UAE Logistics Market, UAE Logistics Industry, Market Revenue: Ken Research

Overview-UAE Logistics Industry

The logistics market in the UAE is one of the top 5 logistics markets globally. The favorable geographic location of the country, at the confluence of Asia, Africa and Europe allows the country to act as a major export, import and re-export hub for many countries.

The UAE is a largely import-oriented market.  The top import products of the country include Jewellery, Electronic Products, Automotive Products, Refined Petroleum and Gold. The country is not a manufacturing hub and is therefore majorly dependent on imports for Retail and Consumer Products as well. The top import origins for the country are China, India, US, Germany and the UK.

The UAE is one of the largest producers and Exporters of Oil in the world, with its large Oil reserves mainly in Abu Dhabi. Its major export products include Crude Petroleum, Refined Petroleum, Petroleum Gas, Gold and Diamonds. The top expeort destinations for the country are Japan, India, South Korea, China and Singapore.

The logistics market in the UAE is growing at a steady rate, backed the country’s capable transport infrastructure in the form of airports, roads and sea ports. Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port is one of the largest ports globally and has a capacity of handling 22.4 million TEUs. The country has an under-developed rail transport system, with Etihad Rail having positive targets for expanding the rail transportation system in the country.

With launch of new retail products, continuous regulatory & infrastructural reforms the market has been taking initiatives in order to attract higher FDIs. Adding to this with start of part privatization of Aramco the country is expected to witness higher number of IPOs and increased retail participation by 2030 as well.

Dubai, the primary logistics corridor of the UAE, acts as the gateway to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region in the Middle East. The city acts as a perfect attractor for multi-national brands and companies, given the high ease of doing business in the city and the high personal disposable income of the Emirati and the non-Emirati in the region. Located at the crossroads of major shipping routes, the city connects the Pacific, Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. Dubai acts as a re-exporter for a number of goods that are produced in Asian markets and are distributed globally to Africa, the Middle-East, and Eastern Europe The Free Zones in the city, also contribute favorably to logistics with companies operating in free zones allowed 100% ownership, tax exemption, no custom duties among other perks.

Figure: UAE Logistics Market Size by Sub-Service, 2015, 2019 and 2025F

UAE Logistics Market Size by Sub-Service, 2015, 2019 and 2025F

UAE Logistics Market Size by Sub-Verticals

Freight Forwarding

Freight Forwarding

Verticals include Oil & Gas, Retail, Pharmaceuticals and Others



Verticals include Oil & Gas, Retail, E-Commerce, Pharmaceuticals and Others



Verticals include Retail, E-Commerce, Pharmaceuticals and Others

UAE Logistics Market Overview

Major Air Freight Trade Lanes (Outbound and Inbound)

UAE Warehousing Market by Type of Warehouses, 2019

Competitve Landscape

Competitive Landscape by Service Segment

Market Share of Major Companies in UAE International Express Market

Competitive Landscape by Vertical

Market Share of Major Companies in UAE E-Commerce Logistics Market

Cross Comparison of Major Logistics Players

Cross Comparison of Major Freight Forwarding Players

Cross Comparison of Major Express Players on the basis of Delivery Fleet

Company Profiles of Major Players

Company Profile of Kuehne + Nagel

Company Profile of DHL Express

Pricing Analysis by Service Segment

Pricing Analysis for Major Air Freight Companies

Pricing Analysis for Major Sea Freight Companies

Pricing Analysis for Major Road Freight Companies

Key Target Audience:-

3PL Logistics Companies

Integrated Logistics Companies

E-Commerce Companies

Oil & Gas Companies

Retail Companies

Pharmaceutical Companies

Logistics/Supply Chain Industry Associations

Time Period Captured in the Report:-

Historical: 2015 to 2019

Future: 2019 to 2025

Companies Mentioned:-

Kuehne + Nagel


Emirates Post

Al-Futtaim Logistics

DB Schenker


FedEx Express


Allied Transport


Zajel Courier Services

Time Express

Bollore Logistics

Danzas AEI

Mohebi Logistics

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics


Gulf Agency Company

CEVA Logistics



Sky Express

Avalon General Land Transport

GSL (Global Shipping and Logistics)

RSA Global

Roadlink Transport

Al Mujarad Transport

For More Information on the research report, refer to below link:-

Logistics industry in the UAE

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