Third-Party Logistics

Third-Party Logistics or 3PL is a term describing a t:FF or Logistics Service Provider brokering or providing one or more logistics services and the practice of outsourcing to such a service provider. Services provided by 3PLs may include:

  • Multi-Modal Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Tracking and tracing
  • Cross-docking
  • Packaging
  • Customs services

The primary reason to use a 3PL is to have a single point for the Shipper or Consignee to outsource transportation and/or logistics services.

See also: 1PL, 2PL, 3PL, 4PL, 5PL

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3PLThird-Party Logistics13PL
Third-Party Logistics Logistics Service Provider 3 1 Freight, Forwarder, Transportation, Outsourcing, Shipping, Warehousing, Customs Services, Supply Chain, Logistics The freight forwarder or logistics service provider brokering logistics services on behalf of the shipper and the carrier or the practice of outsourcing to such a service provider