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Market Guide for European 3PL Service Providers

Published: 12 March 2018

ID: G00345881

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez


The European third-party logistics service provider market is growing and the outlook is buoyant. Supply chain leaders responsible for logistics in Europe should use this Market Guide to leverage regional 3PL providers' capabilities, services, skills and innovation.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • When Is a 3PL Not a 3PL?
  • Market Description
    • Asset- or Non-Asset-Based 3PL — Does It Really Matter?

Market Direction

  • Competition and Commoditization Constrain 3PLs in Europe
    • Increasing Competition — Everyone Wants to Be a 3PL
    • Commoditization — A Self-Made 3PL Constraint

Market Analysis

  • European 3PL Market Categorized in Four Groups
    • Rise of the Specialists
    • Next-Generation 3PLs

Representative Vendors

  • Market Introduction

Market Recommendations

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