Malaysia Logistics Market Outlook to 2027F

Driven by the Rising Demand from Manufacturing, F&B, Retail, and other industries along with increasing Government Initiatives to Strengthen the Logistics Infrastructure


Author(s):Jalaj Bhayana and Vidhi Tiwari

Product Code:KR1281

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December 2022

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About the Report

About the Report

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of the logistics industry in Malaysia. The report covers an overview and genesis of the industry, of the market size in terms of market revenue.

Market segmentations include by Services, By Mode of Transport, By Mode of Shipment, By Business Model, By Region, By Type of Warehouses, By End Users, By Delivery Period and By International and Domestic Shipments; growth enablers and drivers; challenges and bottlenecks; trends driving adoption trends; regulatory framework; end-user analysis, industry analysis, competitive landscape including competition scenario and market shares of major players. The report concludes with each market segmentation's future projections and analyst recommendations.

Malaysia Logistics Market

Market Overview:

According to Ken Research estimates, the Malaysia logistics Market – which grew from approximately RM 165 Bn in 2017 to approximately RM 230 Bn in 2022 – is forecasted to grow further into RM 370 Bn opportunity by 2027F, owing to the Increasing demand for food, beverages and manufacturing products in Malaysia.

  • Malaysia has over 100 airfields in the country; however, six international and 16 major domestic airports excel in providing logistic and passenger capacity.
  • In Malaysia, inland ports play an important role in the freight transport system by acting as gateways of trade in Malaysia to manufacturers and producers.

Key Trends by Market Segment:

By mode of Shipment: Domestic Road freight dominated the market in terms of revenue in 2022, owing to the high demand for road freight services within Peninsular Malaysia, while major international destinations for Road Freight from Malaysia includes Thailand, Singapore, Lao PDR and Vietnam.

By Space acquired by Region: The Central Region of Malaysia covers main cities such as Selangor, and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya which has more than half of warehousing space due to better connectivity to the other parts of Malaysia.

Competitive Landscape

Future Outlook

The Malaysia Logistics Market witnessed significant growth during the period 2017-2022, owing to demand in e-commerce, customer expectation, and faster deliveries.

The revenue of the logistics market in Malaysia is going to increase over the period as there will be growing export in the country and government support through Third Industrial Masterplan (IMP3) and the Logistics and Trade Facilitation Masterplan.

Scope Of The Report

Scope of the Report

Malaysia Logistic Market

Market Segmentation by Services

Freight Forwarding


Courier and Parcel Activities

Value Added Services

Malaysia Freight Forwarding Market

By Mode of Transport

Land Transport

Water Transport

Air Transport

Malaysia Land Transportation Market

By Mode of Transport



By Mode of Shipment



By Load Type



By 3PL and Integrated



Malaysia Warehousing Market

By Business Model

Industrial Freight/Retail

Container Freight

Cold Storage

Agriculture and Others

Industrial warehouses bifurcation

Grade A

Grade B

Grade C

By Region




Eastern Coast & East Malaysia

By Type of Warehouses



By 3PL and Integrated



By End Users

Food and Beverages






Malaysia 3PL Market

By Service Mix

Road Freight


By End Users

Food & Beverage





Automotive (Spare Parts, Components)


Malaysia Courier and Parcel Market

By International and Domestic Shipments



By Air and Ground Express

Ground Express

Air Express

By Delivery Period

One Day Delivery

Two Day Delivery

Three Day Delivery

More than three-day delivery

By Delivery Period




By Region




Eastern Coast and East Malaysia

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Key Target Audience – Organizations and Entities Who Can Benefit by Subscribing This Report

  • Total Logistics Companies
  • Contract Logistics Providers
  • E-commerce Companies
  • Third-Party Logistic Providers
  • Potential Market Entrants
  • Freight Forwarding Companies
  • Warehousing Companies
  • Cold Storage Companies
  • Industry Associations
  • Consulting Agencies
  • Government Bodies & Regulating Authorities

Time Period Captured in the Report

  • Historical Period: 2017-2022
  • Base Period: 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2022-2027F


Major Players Mentioned in the Report

Logistics Companies

  • DHL
  • Nippon Express
  • CEVA
  • DB Schenker
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Tiong Nam
  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • POS Malaysia
  • CJ Logistics
  • GD Express
  • JSI Logistics
  • City-Link Express
  • FM Logistics

FMCG Companies

  • Nestle
  • P&G
  • Coca Cola
  • Pepsico
  • Heineken
  • Reckitt
  • FrieslandCampina
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Unilever
  • Samsung
  • Loreal

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1 How is Logistics Market Positioned in Malaysia?

