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Global Logistics Market 2017-2021

Global Logistics Market 2017-2021

About Logistics

Logistics involve delivering, controlling, and planning of physical flow of goods, information exchange from the producer to a market as to meet the customer demands and outsourcing services that specializes in handling functions, such as transportation, warehousing, and freight and forwarding. Global logistics is the outsourcing of various elements of logistics and distribution by companies to logistics solution providers. There are various logistics providers catering to different businesses with different services. There are three major logistics model under global logistics, namely, second-party logistics (2PL), third-party logistics (3PL), and fourth-party logistics (4PL).

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global logistics market to grow at a CAGR of 6.54% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global logistics market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by different vendors through the sales of logistics services to various industries that include manufacturing, consumer goods, F&B, automotive, and others.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Logistics Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • DB Schenker
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • DSV
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Rhenus
Other prominent vendors
  • Agility
  • Allcargo Logistics
  • APL Logistics
  • BDP International
  • CEVA Logistics
  • Damco
  • Expeditors
  • FedEx Supply Chain
  • Gati
  • Hitachi Transport System
  • Hub Group
  • Hyundai Glovis
  • Imperial Logistics
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Kerry Logistics
  • Logwin
  • Menlo Worldwide Logistics
  • Mitsubishi Logistics
  • NFI
  • Nippon Express
  • Panalpina
  • Ryder
  • Sankyu
  • Sinotrans
  • SNCF
  • UPS
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Wincanton
Market driver
  • Cost reduction through 3PL.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High cost of operation and competitive pricing.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing demand for professional logistics services.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Logistics Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global logistics market: DB Schenker, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Kuehne + Nagel, DSV, C.H. Robinson, and Rhenus.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Agility, Allcargo Logistics, APL Logistics, BDP International, CEVA Logistics, Damco, Expeditors, FedEx Supply Chain, Gati, Hitachi Transport System, Hub Group, Hyundai Glovis, Imperial Logistics, J.B. Hunt, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Mitsubishi Logistics, NFI, Nippon Express, Panalpina, Ryder, Sankyu, Sinotrans, SNCF, UPS, Werner Enterprises, and Wincanton.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is dominance of integrated service providers. The logistics market is witnessing the development of integrators. The market is characterized by vendors that are engaged in providing either non-asset-type or asset-type services. However, integrators are a combination of both non-asset-type and asset-type providers.”

According to the report, one driver in market is cost reduction through 3PL. Building infrastructure for logistics is a capital-extensive process, and the investment is blocked for a long time. Therefore, logistics services are outsourced by various companies to reduce operational costs. Outsourcing logistics and other supply chain related services of their operations to 3PL providers allows companies to improve the efficiency of their business by focusing on their core competencies. In addition, shippers achieve high savings by avoiding expenses related to vehicles, warehousing, and machinery. 3PL providers also offer value-added services (VAS) to the SCM needs of shippers by customizing services as per their requirements. Hence, the shipper can partly outsource the logistics needs and carry out the remaining in-house functions.

Further, the report states that one challenges in market is high cost of operation and competitive pricing. With increase in demand for VAS and specialized professional supply chain solutions in the logistics market, the industry is becoming highly competitive in terms of pricing of services. Fuel prices are also rising, further contributing to the cost of operations. Vendors in the global logistics market are under sustained pressure from customers to keep the prices low. Due to volatility of fuel prices, profits from fixed-term contracts with customers have decreased. Customers are demanding lower rates while renewing contracts. Logistics service users are demanding additional services at the same price; thus, companies are facing much pressure in pricing their services. The industry is characterized by its capital-intensive nature.

Companies Mentioned

DB Schenker, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Kuehne + Nagel, DSV, C.H. Robinson, Rhenus, Agility, Allcargo Logistics, APL Logistics, BDP International, CEVA Logistics, Damco, Expeditors, FedEx Supply Chain, Gati, Hitachi Transport System, Hub Group, Hyundai Glovis, Imperial Logistics, J.B. Hunt, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Mitsubishi Logistics, NFI, Nippon Express, Panalpina, Ryder, Sankyu, Sinotrans, SNCF, UPS, Werner Enterprises, and Wincanton.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global logistics market overview
      • Table Value chain analysis of global logistics providers
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global logistics market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by model type
    • Global logistics market by model type 2016-2021
      • Table Types of logistics model
      • Table Logistics provider pyramid
      • Table Global logistic market by type of model 2016-2021 (percentage revenue)
    • Global 3PL market
      • Table Third-party logistics value chain
      • Table Advantages and disadvantages of 3PL
      • Table Global 3PL logistics market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Types of 3PL services
      • Table Global 3PL logistics market by type of services 2016-2021 (percentage revenue)
      • Table Global 3PL transportation market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global 3PL warehousing and distribution market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global 3PL other services market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global 2PL market
      • Table Global 2PL logistics market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global 4PL market
      • Table 4PL value chain
      • Table Advantages and disadvantages of 4PL
      • Table Global 4PL logistics market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Market overview
      • Table Global logistics market by end-user 2016-2021 (percentage revenue)
    • Global logistics market by manufacturing industry
      • Table Global logistics market by manufacturing industry 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global logistics market by automotive industry
      • Table Global logistics market by automotive industry 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global logistics market by consumer goods industry
      • Table Global logistics market by consumer goods industry 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global logistics market by food and beverage industry
      • Table Global logistics market by food and beverage industry 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global logistics market by other industries
      • Table Global logistics market by other industries 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global logistics market by geographies
      • Table Global logistic market geographical segmentation 2016 and 2021 (in percentage revenue)
      • Table Global logistics market by geographical segmentation 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global logistic market geographical segmentation 2016-2021 (in percentage revenue)
    • Logistics market in ROW
      • Table Logistics market in ROW 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Logistics market in APAC
      • Table Logistics market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Logistics market in South America
      • Table Logistics market in South America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Logistics market in North America
      • Table Logistics market in North America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Logistics market in Europe
      • Table Logistics market in Europe 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
    • US
    • China
    • Japan
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Average cost reduction of shippers by availing 3PL services 2015
      • Table Share of e-commerce in total retail industry sales 2015-2021 (percentage revenue)
      • Table Global trade merchandise exports 2009-2015 (in $ trillions)
      • Table Global trade merchandise imports 2009-2015 (in $ trillions)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Competitive scenario
    • DB Schenker
      • Table DB Schenker: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Deutsche Post DHL Group
      • Table Deutsche Post DHL Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Deutsche Post DHL Group: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Kuehne + Nagel
      • Table Kuehne + Nagel: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Kuehne + Nagel: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • DSV
      • Table DSV: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table DSV: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • C.H. Robinson
      • Table C.H. Robinson: Segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table C.H. Robinson: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table C.H. Robinson revenue segmentation by mode of transportation 2015 (in percentage)
    • Rhenus
      • Table Rhenus: Business segmentation
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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