China 3PL Market - Segmented by Service (Domestic Transportation Management, International Transportation Management and Value Added Warehousing & Distribution (VAWD)), By End-User, (Consumer and Retail, Automotive, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals), Other Industrial Activity Sectors, and Rest of the Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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The China 3PL market is expected to grow due to the increasing number of local players. The development of the China 3PL market is highly dependent on the fate of the local companies in the country. With the increasing size of the local companies, it is expected the China 3PL market will also expand. Local companies are aggressively working towards getting public and further establishing a strong foothold in the international market. The development of local companies is the major driving force in the Chinese 3pl market. The restraining factor to the growth of the market is low profitability in the market in China.

China’s Growing Economy boosting the market

As the Chinese economy grows, the transportation and logistics industry will also develop. China economy is maturing and has become a driving force for the country in the new economic structure. This has resulted in the driving the markets in related to express, road freight, air freight, contract logistics and international freight forwarding among others. Growing foreign trade and systematic government measures to stabilize the economy have helped the reform and strengthen ties with other countries.

Growing domestic consumption is also a major factor for the growth of the 3PL market. The growth from domestic consumption has led to an increase in all the segments of logistics and transportation services in China. Growing economy also resulted in the improvement of infrastructure in the north and western China. The improving infrastructure has resulted in better operational efficiencies in Chinas transportation and logistics. The 3PL market in China is maturing and the government support is further going to increase with the announcement of the 13th five-year plan focused on the development of the 3PL market.

Cross-border E-commerce Boosting International Trade

Currently, imports from cross-border e-commerce are mainly based on the foreign website (B2C) and the personal purchasing platform (C2C) of the domestic e-commerce platform. With further enhancement of cross-border e-commerce players, diversified channels, and the improvement of the management system established by the customs department, the proficient and smooth logistics services will result in the rapid development of international trade. E-commerce is a major growth market in the Chinese economy with an estimated contribution of USD 584.2 billion in the year 2018. With the predicted increase in the e-commerce landscape, the China 3PL market looks to benefit. Additionally, the growing number of e-commerce players and their expanding operational regions is contributing to the international trade segment.

Key Developments

  • Jul 2018: China's COSCO Shipping wins U.S. security clearance for OOIL deal. COSCO’s acquisition of OOIL will see the Chinese shipping giant become the world’s third-largest container shipping line. The deal is the latest in a wave of mergers and acquisitions in global container shipping that has left the top six shipping lines controlling 63% of the market and comes at a time when the industry is experiencing a recovery after a lengthy downturn.
  • Jul 2018: DB Schenker, has signed an agreement with the city of Pinghu in northeast China to establish a state-of-the-art facility. According to DB Schenker, Pinghu is a strategic location, situated near the metropolitan areas of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou, and its proximity to the deep-water port of Yangshan and the port of Zhapu.

China 3PL Market Report Summary




China 3PL Market

Study Period

(2017 - 2023)

Market Size in 2017

Provided in the full report

Market Size in 2023

Over USD XX.XX billion

Growth Rate

Provided in the full report

Largest Market Share

International Trade Management

Key Developments

  • China's COSCO Shipping wins U.S. security clearance for OOIL deal
  • DB Schenker has signed an agreement with the city of Pinghu in northeast China to establish a state-of-the-art facility.

Companies Covered

DHL Group, Cosco Shipping Holdings Co.  Ltd., DB Schenker, Kerry Logistics Network Ltd., YTO Express Group Co., Ltd., Sinotrans Limited, Anji Automobile Logistics Industry Group Co. Ltd,  Shentong Express Co. Ltd., and SF Express among others.

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1. INTRODUCTION                                          

                1.1 Scope of the Market                              

                1.2 Market Definition                    

                1.3 Executive Summary                

2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY                                    

                2.1 Study Deliverables                  

                2.2 Study Assumptions                 

                2.3 Analysis Methodology                           

                2.4 Research Phases                      

3. MARKET INSIGHTS AND DYNAMICS                                   

                3.1 Government Regulations And Initiatives For China 3PL Market                           

                3.2 Insights On Commodity Flow Statistics And Regional Freight Flows                    

                3.3 Insights On Key International Trade and Domestic Trade Transport Statistics                

                3.4 Technological Developments in Logistics Sector of China                        

                3.5 Insight on E-commerce and Growing Outsourcing in E-commerce Business                    

                3.6 Demand From Other Segments Such As CEP, Last Mile Delivery, Cold Chain Logistics Etc.                        

                3.7 General trends in China Warehousing Market                            

                3.8 General trends in China Freight Forwarding Market                 

4. MARKET DYNAMICS - (DRIVERS, RESTRAINTS, OPPORTUNITIES)                                           

                4.1 Increasing M&A and Number of IPO in Logistics Industry                       

                4.2 Increasing Economies of Scale and Scope of Development

                4.3 High Cost of Logistics Services in the Country                              


                5.1 By Service                   

                                5.1.1 Domestic Transportation Management      

                                5.1.2 International Transportation Management              

                                5.1.3 Value Added Warehousing & Distribution (VAWD)

                5.2 By End-User                               

                                5.2.1 Consumer and Retail          

                                5.2.2 Automotive            

                                5.2.3 Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals    

                                5.2.4 Other Industrial Activity Sectors    

                                5.2.5 Rest of the Market              

6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE                                      

                6.1 MARKET COMPETITION OVERVIEW                 

                6.2 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER COMPANY PROFILES                            

                                6.2.1 DHL Group              

                                6.2.2 Cosco Shipping Holdings Co.  Ltd.  

                                6.2.3 DB Schenker           

                                6.2.4 Kerry Logistics Network Ltd.            

                                6.2.5 Expeditors China  

                                6.2.6 C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.       

                                6.2.7 UPS            

                                6.2.8 CEVA Logistics        

                                6.2.9 Others      

                6.3 SUMMARY OF KEY AND ACTIVE LOCAL PLAYERS IN THE MARKET                        

                                6.3.1 (COMPANIES COVERED - YTO Express Group Co., Ltd., Sinotrans Limited, TTK Express, Anji Automobile Logistics Industry Group Co. Ltd, YUNDA Ltd, Shentong Express Co. Ltd., and SF Express among others.)

7. TRANSPORT AND STORAGE SECTOR STATISTICS AT MACROECONOMIC LEVEL                                                

8. DISCLAIMER                                 

**Subject to availability on public domain                                           

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