The logistics and warehousing market is at a growing stage with rising freight volumes and demand for logistics services for industries such as Ecommerce, pharmaceuticals and robotics.

Increase in Warehousing Demand: The warehousing market is at growing stage as many freight forwarders are setting up their warehouses in Portugal. The port of Sines has expanded itself into multifunctional port by building a container terminal which has a capacity worth 1.3 million TEUs. The logistics market has been mainly driven by major Portuguese large distribution retailers and transport companies, the latter undertaking a relevant share of logistics operation, as only a few number of worldwide logistics operators are present in the country and usually have a small footprint.

Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Market: Logistics firms in Portugal are also investing within E-commerce firms in order to further expand their business operations. For instance, Rangel Group is investing in E-commerce, with the launch of new services only for this segment of activity and with the continued investment in the custom critical service; the Rangel Group will also continue to invest in information systems, improving energy efficiency, in technologies and in new products.

Increase in Demand for 3PL (Third Party Logistics) Market: Contract logistics services has been growing in Portugal on account of rising need to handle increased delivery and warehousing volumes, owing to booming E-commerce operations in the country. 3PLs require smaller scale logistics warehouses but extensive network coverage for fast delivery. It has been estimated that majority of the population of the country is avid technology users and expect next-day shipping to be offered by retailers. Next-day shipping is the most common practice in Portugal. Therefore, 3PL companies spread their logistic network and construct warehouses in order to get closer to their customers.

Major Players such as DHL Express Portugal, FedEx Express, UPS Express, CTT, Urbanos, TNT Portugal, Logista and Seur-DPD Group were observed to dominate the international express delivery market during the year 2018. Along with offering international shipments, these companies also provide services such as custom clearance, cargo consolidation and preparation of export documentation. The rising export of commodities such as semi-conductors, apparels, mineral ores, nickel ores, petroleum products and iron ores has significantly driven the logistics market in the Portugal.

Analysts at Ken Research within their latest publication “Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market Outlook to 2024 – By Land (Road, Rail, Pipeline), Sea, Air Freight Forwarding (Domestic and International Freight), Courier and Parcel, Warehousing, Cold Transport and Storage, Third Party/ Contract Logistics (3PL) and E-Commerce Logistics” believe that the logistics market in Portugal will grow due to the growing government investment across strategic sectors, increase penetration of E-commerce operations / activities and technological developments which will drive the overall demand for the sector. The market is expected to register a positive CAGR of 6.8% in terms of revenue during the forecast period 2019-2024E.

Key Segments Covered

By Services

Freight Forwarding


Courier and Parcel Activities

Value Added Services

Portugal Freight Forwarding Market

By Mode of Service (Freight Volume, Revenue Generated)

Road Freight and Transportation through Pipelines

Sea Freight

Air Freight

By Mode of Freight

Domestic Freight

International Freight

By Flow Corridors

Asian Countries

European Countries

African Countries

Others (American, Australian Countries and many more)

By 3PL/ Contract Logistics and Integrated

Contract Logistics

Integrated Logistics

By End Users

Food and Beverages



Automotive (Spare Parts, Components)

Others (Dangerous Goods and Chemicals)

By Different Modals



Portugal Courier and Parcel Logistics Market

By International and Domestic Express

International Express

Domestic Express

By Air and Ground Express

Air Express

Ground Express

By Delivery Period

One Day Delivery

Two Day Delivery

Three Day Delivery

More than three Day Delivery

By Inter and Intra city

Intra City

Inter City

By Market Structure




By Region





Portugal Warehousing Market

By Business Model

Industrial /Retail Container

Freight /Inland Container Depot

Cold Storage


By Region





By Type of Warehouses

Closed Warehouse

Open Warehouse

Cold Storage

By 3PL and Integrated

Contract Logistics Warehousing

Integrated Warehouse

By End Users

Food and Beverages

Automotive (Spare Parts, Components)

Consumer Retail



Portugal Cold Chain Market

By Storage and Transportation

Cold Transportation

Cold Storage

By Products

Food and Beverages


Meat and Sea Food


Chemicals and Others

Portugal 3PL Market

By Service Mix

Freight Forwarding


Portugal E-Commerce Logistics Market

By Delivery Period

Within 2 hours

Within 24 Hours

2-3 Day Delivery



Key Target Audience

Logistics Companies

Warehousing Companies

Freight Forwarding Companies

Express Logistics Companies

E-Commerce Logistics Companies

3PL Logistics Companies

E-Commerce Companies

Cold Chain Logistics Companies

Companies seeking Logistics Services

Companies seeking Warehousing Services

Companies seeking Courier and Parcel Services

Time Period Captured in the Report:

Historical Period: 2013-2018

Forecast Period: 2019-2024

Companies Covered:

DHL Portugal

Abreu Cargo



DB Schenker



DSV Portugal



LKW Walter

CEVA Logistics

Noatum Logistics

Kerry Logistics

Laso Transportes




SEKO Logistics

DHL Express Portugal

FedEx Express

UPS Express



TNT Portugal

Logista (NACEX)


Key Topics Covered in the Report

Executive Summary

Research Methodology

Introduction to Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market

Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market Infrastructure

Cross Comparison of Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market with EU Countries

Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market Size, 2013-2018P

Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market Segmentation, 2013-2018P

Portugal Freight Forwarding Market, 2013-2024E

Portugal Courier and Parcel Market, 2013-2024E

Portugal E-Commerce Logistics Market, 2013-2024E

Portugal Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market, 2013-2024E

Portugal Cold Chain Market, 2018P and 2024E

Portugal Warehousing Market, 2013-2024E

Decision Making Process for Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market

Regulatory Framework in Portugal Logistics and Warehousing

SWOT Analysis of Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market

Trends and Developments in Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market

Issues and Challenges in Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market

Company Profiles of Major Players Operating in Portugal Logistics & Warehousing Market

Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market Future Outlook and Projections, 2019E-2024E

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Portugal Logistics and Warehousing Market

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