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Third Party Logistics (3PL) - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

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  • 1344 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
  • ID: 2255360

Global Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market to Reach $1.3 Trillion by 2026


Third party logistics (3PL), also known as TPL, refers to the outsourcing of logistics operations, which could include using of transportation carrier, third party freight manager, or a warehouse, for carrying out a part of all of the production distribution operations of a company. Providers of third party logistics (3PL) services are engaged in managing freight organizations. 3PL service providers generally specialize in integrated transportation, warehousing, freight forwarding, packaging, inventory management, and cross-docking services, which can be customized or scaled as per customer requirement on the basis of demand and delivery requirement, and market conditions. The most commonly outsourced logistical activities include functions that are repetitive and transactional. Customers tend to retain in-house strategic, IT-centric, and customer-centric operations. 3PL providers offer a wide range of services that can be broadly categorized into domestic transportation management (DTM), international transportation management (ITM), warehousing and distribution, and dedicated contract carriage.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Third Party Logistics (3PL) estimated at US$974.6 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.3 Trillion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 8% over the analysis period. DTM, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 8.3% CAGR to reach US$503.5 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the ITM segment is readjusted to a revised 7.6% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 30.8% share of the global Third Party Logistics (3PL) market.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $237.6 Billion in 2022, China is Forecast to Reach $328.4 Billion by 2026


The Third Party Logistics (3PL) market in the U.S. is estimated at US$237.6 Billion in the year 2022. The country currently accounts for a 24.68% share in the global market. China, the world's second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of US$328.4 Billion in the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 9.9% through the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 5.5% and 6.2% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 6% CAGR while Rest of European market (as defined in the study) will reach US$358.9 Billion by the end of the analysis period.

Globalization of trade and liberalization of national economies along with steep expansion in demand for manufactured goods due to various socio-economic factors influenced significant growth in the global manufacturing sector. Escalation in manufacturing activity subsequently resulted in need for well-organized supply chain logistics, while generating substantial opportunities for 3PL services. A growing number of enterprises are showing higher reliance towards outsourcing various logistics functions including transportation, warehousing, and distribution, thus fueling growth in the 3PL market. On the other hand, availability of industry-specific, tailor-made 3PL services from established logistics services vendors is steering market momentum in a major way. Established 3PL vendors equip themselves with full-fledged road/ground, rail, air, and sea/ocean transportation infrastructure to perform numerous logistics functions including dry van freight, truckload freight, less-than-truckload (LTL) freight, flatbed & heavy freight, bulk freight, refrigerated freight, and intermodal shipments etc., on behalf of client enterprise.

Market momentum is also being funnelled from growing awareness among enterprises about the benefits offered by full-fledged 3PL service. By deploying 3PL in their SCM strategy, enterprises can typically gain access to established resource network and industry expertise of 3PL partners, and benefit from optimal cargo turnover, distribution efficiency, superior inventory management, reduced inventory and overall cost economies. Since the 3PL model invalidates the need for maintaining in-house workforce, machinery, vehicles, and warehousing capabilities, enterprises can free up their financial and human resources to maintain rigid focus on improving business competencies. In general, 3PL fully understands and acknowledges logistics and distribution needs of modern enterprises and induces flexibility, agility and scalability into supply chain processes to enhance market competitiveness of client enterprise.

DCC/FF Segment Corners to Reach $161 Billion by 2026


Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) basically involves supply of trucks, tractors, trailers and drivers and also involves management of various elements across a supply chain. The DCC service typically invalidates the need for maintaining in-house trucking/carriage fleets to carryout logistics operations, while delivering truck capacity utilization and cost efficiencies in the process. In the global DCC/FF segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 8.8% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$69.3 Billion will reach a projected size of US$125.1 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$19.9 Billion by the year 2026, while Latin America will expand at a 10.4% CAGR through the analysis period.

Select Competitors (Total 477 Featured):

  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • CEVA Logistics
  • DACHSER SE
  • DB Schenker Logistics
  • DHL
  • DSV
  • Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
  • FedEx Corporation
  • FM Logistic
  • GEODIS
  • Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
  • Kuehne + Nagel International AG
  • Nippon Express
  • Sinotrans (HK) Logistics Limited
  • United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
  • Volga-Dnepr Airlines, LLC
  • XPO Logistics, Inc
  • Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Market for Third Party Logistics (3PL)

What is the estimated value of the Global Market for Third Party Logistics (3PL)?

The Global Market for Third Party Logistics (3PL) was estimated to be valued at $974.6 Billion in 2022.

What is the growth rate of the Global Market for Third Party Logistics (3PL)?

