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What is a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Service?

An outsourced service provided by a company that specialises in transporting, warehousing and scheduling of the delivery of goods owned by others. They complement or replace a companies internal logistics operation with a cost effective and efficient alternative.

A 3PL provider.

  • Takes physical possession of goods to be delivered
  • Arranges the appropriate delivery method or mode of transportation
  • Arranges schedules and handles all operational tasks associated with the delivery process

These services may be provided on a one-time or ongoing basis.