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A courier delivers messages, packages, and mail. Couriers are distinguished from ordinary mail services by features such as speed, security, tracking, signature, specialization and individualization of express services, and swift delivery times, which are optional for most everyday mail services. As a premium service, couriers are usually more expensive than usual mail services, and their use is typically restricted to packages where one or more of these features are considered important enough to warrant the cost. Courier services operate on all scales, from within specific towns or cities, to regional, national and global services. Large courier companies include DHL, FedEx, TNT, UPS, and Aramex. These offer services worldwide, typically via a hub and spoke model
"Considering the role of couriers in the present economy, opening up the letter mail sector to them will not only accord legitimacy to the private operators but also would be recognition of market reality ," said an official in the department privy to the cabinet note. Courier companies are not celebrating , though. They say the transition regime proposed is too harsh and could end up killing the over Rs 7,000-crore domestic industry that engages nearly one million workers and pays Rs 1,200 crore in service tax.
In the run-up to the complete deregulation , the draft bill has proposed to open the express mail segment (EMS) with a "reserve area" of 50 gm for all articles at a price multiple of twice the government EMS rate. That is, a courier firm will have to charge at least Rs 50 for a package weighing up to 50 g, which is twice the Rs 25 charged by India Post for its Speed Post service for a similar package. At present, couriers are allowed in the EMS segment without any restriction or price, making the market fiercely competitive. The reserve area regulation will give India Post time to prepare for a more competitive regime.
Speed Post is the only EMS service provided by India Post. The bill. First Flight and Skypak are all registered with the Registrar of Companies . postal deregulation has been in phases and exclusive rights for state-run postal business still exist in many countries. or letter mail segment . such as DHL. International courier companies. The private industry is also not enthused by the entry in the normal mail business."The proposal to have a reserve area for EMS is unfair and will lead to anti-competitive behavior by the postal department. It could lead to the extinction of the courier industry. deputy managing director. chief operating officer. The industry says India Post service is highly subsidized . he said. which is likely to be introduced in the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament. which industry says will make it difficult for it to compete. The proposal was retrogade and would force small courier firms to close down. the courier industry has run ahead of the postal laws because it was allowed under the foreign direct investment regime. First Fight Couriers. The bill will now recognize them under the postal law. but the proposed transition turns the clock back somewhat by imposing restrictions that did not exist earlier. has also proposed to simplify registration and licensing of couriers without charging any fees. Express Industry Council of India . "Over 60% of the business for small. which is typically within the 50 gm weight segment . he said. The department has strongly defended the proposal to impose a reserve area by citing international examples. Globally. Introduced in 1986. TNT. FedEx and UPS. Most large domestic courier companies in the country like DTDC." said RK Saboo. where the draft bill has fixed a reserve area of Rs 150 gm for all registered couriers at a price multiple of Rs 2 times the postage of letter mail." said Vijay Kumar.and mediumsized courier business in India is dependent on document delivery. which allows 100% overseas investment in the business. In India. secured FIPB approval under the 100% FDI route.
sets the clock back for courier companies. Industry which was once dominated by Indian postal department is now dominated not only by a few large multinational players but also comprise large multinational players and small regional and local players. The amendment will also provide greater legitimacy to the courier industry Advantages to the Customers o o o o o o o o Door collection on time Door delivery on time Cell phones provided to mobile vans for easy access Toll free phone call facility Tracking of consignments in web Back up of highly reputed and trust worthy company Proximity of booking and delivery centres Carrying business documents . India Post to lose its monopoly. forces courier cost to charge double rates:NEW DELHI: A planned overhaul of a 113-year-old postal law proposes to end government monopoly completely in the next decade and a half. The draft Post Office Bill 2011 aims to open the letter mail segment to the private sector in 15 years by withdrawing all exclusive rights to India Post and removing all pricing curbs on private courier companies. ironically. but. GENERAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT OF COURIER INDUSTRY Indian courier industry has undergone large changes in recent past. The Department of Posts has sent the draft bill for cabinet approval to replace the archaic Indian Post Office Act 1898. which are governed by a different policy at present. govt.
