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Canada 3PL Market - Growth, Trends, Forecast (2020 - 2025)

Canada 3PL Market - Growth, Trends, Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • October 2020
  • 231 pages
  • ID: 5982368
  • Format: PDF
  • Mordor Intelligence LLP


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The Canada market is one of the biggest 3PL markets in the North America region and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period of 2020-2025. Along with the consumer dependence and developments in the e-commerce market, the growth in the market is expected as a result of the increase in the cross-border trade between the US and Canada after the USMCA agreement.

Key Market Trends
Effects of USMCA on Automobile Industry

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) involves several updates in the automobile industry. According to industry experts, the provisions of this agreement go further than any other free trade agreement allowing the use of only one data set to ship goods across all the three countries. The agreement focuses on increasing efficiency in cross-border freight, removing all restrictions from the Mexican custom brokers and creating a streamlined process.

For instance, for the automobile industry, the agreement includes the side letters from the US to Canada and Mexico agreeing to exemptions from potential future tariffs imposed by the US on some motor vehicles and auto parts which is a great relief to the auto industry.

USMCA also mandates the automobile industry to use 70% of the steel and aluminium used in vehicle manufacturing to be sourced from North American suppliers. Aside from wages, the weight, size, fragility, and hazards that come with transportation of certain core parts make it optimal from a logistics and financial perspective to establish production near a final vehicle assembly plant.

Warehousing and Distribution Trends

The massive Canadian transportation industry is leading to a notable demand for warehouses in the country. With e-commerce and last-mile logistics booming, the service providers want to be close to their customers to ensure efficient deliveries. Ontario is Canada’s automobile and manufacturing hub is experiencing the maximum developments in the warehousing segment to ease the logistics activities. Among recent developments, in October 2019, Porsche Canada in partnership with DB Schenker, opened its national parts distribution centre in Ontario, giving overnight delivery through the country, reducing the delivery time significantly. In December 2019, Walmart Canada and SCI Logistics announced SCI’s largest dedicated and purpose-built distribution centre at Ontario adding 450,000 sq. feet of warehousing space to facilitate Walmart Canada’s online orders.

Oxford Properties Group - leading global commercial real estate investor, developer and manager, announced plans to develop Canada’s first multi-level industrial property comprising 707,000 sq. feet over two levels built at Oxford’s Riverbend Business Park located in Burnaby.

Competitive Landscape
The market is relatively fragmented with a large number of local and international players, including CEVA Logistics, DSV, Mactrans Logistics, TSI Group Inc., Polaris Logistics, Metro Supply Chains and Purolator as its key players. While the country is undergoing tremendous regulatory changes, the 3PL market is undergoing mergers and acquisitions, expanding its Canadian as well as cross-border expertise. For instance, in March 2020, Polaris Transportation Group announced the acquisition of PRI Logistics, a 3PL brokerage in Ontario, offering a full array of transportation services, reinforcing its position as a major player in an industry. Many companies like Amazon and Giant Tiger are focusing on reducing the greenhouse gas emission through the implementation of various innovative ideas and environment-friendly sources of energy.

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