Logistics Market - Snapshot

Logistics is a business to control, execute, and plan the movement of material, capital, and service. In a general sense, logistics is a part of supply chain management that controls, implements, and plans the effective and efficient flow of goods, information and services between the point of origin and point of consumption.

E-commerce plays very crucial role in offering freight customers new options to support their economic growth. E-commerce is anticipated to persist as the major driver of growth in the transportation industry. According to, FedEx CEO, Henry Maier, owing to E commerce logistics, the shipments and sales went up by more than a 100%. The prolonged growth through e-commerce will be significant for all freight and retail companies.

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Rising Internet based retailing is boosting the growth of the logistics market. Exponentially proliferating online shopping across global market is behaving as major driver of the logistic market. Moreover, hassle free shopping and home delivery options are supporting the market currently. Further, short time consignment delivery, after sales support and services are fueling the internet retail market. Knowing the fact, online retailer should provide good logistics services to form and maintain good and satisfactory relationships with the customers. The growth in internet retail market is thus driving the logistics market at present and similar trend is anticipated to be witnessed over the forecast period. Additionally, cross-border sales will prove to be a significant growth driver of overall e-commerce, according to survey participants. This was the view held by both shippers and LSPs.

On the basis of various transport infrastructure, the market is segmented into road transport, waterways transport, rail transport, and air transport. The waterways transport segment constituted the biggest market share, followed by the air transport infrastructure segment, in 2018.

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Global logistic market is segmented into logistics model types, where further categories are first party logistics, second party logistics, third party logistics, and fourth party logistics. Many retailers and manufacturers are recognizing logistics management as an important aspect globally. Moreover, logistics management is making an organization more competitive in terms of quality, cost, flexibility, and delivery. Due to these factors, organizations are now focusing on improving their logistics activities.

Logistics offers many advantages such as reduction in operational cost, improvement in delivery performance, and increase in customer satisfaction levels. Increasing number of international business activity is also supporting the logistics market, as more and more multinational companies are outsourcing the logistics services to third, second, and fourth parties, making the supply chain longer and complex. The reason for this growth is the presence of a large manufacturing base in dominant logistics oriented countries such as China and India. Manufacturing sector followed by the retail sector is growing. The reason for this growth is the growth of e-commerce. The internet retail market includes the display and purchase of items via internet and the delivery of the purchased item to the consumer. The popularity of online shopping has increased globally in the last couple of years. There are a large number of global online retailers such as Amazon.com, eBay, Wal-Mart, bestbuy.com and Target brands, Inc.

Exponentially proliferating Internet of things (IoT) in logistics sector enable freight companies and consumers to direct access to the company network via the internet. At the same time, IoT penetration also provide opportunities for hackers to mount an attack. Many security issues have been identified in recent years. This factor is working as a restraint for global logistics market.

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In terms of geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America. Among these regions, in terms of revenue, Asia Pacific held the major market share, accounting for 32.5% in 2018, followed by North America. This trend is anticipated to continue over the forecast period. The growth of the global market is directly related to the growth of global international trade flow and economic environment. Asia Pacific and North America appeared to be the most attractive markets for logistics particularly in contract logistics such as fourth party logistics and second party logistics. Intra-regional trade in emerging markets is becoming important, particularly in Asia Pacific.

Major players profiled in this report includes

  • Americold Logistics, LLC
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • Ceva Holdings LLC
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Expeditors International of Washington Inc.
  • FedEx Corp.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services
  • Kuehne + Nagel Inc.
  • Penske Logistics
  • Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
  • SNCF Logistics
  • The Boeing Company
  • United Parcel Service, Inc
  • XPO Logistics Inc.
  • DSV A/S. 

Logistics Market - Overview

Global logistics market report provides analysis for the period 2017 to 2027, wherein 2019 to 2027 is the forecast period and 2018 is the base year. The report covers all the major trends and drivers playing a key role in the growth of the logistics market over the forecast period. It also highlights the drivers, restraints, and opportunities expected to influence the market’s growth during the said period. The study provides a holistic perspective on the market’s growth throughout the above mentioned forecast period in terms of revenue (in US$ Bn) and Volume (Mn Tons), across different geographies, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.

On the basis of transport type, the logistics market is segmented into road, waterways, rail, and air. With respect to the logistics model, the logistics market has been segmented into first party logistics, second party logistics, third party logistics, and fourth party logistics. In terms of customer type, the global logistics market is fragmented into B2C and B2B. Furthermore, the market is bifurcated on the basis of application into industrial and manufacturing, retail, healthcare, media and entertainment, military, oil and gas, food & beverages and others. Geographically, the global logistics market has been fragmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.

The market overview section of the report demonstrates the market dynamics and trends, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities that influence the current nature and future status of this market. An attractiveness analysis has also been provided for every region in the report, in order to give a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario of the logistics market, globally. Moreover, the report provides an overview of the various strategies of key players present in the market.

North American market is further categorized into the U.S., Canada, and Rest of North America. Similarly, the Europe market is divided into Germany, the U.K., France, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific has been segmented into China, Japan, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Middle East &Africa covers the GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa. Similarly, South America region includes Brazil, and Rest of South America. Furthermore, Porter’s Five Forces analysis explains the factors which are currently affecting the logistics market. The report also provides a value chain analysis which explains the participants of the value chain.

The report also highlights the competitive landscape of the logistics market, thereby positioning all the major players according to their geographic presence and recent key developments. The comprehensive logistics market estimates are the result of our in-depth secondary research, primary interviews, and in-house expert panel reviews. These market estimates have been analyzed by taking into account the impact of different political, social, economic, technological, and legal factors along with the current market dynamics affecting the logistics market growth.

Key players operating in the logistics market are Americold Logistics, LLC, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Ceva Holdings LLC, DHL Supply Chain, Expeditors International of Washington Inc., FedEx Corp., J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Kuehne + Nagel Inc., Penske Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, SNCF Logistics, The Boeing Company, United Parcel Service, Inc., XPO Logistics Inc. and DSV A/S.

The logistics market is segmented as below

By Transport

  • Road
  • Waterways
  • Rail
  • Air

By Application

  • Industrial and Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Military
  • Oil and Gas
  • Food & Beverages
  • Others (Government and Public Utilities, Agro Commodities & Fertilizer, Jewelry, etc.)

By Customer Type

  • B2C
  • B2B

 

By Logistics Model

  • First Party Logistics
  • Second Party Logistics
  • Third Party Logistics
  • Fourth Party Logistics

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • The U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

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