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BULLS LEAD – Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for 2018 Including Estimates for 190 Countries

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Milwaukee, WI, June 7, 2018 – 2017 was a good year for third-party logistics in the U.S. Armstrong & Associates, Inc. www.3PLogistics.com estimates that net revenues expanded 5% to $77.1 billion and gross revenues increased 10.5% to $184.3 billion. Dedicated Leads the U.S. Third-Party Logistics Market Tight carrier capacity pushed shippers to dedicated contract carriers […]

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Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Industry Leader Nikhil Sathe Tapped to Lead Armstrong & Associates’ M&A Advisory Practice

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Milwaukee, WI, March 13, 2018 – Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) www.3PLogistics.com is pleased to welcome Nikhil Sathe as the Managing Director of its Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory practice. Nikhil will collaborate with clients to strategically create value for their companies. Nikhil brings a wealth of 3PL knowledge and experience to A&A as a CFO for […]

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2018 Benchmarking Costs, Prices, and Practices for North American Warehousing Available in a New Report from Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

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Milwaukee, WI, February 1, 2018 –Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) www.3PLogistics.com estimates the total U.S. warehousing market for 2017 was $148.7 billion. Commercial warehousing accounted for $68.6 billion. The Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Value-Added Warehousing and Distribution (VAWD) market segment was $39.1 billion in 2016 and is estimated at $40.5 billion for 2017. To track the most up-to-date […]

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E-Commerce and Continued Outsourcing Expand Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide to 553 Third-Party Logistics Providers

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WEST ALLIS, WI, October 24, 2017 – Armstrong & Associates, Inc. www.3PLogistics.com is an internationally recognized leader for third-party logistics market information and consulting. Part of its ongoing mission is to provide clients with proprietary third-party logistics market research not available anywhere else. A&A’s Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide provides internet access to its continually […]

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E-Commerce and Continued Outsourcing are Fueling Global Third-Party Logistics Market Growth Driving 3PL Revenues to Over $1.1 Trillion by 2022

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WEST ALLIS, WI, October 5, 2017 – As an expansion of our annual third-party logistics market analysis released this past June, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) has developed global logistics cost and third-party logistics (3PL) revenue estimates with projections through fiscal year 2022. Our global 3PL market estimates cover seven major regions comprising 190 countries. In […]

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Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for 2017 Including Estimates for 190 Countries

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WEST ALLIS, WI, June 15, 2017 – For third-party logistics in the U.S., 2016 was a mediocre year. Third-Party Logistics (3PL) net revenues grew 2.1% over 2015 to $73.5 billion. Overall gross revenues increased 3.5% expanding the total U.S. 3PL market to $166.8 billion. Big M&A deals changed third-party logistics from mid-2014 through 2015. In 2016, […]

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Tightened Up – Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for 2016

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WEST ALLIS, WI, June 14, 2016 – For third-party logistics, 2015 was a year dominated by mergers and acquisitions, ample carrier capacity, and sagging fuel prices. 3PL net revenues grew 4.5% in 2015 to $71.9 billion. Overall gross revenues had a muted 2.2% increase, primarily due to reduced fuel prices in 2015 versus 2014 and the […]

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Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide Grows to 478 Third-Party Logistics Providers Representing $368 Billion in Revenues

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WEST ALLIS, WI, June 2, 2016 – Armstrong & Associates, Inc. www.3PLogistics.com is an internationally recognized leader for third-party logistics market information and consulting. Part of its ongoing mission is to provide clients with proprietary third-party logistics market research not available anywhere else. A&A’s Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide provides Internet access to its […]

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Armstrong & Associates Expands 3PL Value Creation Summit to Asia

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Armstrong & Associates Expands 3PL Value Creation Summit to Asia Leading North American, European, and Asian 3PL Executives Explore Today’s Winning Value Creation Strategies WEST ALLIS, WI, January 21, 2016 – On May 18-19, Armstrong & Associates in partnership with the Global Supply Chain Council is expanding the 3PL Value Creation Summit to Asia. The 3PL Value Creation […]