developed and set up a centralised international and domestic super hub with computerised links to all it major centres. the facility to pay the freight changes in foreigncurrency . panels and printed matter in India and throughout the world. he can directly access the company's database and retrieve relevant information of his shipments. Clyde Cooper and Khushroo Dubas The Company was promoted by Tushar Jani. .(ii) Power Dart: a software-run-system which is installed at the customer premises.5th 1991.(i) Voice Dart: This is 24hr. 1994 and the certificate of incorporation on change of name was issued on June 17th. hotline available to the customer in selected cities of the country. The Company was promoted by Tushar Jani. The Company is engaged in the courier business for carriage and door-to-door delivery of commercial documents. was incorporated on 5th April. to track the states of their consignment and leave messages via a mailbox all in a voice form. The Company acquired. The company was converted into a public limited company on June 15th. It is an interactive voice response computer system that enables customers to access key information regarding the range of services offered by the company. samples. The name of the firm was changed to Blue Dart Express on October 1st. . MAJOR COMPANIES IN A”INDIAN COURIER INDUSTRY” Blue Dart Express:Blue Dart Express Ltd. Clyde Cooper and Khushroo Dubash. The Company also plans to link its major centres by satelite very small Aperture terminals. o Some of the new products include: . Through a dial-up computer modem installed at the customer premises. 1994. The Company proposes to add to its existing fleet of light commercial vehicles and pick up vans at various places to cater to the growing business needs.(iii) Dart Collect: Offers the overseas consignees receiving shipments from India. 1990 and the firm was registered as a private limited company on April.
The CosmatII has enabled decentralisation of Company's operation.000 bonus equity allotted on 3.The Company acquired premises in Bangalore for provision of warehousing facility.A New product `Dart Apex' for door to door shipments above 20 kgs was launched.(iv) Dart Apex: This is a day definite door-to-door product for shipments above 20 kgs.10.000 shares to promoters on 5.1991. of equity . bancode technology etc. of equity shares of Rs 10 each issued.000 Rights equity shares in proportion 1:1 on 11. Other systems installed to offer greater reliability to customers are oracle platform..50. 1993 . 1:1.1994 prop.6.The Company introduced barcode scanners and bar coded Air waybills to enhance the quality of tracking operations. 1992 .The Company finalised negotiations with Federal Express International Inc. . 1:12.1994).4. 24.000 bonus equity shares allotted on 6. MARKET SHARE AND MARKET GROWTH .50.000 No.50. 1994 . to destinations in the USA. The company has more than 400 users who communicate through E-Mail.00. . 1.00. 32.(v) IXF-2: This is a day definite door-to-door service for international shipments weighing above 45 kgs.000 No. in respect of Global service program contract and with federal Express Corporation in respect of Trademark use Agreement and End User Agreement for cosmos software.25. subscribed and paid-up (1.The Company was appointed as General Sales agent in India of Gederal Express enabling the company to pickup heavy weight Commercial shipments for door-to-door delivery.1.1994 in prop.00.1993.00.6. 2. 25.60. travelling to select cities within the company network.000 shares to employees/directors/associates on 13. .
. The aircrafts were sent to USA for conversion from Passenger to cargo version and named as vision I and vision II. . through which it became the official GSA of Fed Ex in India.The Company acquired 2 Boeing 737-200 aircraft offered by Indian Airlines. and ATD (Airport to Door) Products.The Company proposed new ATA (Airport to Airport). 1996 . .VSATs were installed at eight locations across the country to help E-mail networks in India as well as the Domestic (Cosmat-2) and international (cosmos) tracking system and central aviation load booking systems (SMART)..The Company has received a `AA-' rating for its proposed issue of Rs.FedEx has taken a significant step forward to receive the ISO 9001 certification and is the first Express Company in the world to have received this certification.15 crores Non-convertible debentures to be issued on a private placement basis from Credit Rating Information Services of India .The Company has developed two software packages .000 shares partly paid up).50. through which it became the official GSA of FedEx in India for air freight products. . of land situated in the vicinity of International Airport for constructing Superhub & Technology centre for housing the company's communication and data processing facilities. .shares of Rs 10 each were issued at a premium of Rs 140 per share to the public in September 1994. (25.The Company signed an agreement with Federal Express International Inc. . ft.' . . is a subsidiary of the Company and Launched door-to-door domestic express cargo aviation system.The Company signed an agreement with Federal Express International Inc. 1995 .The Company has entered into an agreement with its wholly owned subsidiary company for lease of the 2 aircraft. .Two software packages viz.000 sq.Blue Dart Aviation Ltd.namely `Powerdart' and `Faxdart.The Company entered into an agreement for purchase of 35. .The Company has established computer installations at 38 major offices. DTA (Door to Airport). `Powerdart' using which the customer Can log into the Company's database and access data relating to his shipments and the other one `Faxdart' is a tool to automatically fax to the customer relevant information about his shipments was developed during the year. .