2. Country Overview

2.1 Malaysia Country profile

3. Comparative Analysis for Malaysia Logistics Market

3.1 Cross Comparison of Malaysia with ASEAN Countries

3.2 Malaysia Logistics Infrastructure Overview

3.3 Malaysia Rail Infrastructure Overview

3.4 Malaysia Road Infrastructure Overview

3.5 Malaysia Air Infrastructure Overview

3.6 Malaysia Sea Infrastructure Overview

3.7 Malaysia Inland Ports Infrastructure Overview

4. Malaysia Logistics Market, 2017-2027F

4.1 Malaysia Logistics Market Size, On the basis of Revenue, 2017-2022

4.2 Regulatory landscape for Malaysia Logistics

4.3 Major Challenges in Malaysia Logistics Market

4.4 Malaysia Logistics Market Size, On the basis of Revenue, 2022-2027

5. Malaysia Transportation Market, 2017-2027F

5.1 Executive Summary

5.2 Ministry Of Transport – Organizational Structure

5.3 Supply Side Ecosystem

5.4 Market Size on the basis of Revenue, 2017-2022

5.5 Land Transportation Market Size, 2017-2022

5.6 Land Transportation Market Segmentations, 2022

5.7 Value Chain Analysis

5.8 Operating Models in Road Freight Industry

5.9 Cross Border Transportation

5.10 Type of Trucks in Malaysia

5.11 Pain Points in Trucking Industry

5.12 Government Initiatives to address Pain Points

5.13 Impact of Covid 19 on Road Freight

5.14 Investment of New Truck

5.15 Pricing Dynamics for Road Freight in Malaysia

5.16 Cost Model for Road Freight

5.17 Future Market Size – Land Transportation, 2022-2027

5.18 Future Market Size – Road Transportation, 2022-2027

6. Malaysia Warehousing Market, 2017-2027F

6.1 Executive Summary

6.2 Business Cycle and Genesis

6.3 Supply Side Ecosystem

6.4 Regulatory Landscape for Warehousing in Malaysia

6.5 Market Size of Warehousing Industry in Malaysia, 2017-2022

6.6 Market Segmentation (By type of Business Model, By Region, By Grade type, By End Users), 2022

6.7 Competitive Landscape in Malaysia Warehousing Market, 2022

6.8 Market Share of Major Organized Players in terms of Space in Sqft Mn, 2022

6.9 Technological Developments

6.10 Challenges in Warehouse Market

6.11 Challenges in Adoption of Warehouse Automation

6.12 Advantages of technological Advancements in Warehouse Market in Malaysia

6.13 Commercial Models in Malaysia Warehouse Market

6.14 Future Market Size of Warehousing Industry in Malaysia, 2022-2027F

6.15 Future Market Segmentation (By type of Business Model, By Region, By Grade type, By End Users), 2027F

7. Snapshot on 3PL Market in Malaysia, 2022-2027F

7.1 Market Size of 3PL Market, 2022

7.2 Market Segmentation By Type of Service Mix and End Users, 2022

7.3 Current Trends in 3PL Industry

7.4 Pain Points in Freight Forwarding and Solutions offered by 3PL

7.5 Challenges in 3PL Market

7.6 Future Market Size of 3PL Market, 2022-2027

7.7 Future Market Segmentation By Type of Service Mix and End Users, 2027

8. Malaysia CEP Market, 2017-2027F

8.1 Executive Summary

8.2 Supply Side Ecosystem

8.3 Market Size of CEP in Malaysia, 2017-2022

8.4 Market Segmentation on the basis of Mode of Shipment, Mode of Transport, Business Model, By 
time of Delivery and By Region, 2022

8.5 E-Commerce Market Overview, 2022

8.6 Growth Drivers and Trends in CEP Market

8.7 Future Market Size of CEP in Malaysia, 2022-2027F

8.8 Future Market Segmentation on the basis of Mode of Shipment, Mode of Transport, Business 
Model, By time of Delivery and By Region, 2027F

9. Snapshot on Co-Packing Industry

9.1 Trends in Malaysia Co-Packing

9.2 Observed and Expected Impact of Trends in Co-Packing Industry

9.3 Competitive Landscape in Co-Packing Industry

10. Competition Analysis in Road Transportation and Warehousing Market

10.1 Cross Comparison of Major Players in Road Freight Industry

10.2 Cross Comparison of Major Players in Warehousing Industry

10.3 End User Scenario

11. Peer Comparison between Top FMCG players in Malaysia

12. Research Methodology


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Research Methodology

Research Methodology

Step 1: Identifying Key Variables:

Ecosystem creation for all the major entities and referring to multiple secondary and proprietary databases to perform desk research around market to collate industry level information.

Step 2: Market Building:

Collating statistics on logistics market over the years, and penetration of e-commerce logistics in Malaysia. Collecting data from Malaysia Statistics Department, Malaysia Transportation Ministry and others.

Step 3: Validating and Finalizing:

Building market hypothesis and conducting CATIs with industry exerts belonging to different companies to validate statistics and seek operational and financial information from company representatives.

Step 4: Research output:

Our team will approach multiple finance providing channels and understand nature of product segments and sales, consumer preference and other parameters, which will support us validate statistics derived through bottom to top approach from logistics service providers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

01 What is the Study Period of this Market Report?

The Malaysia Logistics Market is covered from 2017–2027F in this report, including a forecast for 2022-2027F.

02 What is the Future Growth Rate of the Malaysia Logistics Market?

The Malaysia Logistics Market is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.8% over the next four years.

03 What are the Key Factors Driving the Malaysia Logistics Market?

Rising Demand from Manufacturing, F&B, Retail, and other industries along with increasing Government Initiatives to Strengthen the Logistics Infrastructure.

04 Which is the Largest Transport Segment within the Malaysia Logistics Market?

The Land transport segment held the largest share of the Malaysia Logistics Market in 2021.

05 Who are the Key Players in the Malaysia Logistics Market?

Tiong Nam, Tasco and CJ Logistics are the major players in Malaysia Warehousing Market. Altratec, OOSH, Combipack, Toli are the major players in Co-packaging Industry.

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