1PL, 2PL, 3PL, and 4PL Warehousing Explained

1PL, 2PL, 3PL, and 4PL Warehousing Explained

What is 1PL, 2PL, 3PL, and 4PL warehousing and logistics? At Team Transport and Logistics, we are the leading 3PL warehousing industry in Brisbane, and we will explain to you the difference between those types of warehousing. We will also tell you how 3PL warehousing could be the best option for you and our company or business here in Queensland, Australia. Feel free to contact the team today and learn more.

1PL Warehousing: First-Party Logistics

A 1PL first-party logistics provider is a company or an individual that needs to have cargo, freight, goods or products transported from one point to another. First-party logistics involve just two parties. The manufacturer is the first party or the distributor that ships the goods (your company), and then there is the retailer or the customer that receives the goods (your customer).

2PL Warehousing: Second-Party Logistics

A 2PL is a second-party logistics provider. A 2PL is an asset-based carrier responsible for the method of transportation. Examples of 2PLs include shipping lines, which operate the ships, airlines that operate the planes and hauling companies that run vehicles. It is an enterprise that owns assets, such as vehicles or aircraft, to transport products from one location to another. For example, a local farm might hire a 2PL service to transport their eggs from the farm to the grocery store.


Shipping Cargo Container. Trailer Truck Parked Loading Package Boxes at Dock Warehouse. Cargo Shipment. Supply Chain. Industry Freight Truck Transportation. Shipping Warehousing Logistics.

3PL Warehousing: Third-Party Logistics

3PL, or third-party logistics, involves using exterior businesses and partners to outsource elements of your warehousing and distribution needs. A good 3PL can provide as few or as many outsourced logistics services as you may need. A 3PL will receive products directly from your supplier, then store the product and pick, pack, and deliver orders to your customers as required.

3PL companies are capable of handling huge quantities of cargo for large-scale projects. Regardless of your job, Team Transport and Logistics are proud of our trusted partners and can guarantee successful and safe 3PL warehousing and distribution services around Queensland. We are a leading 3PL warehousing company and can take care of any logistics courier tracking needs as well as warehouse and distribution services for you and your business. Our distribution warehouse has all the capabilities you need for fully compliant, efficient and reliable warehouse and distribution services.

4PL Warehousing: Fourth-Party Logistics

4PL warehousing companies or fourth-party logistics advise and project manage your entire supply chain strategy and help you build a solution. To manage the logistics component, they often engage other third parties, such as a 3PL like Team Transport and Logistics.

Find a Distribution Warehouse with Logistics Courier Tracking

Secure your free quote from Team Transport and Logistics and learn more about our 3PL warehousing services in Australia.

March 25, 2022

© 2022 Team Transport & Logistics - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - OnePoint Software Solutions