“The National Transport Policy launched by the Government of Malaysia in the year 2018 provides strategic direction for a sustainable transport sector and strengthening the infrastructure development of the country”

 The report titled, “Malaysia Logistics Market Outlook to 2023 – By Air Freight (Cargo Throughput, Domestic and International Freight, Freight Cost, Flow Corridor), By Sea Freight (International and Domestic, Throughput by Ports and Products, Flow Corridor, Freight Cost), Land Freight (Domestic and International, Freight Revenue), Contract Logistics; By Warehousing (Industrial / Retail, Container Freight / Inland Container Depot and Cold Storage) and By Courier, Express and Parcel by Ken Research recommends that the companies operating in logistics and warehousing market in Malaysia can expand their market share and increase revenue generated by focusing on international freight forwarding, investing in air and sea freight logistics and incorporate advanced technologies like RFID and EDI in warehouses to improve efficiency. The market is expected to register an overall positive CAGR of 9.3% by revenue during the forecast period 2018-2023.

Implementation of Logistics and Trade Facilitation Masterplan (2015-2020): The Economic Planning Unit (EPU) has formulated the Logistics and Trade Facilitation Masterplan (2015-2020) which provides the strategic framework and roadmap to elevate Malaysia to be the “Preferred Logistics Gateway to Asia” by 2020. The government initiatives have supported the evolution of logistics companies in the new digital era with the provision of top-quality infrastructure such as the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), KLIA Aeropolis, new seaports and rail connectivity. As of 2017, a total of 84 Integrated Logistics Services (ILS) projects have been granted incentives with investments valued at MYR 4.9 billion. A total of 10 ILS projects were approved in 2017 and further growth is expected, creating jobs for 468 Malaysians. In the transport sub-sector that covers maritime transport, aviation, highway construction, and maintenance; a total of 16 projects were approved with investments of MYR 4.5 billion, where MYR 4.3 billion was contributed by domestic investors, and MYR 237.6 million by foreign investors.

Consolidations, Mergers and Acquisitions Driving the Logistics Industry: The current landscape of logistics players in Malaysia is fragmented with a large number of players across the value chain. In recent years, the industry witnessed many players consolidating to capture niche segments such as cold chain, or expanding into the courier, express and parcel space by riding on the ecommerce wave. These merger and acquisitions trends were supported by observations of higher margins and stronger revenue growth within niche 3PL and CEP segments. For instance, TASCO Berhad ventured into cold-chain services via the acquisition of Gold Cold Transport (GCT) and MILS Cold Chain Logistics (MCCL) in 2017.

Inefficient Transport Facilities and Infrastructure: Malaysia’s logistics capabilities are restricted by competing for transport facilities, with individual transport modes competing rather than complementing each other. Limited accessibility and connectivity to hinterland areas and poor integration with other transport modes resulted in lower demand for rail freight in Malaysia. Poor road connectivity to major ports caused delays and resulted in higher inland transportation and handling costs. As per the Logistics Performance Index 2018 published by World Bank, Malaysia was ranked at 41st position, lagging behind its neighbors – Singapore (7th rank) and Thailand (32nd rank) in the year 2018, thereby indicating the need for the development of infrastructure and trade logistics in Malaysia.

Key Segments Covered:-

Logistics and Warehousing:

By Service Mix (Freight Forwarding, Warehousing and Courier and Parcel Activities)

Freight Forwarding:-

By Mode of Service (Land Freight, Sea Freight and Air Freight)

By Mode of Freight (Domestic and International Freight Forwarding)

By Flow Corridors (Asian Countries, North American Countries, European Countries and Others)

By End Users (Food and Beverages, Automotive, Manufacturing and Others)

By Third Party Logistics and Integrated Logistics

Courier and Parcel:

By Air and Ground Express

By Domestic and International Shipments

By Delivery Period (One Day Delivery, Two Day Delivery, Three Day Delivery and More than Three Day Delivery)

By Intra City and Inter City

By Market Structure (B2B, B2C and C2C Segments)

By Region (Central, Southern, Northern, Eastern Coast & East Malaysia)

By Onshore and Offshore Shipments


By Delivery Period (Same Day Delivery, Next Day Delivery, Two Day and More than Two Day Delivery)

By Area of Delivery (Intracity and Intercity Shipments)

Third Party Logistics:

By Service Mix (Freight Forwarding and Warehousing)


By Business Model (Industrial/Retail, Container Freight/Inland Container Depot and Cold Storage)

By Geography (Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Coast & East Malaysia)

By Type of Warehouses (Closed Warehouses and Open Yards)

By Third Party Logistics and Integrated Logistics

By End Users (Food and Beverages, Manufacturing, Automotive, Consumer Retail and Others)

Cold Chain

By Cold Storage and Cold Transport

Key Target Audience:-

Logistics Companies

Warehousing Companies

Cold Chain Companies

Courier and Parcel Companies

Express Logistics Companies

E-Commerce Logistics Companies

E-Commerce Companies

Logistics Association

Government Association

Investors and Private Equity Companies

Time Period Captured in the Report:-

Historical Period: 2013-2018

Forecast Period: 2019-2023

Key Companies Covered:-

Freight Forwarding and Warehousing Market:-


Kuehne + Nagel

Tiong Nam Logistics

TASCO Berhad

CEVA Logistics

DB Schenker

Agility Logistics

CJ Logistics

POS Malaysia

Nippon Express



Courier and Parcel Market

POS Malaysia

GD Express

E-Commerce Logistics Market

Lazada Express

Ninja Van

POS Logistics

DHL eCommerce

The Lorry


ABX Express

J&T Express


Malaysia Logistics market player’s competition

Future growth Malaysia logistics warehousing industry

Malaysia freight forwarding market research report

Revenue earned by Malaysia Logistics companies

Land freight charges Malaysia

Major freight forwarding companies in Malaysia

POS Malaysia financials audited report Malaysia

Malaysia International Shipping Rates

Malaysia Multimodal Freight Transportation

E-commerce Logistics Players Malaysia

Warehousing Services in Malaysia

Warehousing Type Malaysia

Malaysia Cold Storage Warehouse

Value Added Services Malaysia

Cold Chain Market Malaysia

Third Party Logistics Malaysia

For More Information On The Research Report, Refer To Below Link:-

Malaysia Logistics Market Outlook

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