Air Canada. . which became effective from 1st October. Emirates.The company has entered into various strategic alliance with regional/express courier companies in lieu of expanding its market share.The Company has subscribed to the Rights issue of 100 lakh shares Of Rs.The Company has launched its Smart Box in the eastern region to cater to the needs of small business. aggregating to Rs.The Company has signed a new 5 year Global Service Program Contract with Federal Express (FedEx). .000 debentures of the face value of Rs.a 100% subsidiary. .The Company had undertaken with the set up of the aviation system. . . 10 each.The Company has entered into appropriate interline agreements with 9 international carriers viz.each aggregating to Rs.Blue Dart recently became the first Express Company in India to Get the ISO 9001 Certification.000 shares issued (prem.Federal Express Corporation (FedEX). Air France. the world's largest express transportation company. was completed during the financial year under consideration.The Company has issued 23.50.The Company has entered into lease agreements for the rental of property. Cargolux and FedEx for movement of interline cargo. . 1998 . 1997 . . Rs 35 per share) on conversion of warrants. Air India. . 1000 lakhs of Blue Dart Aviation Limited . equipment and other assets.Limited for this instrument. vehicles. Mumbai and Calcutta and transhipment facilities at all the 5 major domestic airports through which it operates. computers. India's express company. .The Company has entered into a commercial understanding with its wholly owned subsidiary Blue Dart Aviation Limited whereby the Company has hired the entire aircraft payload capacity of two B737-200 cargo aircraft of approximately 16 tonnes per aircraft.100/. will enter the Indian air express market through a new agreement with Blue Dart. Singapore Airlines Swissair.The Company has set up customs bonded warehouse at Chennai.2. 2300 lakhs to Newfields Holdings Limited. . British Airways. .00. .
India's leading integrated air express and logistic service provider has signed an exclusive agreement with Crown Couriers.. 1999 .Blue Dart has a tie-up with Federal Express for this business. . integrated air express and logistics company. strategically located close to the airport. .The company hasreceived A+ rating from Crisil for its proposed non-convertible debentures.The Company has launched its services in the Kashmir Valley.The Company.Blue Dart Express Ltd. ..Blue Dart has already signed an agreement with Lufthansa Cargo. 2001 . .Domestic courier major Blue Dart Express has declared a 1:1 bonus. . is to establish a hangar facility at Chennai airport. .Debentures were converted into 3. has tied-up with China Airlines.Blue Dart Express Ltd. 2000 . a leading courier company.Duff and Phelps India has assigned a D1+ rating to the Rs 10 crore CP issue of the company. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blue Dart Express Ltd. The company has entered into a regional service participant (RSP) agreement with Priority Courier Services to service the Kashmir Valley. the country's largest integrated air express company. has opened its office in Bangalore. .each at a premium of Rs 65 per share.066. 2002 .The Company has entered into a strategic alliance with Super Fast Courier Service in the east as part of its move to expand its reach In the secondary markets.Blue Dart Aviation.BDEL claims to be the largest express company in the country.667 No. . .Blue Dart Aviation Ltd. . of equity shares of Rs 10/. .The Company will be setting up its Business Logistics designs. Blue Dart is the leader in the domestic courier industry with a market Share of around 36 per cent. a subsidiary of Blue Dart Express Limited has introduced India's first load and trim software for their Boeing 747 flights.
Thomas Murphy as a Director of the Company with effect from September 03. -Acquires 4th aircraft.Blue Dart Express Ltd has informed that the Board of Directors approved the appointment of Mr. -Blue Dart inks pact with Sri Lankan Airlines 2004 -Blue Dart joins hand with Hayleys 2007 -Blue Dart Express Ltd has informed that Mr. -Places 90-day Commercial paper at 5% with a state run bank for Rs. Boeing 737 as part of its fleet expansion plans. . -Enters into an interline agreement with South African Airways. -Mr Kushroo Dubash. 2009. -Llyod's Register Quality Assurance certifies the company's new global standard ISO 9001:2000 for all its products/services.Blue Dart Express Ltd has informed that the Board of Directors approved the appointment of Mr. -Begins customer satisfaction standard 'net service levels' . 2009 . Director along with his family members purchases 6415 shares. 2008.-Company has high load factor of 86% on its aircraft. Daniel J McHugh as an Additional Director of the Company with effect from December 23. -Bhiwandi emerges as a warehousing hub for the company. . -Ties up with DHL Worldwide Express which is a five year sales alliance. Christopher Ong as an Additional Director of the Company with effect from June 02.5 cr. 2007.
