Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Discover the world’s top 4PL companies


A fourth-party logistics (4PL) company  is a specialized provider that strategically oversees and manages supply chains for other businesses.

In short, a 4PL company is an expert  that businesses hire to make their supply chains work better and cheaper so that the companies themselves can focus on their core operations.

Here now is a list of top 4PL companies in the world:

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Since its foundation in 1871, Hellmann has developed into one of the largest international logistics providers. With their high-performance products Airfreight, Seafreight, Road & Rail, and Contract Logistics, the company always offer the right solution for the complex logistics requirements of  customers and rely on future-oriented digital services for maximum transparency and more efficient supply chains.

Logistics Plus

Logistics Plus® is one of the most experienced 4pl companies of dedicated logistics and supply chain management solutions. The company is a global leader in transportation, warehousing, fulfillment, logistics, business intelligence, technology, and unique supply chain solutions.

Its 4PL Supply Chain Management services include:

  • Manage both domestic and international shipping
  • Access a broad range of transportation services
  • Document and simplify the logistics process for sites
  • Oversee customs regulations and compliance
  • Provide technology tools for tracking and compliance
  • Identify potential savings opportunities
  • Implement cost savings projects


DSV provides end-to-end, integrated and reliable supply chain solutions to link production sites with distribution channels across the world. With offices in more than 80 countries and an international network of partners and agents, DSV is are a truly global player


As a 4PL company, Kuehne+Nagel combines leading technology with proven supply chain expertise. Their data-centric IT architecture integrates more than 40 technology partners into one intuitive platform and enables collaboration with all supply chain stakeholders.

Experts in eight control towers across the globe are ready to manage customer’s supply chain based on accurate real-time data and predictive, actionable insights.


A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As a global leader in logistics services, the company operates in more than 130 countries and employs around 100,000 people.

Maersk is aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2040 across the entire business with new technologies, new vessels, and green fuels.

Maersk’s 4PL logistics services take away the complexity of supply chain from your routine so that you can focus better on your core business.


DHL Group is home to two strong brands: DHL and Deutsche Post. Their international service portfolio includes mail and parcel, express, freight transport, supply chain management, and e-commerce logistics solutions.

C.H Robinson

C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex.

With $22 billion in freight under management and 19 million shipments annually, the company is one of the world’s largest logistics platforms. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy.

With the combination of our multimodal transportation management system and expertise, we use our information advantage to deliver smarter solutions for more than 90,000 customers and 450,000 contract carriers on our platform.

Our technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to our customers’ businesses.

As a responsible global citizen, we are also proud to contribute millions of dollars to support causes that matter to our company, our Foundation and our employees.


FedEx Supply Chain, formerly known as GENCO (General Commodities Warehouse & Distribution Co.) is a major third-party logistics (4PL) provider in the United States and Canada. It serves various industries, including: technology & electronics, retail & e-commerce, consumer & industrial goods, and healthcare industries.


United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) is an American multinational shipping & receiving and supply chain management company founded in 1907. Originally known as the American Messenger Company specializing in telegraphs, UPS has grown to become a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest shipping couriers.

DB Schenker

DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading global logistics provider — we support industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. Integrated logistics resides at the world’s most important intersections, where the flow of goods creates an effective link between carriers.

Our value-added services ensure the flow of goods continues seamlessly and supply chains stay lean and optimized for success. Our business holds top positions in automotive, technology, consumer goods, trade fair logistics, special transports, and special events logistics.

CEVA Logistics

CEVA provides world-class supply chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies across the globe. As an industry leader, CEVA offers customers complete supply chain design and implementation in contract logistics and freight management, alone or in combination.

Together with CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group and CEVA’s strategic partner, we are able to offer our customers end-to-end logistics solutions. CEVA’s integrated global network has over 1,000 facilities in more than 170 countries and 98,000 employees; all dedicated to delivering consistently excellent operations and supply chain solutions.


GEODIS provides optimized, end-to-end supply chain management across the U.S. and around the world. The company uses their expertise, technology, and geographic reach to provide best-in-class logistics services.

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