Czech Republic Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Czech Republic Third-Party Logistics (3PL) market is segmented by Type (Domestic Transportation Management, International Transportation Management, and Value-added Warehousing and Distribution), and by End-Users.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

The Czech Republic Third-Party Logistics (3PL) market is expected to register a growth rate of over 5% during the forecast period of 2020-2025. The change in the lifestyle of the consumers in the country is majorly driving the demand for the e-retail services generating higher demand for outsourced logistics services by the major players in the country. 

The automobile industry is one of the major sectors contributing to the GDP of the country. Many projects, mergers and acquisitions are being brought about in order to support the infrastructural development of the country aiding the national and international connectivity.

DB Cargo Czechia collaborated with DB Cargo Polska and DB Cargo Russia to tackle the first phase of the project showcasing its unique position on the rail transport market. And its complex logistics solutions offerings to the industrial customers, ranging from rail transport to re-loading, last-mile transport with lorries, and even customs clearance.

Scope of the Report

A comprehensive background analysis of the Czechia Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Market, covering the current market trends, restraints, technological updates and detailed information on various segments and competitive landscape of the industry. The impact of COVID-19 has also been incorporated and considered during the study.

By Services
Domestic Transportation Management
International Transportation Management
Value-added Warehousing and Distribution
By End-User
Manufacturing & Automotive
il & Gas and Chemicals
Distributive Trade (Wholesale and Retail trade including e-commerce)
Pharma & Healthcare
Other End Users

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Key Market Trends

Development in the Czech Connectivity

Being located in the heart of Europe, the infrastructural development of the Czech Republic is very important for the national as well as international interests. The country is planning various investments in terms of expansion of the transportation & railroad network along with innovation in the field of e-mobility. Currently, it is still lacking some 800 kilometres of highways, which, as per the original plans, should be completed by 2030.

The European Union has come up with the project known as the C-ROADS as an attempt to interconnect on the public, private and academic domains with the most important international partners and multinational companies in their field. The aim of this international project, which is part of the European C-ROADS platform, is to create a functional, technically and organizationally harmonized system for cross-border use of services of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) between individual European countries. This project is part of the European C-ROADS Platform, which aims to create a technically harmonized functional system among particular European projects for cross-border use of services of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS), thus creating an environment for the arrival of cooperative and, in the near future, automated vehicles. The use of new technologies will contribute to higher safety of road users and smoother and more efficient transport, with noticeable emission reduction. Changes will have a positive impact on the European economy that needs a safe, reliable and efficient transport system.


Warehousing Trends driving the market

With the increasing penetration of the e-commerce sector and consumer's demand for fast and safe delivery of the ordered goods, the e-retailers are imposing of the establishment of better connectivity within the cities to ensure minimum expenses along with better service. Not only the retail sector by also the manufacturing and automobile industries prefer warehousing capacities that are fully automated and can have huge capacities providing seamless service at the same time. In Q3 2019, the P3 Prague D11 logistics park had more than 160,000 sq. metre of warehousing space under construction. Further, P3 signed a contract with DHL to build new self-contained custom-built industrial space with sizes of 16,000 and 15,000 sq. metre for companies from the retail and automotive sectors.

Among recent developments, In 2020, the construction of Multimodal logistics centre near Leoš Janáček International Airport Ostrava is expected to commence. The facility will have a railway container terminal strategically placed on the New Silk Road with a direct connection to highway and railway networks covering a total area of 520,000 sq. metre.

The Supermarket Lidl is constructing a logistics centre near Kladno, near Prague. It is expected to be one of Europe’s largest warehousing space, with 60,000 sq. meters of storage space including one-third temperature-controlled dedicate space for fresh or frozen goods.

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Competitive Landscape

The market is relatively concentrated with a small number of local and international players such as CD Cargo, DHL Supply Chain, DB Schenker, CEE Logistics and HAVI Logistics as its key players. With the emergence of robotics and digital transformative technologies, the warehouse, distribution facility, and fulfillment centres have transformed into strategic sites for businesses to develop a lean supply chain. In the past few years, with the introduction of warehouse robots, the warehousing operations have been transformed to a great extent driving the companies to attain the competitive advantage over the other competitors and maintain their position in the market.

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 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    5. 4.5 General Trends in Warehousing Market

    6. 4.6 Demand From Other Segments, such as CEP, Last Mile Delivery, Cold Chain Logistics Etc.

    7. 4.7 Insights on Ecommerce Business

    8. 4.8 Technological Trends and Automation

    9. 4.9 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    10. 4.10 Impact of Covid-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Services

      1. 5.1.1 Domestic Transportation Management

      2. 5.1.2 International Transportation Management

      3. 5.1.3 Value-added Warehousing and Distribution

    2. 5.2 By End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Manufacturing & Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 il & Gas and Chemicals

      3. 5.2.3 Distributive Trade (Wholesale and Retail trade including e-commerce)

      4. 5.2.4 Pharma & Healthcare

      5. 5.2.5 Construction

      6. 5.2.6 Other End Users


    1. 6.1 Overview (market concentration and major players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 CD Cargo

      2. 6.2.2 DHL Supply Chain

      3. 6.2.3 Gefco

      4. 6.2.4 CEE Logistics

      5. 6.2.5 HAVI Logistics

      6. 6.2.6 DSV Logistics

      7. 6.2.7 Rhenus Logistics

      8. 6.2.8 Yusen Logistics

      9. 6.2.9 PST CLC

      10. 6.2.10 Expeditors

      11. 6.2.11 MD Logistika*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

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

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

    3. 8.3 Insights into Key Export Destinations and Import Origin Countries

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Czech Republic Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Czech Republic Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

CD Cargo, DHL International GmbH. , CEE Logistics, HAVI Logistics, GEFCO are the major companies operating in Czech Republic Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Market.

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