The growth rate of the Global Market for Third Party Logistics (3PL) is 7.5%, with an estimated value of $1300 Billion by 2026.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Market for Third Party Logistics (3PL)?

The Global Market for Third Party Logistics (3PL) is estimated to be worth $1300 Billion by 2026.

Who are the key companies in the Global Market for Third Party Logistics (3PL)?

Key companies in the Global Market for Third Party Logistics (3PL) include C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., CEVA Logistics, DACHSER SE, DB Schenker Logistics, DHL, DSV, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., FedEx Corporation and GEODIS.

Table of Contents

I. METHODOLOGYII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. MARKET OVERVIEW
  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and Looming Global Recession: 2020 Marked as a Year of Disruption & Transformation
  • World Economic Growth Projections (Real GDP, Annual % Change) for 2020 through 2022
  • Focus on Automation Rises among 3PL Providers During Pandemic
  • 3PL Partners to the Rescue During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • 3PLs Prove to be Advantageous During Crisis Periods
  • Surge in Online Shopping: A Saving Grace for the US 3PL Market
  • COVID-19 Impact on Key End-Use Industries
  • Automotive
  • Global Automotive Market Reset & Trajectory - Growth Outlook (In %) For Years 2019 Through 2025
  • Manufacturing & Machinery
  • Global Machine Tools Market Reset & Trajectory - Growth Outlook (In %) For Years 2019 Through 2025
  • Global Manufacturing Automation Market Reset & Trajectory - Growth Outlook (In %) For Years 2019 Through 2025
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Global Transportation Market Reset & Trajectory - Growth Outlook (In %) For Years 2019 Through 2025
  • A Prelude to Supply Chain Management
  • Concept of Logistics
  • Transportation Modes in Logistics
  • Different Fields of Logistics
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL): A Conceptual Definition
  • 3PL Market: Services Overview
  • Advantages and Drawbacks of 3PL
  • Types of 3PL Providers
  • Categories of 3PL Providers
  • 3PL Service Segments
  • Fourth Party Logistics (4PL): An Overview
  • Fifth Party Logistic (5PL)
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL): A Brief Industry Overview
  • The Pandemic Temporarily Pours Troubles for 3PL Providers
  • The 3PL Space Post the Pandemic
  • Technology-enabled 3PL Providers Sail through the Pandemic
  • Complexity in Supply Chain Management Builds Fertile Environment for 3PL
  • Increasing Outsourcing of Logistics Operations Helps 3PL Market to Progress at Impressive Rate
  • The Rising Tide of B2B & B2C eCommerce Lifts One Boat Higher than the Others Third Party Logistics (3PL)
  • Global B2C & B2B Market for 2018-2024 (In US$ Billion)
  • Key Benefits Offered Drive Wider Adoption of 3PL
  • Access to Established Resource Network
  • Benefit from Proven Industry Expertise
  • Supply Chain Scalability & Flexibility
  • Better Cargo Turnover & Superior Distribution Efficiency
  • Better Inventory Management & Reduced Inventory
  • Cost Benefits
  • Focus on Core Business Operations
  • Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) Leads Service Segment
  • Roadways Remains Primary Transportation Mode
  • Global 3PL Market by Transport Type (2021E): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Airways, Railways, Roadways, and Waterways
  • Manufacturing Commands Major Value Share of 3PL Market
  • Global 3PL Market by End-Use Sector (2021E): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, Automotive, and Other End-Uses
  • Developing Regions Drive Future Growth of 3PL Market
  • World Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market: Geographic Regions Ranked by Value CAGR for 2020-2027
  • World Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market (2021 & 2027): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Developed and Developing Regions
  • Asia Pacific (incl. China) Remains Leading Revenue Contributor
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) - Global Key Competitors Percentage Market Share in 2022 (E)
  • 3PL Providers Exploit Advanced Technology for Efficient Warehousing
  • M&A Activity Gathers Steam
  • Recent Market Activity
  • Select Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Deals in the Global Logistics Market (2018-2019)
  • Globally Leading 3PL Providers: Customer Vertical and No. of Customer Relationships
  • Ocean Freight Forwarding Volume Share of Top 10 Freight Forwarders (Global): 2020E
  • Air Freight Forwarding Volume Share of Top 10 Freight Forwarders (Global): 2020E
  • US 3PL Competitor Revenue Share (in %): 2020E
  • Select Global Brands
  • Competitive Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial for Players Worldwide in 2022 (E)
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
  • Manufacturing Sector: Driving Force behind 3PL Market Growth
  • 3PL Assumes Critical Importance in Manufacturing Domain
  • Expanding Retail Industry Generates Significant Opportunities
  • Select Leading Retail Enterprises by Country: A Snapshot
