- Opportunity and Forecast, 2016 - 2025
Third party logistics (3PL) is the process of utilization third party services for outsourcing activities related to logistics and distribution. 3PL providers specialize in integrating operations, warehousing, transportation services, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. These services are customized based on the needs of customers. These services are not only restricted to logistics, but also include value-added services related to production and other services that integrate parts of supply chain. 3PL services help companies to provide services across remote areas at a lower cost by hiring third party agencies rather than offering services themselves.
The global third party logistics market is driven by focus of companies on core businesses, reduced shipping cost, optimized transportation costs, and increased freight rates. However, varying freight rates and sluggish economic growth hamper the market growth. Furthermore, the advent of e-commerce platforms and advancements in technology are expected to present new opportunities to the industry players.
The global third party logistics market is segmented based on service and geography. The service segment is classified into dedicated contract carriage, international transportation management, domestic transportation management, software, and warehousing & distribution. The market is analyzed based on four regions, namely Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and MEA.
The key players operating in the market are Kuehne & Nagel, Expeditors International, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Deutsche Post DHL, J.B. Hunt, Americold, BDP International, Burris Logistics, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, CEVA Logistics, FedEx, and GENCO. These market players have adopted expansion, collaboration, partnership, joint venture, merger & acquisition, and other strategies to gain strong foothold and sustain the intense competition in the market.
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