3PL

By MMH Staff · October 1, 2014
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By Jeff Berman · September 29, 2014
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By Jeff Berman · September 29, 2014
The relationships between third-party logistics (3PL) service providers and shippers are seeing ongoing developments due in large part to the continuing emergence and sophistication of omni-channel retailing. That was one of the key findings of The 19th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released by consultancy Capgemini Group, Penn State University, and Korn/Ferry International, a global talent advisory firm.
By Jeff Berman · September 3, 2014
Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said yesterday it formally completed its acquisition of New Breed Logistics, a non asset-based 3PL focusing on contract logistics services, for roughly $615 million.
By Brooks Bentz and Bill Kammerer, Accenture · September 1, 2014
The continued evolution of “digital supply networks” depends on just how well shippers and their third-party logistics provider partners can work together to take costs out of the system while making improvements in flexibility and speed. Our consulting team offers a high-level blueprint for making it happen.
By Peter Moore · September 1, 2014
As third party logistics providers (3PLs) work to ramp up services for their customers, one area of focus is information management services.
By Patrick Burnson · August 25, 2014
Middlemen comprising the Transportation Intermediaries Association made money last quarter, say researchers.
By Jeff Berman · August 13, 2014
Revenue was up 6 percent compared to the first quarter at $1.978 million and down 4.2 percent annually, and adjusted EBITDA was up 40 percent compared to the first quarter at $60 million, and was down 25 percent annually. Quarterly EBITDA was lower annually, due to the company’s Freight Management group revenues being negatively affected by lower market rates.
By Jeff Berman · August 12, 2014
RRTS said yesterday it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Belleville, Mich.-based Active Aero Group, a provider of ground and air expedited services through its proprietary TMS, for roughly $115 million, with the acquisition expected to close by the end of September.
By Logistics Management Staff · August 1, 2014
According to Evan Armstrong, president of 3PL consulting firm Armstrong and Associates, U.S. 3PL gross revenue in 2013 saw annual gains, up 3.2 percent over 2012 at $146.4 billion. He says that while global trade and economic activity serve as the “ultimate drivers” of market growth, the maturity of competitive service offerings and the size of major players are contributing to slower growth rates.
By Jeff Berman · July 31, 2014
Lyon, France-based Norbert Dentressangle, a $5.5 billion global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider focused on global logistics, transport, ocean, and air services, said today it has acquired Des Moines, Iowa-based Jacobson Companies, a value-added warehousing (VAW) company, for $750 million from private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.
By Jeff Berman · July 17, 2014
Cincinnati-based non-asset freight broker and third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Total Quality Logistics (TQL) recently announced it has opened a new sales office in Daphne, Alabama.

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