Dispatching of goods is carried out by freight carriers that carry goods on a mode of transport chosen by you. They undertake the responsibility of delivery and ensure that your goods reach the destination on time and in good condition. You can literally send anything through couriers. Courier services are an important part of the business in the country and are handled by some of the biggest names in the sector. Here are the top ten courier services companies in India:
DHL Express India Pvt Ltd: One of the best courier service companies in the country, DHL express is a part of the German carriers Deutsche post. It is the largest logistics company in the world and transports goods through the air and sea. It has an employee base of more than 325,000 working across the world. It also has a large number of air fleet along with trains and ships.
DTDC: Another major courier service companies in the country, it covers both domestic and international services. It serves more than 10,000 pin codes and connects to every part of the country. It supplies to more than 240 international destinations and is headquartered in Bangalore.
Indian Postal Services: Managed by the central government of India, the Indian Postal Services offer message delivery, money order delivery and the delivery of goods anywhere in the country. The charges are minimal and it has the highest post office in the world, in Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh.
First Flight: The Indian company has its base in Mumbai and is an air carrier company that delivers couriers through air. It reduces time but increases the cost. First Flight has about 1200 offices spread across the country and serves every country in the globe.
Overnite Express: The Overnite Express started in 1987 and strives to deliver exceptional services to the customers. They provide various options online such as pickup request, Pincode search, rate calculators and more.
Gati Limited: A courier service based in Singapore, Gati Limited was established in 1989. It has a stronghold in the South Asian and South Pacific regions. It has signed treaties with the Government of Bhutan to expand the network till Bhutan.
Blue Dart Express Limited: Blue Dart is an aviation based cargo service with headquarters in Chennai and DHL acts as its parent company. Blue Dart is a sought after name in the country and transports goods to major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.
TNT Express: A subsidiary of FedEx, TNT Express is a worldwide courier service company and operates in 61 countries. It was established in 2011 in India and offers services in every part of the world through trains, ships and planes.
FedEx: The American based courier service company has been operating in India for some time now. FedEx has its own air services in order to supply huge cargo from one point to another. It has been in the business for more than three decades and has a strong presence across different countries.
Professional courier limited: Founded in 1987, Professional courier limited has a head office in New Delhi and has more than 20 regional offices. There are more than 20,000 employees serving the cause and its network is spread across 200 countries.