. It was established in the year 1963 and is among the leading logistics companies in the country today. It is a reputed name in the North-Eastern region and has gained a lot of client base in the name of its credibility and experience. It has come up with a shared endeavor with the Nissin Corporation of Japan and aims to provide a high-class logistics service in the country.
17.Chartered Logistics Ltd
Chartered logistics was established in the year 1963 and aimed at providing superior and efficient services including all types of logistics solutions. This company has about 650 owned and attached vehicles and has a turnover of about Rs.1.36 billion. Chartered Logistics offers transport services, special warehousing services, ODC work, and customized work while providing safe and reliable services. Some of the renowned companies are its clients including Bharat Petroleum, Aditya Birla Group, Dalmia Cement and Finolex.
18. Sical logistics
Sical Logistics has been serving for over five decades and is among India’s leading integrated logistics solutions companies. It was established in the year 1955 with a vision to become the most reliable and trusted logistics company across the world. Port Handling, Road Logistics, Retail Supply Chain Solutions, Customs House Agency, Ship Agency, and Goodwill Travels are some of the divisions of Sical logistics.
Started with a single truck by Dr. Vijay Sankeshwar in 1976, VRL Group is now ranked among the leading logistics companies in India. It has a fleet of about 4,000 transport vehicles and hence is the largest commercial vehicle fleet owner in the country. While it also owns about 419 passenger vehicles, it got its name in the Limca Book of Records for this matter. It also includes courier service, priority cargo, air charters, and third party logistics.
20.Transport Corporation of India Ltd
Transport Corporation of India (TCI) was founded in the year 1958. Its headquarters are in the city of Gurugram, Haryana and has a network of about 1400 offices all across employing over 7000 people. It ranks among top integrated multimodal logistics and supply chain solutions providers in India with an estimated turnover of Rs. 29 billion, though it started with just one truck.
Logistics companies in India provide steady services come what may and contribute to the smooth working of all industries. Even after facing hurdles like bad road conditions, slow or no internet connectivity at places, weather conditions and other various problems, these companies never stop working as they know the vitality of the role they have to play.