NEW YORK and LONDON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS Chemical Business magazine has revealed the ICIS Top 50 Chemical 3PLs, showcasing world's major third-party logistics providers to the chemical sector.
"3PLs can be a critical part of the chemical supply chain, providing services such as warehousing, shipping, freight forwarding and other aspects of logistics management. As the chemical markets become more global and complex, the role of asset-based and non-asset-based 3PLs (also known as 4PLs) will only rise," said Joseph Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business magazine.
"The complexity and challenges of global and regional chemical logistics demands innovative solutions. Whether you're a buyer or seller of chemicals, it is worth considering whether a 3PL could benefit your business," said Will Beacham, Deputy Editor of ICIS Chemical Business magazine.
The ICIS Top 50 Chemical 3PLs listing includes major players in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.
There is a tremendous diversity of players and the services they provide. Many 3PLs are privately held, family-owned businesses such as Switzerland's Bertschi and Germany's HOYER. Others are larger publicly traded companies such as US-based C.H. Robinson or divisions of larger companies. Some are regional while others are global.
We made the ICIS Top 50 Chemical 3PLs listing alphabetical, but for those 3PLs that disclosed sales to the chemical sector, we added a listing of these companies in a separate table.
"A special thanks to the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and its president Chris Jahn, as well as the European Chemical Transport Association (ECTA) and its managing director, Colin Humphrey, for their invaluable support in this new effort," said Chang and Beacham.
We also thank chemical industry logistics veteran Paul Gooch, managing director of Switzerland-based consultancy The Logical Group, for helping us identify 3PLs and compile the listing.
We also had valuable help from the UK's Chemical Business Association (CBA) and its director Peter Newport.
"We aimed to identify as many 3PLs serving the chemical sector as we could, and are always open to hearing about new or other players we may have missed. We trust you will find the ICIS Top Chemical 3PLs listing a valuable resource to help meet your logistics needs," said Chang.
The ICIS Top 50 Chemical 3PLs listing is available for download at http://www.icis.com/3PLs
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