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Major Shippers Moving Towards 3PLs as They Consolidate Their Logistics Providers

(Gavin van Marle – The Loadstar)

Some of the world’s largest shippers are looking to consolidate their logistics providers into a handful of global companies, according to the latest research from supply chain IT provider Gartner.

Gartner 3PL magic quadrant research evaluates logistics providers’ capacity across a number of key service areas – transport management, freight forwarding, shipment consolidation, warehousing and customs brokerage – and interviewed both major shippers and major 3PLs.

Dave Gonzalez, supply chain research director at Gartner, said: “Around 87% of companies outsource a component of their logistics requirements, and 65% are increasing their 3PL usage. Read more here.