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Global Contract Logistics Industry 2022

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  • 242 Pages
  • July 2021
  • Region: Global
  • TI Insight
  • ID: 5402520

Global Contract Logistics 2022 reveals the global contract logistics market rebounded and exceeded its pre-pandemic levels in 2021, with all regions also experiencing market growth, a marked change from 2020. Challenges remain however and this growth is expected to moderate as the global economy enters a pronounced slowdown.

The Global Contract Logistics 2022 market report provides in depth analysis of the current and future state of the global contract logistics market. The report contains bespoke market sizing and forecast data for 2021 through to 2026 and addresses the key trends impacting the market, such as technology, warehousing and vertical sector performance.

The report also contains comparative profiles of the leading contract logistics providers, covering operations, finances, technology, sustainability policy and geographic coverage.

Use the report to plan for the rest of 2022 through to 2026:

  • Plan which sectors to divert resources towards to capture new growth and which to pivot away from to avoid downside risks
  • Set expectations for market growth based on the latest data and projections and plan how to sustain your business
  • See how other LSPs are dealing with core operational problems with labour shortages and transport crunches, to keep operations moving

Key Findings:

  • The global contract logistics market grew by 8.7% in 2021, and is expected to grow by a further 7.1% in 2022
  • Asia Pacific remains the largest market by region, China will overtake the US’ market value by 2026
  • e-retail and physical retail uncertainty poses difficult questions for logistics service providers
  • Logistics services provided to the retail sector were valued at over €2 trillion in 2021
  • Logistics companies need to be very sensitive to the risks that exposure to specific vertical sectors presents
  • The demands of warehousing are changing due to increasing environmental pressures on operations
  • The development of the global warehouse industry is being influenced by innovation, supply chain trends and customer needs

Key Questions:

  • How fast is the market expected to grow over the next 5 years?
  • Which regions experienced the fastest growth in 2021? Will this growth continue?
  • What’s the future for warehousing? Which technologies will dominate the industry?
  • How are vertical sector trends impacting logistics output?
  • How has recent M&A activity transformed the market? Who are the leading players?
  • What’s the future for retail logistics?
  • What are the key logistics technology trends for the next 12 months?
  • What sustainability efforts are the leading industry players adopting?
  • What’s the secret to an exceptional value proposition?

This report contains:

  • Market size and forecasts - 2021 market sizes and growth rates, 2022 growth rates and CAGR forecasts to 2026, split by region and vertical sector
  • Provider comparisons - covering market position, geographic coverage, value added services, revenue & volumes and sustainability practices
  • Global retail market analysis
  • Vertical sector trend and impact analysis
  • Analysis of the current and future state of the warehousing market
  • Global and regional Top 10's
  • Provider profiles

This report is perfect for:

  • C-level executives at logistics companies and shippers
  • VP and Directors responsible for contract logistics services
  • Marketing managers at logistics companies
  • Logistics and supply chain procurement staff at shippers
  • Logistics and supply chain managers at shippers
  • Consultants working in the contract logistics market
  • Financial analysts with interests in the contract logistics market
  • Supply chain analysts at logistics companies
  • Investors
  • Knowledge managers

Table of Contents

1. Global Retail: a Market In Transition
1.1 Retailing in Transition
1.2 The Rise of E-Retail
1.3 Inventory and Other Cost Drivers in Retailing
1.4 Inventory in Physical Retail
1.4.1 Double-Down on Big Boxes?
1.4.2 Radical Alternatives
1.4.3 Sales
1.5 Automation And Labour
1.6 Multi-Channel or One Channel?
1.7 Property Location And Urban Geography
1.8 Implications For Logistics Service Providers
1.9 Summary

2. ‘Super Sector’ Cyclicality: Mitigating Logistics Business Risk
2.1 Macro Trends And Logistics Output
2.2 Super Sectors
2.2.1 Cyclical ‘Super Sector’
2.2.2 Defensive ‘Super Sector’
2.3 The Defensive ‘Super Sector’ Example: Food
2.4 Cyclical ‘Super Sector’ Example: Chemicals
2.5 Impact on Financial Performance: Trading Down in Recessions
2.6 Should Logistics Companies Diversify Their Sectoral Exposure?
2.7 Conclusion

3. Warehousing: State Of The Market
3.1 Overview
3.2 Warehouse Locations And Space Availability
3.2.1 North America
3.2.2 Europe
3.2.3 Asia-Pacific
3.3. Cost of Space
3.3.1 North America
3.3.2 Europe
3 3.3.3 Asia-Pacific
3.4 Cost of Labour
3.4.1 North America
3.4.2 Europe
3.4.3 Asia-Pacific
3.5 The Forces Shaping The Future of The Warehouse Industry
3.5.1 Multi-Storey Warehousing