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Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide to Third-Party Logistics Providers Grows to 423 3PLs Representing $386 Billion in Revenues

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide to Third-Party Logistics Providers Grows to 423 3PLs Representing $386 Billion in Revenues WEST ALLIS, WI, October 22, 2015 – Armstrong & Associates, Inc. www.3PLogistics.com is an internationally recognized leader for third-party logistics market information. Part of its ongoing mission is to provide […]

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PICK IT: The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2015 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices Report is Released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PICK IT: The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2015 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices Report is Released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Madison, WI, September 24, 2015 – In its comprehensive report, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) estimates the total U.S. warehousing market for 2015 will […]

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Right Price: Modern Freight Brokerage in the U.S. Report Released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Right Price: Modern Freight Brokerage in the U.S. Report Released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc. West Allis, WI, September 17, 2015 – Modern Domestic Transportation Management/Freight Brokerage looks a lot different today than the “one person, one phone” business model of years past. Affordable IT, economic forces, governmental regulation, and evolving business models have driven significant […]

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Big Deal – 2014 3PL Results and 2015 Estimates

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Big Deal – 2014 3PL Results and 2015 Estimates WEST ALLIS, WI, June 11, 2015 – Big deals have dominated the 3PL Market. In January of 2014, FedEx purchased GENCO, a high quality, value-added warehousing and distribution (VAWD) third-party logistics provider, for $2 billion. In August, Norbert Dentressangle expanded to the U.S. […]

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Armstrong & Associates Launches Improved Who’s Who in Logistics Online Third-Party Logistics Guide, Leading the Charge for Unsurpassed 3PL Information

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Armstrong & Associates Launches Improved Who’s Who in Logistics Online Third-Party Logistics Guide, Leading the Charge for Unsurpassed 3PL Information WEST ALLIS, WI, October 23, 2014 – Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is an internationally recognized leader for 3PL market information. As part of its ongoing mission to provide clients with proprietary 3PL […]

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Back by Popular Demand: Armstrong & Associates and Infocast Announce 3PL Value Creation Summit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Back by Popular Demand:  Armstrong & Associates and Infocast Announce 3PL Value Creation Summit Leading Global and North American 3PL Executives Explore Today’s Winning Value Creation Strategies Los Angeles, CA – October 15, 2014 – Armstrong & Associates, globally recognized logistics experts, and Infocast, a leading business intelligence and networking event producer, […]

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Trending Up: 3PL Market Predictions for 2014 and 2013 Results

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trending Up:  3PL Market Predictions for 2014 and 2013 Results WEST ALLIS, WI, July 10, 2014 – The U.S. 3PL market gross revenue grew 3.2% from 2012-2013. Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) www.3PLogistics.com estimates that growth will be 5.2% for 2014 as the U.S. economy continues to expand. U.S. 3PL Market 1996-2014E […]

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21st Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide is Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21st Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide is Released West Allis, WI, October 25, 2013 – The 21st edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who’s Who in Logistics, has just been released. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles […]

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3PL Customers Report Identifies Service Trends, 3PL Market Segment Sizes and Growth Rates

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3PL Customers Report Identifies Service Trends, 3PL Market Segment Sizes and Growth Rates STOUGHTON, WI, July 11, 2013 – Eighty-six percent of Domestic Fortune 500 companies use 3PLs for logistics and supply chain functions according to a new report just issued by Armstrong & Associates.  The report “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships – 2013” […]

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Slow Dance – 2012 3PL Market Analysis and 2013 Predictions Report is Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Slow Dance – 2012 3PL Market Analysis and 2013 Predictions Report is Released STOUGHTON, WI, May 21, 2013 – U.S. third-party logistics (3PL) market revenues increased modestly in 2012 in a slow dance mirrored by the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).  Results outside the U.S. reflected a recessionary Europe and warm but […]

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Launches 3PL Executive Recruiting Service

