With the rise of China's e-commerce consumption, the adjustment of the agricultural structure, and the improvement of residents' consumption levels, the output and circulation of fresh products, pharmaceuticals, and chain catering has increased year by year. The development of cold chain logistics is very necessary. In 2018, the total demand for cold chain logistics in China increased by 22.1% year-on-year, the size of the cold chain logistics market increased by 19% year-on-year, and the railway cold chain transportation volume exceeded 1.6 million tons. In terms of enterprises, such as Qingdao Hairong, the ice wheel environment upstream of cold chain logistics, SF Express, JD Logistics, Shanghai Anxian and other companies in the midstream have also further developed. iiMedia Research believe that the development of the cold chain logistics industry will continue in the future, and it will develop in the direction of common distribution mode, multimodal transport mode, integrated development mode, information intelligent mode, and recyclable mode.
According to iiMedia Research data, the current demand of logistics enterprises for smart logistics mainly includes logistics data, logistics cloud and logistics equipment. In 2018, the smart logistics market will exceed 400 billion yuan. It is expected that by 2025, the smart logistics market will exceed trillion yuan. iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that with the development of IoT, AI and other technologies, as well as the higher requirements for logistics in new retail, intelligent manufacturing and other fields, the scale of intelligent logistics market will continue to expand. At the same time, the development of new retail, the upgrading of consumer consumption and the increase of user experience expectations have contributed to the gradual expansion of demand in the real-time distribution industry. It is expected that the number of users in China's distribution industry will reach 421 million in 2019, and there is still potential for continued growth.