4. Global Contract Logistics Market Size
4.1 Global Contract Logistics Market Size
4.2 Asia-Pacific
4.2.1 Regional Growth
4.2.2 Retail
4 .2.3 Automotive
4.2.4 Pharmaceutical
4.2.5 Electronics
4.3 Europe
4.3.1 Raw Materials
4.3.2 Inflation and High Energy Prices
4.3.3 Retail
4.3.4 Automotive
4.3.5 Pharmaceutical
4.4 North America
4.4.1 Retail
4.4.2 Automotive
4.4.3 Manufacturing

5. Provider Comparisons
5.1 Geographic Coverage
5.1.1 Europe
5.1.2 North America
5.1.3 Asia-Pacific
5.1.4 Future Geographical Expansion
5.2 Profit Margins
5.3 Vertical Sectors
5.3.1 E-Commerce
5.3.2 Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare
5.3.3 Automotive
5.4 Technology as An Enabler

6. Top 10s
6.1 Top 10s - Global
6.2 Top 10s - Europe
6.3 Top 10s - North America
6.4 Top 10s - Asia-Pacific

7. Provider Profiles
7.1 Dsv
7.1.1 Overview
7.1.2 Dsv Operations Dsv Solutions Dsv Solutions Network - Impact of Gil Acquisition Dsv Solutions Network - Other Developments Dsv Fulfilment Factory
7.1.3 Technology
7.1.4 Finances
7.1.5 Strategic Outlook Automation Acquisitions Sustainability
7.2 Dhl
7.2.1 Overview
7.2.2 Operations
7.2.3 Technology
7.2.4 Finances
7.2.5 Strategic Outlook E-Commerce
7.3 Kuehne + Nagel
7.3.1 Overview
7.3.2 Operations Warehousing E-Commerce Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
7.3.3 Technology Automation And Digitalisation Kn Omnichain Kn International Supply Chain
7.3.4 Finances
7.3.5 Strategic Outlook Sustainability Africa
7.4 Ups Supply Chain Solutions
7.4.1 Overview
7.4.2 Operations Supply Chain Warehousing & Distribution Service Parts Logistics Healthcare
7.4.3 Technology
7.4.4 Finances
7.4.5 Strategic Outlook Healthcare Expansion
7.5 Db Schenker
7.5.1 Overview
7.5.2 Operations
7.5.3 Technology
7.5.4 Finances
7.5.5 Strategic Outlook Robotics Mena European Expansion
7.6 Gxo
7.6.1 Overview
7.6.2 Operations
7.6.3 Technology
7.6.4 Finances
7.6.5 Strategic Outlook Verticals Acquisitions Sustainability
7.7 Ryder
7.7.1 Overview
7.7.2 Operations Dedicated Transportation Transportation Management E-Commerce and Last Mile Professional Services
7.7.3 Technology
7.7.4 Finances
7.7.5 Strategic Outlook
7.8 Lx Pantos
7.8.1 Overview
7.8.2 Operations Warehouse & Distribution E-Commerce Fulfilment
7.8.3 Technology
7.8.4 Finances
7.8.5 Strategic Outlook Technology Sustainability E-Commerce
7.9 Geodis
7.9.1 Overview
7.9.2 Operations
7.9.3 Technology
7.9.4 Finances
7.9.5 Strategic Outlook E-Commerce Acquisition And Network Expansion
7.10 Nippon Express
7.10.1 Overview
7.10.2 Operations
7.10.3 Technology
7.10.4 Finances
7.10.5 Strategic Outlook
7.11 Hitachi Transport Systems
7.11.1 Overview
7.11.2 Operations
7.11.3 Technology
7.11.4 Finances
7.11.5 Strategic Outlook
7.12 Ceva
7.12.1 Overview
7.12.2 Operations
7.12.3 Technology
7.12.4 Finances
7.12.5 Strategic Outlook Acquisitions

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Executive Summary

After contracting by 3.3% in 2020, the global contract logistics market grew by 8.7% year-on-year in 2021, surpassing its pre-pandemic market value. Market expansion was driven largely by pent-up demand and savings growth in the face of restrictions on activity, as well as global trade and recovering manufacturing. 

The e-commerce vertical was also a big growth driver during 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation and global internet penetration.

As the growth drivers gradually abate and the economy weakens, global trade growth is expected to moderate in 2022. As a result, the global contract logistics market is expected to grow at a slower pace of 7.1% y-o-y. 

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • DSV
  • DHL
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Ups Supply Chain Solutions
  • DB Schenker
  • Gxo
  • Ryder
  • Lx Pantos
  • Geodis
  • Nippon Express
  • Hitachi Transport Systems
  • Ceva