Kenya Logistics Market Forecast and Analysis: Ken Research


How Kenya Logistics And Warehousing Market Evolved?

Logistics is vital for the economic performance of any economy. Kenya, like other African countries, has structural issues such as logistics infrastructure but the ease of doing business and favorable political climate has steered it ahead in the race.

Kenya Logistics and Warehousing Market consist of various activities such as freight forwarding, warehousing, e-commerce logistics, 3PL services, express delivery and more. The market also consist of value-added logistics services such as assembly, consolidation, co-packing, cross-docking, direct store delivery, fulfillment, import/export, inspection, inventory management, packaging, pick and pack, pool distribution, record retention, reverse logistics, sorting, translating, transportation management, and more.

Kenya Logistics and Warehousing market was evaluated to grow from USD ~ million in 2013 to USD ~ million in the year 2018 at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of ~% during the period. The growth was mainly due to a rise in infrastructural investment by the government, mainly in the transport sector and Kenya’s strategic location as the gateway to East Africa. In 2018, Kenya achieved rank 61 in the Ease of Doing Business Index and rank 68 in the Logistics Performance Index.

Contrasting to the global trend, the retail business in Kenya is thriving, making it a lucrative region for international retailers. The increasing middle class and urban-educated the population have pushed the demand for shopping centers and e-commerce in Nairobi and other urban Counties of Kenya.

Kenya Freight Forwarding Market Segmentation

By Mode of Freight

Road Transport dominates the freight forwarding market with a share in an overall market revenue of ~%. Sea Transport is popular in Kenya for international freight since the Mombasa Port is one of the sizeable commercial ports in entire Africa. Rail Transport is expected to grow by ~% with the introduction of SGR.

By Type of Freight

International freight forwarding accounted for larger revenues share in overall Kenya Freight Forwarding Market, accounting for a share of ~% in the year 2018.

By Flow Corridors

Over the past decade, Asia has replaced Europe as the major trading partner of Kenya with a share in overall share of ~% in international freight. Europe is the biggest export destination of Kenya’s cut-flower market with a share of ~%.

By End Users

The major end-users of freight forwarding services in Kenya include the Food and Beverage, FMCG and Industrial sectors with a share of ~%, ~%, and ~% respectively. The F&B sector also creates a demand for cold transportation for perishable items. The Kenya government in its Big Four Development Plan for lays emphasis on food security and manufacturing. This is expected to boost demand for logistics in FMCG and Industrial sector furthermore.

By Contract and Integrated:

Third-Party Logistics in Kenya has been thriving in the Kenya Freight Forwarding Market with a share of ~% in overall market revenue.

Kenya Warehousing Market Segmentation

By End Users

The major end-users of warehousing services in Kenya include the FMCG, Horticulture and Retail sectors with a share of ~%, ~%, and ~% respectively. The Horticulture sector also creates a demand for cold storage for perishable items. The consistent rise in the number of modern retail outlets has during the period 2013 to 2018 led to an increment in the demand of warehouses as well.

By Type of Warehouse

Open yards are the low specification-grade C warehouses that are most prevalent in Kenya, constituting a share of ~%. Closed normal warehouses are also C grade warehouses but with walls and contribute revenue share of ~%. Closed AC and Cold Storage are relatively few and contribute a share of ~% and ~% respectively.

By 3PL and Owned Logistics

Third-Party Logistics in Kenya has been thriving in the Kenya Warehousing Market with a share of ~% in overall market revenue.

By Operation Model

The industrial/retail freight segment has dominated the overall Kenya warehousing market with a massive revenue share of ~% in the year 2018. There are a few industrial areas such as Tilisi, Tatu Industrial & Logistics Park, Northlands Commercial Park, Infinity Industrial Park and Nairobi Gateway Logistics Park that is driving the growth of industrial warehouses.

By Regions:

Nairobi and Mombasa are the two most prime locations in Kenya in terms of trade and logistics. Therefore, the warehousing space in Kenya has been clustered around these two regions with a share of ~% each.

Key Segments Covered:-

Freight Forwarding Market

By Mode of Freight

Road Freight (Revenue, Transport Costs)

Rail Freight (Revenue, Volume, Stock of Transport Equipments, Railway Lines, Tariff and Volume Discounts

Air Freight (Revenue, Volume, Flow Corridors, Clearing & Forwarding Charges, Export/Import Rates)

Sea Freight (Revenue, Number of Ships & Containers, Volume, Principal Commodities, Clearing & Forwarding Charges)

Pipeline (Revenue, Throughput Volume)

By Type of Freight

International Freight Revenue

Domestic Freight Revenue

By Flow Corridors (Revenue, Volume of Trade, Principal Commodities)

Asian Countries

European Countries

Middle East

North America

African Countries

By Contract and Integrated

Contract Logistics Revenue

Integrated Logistics Revenue

By End User Revenue

Food and Beverages



Others (Construction, Chemical, Automotive and others)

Warehousing Market

Revenue by End User




Revenue by Type of Warehouse

Closed Normal

Open Yard

Closed Ac

Cold Storage

Revenue by Contract and Integrated Logistics



Revenue by Operation Model



Cold Storage/Freezer/Chiller

Warehousing Space by Region



Others (Eldoret, Thika, Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos and Kakamega)

Courier, Express and Parcel Logistics Market

Revenue by International and Domestic Shipments

International Shipments

Domestic Shipments

Revenue by Type of Express

Air Express

Ground Express

Revenue by Market Structure




3PL Logistics Market

By Market Type (Freight Forwarding and Warehousing)

Snapshot on E-Commerce Logistics Market in Kenya

Companies Covered


DB Schenker

CEVA Logistics

Kuehne Nagel


Maersk Line

Agility Logistics


Bollore Transport and Logistics

Siginon Group

Freight Forwarders Kenya

Key Target Audience

Freight Forwarding Companies

E-Commerce Logistics Companies

3PL Companies

Consultancy Companies

Express Delivery Logistics Companies

Logistics/Warehousing Companies

Real Estate Companies/ Industrial Developers

Time Period Captured in the Report:-

Historical Period – 2013-2018

Forecast Period – 2019-2023

Key Topics Covered in the Report:-

Open Yard Warehouse Market Revenue Kenya

Closed AC Warehouse Market Share Kenya

Cold Storage Warehouse Market Kenya

Industrial Warehouse services Kenya

Retail Warehouse Market Report Kenya

Number of Freezer and Chiller Warehouse Kenya

Kenya Logistics Market Revenue

Industrial Warehouses Market Kenya

Open Yard Warehouse Market Revenue Kenya

Closed AC Warehouse Market Share Kenya

Cold Storage Warehouse Market Kenya

Industrial Warehouse services Kenya

Retail Warehouse Market Report Kenya

Kenya Logistics Market Analysis

Kenya Logistics Industry Growth

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Kenya Logistics and Warehousing Market

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