Transformation Trends in Dubai’s Logistics Industry

reogma|Transformation Trends in Dubai’s Logistics Industry

The UAE is ranked in 1st place in the GCC region and in 7th place out of 140 countries, for the quality of its air transport infrastructure in 2019. The logistics market in Dubai is projected to add additional USD 16 billion in value in the next 6 years hitting USD 60 billion by 2025.

  • Definition / Scope
  • Market Overview
  • Key Metrics
  • Top Market Opportunities
  • Market Trends
  • Industry Challenges
  • Technology Trends
  • Other Key Market Trends
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Outlook
  • Technology Roadmap
  • Distribution Chain Analysis
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Key Market Players
  • Strategic Conclusion
  • References

Definition / Scope

First mile logistics involves connecting manufacturers and warehouses while the last mile logistics bridges fulfilment centers and customers. Second mile delivery or long haul deliver involves processing the shipment from warehouse to fulfilment center.

reogma|Transformation Trends in Dubai’s Logistics Industry

The logistics ecosystem comprises the following stakeholders:

Freight Forwarding

UAE has a strong freight forwarding market owning to the strategic geographical position on the trans-continental trade route and multi-modal connectivity.

Sea freight dominates the freight forwarding market in terms of volume because of expansion of seaports and development of free zones. Industry and retail is the major end user in terms of revenue in freight forwarding market of UAE.

Warehousing

Warehousing market of UAE has grown at a consistent rate because of increase investments in the economy in the manufacturing sector. Warehouses are majorly located near the free zone to ensure fast delivery and efficient movement of products across the borders.

The warehousing companies need to acquire license for handling specific products such as pharmaceuticals. Warehousing market has started adopting advanced technology such as WMS, block chain, RFID tags to ensure efficient operations. Along with warehousing, the demand for value added services has also increased in UAE.

Courier, Express and Parcel Market

Courier, Express and Parcel market of UAE has experienced astonishing growth due to increasing technological advancements, adoption of automation, high purchasing power and increasing mobile and internet penetration.

Ecommerce Logistics Market

E-commerce logistics market of UAE has experienced exponential growth because of increasing technological advancements, favorable consumer demographics and significant mobile and internet penetration. High dependence of foreign trade is also a major reason for e-commerce growth in UAE. Government has also supported the growth of e-commerce through development of free zones for e-commerce industries.

3PL Market

Increasing demand of value added services, increasing freight volume, economic diversification and increasing trend of technological advancements has opened up the opportunity for the contract logistics providers.

The growth in the market also encouraged the emergence of several new players by using asset-light and yet dominates the market by partnering with the domestic logistics companies, who knows the market better.


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