PROJECT LOGISTICS MARKET - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Project Logistics Market is segmented by Service (Transportation, Forwarding, Inventory Management and Warehousing, and Other Value-added Services), End User (Oil and Gas, Mining, and Quarrying, Energy and Power, Construction, Manufacturing, and Other End Users), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 0 %

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Market Overview

  • Project logistics involves integrated process of planning, organization, managing, processing, and controlling the complete flow of goods, materials, and information associated with the successful completion of a project. Cargo with larger dimensions requires a completely different set of equipment, infrastructure, and experienced personnel. Dealing with cargo of peculiar dimensions is always a challenge for a transporter. However, increasingly, shippers and service providers are becoming more sophisticated in the transportation of oversized and heavyweight shipments. Moreover, manufacturing complexity adds to the challenge. Parts and modular packages are being produced in far-flung parts of the world, then shipped to final destinations. The packages are more critical; therefore, planning has to be detailed. Getting transportation providers more involved in early stages of the planning process has been a trend for the past five years.
  • Rising oil prices and a robust liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petrochemical construction market may continue to be good news for the project logistics transportation industry through 2019.
  • There are some established organizations to carry out the project logistics activities across the world. For instance, Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is a network of independent small and medium project logistics forwarders. GPLN members handle a vast range of industrial projects work, from infrastructure projects to major energy projects. The members provide services, like transporting, packing/crating, and lifting of heavy, oversized, and out-of-gauge cargo.

Scope of the Report

A complete background analysis of the global project logistics market, which includes an assessment of the sector and contribution of sector in the economy, market overview, market size estimation for key segments, key countries and emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics, and key project statistics.

Inventory Management and Warehousing
Other Value-added Services
End User
Oil and Gas, Mining, and Quarrying
Energy and Power
Other End Users
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Usage of Renewable Energies Boosts Opportunities for Project Logistics Companies

According to global energy sources, the decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018, with global additions of 171 gigawatts (GW). It involves hydropower, wind energy, bioenergy, solar energy, and geothermal energy. The annual increase of 7.9% was bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84% of the growth. Significantly, a third of global power capacity is from renewable energy. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years, in order to achieve the global climate objectives and sustainable development goals.

The positive future outlook for renewable energy is driving the current project logistics market. In order to generate the required amount of power in the future, the energy companies need to develop the necessary infrastructure, commence new projects, and install power generation equipment. This scenario is going to create demand for project logistics. Since 2012, about 70% of total turbine installations have been made in the last three months of the year. This late rush not only created huge opportunities for the project cargo companies, but also created third-quarter logistics booking bottleneck. To avoid this, construction companies are looking for multiple options. One option is to move components to installation sites early and using regional laydown facilities to marshal cargo at or near a site well before construction begins. These tactics would help developers avoid trailer shortages during peak shipping periods, allow a longer window for finding qualified heavy-haul drivers who are in short supply, and mitigate cost overruns due to driver overtime and late permitting.


Asia-Pacific Leads the Project Logistics Market

As per the industry sources, the Asia-pacific region leads the market studied, and is also expected to be the fastest growing region. In recent years, infrastructure investment has been a key driver of economic development for countries in Asia-Pacific. Some countries focus on accelerating development of their domestic infrastructure (such as Australia and the ASEAN countries). China's construction industry has undergone significant transformation in the recent years. Since the announcement of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, Chinese contractors have undertaken and invested in a vast number of infrastructure projects. According to the China International Contractors Association, in 2017 alone, Chinese contractors concluded 7,217 construction contracts along the Belt and Road and 13,267 construction contracts globally. This presents a significant opportunity for the regional project cargo companies in the coming years, to support those projects with logistics services.

