$17.88 Billion Drone Logistics and Transportation Markets, 2027: Demand for Efficient Logistics and Last-Mile Delivery Drives Market

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Drone Logistics and Transportation Market

Dublin, Oct. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Drone Logistics and Transportation Market by Solution (Warehousing, Shipping, Infrastructure, Software), Sector (Commercial, Military), Drone (Freight Drones, Passenger Drones, Ambulance Drones), and Region – Global Forecast to 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The drone logistics and transportation market is projected to grow from USD 534 million in 2022 to USD 17,881 million by 2030, at a CAGR of 55.1.0% from 2022 to 2030.

Increasing private investments in drones and Increase in e-commerce sales and demand for contactless delivery post-pandemic are some of the factors fueling the growth of the market.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, various countries have realized the potential of drone technologies and have provided relaxation in terms of their regulation. In addition, the system, technology, and services being cost-efficient and easy to access compared to traditional methods have led to the emergence of drone startups and drone delivery service providers in the aviation industry.

Based on application, the logistics segment is projected to lead the drone logistics and transportation market during the forecast period.

Based on application, the drone logistics and transportation market has been segmented into logistics and transportation. The logistics segment further sub-divided into healthcare & pharmacy delivery, postal & package delivery, retail & food delivery, industrial delivery, precision agriculture, weapons & ammunition delivery, and maritime delivery.

The need for autonomous ship-to-ship and shore-to-ship aerial delivery services are likely to boost the demand for drone. Drone deliveries are certainly a huge trend across multiple industries, gearing up to revolutionize air-based transportation of both, essential and non-essential goods when they reach large-scale implementation.

One of the areas in which they could prove to be really useful is shore-to-ship and ship-to-ship package delivery. Autonomous maritime package delivery would make sense in certain regions and seasons, where the costs and logistics of traditional delivery create significant barriers.

Based on range, the drone logistics and transportation market has been segmented into close-range

(<50 kilometers), short-range (50 to 150 kilometers), mid-range (151 to 650 kilometers), and long-range (>650 kilometers). Delivery drones with a longer range help in reducing the overall operational cost of package delivery service providers. Demand for instant delivery of packages in a cost-effective manner is anticipated to boost the growth of the drone logistics and transportation market during the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific regions are projected to be high growth potential markets for the drone logistics and transportation during the forecast period.

The drone logistics and transportation market in the Asia Pacific region is expected to register large share in base year. The high investment and an increasing trend of automation and globalization in India, Australia, and China is fueling the growth of the Asia Pacific drone logistics and transportation market.

UAVs are being increasingly used in the real estate and agriculture sectors to carry out inspections. In December 2021, Chinese drone logistics start-up, Antwork raised at least USD 314 million in a Series B funding round led by Thor Capital with support from existing shareholder Unity Ventures.

Competitive landscape

Major players in the drone logistics and transportation market are Alphabet Inc. (US), Hardis Group (France), Zipline (US), Volocopter GmbH (Germany), and Textron Inc. (US).

These companies have strong distribution networks in the logistics business across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and other regions in turn driving the demand for last mile deliveries and drone package deliveries.

Premium Insights

  • Demand for Efficient Logistics and Last-Mile Delivery Drives Market

  • Delivery Drones Projected to Dominate During Forecast Period

  • Drone Taxis Projected to Hold Largest Share During Forecast Period

  • Retail & Food Delivery Projected to Lead During Forecast Period

  • Patient Transport Segment to Grow Faster During Forecast Period

  • Propulsion Segment Projected to be Largest During Forecast Period

  • Route Planning & Optimizing Software – Dominant Segment

  • Charging Stations Segment Projected to Lead During Forecast Period

Market Dynamics


  • Demand for Efficient Logistics and Last-Mile Delivery

  • Drastic Increase in Investment in Drone Industry

  • Rising Need to Lower Carbon Emissions in Transport

  • Decline in Prices of Drone Components

  • Increasing Demand for Autonomous Air Ambulance Drones


  • Lack of Skilled & Trained Personnel for Operation

  • Safety and Security Issues

  • Uncertainty in Regulatory Frameworks


  • Increasing Zero-Emission Initiatives

  • Use for Cargo Delivery in Military and Commercial Applications

  • Rise in Number of Smart Cities

  • Technological Advancements to Enhance Accuracy of Package Delivery


  • Restrictions Imposed on Commercial Use in Various Countries

  • Limited Implementation of Ground Infrastructure

  • Lack of Proper Air Traffic Management for Uavs

  • Possible Threats to Safety and Violation of Privacy

  • Delivery Authentication and Cybersecurity Concerns

Drone Logistics and Transportation Market Ecosystem

  • Prominent Companies

  • Private and Small Enterprises

  • Start-Ups

  • End-Users

Technology Analysis

  • Ai in Drones

  • Sense & Avoid in Autonomous Drones

Industry Trends

  • Emerging Technology Trends

  • Autonomy Levels in Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • Cloud Computing

  • Wireless Charging

  • Automated Ground Control Stations

  • Drone Swarm Technology

  • Computer Vision

  • Multi-Sensor Data Fusion

  • Advanced Algorithms and Analytics

  • Machine Learning-Powered Analytics

  • Gps-Denied Systems

  • 5G Technology

  • 3D Printing

  • Advanced Battery Technology

  • Supply Chain 4.0

  • Drone Insurance

  • Inflatable Drones

  • Hydrogen Propulsion

Use Case Analysis

  • Zipline Drones Used to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

  • Transfer of Medical Prescriptions Using Drones from Manna Aero

  • Regulators Approve Brazil’s First Drone Delivery Operation

  • Delivery Drones Used to Reach Patients in Remote Areas of Malawi

  • Logistics Company Uses Drones to Deliver Medical Essentials

  • Cargo Drone Field Tests in Amazon Forest in Peru

Connected Use Cases

  • Nuro Provides Cost-Effective Grocery Delivery Services for Kroger

  • Pepsico Delivers Snacks to College Students Using Ground Robots

  • Fedex Delivers Parcels Using Sameday Delivery Bot

  • Domino’s Uses Ground Delivery Robots to Deliver Pizza

  • Starship Technology Offers Food Deliveries at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus

  • Jd.Com Starts Deliveries Using Ai-Equipped Ground Robots

Company Profiles

Key Players

  • Alphabet Inc.

  • Hardis Group

  • Zipline

  • Volocopter GmbH

  • Textron Inc.

  • The Boeing Company

  • Airbus

  • Joby Aviation

  • Matternet, Inc.

  • Flirtey Inc.

  • Ehang

  • Kaleris

  • Cana LLC

  • Dronescan

  • Drone Delivery Canada Corp.

Other Players

  • Flytrex

  • Skycart Inc.

  • Altitude Angel

  • Speedbird Aero

  • Skyports Limited

  • Infinium Robotics

  • Workhorse Group Inc.

  • Ageagle Aerial Systems Inc.

  • Airmap Inc.

  • Skysense

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