Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Service Type (International Transportation Management, Domestic Transportation Management, Warehousing And Distribution, Packaging Service), By Mode Of Transportation (Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Land Freight), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2019 To 2024

Published: May 2021 | Report Code:  KSI061611548 | Pages:  124

Third-party logistics providers typically specialise in integrated operation, warehouse transportation services which can be scaled and customized to customers' needs based on market conditions, such as the demands and delivery service requirements for their products and materials. Often, these services go beyond logistics and include value-added services related to the production or procurement of goods, i.e., services that integrate parts of the supply chain.

The mode of transportation is an important point of consideration when planning the shipment process. Besides the costs, the urgency of the shipment, the value of the goods being shipped as well as the size and weight of the goods being shipped need to be evaluated when determining the form of transportation. Shipping & sea freight, Aviation, Rail are some of the forms of freight transportation.

As businesses grow bigger, the world is getting smaller. Globalization is the result of the rapid expansion of companies’ worldwide, technological consolidation in the infrastructure of companies, rapid increase of different products and cost pressures in logistics. Digitization is making in-roads in freight forwarding, and helps in improving supply chains transparency and efficiency while also helps in potentially reducing the costs. Many logistics companies have adopted this technology in the recent times. For instance, DHL invented CILLOX, its own digital transporter search and quote service for shipments to simplify its freight forwarding process. Warehousing and distribution is one of the prime services included under the service spectrum of 3PL industry. Additionally, E-commerce has been very successful in providing freight companies and customers new options that fuel the growth of its economy. It has influenced the success of every transportation business, and it still continues to lead as the driver of growth in the industry.  

Change in the prices of the crude oil negatively affect the cost of shipment and therefore, affect the freight market inversely. The biggest component of money required to run a ship (taken as shipment) is spent on bunker fuel. Moreover awareness about rules and regulations of different countries is difficult to understand and maintain. Therefore, 3PL service providers due to their global network use to have more awareness about policies and regulations which increases efficiency.

Key industry players profiled as part of this section are United Parcel Service, FedEx Corporation, DHL, McLane Company, Deutsche Post, and Union Pacific with few others.


Third Party Logistics market has been analyzed through following segments:


By Service Type

International Transportation Management

Domestic Transportation Management

Warehousing and Distribution

Packaging Service


By Mode of Transportation

Air Freight

Ocean Freight

Land Freight


By Geography

North America






South America










United Kingdom






Asia Pacific



South Korea





Middle East and Africa



Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

South Africa



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Which region will drive or lead the market growth and why?

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