“Marked with the booming economy and a thriving foreign trade market, the logistics sector in Kenya experienced high growth in 2018.”

Analysts at Ken Research in their the latest publication Kenya Logistics and Warehousing Market Outlook to 2023 – By Sea, Land, Pipeline, Air Freight Forwarding; International and Domestic Freight, Integrated and 3PL Freight Forwarding; By Warehousing (Industrial/ Retail, ICD/CFS, Cold Storage, Others), 3PL Warehousing, Type of Warehouses; By Courier Express and Parcel Logistics and E-commerce Logistics” believe that the Logistics the market has grown due to Kenya’s strategic location in the Great Lakes region, government spending on the sector and increasing volumes and value of foreign trade.

Strategic Location: Kenya is the gateway to East Africa and its capital Nairobi is one of the most vibrant international trading hubs in Africa. Mombasa Port is crucial for international trade for not just Kenya but other neighboring landlocked countries such as Uganda. A new Lamu Port is under development along with a LAPSSET Corridor, which is expected to further open up Kenya to international trade. Direct flights to the US have started this year, which is expected to improve trade ties.

Infrastructure Development: Improving infrastructure in the country happens to be a key growth driver for the logistics industry of the county. The government of Kenya has allocated approximately USD 2.5 billion for the transport developmental projects. The willingness of international players to enter the market has made Kenya step up their logistics infrastructure and spending.

Growth in E-Commerce Sector: The presence of e-commerce players such as Jumia, Copia Global, Amazon and introduction of e-payment systems such as M-Pesa has rejuvenated the express delivery services. The services provided by the companies such as guaranteed delivery services, door to door delivery, order tracking and time-definite delivery have further strengthened the growth of the express logistics market in the country.

Dominance of Third-Party Logistics: For companies whose core business is not logistics it is advisable to outsource logistics contracts. It enables them to gain access to resources and capabilities that are not available internally. In Kenya, 40-50% of the cost of goods is due to logistics so outsourcing becomes all the more important as a function.

Technological Advancement: While GPS and Control Towers are standard practices in logistics in developed countries, it is employed by only big domestic players and international companies in Kenya. Supply chain visibility has become an increasing demand of clients and freight forwarders in Kenya are also stepping up to new technologies.

Key Segments Covered:-

Freight Forwarding Market

By Mode of Freight

Road Freight (Revenue, Transport Costs)

Rail Freight (Revenue, Volume, Stock of Transport Equipments, Railway Lines, Tariff and Volume Discounts

Air Freight (Revenue, Volume, Flow Corridors, Clearing & Forwarding Charges, Export/Import Rates)

Sea Freight (Revenue, Number of Ships & Containers, Volume, Principal Commodities, Clearing & Forwarding Charges)

Pipeline (Revenue, Throughput Volume)

By Type of Freight

International Freight Revenue

Domestic Freight Revenue

By Flow Corridors (Revenue, Volume of Trade, Principal Commodities)

Asian Countries

European Countries

Middle East

North America

African Countries

By Contract and Integrated

Contract Logistics Revenue

Integrated Logistics Revenue

By End User Revenue

Food and Beverages



Others (Construction, Chemical, Automotive and others)

Warehousing Market

Revenue by End User




Revenue by Type of Warehouse

Closed Normal

Open Yard

Closed Ac

Cold Storage

Revenue by Contract and Integrated Logistics



Revenue by Operation Model



Cold Storage/Freezer/Chiller

Warehousing Space by Region



Others (Eldoret, Thika, Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos and Kakamega)

Courier, Express and Parcel Logistics Market

Revenue by International and Domestic Shipments

International Shipments

Domestic Shipments

Revenue by Type of Express

Air Express

Ground Express

Revenue by Market Structure




3PL Logistics Market

By Market Type (Freight Forwarding and Warehousing)

Snapshot on E-Commerce Logistics Market in Kenya

Companies Covered


DB Schenker

CEVA Logistics

Kuehne Nagel


Maersk Line

Agility Logistics


Bollore Transport and Logistics

Siginon Group

Freight Forwarders Kenya

Key Target Audience

Freight Forwarding Companies

E Commerce Logistics Companies

3PL Companies

Consultancy Companies

Express Delivery Logistics Companies

Logistics/Warehousing Companies

Real Estate Companies/ Industrial Developers

Time Period Captured in the Report:-

Historical Period – 2013-2018

Forecast Period – 2019-2023


Open Yard Warehouse Market Revenue Kenya

Closed AC Warehouse Market Share Kenya

Cold Storage Warehouse Market Kenya

Industrial Warehouse services Kenya

Retail Warehouse Market Report Kenya

Kenya Logistics Market Analysis

Road Freight Industry Kenya

Kenya Logistics Industry Growth

Kenya E-commerce Market Research Report

Warehousing & Freight Forwarder Services in Kenya

Kenya Logistics & Freight Services

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Kenya Logistics and Warehousing Market

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