Logistics in Malaysia and International Trade

Logistics can be defined as the combination of the physical process of resource accumulation, the transportation or movement of these resources, and the distribution of these resources to consumers. The logistics industry includes everything from the origin of a product to the destination of a specific good.

This industry includes the sourcing of goods, manufacturing, inventory, handling, transportation, warehousing, and security. Logistics transactions may be as simple or complex as necessary.


Logistics in Malaysia

Logistics ranks among the leading contributors to Malaysia’s trade and economic growth. In 2026, Malaysia’s freight and logistics market is expected to have had a compound annual growth rate of 11% over the preceding decade. For this reason, there is much demand for qualified logistics professionals across the country. 

In addition, a large proportion of the country’s population lives by or near the coastline. This population distribution reduces logistics costs.


Logistics and Malaysia’s International Trade

Another factor which makes logistics important to Malaysia is the country’s heavy involvement in international trade. According to the World Bank, the value of all foreign trade involving Malaysia in 2019 was equal to 123.1% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in that year.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the volume of exports of goods and services from Malaysia to increase by 9.7% in 2021. Since logistics is closely tied to international trade, it is only to be expected that the industry in Malaysia has thrived and continues to do so.


Key Trends and Leading Locations

Certain trends will have an impact on new entrants into the logistics industry over the next several years. Globalization, technological developments, international economic growth patterns, political changes, and security issues are some of the trends of which one should be aware. Those who successfully navigate these trends will easily find many career opportunities in logistics.

Those seeking a logistics career abroad should consider certain countries as options. These countries are among the world’s leading logistics hubs. Countries which have thriving logistics industries full of job opportunities include Sweden, Japan, Ireland, Finland, and Qatar. Spending even just a short time working in logistics in one of these countries can do wonders for a newcomer’s long-term career prospects.


Diploma in Logistic & Supply Chain

Ranaco Education & Training Institute conducts a Diploma in Logistic & Supply Chain program for anyone interested in entering the field. Graduates will have obtained a thorough education about the delivery and supply of goods, especially in relation to the maritime industry. In this program, students learn much about methods and strategies connected to logistics and the supply chain.

Some of the subjects taught to our students include Warehousing Management, Transportation Management, International Trade, Demand Management and Customer Services, and Supply Chain Performance Measurement. The course lasts for two years and six months. Graduates will have completed seven semesters’ worth of study including industrial training.

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