Initial Investment * : ₹7,15,000

Office space requirement: 300 sq. ft.

Turnover to Break Even: ₹16,50,000

Typical earnings per container: USD 150

Typical Time Required to Breakeven: 6 months

Number of staff required: 4

Running Expenses Per Month Annually
Workplace Rentals ₹25,000 ₹3,00,000
Staff Cost ( staff) ₹60,000 ₹7,20,000
Sundry Expenses ₹5,000 ₹60,000
Software ₹30,000 ₹3,60,000
Transportation Expenses ₹10,000 ₹1,20,000
Total Running Expenses ₹1,30,000 ₹15,60,000

*Initial Investment Breakup:  

Furniture & Systems : ₹1,00,000  

Working Capital : ₹5,00,000  

Deposit for Rental Place : ₹1,00,000  

Website & Branding : ₹15,000  

It is assumed that a new business owner will be handling 15 containers every month. Staff required of 4 include 1 at the Customs (salary 20,000 pm), 1 at the office for filing (salary 15,000 pm), 1 at the office for Admin and billing (15,000 per month), and one for documentation and delivery (10,000 per month). Working capital required for one container is typically USD 1500, however, it is assumed that you'll be able to get 50% financed by your client and you'll play with your working capital efficiently thereby managing with 5,00,000. These numbers have been obtained by interviewing a business owner based in Mumbai. Your numbers may vary based on your location and other factors. If you really want to start a freight forwarding (containerized cargo) and customs clearance business, you can also talk to a logistics professional. Simply scroll below to schedule your call.

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Business Owner : Amit Thakker

Amit @ Mumbai is a Director at 24x7 Logistics Pvt. Ltd. and partner at 21st Century Relocations.

Amit has over 10 years of experience in the area of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He is currently managing 3PL operations, Project Management, Customs Broking, International and Domestic Removals. He is also a consultant for Logistics and Moving Industry. 

In terms of qualification, Amit is a Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Nottingham in the UK.
His specialities include: Operations Management, Process Improvements, Cost Optimization, Logistics Outsourcing, International Operations, Multi-modal Transportation, Customs Compliance Processes, Business Development, Perishables and Food Supply Chain, International Removals, Relocations & Pet Moving.

Next Availability :







Wednesday, 25-May-22 Between 6-7 PM

Friday, 27-May-22 Between 12-1 PM

Saturday, 28-May-22 Between 3-4 PM

Languages Spoken:

English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati

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