Some of the regional logistics companies are successfully handling heavy cargo with enhanced capabilities. For instance, Megalift, which involves in the transportation of heavy and oversized cargoes, received a contract form General Electric to transport the current largest and most efficient heavy-duty gas turbine in the world. Megalift transported massive General Electric 9HA.02 gas turbine in Malaysia, which came all the way from France to Pasir Gudang port, located at the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia. Since 2018, Megalift has been moving a large number of shipments for the Track 4A project.


Competitive Landscape

The project logistics market is fairly fragmented in nature, with the presence of large global players and small- and medium-sized local players. Most of the global logistics players have a special project cargo division to meet the market needs and demand. Additionally, local players are increasingly enhancing their capabilities, in terms of fleet size, service offerings, industries served, and technology. Global manufacturers are making large and over-sized components in the factory sites (off-site), which creates huge complexities for the heavy cargo haulage companies. The global companies who have high capital and assets can invest in upgraded fleets and can benefit from the aforementioned scenario. On the other hand, regional and local players are also coming up with better industry solutions to support the needs of the clients in executing the projects in scheduled time.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Current Market Scenario

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    6. 4.6 Global Logistics Sector (Overview, LPI Scores, Key Freight Statistics, etc.)

    7. 4.7 Spotlight - Role of Multimodal Transport in Project Cargo

    8. 4.8 Insights - Retail Oil and Gas Logistics Sector

    9. 4.9 Review and Commentary on Heavy and Large Dimension Shipments

    10. 4.10 Focus on the Prefabrication Industry - Role of Project Logistics Companies in its Transportation

    11. 4.11 Insights into Customized Trailer Manufacturers for Moving Heavy Cargo

    12. 4.12 Spotlight on the Demand for Contract Logistics and Integrated Logistics


    1. 5.1 Service

      1. 5.1.1 Transportation

      2. 5.1.2 Forwarding

      3. 5.1.3 Inventory Management and Warehousing

      4. 5.1.4 Other Value-added Services

    2. 5.2 End User

      1. 5.2.1 Oil and Gas, Mining, and Quarrying

      2. 5.2.2 Energy and Power

      3. 5.2.3 Construction

      4. 5.2.4 Manufacturing

      5. 5.2.5 Other End Users

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 Americas

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Overview (Market Concentration and Major Players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Rhenus Logistics

      2. 6.2.2 Bollore Logistics

      3. 6.2.3 Agility Logistics

      4. 6.2.4 EMO Trans

      5. 6.2.5 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

      6. 6.2.6 Kuehne + Nagel International AG

      7. 6.2.7 C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Ceva Logistics

      9. 6.2.9 NMT Global Project Logistics

      10. 6.2.10 Rohlig Logistics

      11. 6.2.11 Ryder System Inc.

      12. 6.2.12 Expeditors International of Washington Inc.

      13. 6.2.13 Megalift Sdn Bhd

      14. 6.2.14 Dako Worldwide Transport GmbH

      15. 6.2.15 CKB Logistics Group

      16. 6.2.16 SAL Heavy Lift GmbH

      17. 6.2.17 DB Schenker

      18. 6.2.18 Kerry Logistics

      19. 6.2.19 Deutsche Post DHL*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
    4. 6.3 Other Players in the Market

      1. 6.3.1 FLS Transportation Services, Crowley Logistics, Highland Forwarding Inc., Kinetix International Logistics, Cole International Inc., Hisiang Logistics Co. Ltd, Sea Cargo Air Cargo Logistics Inc., and Bati Group


  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 GDP Distribution, by Activity - Key Countries

    2. 8.2 Insights into Capital Flows - Key Countries

    3. 8.3 Economic Statistics - Transport and Storage Sector, and Contribution to Economy (Key Countries)

    4. 8.4 List of Major Global Projects (Oil and Gas, Construction, Infrastructure Development, etc.)

    5. 8.5 Freight Statistics (Mode, Product Category, etc.)*


**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Project Logistics Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Project Logistics Market is growing at a CAGR of 0% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

CH Robinson, Kerry Logistics, DB Schenker, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics are the major companies operating in Project Logistics Market.

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