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Cold Chains Market in India 2012

Press Release   •   Aug 18, 2012 12:33 IST

Growth in organized retail and the food processing sector drives the cold chain market in India. Further shift towards horticultural crops by farmers to evade risk boosts the demand for cold chain. Rising demand for cold storage in pharmaceutical sector is also driving the growth in cold chain market. Changing consumption pattern is expected to create huge demand for cold storage in India.  The report begins with an introduction section, projecting the evolution of Cold Chain Market in India. It then shows the value chain of the cold chain market followed by its definition, segments and key activities. The different types of cold storage are then demonstrated. A flow of Cold Chain Logistics Services is also shown in this section.
Market overview section provides a brief snapshot of the Cold Chain Market. This section includes the market size of the cold chain market in India in terms of cold storage and cold transportation, demonstrating the forecasted growth over the period 2010 - 2015. The opportunities for the players in providing cold chain facilities are also illustrated. The section then gives an overview of the surface storage market. The cold storage distribution in the country has been mapped along with the commodity wise distribution. Subsequently, the number of cold storage and their capacity as on 31st Dec, 2009 has been listed. Current ranking of India’s food production w.r.t global scenario are displayed. The impact of cold chain on shelf life of fruits & vegetables has been shown. Developments in refrigeration systems in cold storage has been shown followed by the other recent developments. An overview of the refrigerated transport market is given demonstrating the refrigerated transport process. Current & Future Scenario section deals with the investment opportunities and the private participation in cold chain market in India. Some major deals in cold chain market in India have been listed. Further some recent investments in the cold chain sector in India are also found.
 Market Analysis
 Drivers & challenges section in the report provides a comprehensive set of factors which boosts and hinders the growth in the market. An analysis of the section brings forth the key drivers fueling growth in the market including growth in organized retail, shift towards horticultural crops, growth in processed food sector, demand from pharmaceutical sector and the changing consumption pattern. While the challenges identified comprises of lack of logistical support, uneven distribution of cold chains, cost structure and deficit in power supply. Government initiative section emphasizes on the role of government in budget for cold chain sector. Further the government’s initiatives on terminal market, railways and port and shipping are also discussed. Then the schemes and the assistance by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, National Horticulture Board (NHB) and Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, GOI are discussed.
 Trends section in the report emphasizes the recent trends in the cold chain sector such as the entry of foreign players, rail based reefers, cold chains facilities at airport and backward integration by retailers.  The competition section profiles the major players in container logistics market in India in details within the report which enables readers to get a clear picture of the current competitive scenario. The section lists the basic details of the players such as corporate information, business highlights and key members. The section also features financial analysis of key vendors which in turn provides us with the financial health of players.  The strategic recommendations section suggests the requirements for an integrated cold chain infrastructure and the requirements to meet up the current cold chain demand in the country.
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