South Africa Logistics Industry Outlook to 2026
Driven by Foreign Infrastructural Investments and Government Support but held back by Covid and unstable political conditions in South Africa

About the Report

About the Report

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of Logistics Industry in South Africa. The report covers an overview and genesis of the industry, market size in terms of revenue generated.

The report has market segmentation which include segments by service mix, by mode of freight, by mode of transport, by end users, by type of warehouse, by shipments, and more; 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 future market projections of each market segmentation and analyst recommendations.

Market Overview:

According to Ken Research estimates, the Market Size of South Africa Logistics has shown increasing trend from 2017 to 2022. The South African logistics sector supports the second-largest economy on the continent, and is relatively sophisticated. Local and international companies use South Africa as gateway for their operations into Africa. The logistics operators are making significant investments in automation and digitalization in order to address security concerns, improve loss prevention as well as efficiency.


  • Under National Infrastructure Plan 2050, South Africa will gain from foreign infrastructure investment in Africa which will create friendly logistics system in the country.
  • Delivery by drone is the new trend in supply chain, South Africa’s startup Flying Labs is introducing cargo drone for faster delivery of medical products in the remote parts of South Africa. 

Key Trends by Market Segment:

By Mode of Transport: Sea Freight dominates the Freight Market contributed highest owing to the affordability and accessibility of using sea freight players.