Warehousing Association of India (WAI) is privileged to be entrusted by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) to update and publish the E-Handbook on Warehousing Standards. The E-handbook was officially released at the launch of the National Logistics Policy by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 72nd Birthday. The E-handbook defines the best practices in Warehouse construction & maintenance, Palletisation & Racking Standards, Standards for material Handling, transportation, Product Specific standards as well as trends in Warehouse Automation and Artificial intelligence. This is indeed an excellent e- handbook which will benefit all the stake holders of the industry and go a long way toward standardisation and facilitate the development of world class warehousing infrastructure in India. Modern Warehouses that deploy automation and mechanisation will achieve improved productivity and throughput thereby helping reduce the warehousing and logistics costs. We will continue to update this document annually and it will be our endeavour to include the latest developments, practices and technologies in the Warehousing Industry from time to time.