Logistics

Sector Brief

  • With a population approaching 210 million, Pakistan is the 6th most populous nation in the world and continues to grow at a high rate of 2.4% per annum
  • Transport itself contributes 22.3% of the services sector GDP and accounts for approximately 6% of the nation’s total employment.
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is 5.3% in 2016-17 and is forecasted to continue to grow to 5.8% in 2019
  • International transport is connecting Pakistan via its border crossings, ports and airports to its neighboring countries and further abroad. Pakistan’s economy relies on these international connections, including a large Pakistani workforce in the Gulf States that fly in and out. In addition, there is a growing emphasis to increase trade with the Central Asian region.

Highlights

  • 14 dry ports cater to high value external trade.
  • $3.37 trillion 1/3rd of global shipping
  • 223.5m Average annual FDI (2014-2018)

Opportunities

Opportunities

Supply Chain Management

Local businesses are looking maximize the value generated by the organization, and so look towards logistics companies for outsourcing levels of their supply chain to free up their resources.

Significant Railway Network

The railway network totals 7,791 km. With the continued strong domestic economic growth and the ongoing reforms in Pakistan Railways, there exists a great potential for the rail sector to play an important role in the sector.

Public Private Initiatives

The establishment of the Bureau of Infrastructure Development (BID) has been proposed, which will coordinate and oversee the programme for private sector participation in infrastructure development.

Strategic Geographic Location

Located at the crossroads of Afghanistan, Central Asia, the People’s Republic of China, India, and Iran, Pakistan has huge potential to become a hub for regional transport and trade.

Areas to invest

  • Warehousing

  • Cold Chain Logistics

  • Air Freight & Transportation

  • Trucking

  • Urban transport

Impact of CPEC

warehouse

Warehouses

Supply Chain

Transportation

Air Freight

Transportation

 Supply Chain

Storage and Distribution

Supply Chain

Transportation

Courier Services

Transportation

Transportation

Transport Network

Transportation

Shipping

Ports & Shipping

Shipping

Major Investors

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Key information

(Vision 2025, Annual 18-19 Plan & 11th Five Year Plan (2013-18)

  • Logistics and transport investments are being supported through the China Pakistan Economic Corridors () programme.
  • Development of modern and efficient trade facilitation and logistics services.
  • Maximising the support of the ports to external trade by reducing ports and ship handling charges, and developing port facilities that allow all types of ships to call at the country’s ports
  • AImprove transport and communication by constructing national trade corridors and provide mass transit facilities in all major cities.