South Africa Logistics Market Driven by Increase in Trade with the Emerging Asian Economies and Rise in Technological Advancements: Ken Research


“Marked with currency fluctuations and fall in real GDP, the logistics sector in South Africa experienced slow growth in 2018.”

High Logistics Costs: Fuel prices are very volatile, unpredictable and have an expensive cost in the logistic process. Rough Roads and Traffic congestions adds to the worries of the logistics companies. Companies involved in cross country trucking are faced with the prospect of nationwide e-tolls in the future which will increase the cost of logistics.

Infrastructure Development: The Government of South Africa has pledged to spend ZAR 813 Million over the next couple of years on Infrastructure and Cargo and Logistics already account for about 42% of all infrastructure spending.  The focus on improvement of Infrastructure is aimed at improving the national transport network, assisting in mobilizing South Africa’s workforce and making local trade easier and more profitable.

Focus on International Trade: The AfCFTA agreement between the African regions is expected to increase the intra African trade by 52.3%. South Africa’s international trade is stronger than its domestic trade. The government of South Africa has focused on implementing activities which will further improve their international trade.

Rise in Technology: Logistic companies are constantly focusing on the increasing use of technology to improve the value addition to the customers. There are various projects which include digitalization and innovation projects with Drone Technology, Image ID and VR Trials in Warehousing.

Analysts at Ken Research in their latest publication South Africa Logistics Market Outlook to 2023 – By Sea, Land, Air Freight Forwarding; International and Domestic Freight, Integrated and Contract Logistics Freight Forwarding; By Warehousing (Industrial/ Retail, ICD/CFS, Cold Storage, Others), 3PL Warehousing, Cold Chain Market; By Express Logistics and E-commerce Logisticsbelieve that the Logistics market has grown due to technological advancements in the logistics industry along with rise in imports and exports and growth in the Cold Chain market in the country. The current and future situation is challenging for logistics industry as the industry is consolidating and is experiencing reliability and cost efficiency challenges with poor fleet maintenance that struggle across inadequate road, rail and port infrastructure.

South Africa Logistics Market

Key Segments Covered:-

Freight Forwarding Market By,

Mode of Transport (Road Freight, Rail Freight, Sea Freight, Air Freight, Pipeline Freight)

International and Domestic Freight (International, Domestic)

Flow Corridor- International Corridor (Asian Countries, European Countries, Americas, Middle East Countries, African Countries)

Type of Delivery (Express, Non Express)

Method of Performing Services (Integrated Logistics, Contract Logistics)

Warehousing Market By,

End Users (Consumer and Retail, Food and Beverages, Automotives, Healthcare and Pharma, Others)

Business Model (Industrial/Retail, Container Freight/Inland Container Depot, Cold Storage)

Owned and Rented

Regions (Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London)

Cold Chain Market By,

Type of Market (Cold Transportation, Cold Storage)

Application (Meat and Seafood, Fruits and Vegetables, Dairy Products, Bakery and Confectionary, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare and Others)

Ownership (Owned and Rented)

Cold Storage Market Segmentation By Temperature of Storage (Ambient, Frozen, Chilled)

Regions (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban)

Cold Transportation Market Segmentation By Type of Possession (Owned, Rented)

Mode of Transportation (Land, Sea, Air)

Location (Domestic, International)

Express Logistics Market by,

International and Domestic Express (International, Domestic)

Type of Express (International) (Air, Ground)

Type of Express (Domestic) (Air, Ground)

Market Structure (B2B, B2C and C2C)

E Commerce Logistics Market by,

Delivery Time Duration (1-2 Working days, 3-5 Working days, More than 5 Working days)



Outsourced/3PL Logistics Market by,

Market Type (Freight Forwarding, Warehousing, VAS)

Companies Covered:-


Imperial Logistics


DB Schenker

Barloworld Logistics

DPD Laser Express Logistics

ID Logistics


CEVA Logistics

City Logistics

Cargo Carriers

Kargo Logistics

Vital Distribution

ACT Logistic

Santova Logistics

GMA Logistics

Kuehne Nagel

Key Target Audience:-

Logistics Companies

Warehousing Companies

Freight Forwarding Companies

Express Logistics Companies

E-Commerce Logistics Companies

Outsourced Logistics Companies

E-Commerce Companies

Cold Chain Logistics Companies

Companies seeking logistics Services

Time Period Captured in the Report:-

Historical Period – 2013-2018

Forecast Period – 2019-2023E


South Africa Logistics Market

Logistics Industry In South Africa

South Africa Logistics Market Major Players

South Africa Logistics Market Revenue

South Africa Air Express Logistic Market

South Africa 3PL Warehousing Market

South Africa Freight Forwarding Industry

South Africa Rail Freight Cost

South Africa Air Freight Cost

RORO Volume South Africa

Dry Bulk Cargo Volume South Africa

Sea Cargo Traffic Johannesburg

South Africa Cold Chain Industry

Kargo Logistics South Africa Market

Santova Logistics Market South Africa

DHL South Africa Logistics Market Revenue

South Africa 3PL Market Revenue

For more information, refer to below link:-

South Africa Logistics Market

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