Egypt 3PL Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Egypt 3PL Market is segmented by Service (Domestic Transportation Management, International Transportation Management, and Value-added Warehousing and Distribution), and End User.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >9 %

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Market Overview

Given its strategic geographical location and proximity to Europe, the Middle-East, and Asia, Egypt has strong trade relations, with its ports facilitating about 8-10% of the global cargo to pass through the Suez Canal, thus, creating a huge demand for 3PL services in the market. The Egyptian 3PL market is expected to exhibit a growth rate of over 9% during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

  • The increase in international trading activities has led the logistics sector to develop at a very rapid rate in the Egyptian market.
  • Sea freight is the dominant mode of transport for freight movements in Egypt. The major products that are transported are crude oil, food and beverages, machinery, and FMCG goods.

Scope of the Report

The study offers a comprehensive background analysis of the Egyptian 3PL market, covering the current market trends, restraints, technological updates, and detailed information on the various segments and competitive landscape of the industry.

By Service
Domestic Transportation Management
International Transportation Management
Value-added Warehousing and Distribution
By End User
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
Consumer and Retail
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Manufacturing and Automotive
Oil and Gas, and Quarrying
Other End Users

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Key Market Trends

Growth in Maritime Transport

The geographical location of Egypt, giving it access to the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the Red Sea on the other, makes the maritime sector one of the most important transportation sectors for the country. Almost 90% of the country’s international trade flow (in terms of volume) takes place through maritime transport. The growth in the maritime transport sector is being supported by the development in major industries, such as oil and natural gas, textiles, food processing, and construction.

Among recent developments, in November 2019, DP World – a leader in global supply chain solutions and specialist in cargo logistics, port terminal operations, maritime services, and free zones – declared that the construction of the Port of Sokhna, situated at the south of the Suez Canal on the Red Sea, is near completion. The port is expected to be one of the world’s busiest maritime trade routes from Asia to the Middle-East and beyond, to Europe. The port’s facilities are expected to boost productivity, speed, and cargo cost reduction while inviting the leading global shipping lines and cargo owners and supporting the commitment of strengthening Egypt’s economic growth.

In September 2019, Egypt announced the launch of a logistics project in Middle-East & Africa. The first phase of this project features the construction of a container terminal, a railway line, a dry port and a cargo distribution area, all at a total cost of USD 832 million. This may be followed by an integrated logistic corridor that includes a container terminal, established and linked to a dry port in the Al-Dhuhair area through a railway line. This corridor may serve ports of the Eastern branch of the Suez Canal and those alongside the Mediterranean Sea. Upon completion, the project is expected to make the port a fulcrum point in the Eastern Mediterranean region and to open new foreign markets through the operation of direct shipping services to the port and increased competitiveness with countries making similar industrial products.

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Government Development Plans and Initiatives for Logistics

The fast-growing population and increasing number of vehicles in Egypt increased the traffic in the country in recent years. The country’s capital, Cairo, is infamous for its heavy traffic congestion. Given the proximity to Europe, the Middle-East, and Asia, Egypt has a robust future in the transportation and logistics sectors. The trade that takes place throughout the region generates a huge demand for logistics services and warehousing. The Egyptian government has been undertaking initiatives to reduce the traffic and make the country a global logistics hub, thus, encouraging foreign investments in various sectors.

Among recent updates, in September 2019, the country’s Ministry of Transport, in partnership with the private sector, announced a plan for the construction of 12 railway projects, starting in 2021, covering a total of 424 km of the new railway network, to transport goods across Egypt. The new railway network aims to expand the cargo transport system by creating new lines, maintaining the existing lines, linking the existing network with sea and dry ports, and equipping the national projects with updated cargo transport network.

The Ministry of Transport also announced a budget of USD 9.79 billion for building roads across the country, including 2,000 road-building projects for 2020. Along with the construction of new roads, maintenance and upgrade works are also being carried out in 12 regions across Egypt. This may help boost the transport connections in the country, thus, uplifting the economic development.

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Competitive Landscape

The 3PL market in Egypt is highly fragmented, with the presence of both domestic and international players in the country, including DHL, FedEx, UPS, and Aramex. Major companies engaged in the maritime freight business are Kuehne + Nagel, Panalpina, Expeditors, and Agility.

While DHL Express is strengthening its air and road capabilities by adding 99 new cars to its vehicle fleet. It further plans to increase the number of aircraft to 4 by the end of 2020, which is in line with the company’s commitment to supporting economic growth and facilitating commerce. In February 2020, it invested EGP 1 billion in the Egyptian market, as part of its plan to boost Egypt’s position as a logistics hub in the African continent.

With ‘Vision 2030’ in action and sustainable development being one of the key focus areas of logistics service providers, companies are adopting the technological improvements, like electronic data interchange (EDI), radio frequency identification (RFID), cloud storage, automated machines, robotics, and electronic vehicles, which may increase productivity and reduce the operating costs.

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 Industry Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 General Trends in the Warehousing Market

    6. 4.6 Demand from Other Segments, Such as CEP, Last Mile Delivery, and Cold Chain Logistics

    7. 4.7 Insights into the E-commerce Business

    8. 4.8 Technological Developments in the Logistics Sector

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


    1. 5.1 By Service

      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 Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

      2. 5.2.2 Consumer and Retail

      3. 5.2.3 Life Sciences and Healthcare

      4. 5.2.4 Manufacturing and Automotive

      5. 5.2.5 Oil and Gas, and Quarrying

      6. 5.2.6 Other End Users


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Agility

      2. 6.2.2 Aramex

      3. 6.2.3 DB Schenker

      4. 6.2.4 DCM

      5. 6.2.5 DHLSupply Chain

      6. 6.2.6 DP World

      7. 6.2.7 Eastern Logistics

      8. 6.2.8 El Nada For International Services

      9. 6.2.9 Expeditors

      10. 6.2.10 FedEx

      11. 6.2.11 Intex Express

      12. 6.2.12 Kuehne Nagel

      13. 6.2.13 Panalpina

      14. 6.2.14 UPS*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Recent Mergers and Acquisitions



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Egypt 3PL Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Egypt 3PL Market is growing at a CAGR of >9% over the next 5 years.

DHL International GmbH., FedEx, Aramex, UPS, Kuehne + Nagel are the major companies operating in Egypt 3PL Market.

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