3PL

SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2013
Finding the right third party logistics provider (3PL) in today’s global marketplace involves looking beyond the provider’s “vision” statement, say industry experts. Yet, they also acknowledge that there’s still an element of prognostication involved once a short list of the Top 50 has been whittled down.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Amid demands for innovation and customer service, public refrigerated warehouses are challenged to provide flexibility and efficiency for a fickle customer base.
By Jeff Berman · May 29, 2013
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said yesterday it has selected New York-based private investment firm Greenbriar Equity Group LLC as its new equity partner.
By Jeff Berman · May 24, 2013
LM recently spoke with recently spoke with Wall Street analyst John Larkin to get some of his insights as we approach the halfway point of 2013, or at least get a little closer to it.
By Josh Bond · May 23, 2013
2012 3PL report and predictions show modest growth, little help from Washington.
By Jeff Berman · May 23, 2013
Supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates said this week that total United States 2012 third-party logistics (3PL) gross revenue—at $141.8 billion—were up 6 percent over 2011.
By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2013
Company officials said that CEVA’s quarterly results were impacted by various factors, including: overall soft global logistics markets; loss of airfreight volume with some business switching to ocean transport; exposure to Eurozone markets; and underperforming Contract Logistics contracts.
By Jeff Berman · May 10, 2013
CEVA CEO Marv Schlanger said that his company's recapitalization will make for a stronger balance sheet for CEVA, which will enable the company to grow faster and better compete in the logistics and supply chain marketplace.
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2013
Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics reported first quarter results yesterday and also announced that it acquired Interide Logistics, a freight brokerage business. First quarter revenue for XPO Logistics—at $114.0 million—was up 155.8 percent annually, and gross margin dollars increased 140.0 percent annually to $16.3 million, with gross margin percentage up 14.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2013
CEVA said that it will reduce its consolidated net debt by more than $1.7 billion ($1.3 billion euros) and its annual cash interest expense by more than $170 million ($130 million euros) and also receive a capital infusion of a minimum of $301 million ($230 million euros) for investment in its business plan.
By Patrick Burnson · April 17, 2013
Another indication of resurgence in the third-party logistics (3PL) marketplace surfaced yesterday, as a leading industry consultancy entered the executive recruiting sector.
By Jeff Berman · April 16, 2013
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider BDP International recently said it has taken an equity position in Interflex S.A., a Cartategna, Colombia-based international freight forwarder that is a member of BDP’s global network.
By Jeff Berman · April 4, 2013
CEVA said that through these efforts—and upon completion of the recapitalization—the company will reduce its consolidated net debt by more than $1.5 billion ($1.2 billion euros) and its annual cash interest expense by more than $173 million ($135 million euros) and also receive a capital infusion of a minimum of $264 million ($205 million euros) for investment in its business plan.
By Jeff Berman · April 2, 2013
Having something to base a wide amount of criteria in the 3PL sector can be challenging for shippers. The Gartner Group’s recent release of its Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers aims to help alleviate some of those challenges, which can help shippers to better understand 3PLs and their capabilities when evaluating and selecting a set of providers to meet their needs, according to Gartner.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2013
Even though the term 4PL remains shrouded in mystery, a number of prominent logistics providers claim that if there is indeed a 4th dimension, they’ve got it. But can they really deliver on that promise? After defining the differentiating features, we’ll let shippers decide.

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