Colombia Cold Chain Logistics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Colombia Cold Chain Logistics Market is Segmented by Services (Storage, Transportation, and Value-added Services), Temperature Type (Chilled and Frozen), and Application (Horticulture (Fresh Fruits and Vegetables), Dairy Products (Milk, Ice-cream, Butter, etc.), Meat and Fish, Processed Food Products, Pharma, Life Sciences, and Chemicals, and Other Applications).

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2017-2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 5.3 %

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Market Overview

The Colombian cold chain logistics market is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period of 2021-2026. The market is driven by the growth of trade in perishable products and the government's favorable support for the development of cold chain infrastructure. In recent years, the performance of Colombia's logistics industry has improved, ranking 5th in Latin America and the Caribbean. The government is working hard to improve the decentralized logistics infrastructure. Factors, such as the increase in the number of cold storages, the growth of the processed food sector, and the pharmaceutical sector, are expected to drive the growth of the cold chain logistics market in Columbia.

The pandemic positively impacted the cold chain industry, leading to an increase in demand for cold chain warehousing. Cold chain service providers have also adopted pioneering technologies to meet the growing demand for food safety (mainly processed foods). The COVID-19 outbreak has led to a shift in an organized retail market to prevent any further virus outbreaks. These developments underscore the need for the food value chain to shift from an open market to a cold chain model that can keep perishable items longer. These factors are expected to drive demand for the cold chain during the forecast period.

The pharmaceutical industry has widely accepted the potential benefits of cryogenic cold chain utilities in storing vaccines, blood samples, and other cell testers that have a huge demand for the cold chain market. Moreover, the demand for cold storage in online grocery stores has increased. The growth in online grocery sales in the market is expected to increase the demand for cold storage space in the next five years.

Scope of the Report

A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain. Cold chain logistics is the technology and process that allows the safe transport of temperature-sensitive goods and products along the supply chain. This report covers market insights, such as market dynamics, technological innovation and its impact, the impact of e-commerce growth on the market, the impact of regulations on the logistics sector, industry attractiveness - Porter's five forces analysis, freight, and logistics costs. Additionally, the report provides company profiles to understand the competitive landscape of the market.

The Colombian cold chain logistics market is segmented by services (storage, transportation, and value-added services), temperature type (chilled and frozen), and application (horticulture (fresh fruits and vegetables), dairy products (milk, ice-cream, butter, etc.), meat and fish, processed food products, pharma, life sciences, and chemicals, and other applications).

By Services
Value-added Services (Blast Freezing, Labeling, Inventory Management, etc.)
By Temperature Type
By Application
Horticulture (Fresh Fruits and Vegetables)
Dairy Products (Milk, Ice-cream, Butter, etc.)
Meats and Fish
Processed Food Products
Pharma, Life Sciences, and Chemicals
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Rising Consumer Demand For Perishable Goods

Consumers are now more aware of health and wellness and the effect that food nutrients, especially protein, have on overall physical and mental growth and development. This has resulted in a change in the consumption pattern of perishable foods, such as dairy products, fruits and vegetables, and high-protein animal-based products (such as meat, eggs, and fish and seafood). Emerging economies in Asia Pacific and Latin America are witnessing a high demand for perishable food products. This can be attributed to the rapid urbanization, changing tastes and preferences, and the rising disposable income of consumers in these countries. The market potential for processed and frozen food products is also high in these countries due to their lower adoption rates. The consumption of ready-to-eat meals, such as frozen pizzas, desserts, and snacks, is rising steadily in these countries. The frozen food market requires an effective cold storage system so that the chemical composition of food items remains intact even after several months. With the increased international trade of these food products, the demand for cold storage systems is expected to increase in the coming years.


Increasing Investment in Transport and Logistics Sector

Colombia has made considerable progress in expanding its air and seaport capacity, and the country’s ambitious road construction plans seem to be back on track after a series of delays. Additionally, the government is trying to reform the legal framework of the industry to better promote private investment, while the municipality is committed to improving urban and rural mobility. Nevertheless, Colombia's gradual integration into the international economy and the development of mature global value chains have put pressure on the country's transportation system. Insufficient historical investment levels, coupled with increasing demand from companies and consumers, and difficult geographic conditions in the country have resulted in a huge infrastructure gap. The purpose of the government is to close the gap and promote economic growth. The transportation of goods within the country is mainly carried by roads. The increasing investment in the logistics and transport field is providing growth to the cold chain logistics market.


Competitive Landscape

The Colombian cold chain logistics market is expected to be fragmented due to the presence of local and international players in the market. The market sees increasingly fierce competition in the field of e-commerce logistics. It is expected that the growth in exports of agricultural products in the international and domestic markets will also attract many international players in the warehousing and storage fields. The major players in the market include Megafin Logistica Para Alimentos, Frigometro, Apix Logistica Especializada SAS, and Transportes Iceberg De Colombia.

Recent Developments

September 2020: Almaviva SA, a Colombian logistics company, selected Blue Yonder´s warehouse management solution (WMS) to manage its distribution center storage operations in a multi-customer, multi-warehouse, and multi-product format, in real-time.

April 2021: Transportes Iceberg De Colombia SA reported a net sales revenue drop of 0.71% in 2020. During that time, the company's total assets grew by 1.95%. The net profit margin of Transportes Iceberg De Colombia SA increased by 20.45% in 2020.

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. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Technological Trends and Automation

    4. 4.4 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Spotlight on Ambient/Temperature-controlled Storage

    7. 4.7 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    8. 4.8 Impact of Emission Standards and Regulations on Cold Chain Industry

    9. 4.9 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Services

      1. 5.1.1 Storage

      2. 5.1.2 Transportation

      3. 5.1.3 Value-added Services (Blast Freezing, Labeling, Inventory Management, etc.)

    2. 5.2 By Temperature Type

      1. 5.2.1 Chilled

      2. 5.2.2 Frozen

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Horticulture (Fresh Fruits and Vegetables)

      2. 5.3.2 Dairy Products (Milk, Ice-cream, Butter, etc.)

      3. 5.3.3 Meats and Fish

      4. 5.3.4 Processed Food Products

      5. 5.3.5 Pharma, Life Sciences, and Chemicals

      6. 5.3.6 Other Applications


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Megafin Logistica Para Alimentos

      2. 6.2.2 Frigometro

      3. 6.2.3 Apix Logistica Especializada SAS

      4. 6.2.4 Transportes Iceberg De Colombia

      5. 6.2.5 Sefarcol SA

      6. 6.2.6 Rentafrio

      7. 6.2.7 Ransa Colombia Colfrigos

      8. 6.2.8 Frimac

      9. 6.2.9 Sabanagro Ltda

      10. 6.2.10 Transportes Camfri SA

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 Macroeconomic Indicators (GDP Distribution, by Activity, Contribution of the Transport and Storage Sector to Economy)

    2. 8.2 External Trade Statistics - Exports and Imports, by Product

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Colombia Cold Chain Logistics Market market is studied from 2017 - 2026.

The Colombia Cold Chain Logistics Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.3% over the next 5 years.

Megafin Logistica Para Alimentos , Frigometro , Transportes Iceberg De Colombia, Apix Logistica Especializada SAS, Sefarcol SA are the major companies operating in Colombia Cold Chain Logistics Market.

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