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4PL Logistics Market Size, Share Global Analysis Report, 2022 – 2028

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4PL Logistics Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis Report By Type (Synergy Plus Operating Model, Solution Integrator Model, Industry Innovator Model), By End User (Automotive, Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Consumer Electronics, Aerospace and Defense, Retail, Industrial, Others), and By Region - Global Industry Insights, Comparative Analysis, Trends, Statistical Research, Market Intelligence, and Forecast 2022 – 2028

Industry Insights

[225+ Pages Report] According to Facts and Factors, The global 4PL Logistics market size was valued at USD 57,295.80 million in 2021 and is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 3.92% to USD 71,338.08 million by 2028. The study examines the market in terms of revenue in each of the major regions, which are classified into countries. The report analyses the global 4PL logistics market’s drivers and restraints, as well as the impact they have on-demand throughout the projection period. In addition, the report examines global opportunities in the 4PL logistics market.

Global 4PL Logistics Market Size

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logoMarket Overview

The management of collecting, storing, and transferring resources to their eventual destination is referred to as logistics. Fourth-party logistics is the most cutting-edge type of outsourcing, and it has been rapidly gaining favor in recent years. Procurement, storage, and distribution are all important aspects of fourth-party logistics. Improved customer service, lower overall operational costs, and greater flexibility are just a few of the benefits of fourth-party logistics. In the current context, the worldwide fourth-party logistics market is growing steadily in terms of initial research efforts, product developments, investments, technical integrations, and implementation, and is expected to increase rapidly in the next years.

logoGrowth Drivers

The worldwide fourth-party logistics market is growing steadily in terms of initial research efforts, product developments, investments, technical integrations, and implementation, and is expected to increase rapidly in the next years. The development of the fourth-party logistics concept has essentially been a step toward eliminating all bottlenecks in the complicated global supply chain environment. Fourth-party logistic (4PL) services, also known as supply-chain-as-a-service, are when a 4PL provider interfaces with the logistics department of a customer organization. This allows 4PL service providers to have a hands-on approach to all aspects of a supply chain, from order administration to storage, and compliance rules to supplier management. 4PL service providers would serve as a single point of contact for diverse supply chain providers and clients. With this, the 4PL providers may optimize and give valuable service to their clients by managing all operations with sophisticated resources.

logoCOVID-19 Impact Analysis

 The COVID-19's spread represents a drop in industrial growth as a result of major supply chain disruptions and a halt in manufacturing activities. The outbreak's negative impact on several end-users, such as automotive and retail, is expected to stymie the expansion of the 4PL logistics sector. Exports and imports have been halted as a result of imposed trade restrictions and international border closures, interrupting the entire production process. Industry development is expected to be hampered by supply chain interruptions, lockdown measures, and reduced consumer and corporate expenditure. However, as governments throughout the world ease tight restrictions, demand for these services is expected to rise.

The complete research study looks at both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the 4PL Logistics market. Both the demand and supply sides of the market have been investigated. The demand side study examines market income in various regions before comparing it to all of the major countries. The supply side research examines the industry's top rivals, as well as their regional and global presence and strategies. Each major country in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America is thoroughly investigated.

logoSegmentation Analysis

The global 4PL Logistics market is segregated based on Type and End User.

Based on Type, the retail segment has the most market share, and it is likely to continue to lead the industry in the next years. Consumer purchasing habits have altered as a result of the rise of e-Commerce. Retailers are looking for a holistic supply chain solution that will allow them to produce new items, grow their geographical presence, and improve their capabilities as a result of rising sales. In the coming years, the consumer electronics segment is expected to develop at the fastest rate. The consumer electronics industry is growing at a breakneck pace around the world, prompting manufacturers to engage in third-party logistics services in order to provide consumers with door-to-door delivery.

Based on End-user, the solution integrator model segment accounted for the majority of the market share. For the most part, all B2B companies use the solution integrator model to optimize their supply chains and provide the best customer service. This type of business relationship is preferred by consumers in the food and beverage and retail sectors with their 4PL service providers.

logoReport Scope

Report Attribute


Market Size in 2021

USD 57,295.80 Million

Projected Market Size in 2028

USD 71,338.08 Million

CAGR Growth Rate

3.92% CAGR

Base Year


Forecast Years


Key Market Players

Allyn International Services, Inc., United Parcel Service, Inc., GEFCO Group, XPO Logistics, Inc., Deutsche Post AG, DB Schenker, DAMCO, Logistics Plus Inc., GEODIS, CEVA Logistics AG, and Others

Key Segment

By Type, End User, and Region

Major Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa

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logoRegional Landscape

In 2021, Asia Pacific had the greatest industry share in the global market. This large market share can be due to the growing use of e-commerce in emerging markets. Industry growth is mostly ascribed to growing countries such as South Korea, India, Japan, and China. The industry's growth is expected to be fueled by the growing need for a fourth-party supply chain from various e-commerce businesses. Furthermore, the industry's expansion is fueled by the region's rapidly growing end-user sector, which includes consumer electronics, automotive, food and beverage, healthcare, and other industries. Manufacturers in emerging countries are expected to increase their desire for a simple supply chain procedure, propelling the market growth.

logoCompetitive Landscape

The report contains qualitative and quantitative research on the global Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) Market, as well as detailed insights and development strategies employed by the leading competitors. The report also provides an in-depth analysis of the market's main competitors, as well as information on their competitiveness. The research also identifies and analyses important business strategies used by these main market players, such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), affiliations, collaborations, and contracts. The study examines, among other things, each company's global presence, competitors, service offers, and standards.

List of Key Players in the Global 4PL Logistics Market:

  • Allyn International Services, Inc.
  • United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • GEFCO Group
  • XPO Logistics, Inc.
  • Deutsche Post AG
  • DB Schenker
  • Logistics Plus Inc.
  • CEVA Logistics AG

The global 4PL logistics market is segmented as follows:

logoBy Type Segment Analysis

  • Synergy Plus Operating Model
  • Solution Integrator Model
  • Industry Innovator Model

logoBy End User Segment Analysis

  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Food and Beverage
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Retail
  • Industrial
  • Others

logoBy Regional Segment Analysis

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Nordic Countries
      • Denmark
      • Sweden
      • Norway
    • Benelux Union
      • Belgium
      • The Netherlands
      • Luxembourg
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Malaysia
      • Singapore
      • Rest of Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • The Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America

Industry Major Market Players

  • Allyn International Services Inc. 
  • United Parcel Service Inc. 
  • GEFCO Group 
  • XPO Logistics Inc. 
  • Deutsche Post AG 
  • DB Schenker 
  • DAMCO 
  • Logistics Plus Inc. 
  • CEVA Logistics AG 

Frequently Asked Questions

The global 4PL logistics market is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 3.92% during forecast period.
The global 4PL logistics market is expected to reach USD 71,338.08 Million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 3.92% during forecast period.
Some of the key factors driving the global 4PL logistic market growth includes the initial research efforts, advanced product developments, investments, technical integrations, and implementation.
Some of the major companies operating in the 4PL logistics market are Allyn International Services, Inc., United Parcel Service, Inc., GEFCO Group, XPO Logistics, Inc., Deutsche Post AG, DB Schenker, DAMCO, Logistics Plus Inc., GEODIS, CEVA Logistics AG and among others.
The key growth strategies of 4PL logistics market players include product portfolio expansion, mergers & acquisitions, agreements, geographical expansion, and collaborations.