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UAE Logistics Market—Growth Insights and Forecast to 2023

UAE Logistics Market—Growth Insights and Forecast to 2023

Government investment plans and infrastructure development initiatives are expected to support economic growth in the UAE. Despite uncertain regional economic conditions and low oil prices, UAE has managed to dampen the effects of such uncertainties with the help of economic diversification initiatives undertaken by the government. Logistics infrastructure is increasingly becoming important due to UAE’s emergence as a transshipment hub for Europe-Asia trade. Investments are being made in infrastructure development which is expected to strengthen the competitiveness of the logistics market. Investments related to EXPO 2020 would attract foreign investments and further improve the investment climate in the country. In order to handle the increasing demand for logistics services, several initiatives have been undertaken to develop Logistics parks, Free Trade Zones near airports and seaports. Airport and sea port modernization are being undertaken with a view to automate the existing processes, one such example being virtual corridor in Dubai, which is an automated customs procedure connecting seaports, airports, and free zones on a single platform, enabling free movement of goods, and making the processes more efficient.

UAE is at the forefront of adopting new technologies. Warehouses are becoming automated with the aid of robotics and automation, and companies are experimenting on autonomous vehicles and drone deliveries for efficient and faster last mile deliveries. Many tech-based start-ups are emerging with robust delivery solutions across various eCommerce logistics segments. These start-ups help eCommerce companies, as well as the traditional brick and mortar stores, deliver at low costs. Hyperloop, drones, autonomous vehicles, Block Chain, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence are expected to transform the logistics market during the forecast period.

Research Scope
The aim of this insight is to research and analyze the key developments and trends related to economy and trade and the freight transportation, logistics, and warehousing sectors in the UAE.

Key Features
To provide an overview of the key factors driving economy and trade
To analyze the role of the transport and logistics sector in driving the country’s economy
To identify the initiatives undertaken by the government to improve efficiency and reduce logistics costs
To furnish a detailed analysis on the advancement in digital technologies
To provide an in-depth analysis of how the traditional value chain is transformed as a result of technology advancement, eCommerce growth, regulatory changes, and investment
To identify the emerging opportunities as a result of economic and technology transformations and how they are expected to change the competitive environment


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Growth Insights by Segment
    • Top Predictions for 2018
    • Top Trends for 2018
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Economic and Trade Indicators
    • Economic Snapshot
    • Logistics Performance Index
    • Share of Top 5 Trading Partners
    • Key Drivers of Logistics
    • Key Industrial Sector-Overview
  • Transportation and Logistics Market
    • GDP by Economic Activities
    • Sustainable Freight Volume Growth
    • Sea Freight Development
    • Road Freight Development
    • Air Freight Development
    • Transportation and Logistics Market Size Projection
  • 3PL and Warehousing
    • 3PL Market Overview
    • Key Challenges
    • Market Attractiveness of 3PL
    • Warehousing in Free Zones and Industrial Parks
  • Logistics Trends
    • Key Highlights
    • Technology by Segments
    • Dubai IoT Strategy
    • Blockchain in Supply Chain
    • Blockchain
    • Dubai Blockchain Strategy
    • Technological Disruptions
    • UAE as Multimodal Transit and Re-export Hub
    • EXPO 2020
    • Increasing Trade with Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Economic Diversification and Industrialization
    • Ecommerce Logistics-Domestic
    • eCommerce Logistics-Cross-border
    • eCommerce and Last Mile Delivery
    • Competitions Among Regional Ports-Mega Ports
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity by Segments
    • Growth Opportunity-Logistics Services
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix

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