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Launches 3PL Executive Recruiting Service WEST ALLIS, WI, April 16, 2013 – For years Armstrong & Associates, Inc. has worked with third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to find experienced executives, sales leaders, and senior operations managers.  To formalize its executive recruitment service offering, 3PLRecruiters, LLC has been established.  The […]

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New Brand Recognition Report Naming Top 3PLs is Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Brand Recognition Report Naming Top 3PLs is Released STOUGHTON, WI, April 25, 2013 – DHL/Exel and C.H. Robinson Worldwide are the best known third-party logistics provider (3PL) brands according to a market research report just released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A).  DHL/Exel continues to hold the top spot as it […]

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Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report is Released

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Mexico:  Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report is Released STOUGHTON, WI, January 16, 2013 – Mexico’s $68 billion trucking industry is led by 10 companies with revenues from $90 million to $220 million.  The largest, Autotransportes de Carga Tres Guerras, handles general freight including less-than-truckload and packages.  Power is supplied by 563 tractors and […]

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Leaders in Logistics: Women CEOs and Owners is Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Leaders in Logistics:  Women CEOs and Owners is Released STOUGHTON, WI, November 8, 2012 – Minority-owned women logistics businesses are a small but growing part of third-party logistics services and transportation companies in the United States.  Armstrong & Associates, Inc. has released a new report “Leaders in Logistics:  Women CEOs and Owners.”  […]

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20th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released STOUGHTON, WI, September 18, 2012 – The 20th edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who’s Who in Logistics, has just been released. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles of […]

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U.S. Gains Carry 3PLs – 2011 3PL Market Analysis and 2012 Predictions is Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Gains Carry 3PLs – 2011 3PL Market Analysis and 2012 Predictions is Released STOUGHTON, WI, May 22, 2012 – Domestic North American transportation and value-added warehousing were the bright spots for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) in 2011 while grim European and cooling Asian results produced flat international markets.  Domestic transportation management […]

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The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices Report is Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices Report is Released STOUGHTON, WI, January 31, 2012 – In the second half of 2011, Armstrong & Associates collected information on contracting warehousing companies whose total revenues exceed $13 billion.  The average revenue for […]

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19th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released STOUGHTON, WI, September 13, 2011 – The 19th edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who’s Who in Logistics, has just been released. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles of 304 3PLs. […]

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U.S. and Global Third-Party Logistics Market Analysis is Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. and Global Third-Party Logistics Market Analysis is Released STOUGHTON, WI, May 19, 2011 – Most third-party logistics providers (3PLs) got back on track in 2010 and are sprinting in 2011.  Consistent with ongoing economic globalization, the International Transportation Management 3PL segment led with a 30.1% gross revenue (turnover) and net revenue […]

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Armstrong & Associates Launches 3PL Advisor a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Rating and Informational Website

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Armstrong & Associates Launches 3PL Advisor a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Rating and Informational Website STOUGHTON, WI, March 10, 2011 – As a natural extension of its Third-Party Logistics market research work, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) has launched 3PLAdvisor.com to provide 3PL customers with a platform for sharing customer relationship experiences […]

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Armstrong & Associates Reports U.S. Based 3PLs Dominate Contract Warehousing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Armstrong & Associates Reports U.S. Based 3PLs Dominate Contract Warehousing STOUGHTON, WI, November 17, 2010 – While Germany based DHL/Exel is the largest contract warehouseman in North America, 11 of the top 12 value-added (contract) warehousing and distribution (VAWD) companies are based in the United States. Many like Jacobson (#2), GENCO (#3), […]

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Armstrong & Associates’ Report on the State of Warehousing in North America is Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Armstrong & Associates’ Report on the State of Warehousing in North America is Released STOUGHTON, WI, October 19, 2010 – Commercial warehousing revenue in the United States will reach $50 billion this year according to a new report by Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Contract and public warehousing combined are expected to exceed […]

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18th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released STOUGHTON, WI, September 16, 2010 – The 18th edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who’s Who in Logistics, has just been released. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles of […]

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