Europe Automotive Logistics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Europe Automotive Logistics Market is segmented by Service (Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, and Inventory Management, and Other Services), Type (Finished Vehicle, Auto Components, and Other Types), and By Country (Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Rest of Europe)

Europe Automotive Logistics Industry Overview

Europe automotive logistics market
Study Period: 2019 - 2028
CAGR: 6.5 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Europe Automotive Logistics Market Analysis

The Europe Automotive Logistics Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of approximately 6.5% during the forecast period.

Europe’s automotive logistics sector is on a roll with volumes rising across the supply chain — from ports and car carriers to trucking companies and railroads — but political uncertainties, particularly the increasingly protectionist climate in the United States and the fraught negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union, are souring the atmosphere.

The leading ocean car carriers are also boosting their intra-Europe short-sea services. Euro Marine Logistics, a joint venture between Hoegh Autoliners and Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines, recently launched a weekly Iberia Express service with three ships, each with a capacity for 3,000 cars, linking ports in Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Belgium.

The auto logistics sector has also embraced the China-Europe rail route with increasing numbers of deals covering not just components, but cars as well. Gefco has been operating on the route for more than four years and recently deployed its first, dedicated block train to France, carrying car parts to a PSA plant in FEU containers. DB Cargo has been transporting BMW components from its two German plants to its factory in Shenyang, in northern China, since 2010, and is now shipping about 2,500 containers a year on the twice-weekly service. And last year Europe’s largest rail freight operator began shipping Volvo cars from a plant in China’s northeastern province of Heilongjiang to the port of Zeebrugge.

Europe Automotive Logistics Industry Segments

A complete background analysis of the Europe Automotive Logistics Market, which includes an assessment and contribution of the sector in the economy, market overview, market size estimation for key segments, key countries and emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics, and key component flow statistics are covered in the report. The report also covers the impact of the COVID-19 on the market.

By Service
Warehousing, Distribution and Inventory Management
Other Services
By Type
Finished Vehicle
Auto Components
Other types
By Country
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Europe Automotive Logistics Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Europe Automotive Logistics Market according to our research experts:

Increase in Electric Vehicles sales:

Despite continuing economic uncertainty and diminishing consumer confidence, the European car market registered growth in July 2019, as registrations were up by 1.2% to 1,325,600 units. Registrations of BEV, PHEV, HEV and other electric vehicles totalled 96,600 units in July—as demand increased by 29% from July 2018. The fuel type also saw a market share increase from 5.8% to 7.4%. The increase in EV’s market share came as a result of the outstanding performance of pure electric cars (BEVs), where volume was up by a huge 98% to 23,200 units. The growth was driven by Tesla—the top-selling brand—and Renault, which saw a 103% volume increase after its Zoe model became the top-selling BEV during the month. Hybrid vehicles also performed well in July, as demand increased by 27% to 56,800 units. As usual, the rankings were dominated by Toyota and Lexus, but there were notable results from Mercedes, which came third, and Land Rover, whose new Evoque model became the 5th best-selling HEV during the month.

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Spotlight on Germany auto components

The root cause of increment in automotive parts sales in Germany is growing sales of hybrid and electric vehicles in the last few years. Owing to government regulations for environment prevention, consumers have moved from conventional vehicles to electric vehicles. Indian imports of auto components stood at USD 15.9 billion in 2017-18 as compared to USD 13.5 billion in 2016-17. Germany was the 2nd most important supplier to India also, after China, with a share of 14% of the total imports. Stringent government regulations that aim to improve fuel efficiency have become more prominent in Germany; this is likely to increase the need for the maintenance of older vehicles, driving growth within the sector.

Europe automotive logistics market

Europe Automotive Logistics Market Competitor Analysis

The Europe Automotive Logistics Market is Fragmented, the market is expected to grow during the forecast period due to the growing demand for electric vehicles, an increase in exports of automotive components and many other factors are driving the market. International players are dominated in the market.

Europe Automotive Logistics Market Top Players

  1. Ceva Logistics

  2. DB Schenker

  3. DHL

  4. DSV

  5. Geodis

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


Europe Automotive Logistics Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porters 5 Force Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Spotlight - Effect of E-commerce on Traditional Automotive Logistics Supply Chain

    7. 4.7 Insights on Automotive Aftermarket and its Logistics Activities

    8. 4.8 Imapct of COVID-19 on the market


    1. 5.1 By Service

      1. 5.1.1 Transportation

      2. 5.1.2 Warehousing, Distribution and Inventory Management

      3. 5.1.3 Other Services

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Finished Vehicle

      2. 5.2.2 Auto Components

      3. 5.2.3 Other types

    3. 5.3 By Country

      1. 5.3.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.3.2 Germany

      3. 5.3.3 Italy

      4. 5.3.4 Russia

      5. 5.3.5 France

      6. 5.3.6 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 CEVA Logistics AG

      2. 6.2.2 DB Schenker

      3. 6.2.3 DHL

      4. 6.2.4 DSV

      5. 6.2.5 GEODIS

      6. 6.2.6 KUEHNE + NAGEL International AG

      7. 6.2.7 Nippon Express Co., Ltd

      8. 6.2.8 Ryder System, Inc

      9. 6.2.9 XPO Logistics, Inc

      10. 6.2.10 United Parcel Service, Inc*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 GDP Distribution, by Activity

    2. 8.2 Insights on Capital Flows

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

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Europe Automotive Logistics Market Research FAQs

The Europe automotive logistics market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

The Europe automotive logistics market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the next 5 years.

Ceva Logistics, DB Schenker, DHL, DSV, Geodis are the major companies operating in Europe automotive logistics market.

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