Warehousing In Mumbai : Report 2021

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Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) is India’s financial hub and one of the country’s major cities by population. The city is India’s most significant and largest consumer market.

There are three primary drivers of warehousing demand in Mumbai: e-commerce and retail, export-import (EXIM), and manufacturing. While manufacturing demand has decreased in recent years, it is consumer demand, fueled by e-commerce and third-party logistics (3PL), that has been driving the warehouse business in Mumbai.

Top Warehouse Occupiers In Mumbai

OccupierIndustryWarehouse Cluster
DHL3PLBhiwandi warehousing cluster
Citi Solutions3PLBhiwandi warehousing cluster
FlipkartE-commerceBhiwandi warehousing cluster
Tulsi Global3PLBhiwandi warehousing cluster
Reliance RetailRetailBhiwandi warehousing cluster
AmazonE-commerceBhiwandi warehousing cluster
Spoton3PLBhiwandi warehousing cluster

The Bhiwandi warehousing cluster is geographically placed at the intersection of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane, making it a perfect site for meeting consumer demand. The majority of warehouses in Bhiwandi, however, are older and lack modern amenities. Additionally, the roadways are narrow and congested, frequently gridlocked with traffic. Bhiwandi is undergoing a gradual transformation into an affordable housing location, and the forthcoming metro line, Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan, will highlight this transformation.

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The warehouses leaving Bhiwandi are being relocated along the Mumbai-Nashik route NH-3, which features a high-quality two-lane road with a divider. This road parallels the Thane-Bhiwandi Road and gives a more direct route to the MMR. This highway is currently being widened to accommodate rising traffic volumes. Along NH-3 and on the Kalyan-Sape Road, which connects NH-3 to Kalyan, higher-quality warehouses are sprouting up. Lonad, Usroli, Vashere, Vadape, Amane, Sawad, and sites before the Padgha toll booth are also rising locations. A few warehouse developers are also hunting for land adjacent to the Padgha toll booth, taking advantage of the region’s low land prices.

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Due to its closeness to India’s largest port, JNPT, the Panvel warehousing cluster mostly serves EXIM demand. Despite having a superior infrastructure to Bhiwandi, the Panvel warehousing cluster could not absorb Bhiwandi’s consumption demand. This is because Bhiwandi has a well-established ecosystem for warehousing activities in terms of auxiliary services, which are scarce in the Panvel cluster.
Additionally, most markets inside the Panvel storage cluster have bonded warehouses and operate on the pallet system, which is more advantageous for occupiers fulfilling EXIM demand. Local issues exist in the Panvel warehouse cluster that occupiers must resolve, whereas in Bhiwandi, landlords often manage local issues and add the cost to the occupancy cost.

In FY20, Mumbai’s storage industry leased 7.52 million square feet, an increase of 8% year on year over FY19. The 3PL and FMCD (Fast Moving Consuming Durable) categories drove this growth.

Land Rent and Warehouse Rent in Mumbai

Rents have mostly stayed consistent, and we do not anticipate a significant rental rise in the near future due to current adjustments in the utilisation of existing warehouse space and future demand trends. Indeed, as a result of the lockdown, there would be downward pressure on rental rates, as occupants would likely seek better contractual terms, citing decreased demand.

Warehouse ClusterLocationLand Rate (INR mn/acre)
Bhiwandi Warehousing BeltVadpe23 - 28
Padgha18 - 25
Vashare/Sape20 - 25
Lonad17 - 20
Sonale25 - 30
Yewai25 - 30
Borivali Tarf Sonale15 - 18
Dhole15 - 17
Kosambi15 - 18
Panvel warehousing beltPalaspe - Goa Road25 - 30
JNPT16 - 25
Taloja20 - 40
Patalganga16 - 25

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References – https://content.knightfrank.com/research/2015/documents/en/india-warehousing-market-2020-indian-real-estate-residential-office-7280.pdf

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