EGYPT FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Egypt Freight and Logistics Market is segmented by Function and End User.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021

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Market Overview

The Egyptian logistics expenditure is expected to cross USD 50 billion by 2024. Egypt is evolving as one of the major trading countries and creates a wide range of opportunities for the logistics service providers. As per Logistic Performance Index for 2018, Egypt, with a rank of 67, has slipped down from its previous position of 42 in 2016. The primary reason for the drastic fall is the reduction of tracking and tracing capabilities and poor performance of the country in international shipments. Moreover, the government aims to make the country a production and distribution hub to serve Europe and the Middle East & Africa. Additionally, Egypt Vision 2030 entitled economic development as an essential section, which includes the development of the transportation infrastructure. The increase in market penetration of companies and construction activities is expected to create a demand for project and contract logistics.

  • Egypt is expected to record the highest growth in the Levant and North Africa region, accelerating at a rate of 4.2% in 2017 to around 5.0% by 2019 and 5.5% by 2021, according to Moody’s.
  • Construction is one of the major contributors to the domestic economy and freight and logistics industry. In 2016, the construction sector’s output increased by 10.3%, a significant increase after growing at an average of 5.3% in the past four years. This growth trend was maintained in 2017, with a rate of 7.3% in the first nine months of FY 2016-2017.


Scope of the Report

The report covers segments of the freight and logistics industry, like freight forwarder, freight transportation, warehousing, courier express and parcel, and other value-added services. The report also provides insights on e-commerce, free trade zones, and government regulations and initiatives. Overview of some of the major international and local players is also provided to understand the competitive landscape.

Freight Transport
Sea and Inland
Freight Forwarding
Courier, Express, and Parcel
Value-added Services
Cold Chain Logistics, Last Mile Logistics, Return Logistics, and Other Emerging Areas
Oil and Gas, and Quarrying
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
Manufacturing and Automotive
Distributive Trade
Other End Users (Pharmaceutical and Healthcare)

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Key Market Trends

Maritime Transportation in Egypt is Expected to Grow Further

Due to the strategic geographical location, Egypt has excellent access to the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the Red Sea on the other. This makes the maritime sector of the country the most important in Africa. Almost 90% of the country’s international trade flow (in terms of volume) occurs through sea transport, which is a significant contribution to the country’s economy. Egypt, under the plan ‘Vision 2030’, aims to increase the handling capacity of ports to 370 million metric ton by 2030, from 120 million metric ton. Major developments include the construction of port terminals by Red Sea Ports Authority and the development of Port Said.
Moreover, the Suez Canal, which is the artificial waterway, connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. More than 10% of world trade volume happens through the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal tolls are a significant source of revenue. Furthermore, Suez Canal Zone is expected to attract approximately USD 30 billion through FDI.

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Construction Industry Growth Proving to be a Driving Factor

In the 2016-17 period, construction accounted for the highest share of implemented investments in the country. Of the EGP 391.7 billion (USD 25.8 billion) invested in the first three-quarters of FY 2016/17, 18.5% was directed toward construction activities. 
As this suggests, there are significant demand drivers for continued construction expenditure. At the same time, the population of Egypt has crossed 100 million. Urban areas are under particular strain, causing significant construction investment. As of early 2018, just over 43% of the population lives in urban areas, but this is growing at 1.8% each year, and this is likely to be further boosted by plans for new cities. The capital, Cairo, has nearly 19 million residents, while Alexandria, the country’s second-largest city, is approaching 5 million. With such growth, there is a substantial demand for housing.
The growth in the construction industry is a reliable driver for the freight and logistics sector in Egypt.

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Competitive Landscape

The Egyptian freight and logistics market is expected to be fragmented, with the presence of major international players and a large number of local players. Some of the companies profiled in the report are DHL, Kuehne Nagel, Ceva Logistics, DB Schenker, Al-Nasr Service and Maintenance Co. (Queen Service), International Freight Group, and LATT Trading and Shipping SAE, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Market


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

    3. 4.3 Opportunities

    4. 4.4 Current Market Scenario

    5. 4.5 Technological Trends

    6. 4.6 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    7. 4.7 Insights on Freight Rates

    8. 4.8 Insights on Impact of E-commerce

    9. 4.9 Insights on Free-trade Zone (FTZ)


    1. 5.1 BY FUNCTION

      1. 5.1.1 Freight Transport

        1. Road

        2. Rail

        3. Sea and Inland

        4. Air

      2. 5.1.2 Freight Forwarding

      3. 5.1.3 Warehousing

      4. 5.1.4 Courier, Express, and Parcel

      5. 5.1.5 Value-added Services

      6. 5.1.6 Cold Chain Logistics, Last Mile Logistics, Return Logistics, and Other Emerging Areas

    2. 5.2 BY END USER

      1. 5.2.1 Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Oil and Gas, and Quarrying

      3. 5.2.3 Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

      4. 5.2.4 Manufacturing and Automotive

      5. 5.2.5 Distributive Trade

      6. 5.2.6 Other End Users (Pharmaceutical and Healthcare)



    1. 7.1 International Players

      1. 7.1.1 DHL

      2. 7.1.2 Kuehne Nagel

      3. 7.1.3 Ceva Logistics

      4. 7.1.4 DB Schenker

      5. 7.1.5 DSV

      6. 7.1.6 Aramex PJCS

      7. 7.1.7 Hapag-Lloyd AG

      8. 7.1.8 CMA CGM

      9. 7.1.9 Agility

      10. 7.1.10 Orient Overseas Container Line Limited*

    2. 7.2 Local Players

      1. 7.2.1 General Silos and Storage

      2. 7.2.2 Al-Nasr Service and Maintenance Co. (Queen Service)

      3. 7.2.3 International Freight Group

      4. 7.2.4 LATT Trading And Shipping SAE

      5. 7.2.5 Egyptair Cargo

      6. 7.2.6 El Salam Group

      7. 7.2.7 New Trans Shipping Company

      8. 7.2.8 Kadmar Shipping

      9. 7.2.9 ESG Shipping & Logistics SAE*

    3. 7.3 Mergers and Acquisitions

  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 GDP Distribution, by Activity and Region

    2. 8.2 Insights on Capital Flows

    3. 8.3 Economic Statistics - Transport and Storage Sector Contribution to Economy

    4. 8.4 External Trade Statistics - Export and Import, by Product


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Egypt Freight And Logistics Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

CMA CGM, Orient Overseas Container Line Limited, Kuehne Nagel, El Salam Group, Egyptair Cargo are the major companies operating in Egypt Freight And Logistics Market.

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