Industry Council of India (EICI), which represents leading express companies in
the Country, said the draft National Logistics Policy document does not focus
on express industry and air cargo sectors, which are integral parts of the logistics
It said “The
Government has overlooked express industry, especially air cargo segment, in
the draft National Logistics Policy.”
Draft logistics policy misses air cargo
Operating Officer, Vijay Kumar said “We laud the efforts in preparing the draft
policy covering a broad spectrum of focus areas to drive the growth of Indian
logistics sector. However, we note that the policy document does not focus on
express industry and air cargo sectors, which are integral parts of the
express has also been overlooked in the Multi Modal Mix even though air is an
essential segment of the movement of goods, he added. It also said that air
cargo delivery needs special focus to reduce logistics costs in the Country.
Efficient air express infrastructure
contributes directly to global competitiveness
added that, “In developing countries like India, an efficient air express
infrastructure contribute directly to global competitiveness of the Country by
ensuring just in time deliveries and reduced clearance dwell time.
efficient express delivery industry acts as an economic catalyst by opening up
new market opportunities, moving products and services with speed and
Government had issued the draft National Logistics Policy early this year,
aiming to reduce the logistics costs from 13-14% of GDP to 10% “in line with
best-in-class global standards.”
represents both domestic and International express companies operating in India
including Aramex, FedEx, Blue Dart, DHL, DTDC, First Flight, GATI, TNT and UPS.
It also suggested measures to streamline e-way Bill system.