Freight and Logistics Market Analysis
Market Research Future (MRFR) projects the freight and logistics market to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2019 to 2025 (forecast period).
Freight and logistics are procedures for the transport of goods and commodities by rail, truck, road, and big vessels carrying containers and airplanes. It offers contract logistics, warehousing, value-added services, designs, and implements sophisticated integrated logistics solutions for complicated global supply chains.
The global freight and logistics industry is driven by growing global trade activities in developing countries, increasing trade-related agreements and global logistics infrastructure, and technological advances in the logistics industry for fast delivery and supply chain. However, the increase in emission levels and high inventory cost low warehousing space is restraining the market growth at the global level. Every region is engaged in the import and export of goods, and the implementation of green logistics solutions is likely to generate profitable growth opportunities for the freight and logistics industry. Rapid market growth will intensify competition between logistics solution providers. Companies in the logistics industry that concentrate on advancement in order fulfillment, delivery models, and value-added services are projected to restructure the last-mile delivery segment.
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COVID-19 Impact on the Global Freight and Logistics Market
As COVID-19 disease began to spread around the world, millions of people worldwide have been infected with COVID-19 disease, and major countries around the world have introduced foot prohibitions and work stoppage orders. With the exception of the medical supplies and life support industries, most of the industries have had a significant impact, including the freight and logistics industry. With the decline in world economic growth, freight and logistics also had a certain impact but still maintained a relatively optimistic growth.
The global freight and logistics market has been divided based on shipping type, service, and end-use.
Based on shipping type, the global freight logistics market has been divided into airways, railways, roadways, and waterways. The waterways segment is anticipated to hold the largest market share and will show the highest growth rate; this is due to growing cold chain logistics and growing demand for perishable foods.
By service, the global freight and logistics market has been segmented into inventory management, packaging, warehousing, transportation, distribution, custom clearance, and others. The warehousing segment holds the major share; this is attributed to the growing cold chain logistics infrastructure.
Based on end-use, the global freight and logistics market has been divided into energy utilities, trade and transportation, banking and financial services, government and public utilities, manufacturing construction, retail, media and entertainment, healthcare, telecommunication information technology, and others. The manufacturing construction segment retains the largest market share; this is attributed to growing import-export of electrical machinery and equipment, medical apparatus, automobile parts, and others.
By region, the global freight and logistics market has been segmented into Europe, North America, the Middle East Africa, Asia Pacific, and South America.
APAC to continue its winning streak
The Asia Pacific held the largest market share in 2018 and is projected to remain dominant over the forecast period. Business growth is due to e-commerce and the retail sector in developing countries such as India, China, and others. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the e-commerce sector is rising at an annual growth rate of more than 50% and will hit USD 200 billion by 2026.
Europe is home to a range of multinational brands, such as Deutsche Post DHL Kuehne+ Nagel, Maersk Group, DB Schenker Logistics, Dsv Global Transport and Logistics and Panalpina. This region, therefore, has the second largest market share in the global freight and logistic market.
The global industry is extremely competitive with the involvement of a considerable number of market players, with companies in the logistics sector concentrating on innovation in supply chain management and enhancing the delivery of goods.
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List of Notable players in the global freight and logistics market are.
- Dsv Global Transports and Logistics (Denmark)
- Deutsche Post DHL (Germany)
- Kuehne+ Nagel (Switzerland)
- The Maersk Group (Germany)
- DB Schenker Logistics (Germany)
- Panalpina (Switzerland)
- Walmart Group (US)
- United Parcel Service (US)
- FedEx Corp. (US)
- C.H. Robinson (US)
- Nippon Express (Japan), and other prominent players.
In 2019, DHL Group invested approximately USD 137 million at cologne-Bonn airport for new logistics. The new 15,000 square meter logistics center featured state-of-the-art sorting technology and an innovative system to heat and cool the warehouse and offices. The DHL Group also reported USD 2.2 billion in digitalization through 2025.
The global freight and logistics market size is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2019 to 2025 (forecast period). Freight and logistics are the means of transporting commodities and goods by trucks, rail cars, and large ships carrying containers and airplanes. Each region is actively engaged in the import and export of goods, with increased trade and transport likely to generate growth opportunities for the freight and logistics industry. Growing global trade activities in emerging markets, increasing trade-related agreements together with global logistics infrastructure, and technological developments in the logistics sector for fast delivery and supply chain are key growth driving factors for the freight and logistics market. Moreover, rapid growth in the e-commerce sector and the growing trend of online shopping influences the freight and logistics market's growth.
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