  • Global Retail Sector by Product Category (2021E): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Clothing & Accessories, Diversified, FMCG, and Leisure Goods
  • eCommerce Emerge as New Growth Driver
  • Global B2C E-Commerce Sales in US$ Trillion for the Years 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023
  • Leading Retail E-Commerce Countries Worldwide: Ranked by Sales in US$ Billion for 2019
  • Global E-Commerce Market as a % of Retail Sales for the Period 2017-2023
  • E-commerce Challenges for 3PLs
  • Omni Channel Retailing Underpins Volume Growth for 3PL Services
  • Global Retail Omni-Channel Commerce Platform Market in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2019 & 2025
  • Automotive Logistics: A Lucrative End-Use Vertical
  • Global Automobile Production in Million Units: 2008-2022
  • Transportation Services Drive Momentum
  • Procurement Logistics Resolve Inbound Transportation Needs
  • Distribution Logistics Simplify Outbound Movement of Products
  • Production Logistics for Diverse Logistics Needs of Modern Production Lines
  • Value Added Services Widen the Scope & Span of 3PL Market
  • Reverse Logistics: A High-Utility Value-Added Service
  • Multi Modal Transportation Finds Favor
  • Key Drivers of the 3PL Market
  • Globalization and Rising Trade
  • Expansion of eCommerce Industry
  • Increasing Focus on Core Competencies
  • Focus on Embracing Advanced Technology
  • Market Restraints
  • Lack of Manufacturer Control on Logistics Service
  • Manufacturer Reputation at Stake
  • 3PL Providers Invest in IT Capabilities to Differentiate from Competition
  • Key Opportunities for Warehouse Operators to Leverage Technology
  • Warehouse Expansion vis-a-vis Labor Shortage
  • Mounting Pressure to Push Bottom Lines
  • eCommerce & Omni Channel Opportunity
  • Improving Customer Experience
  • Intense Competition from Amazon
  • Technology Tools Seek Wider Role in 3PL Domain
  • TMS Makes Its Way into 3PL Domain
  • WMS Gaining Traction in Warehouse Management
  • Cloud Technology Seeks to Expand Share in 3PL Technology Mix
  • BI Systems Take Center Stage
  • Big Data Emerges as New Focus Area
  • Global Adoption Rates (in %) of Big Data Technologies by Industry (2021E)
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEIII. MARKET ANALYSIS
UNITED STATES
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United States for 2022 (E)
  • Market Overview
  • Harsh Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Airlines Industry Curtails Momentum Temporarily
CANADA
JAPAN
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Japan for 2022 (E)
  • Market Overview
CHINA
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in China for 2022 (E)
  • Chinese Logistics Scenario: A Brief Overview
  • 3PL Market in China Evolves Over the Years
  • Chinese 3PL Market by Segment (2021): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Freight Forwarding, Value Added Warehousing & Distribution, and Others
  • Chinese Value Added Logistics Market by Segment (2021): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Delivery & Postal, Retail & Wholesale Distribution, Transportation, and Warehousing
  • eCommerce Instigates High Potential Opportunities
  • Factors Responsible for Tightening of Airfreight, Thus Impacting 3Pl Logistics Market
EUROPE
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Europe for 2022 (E)
  • Europe Remains a Key Market for 3PL
  • COVID-19 Crisis Impacts European 3PL Logistics Market
FRANCE
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in France for 2022 (E)
GERMANY
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Germany for 2022 (E)
ITALY
UNITED KINGDOM
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United Kingdom for 2022 (E)
SPAINRUSSIAREST OF EUROPE
ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Asia-Pacific for 2022 (E)
  • Market Overview
AUSTRALIA
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Australia for 2022 (E)
INDIA
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in India for 2022 (E)
  • Market Overview
  • Competitive Scenario
SOUTH KOREAREST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
LATIN AMERICA
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Latin America for 2022 (E)
ARGENTINA
BRAZIL
  • Brazil: Important Market in Latin America
MEXICOREST OF LATIN AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Middle East for 2022 (E)
IRANISRAELSAUDI ARABIAUNITED ARAB EMIRATESREST OF MIDDLE EAST
AFRICA
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Africa for 2022 (E)
IV. COMPETITION
  • Total Companies Profiled: 477

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • CEVA Logistics
  • DACHSER SE
  • DB Schenker Logistics
  • DHL
  • DSV
  • Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
  • FedEx Corporation
  • FM Logistic
  • GEODIS
  • Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
  • Kuehne + Nagel International AG
  • Nippon Express
  • Sinotrans (HK) Logistics Limited
  • United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
  • Volga-Dnepr Airlines, LLC
  • XPO Logistics, Inc
  • Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd.