Growing investments in key sectors of the economy is driving the project logistics market in India
Bharatbook.com included a new research report on "Project Logistics Market in India 2012" which elaborate the drivers and challenges in the Logistics Industry in India.
Project logistics refers to handling of shipment of over dimensional cargo (ODC) more importantly those that have to be delivered within stipulated time. Such cargo need to be generally transported to remote locations that have accessibility constraints. http://www.bharatbook.com/
The report begins with an introduction section that gives a total overview of the logistics sector and its components. Thereafter, the section provides an elaborate understanding of network logistics that comprises of ‘Temporary Logistics Network’, ‘Permanent Logistics Network’, ‘Flexible Logistics Network’ and ‘Combined Logistics Network’.
The introduction section is then followed by the market overview of the project logistics segment. The section demonstrates the current market size along with forecasted market size and growth rate that would be prevalent in the market till 2016. The section also deals with the cargo transport segmentation by containerization and projects. It also highlights the logistics cost as percent of GDP that is borne by India in comparison with BRICS nations as well as developed nations. It section then elaborates the possible areas of project logistics application.
The next section deals with the implementation of ‘Goods Service Tax’ (GST) in the logistics sector from the erstwhile ‘Central Sales Tax’ (CST) regime and how the transition has not only benefitted the warehousing industry but the entire logistics industry as a whole. This is because any positive impact on warehousing has a roll over benefit on the logistics industry in totality.
The report then deals with the ‘Project Logistics Management’ tool which if implemented in high investment projects can help in systematic handling of projects from initiation to completion. The solution can thus help in efficient resource management and avoid cost overshoot and other related wastage. Project Logistics Market in India
The next section deals with some very effective success factors that would enable project logistics companies to earn good business by raising reliability among clients.
Thereafter, the next section deals with issues that are hampering project logistics business. Issues related to transport cost; material handling equipments (MHEs) and technology adoption are decelerating project logistics business significantly.
The report then elaborates the drivers and challenges that the industry is facing in current market scenario. It provides a comprehensive set of factors which boosts and hinders the growth of the market. Some of the key drivers include growth of the energy sector, rise in number of infrastructural projects, demand accruing from mining and automobile sectors and the growing warehousing facilities. The factors hindering the market growth can be summarized to be poor infrastructure quality, difficulty in permits attainment and unfriendly taxation policy, delays in project initiation in India due to regulatory bottlenecks, technology issues and inefficient MHEs.
The trends prevalent in project logistics market can be summarized into service-wise and region-wise diversification. Service diversification implies penetrating other business segments apart from the sectors in which project logistics is currently in operation. Region-wise diversification pertains to the newly developing economy that is attracting large investments. The rising number of infrastructural projects in the region is driving project logistics companies to set up their business there.
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