comprising of over 5800 Channel Partners spread across the country and a strength of 22.000 professionals enabling deliveries of 11 million consignments per month across over 10. we integrate passion and social awareness into the fabric of our business. Australia. Canada. Reliance Capital. UAE. . we are proud of our unique business model that provides jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for thousands. including the first-time businessmen and the underprivileged. Express and Retail Services conglomerate with comprehensive global reach. The company’s vision is propelled by values of focus on quality of service. by the year 2020. DTDC is an ISO 9001:2008 company. A business with a heart. also endorses DTDC's unique business model. DTDC has strategic equity participation by Reliance Private Equity. as well as cultivated entrepreneurship opportunities for its partners. through its own operations. Founder. a group company of Reliance & Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG). Started in 1990 and headquartered in Bangalore. DTDC is committed to providing excellent customer experience. DTDC(DESK TO DESK COURIER):DTDC is India’s Largest Express Delivery Network. joint ventures and business associates. with these values as his guiding principles. China and all ASEAN countries. and a community builder. power of network and encouragement to entrepreneurial thinking. It offers products that address all Logistics-related needs of its clients. DTDC aspires to become India’s most preferred end-to-end Logistics. Hong Kong. Mr. UK. A caring employee. This distinctive model has facilitated the creation of the organization’s formidable reach in India. today DTDC also has a significant global footprint and services 240 international locations including USA. Subhasish Chakraborty. apart from its investment. Chairman and Managing Director of DTDC. ranging from Express Documents to Heavy Cargo. as certified by Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC) India. pioneered DTDC’s unique franchise-based business model that is not only the first of its kind in the Industry but also has been emulated overseas and studied as a business case by leading management institutes. and from Supply Chain Solutions to Warehousing. a division of Reliance Capital. from Domestic Premium Products to International Delivery.000 pin-codes in India.
More than 120 routes spreading across eight states. . Pondicherry. Gujarat and Maharashtra today. 2400 Crores value of goods booking per year. Goa. Richly experienced Agents Network. Company owned warehouses in all District headquarters. 6 Lacs tonnes handling of goods per year. Karnataka. Dedicated team of employees. 216 lakhs kilometers running per year. the proof for the company's strength is that the company is making growth even in the highly challenging economic recession during the last four years when many companies are finding very difficult even to manage. ABT COURIERS: More Than 350 Company owned containerized vehicles. of articles being booked per year. Rs. Trained Drivers Own Workshop TATA trained technicians Computerised operations at Branches . More than 500 stations spreading across eight states namely Tamilnadu. Kerala. 1 Crore No. Computerised central tracking of cargo. Andhra Pradesh.
DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection. The Group generated revenue of more than 53 billion euros in 2011. DHL operates under four specialized divisions: o o o o Express Global Forwarding. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275. DHL:- DHL commits its expertise in international express. disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. air and ocean freight. contract logistics and international mail services to its customers.000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. road and rail transportation. Freight Supply Chain Mail .
• • • • Delivering Fast Affordable Cost Safety Reliability . As a customer-friendly organisation. Bahrain.ICS(INDIAN COURIER SERVICE):Founded in 1998. ICS is dedicated to understanding and fulfilling customer’s needs and doing whatever it takes to provide customers with the highest level of reliability and service quality. Indian Courier Service International is well known and leading courier company offers courier and cargo services to the doorsteps of our valued customers across India and rest of the world at very low cost. Our efficient International network spans over 240 countries across world supported by own offices in UAE. Vision and Strength : With the vision and convictions of service needs of Indian expatriates employed in abroad and customer’s expectation of service needs across the world Over the years ICS International has grown into a strong. Saudi Arabia. Kuwait. Head quarter in Chennai has its regional offices in Cochin. Indian Courier Service is well known as "ICS International". Oman. Singapore and Malaysia. Mumbai. Delhi and Kolkatta with the support of franchise across the country. reliable and customer friendly courier. Service excellence plays the major role for our survival and growth through the years.
Our business operations cover a range of services from Supply and Distribution Chain Management. anilox rollers and coating rollers. . Air. Ltd :Amrit Seair Express is in the business of Air freight forwarding and cargo clearance Anishka Graphics :Manufacturer and supplier of rollers like gravure printing roller. seasonal services. exhibition express services. exhibition services. Sea and Multi-modal Freight Forwarding to Corporate Travel Management. Amrit Seair Express Pvt. freight services. international freight services. international mail and international education counselling. air freight services and mango express. cargo & freight services. Air State Couriers :Air State Couriers is one of the leading couriers in the courier Industry having a well spread Network of BRANCHES though out the country. universal mail. sampling services. Airlinkers Courier:Airlinkers has a state-of-the-art indigenously developed system for track and trace. seasonal services. domestic freight services. The business world calls Airlinkers as a faster and dependable courier for their daily activities. exhibition courier services. Over the years Airlinkers has adapted itself to instantaneous updated electronic communications. Abyss Connection:Offering services such as courier services. Domestic and International Courier. freight services.AFL :AFL is one of the leading Integrated Logistics companies in India. Abyss Connection:Engaged in providing services which includes courier services.
Bagdalam Courier & Cargo Services:Service provider of packers and movers services. THE END . parcel booking services for international. cargo services. packers and movers (within city) and packers and movers for household item.Aramex :Aramex is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions. packers and movers (outside India). etc…………………..
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