Third Party Logistics Providers (3PL) are external logistics service providers. The core competence of 3PLs lies in the takeover of transport, storage and, increasingly, in additional services.
3PL service providers have their own assets (such as a fleet, warehouses, etc.) in the area of transport, handling and storage. Through the combined booking of 3PL and 4PL Fourth Party Logistics Provider services, companies receive all logistics services from a single source.