Fifth-party Logistics Market by Type (Transportation, Warehousing, and Other Services) Forecast, 2025–2035

The global fifth-party logistics market is expected to be valued at $9.21 billion in 2025, and is likely to reach $17.30 billion in 2035, registering a CAGR of 6.5%.   

Fifth-party logistics provider is responsible for management of networks of supply chain. Fifth-party logistics service providers construct, organize, and implement logistics solutions and technologies on behalf of multiple clients. Moreover, fifth-party logistics companies combine the shipping needs of multiple logistics companies. Fifth-party logistics companies serve third-party logistics companies by acting as logistics aggregators and they aggregate third-party logistics demands into bulk volumes for more favorable rates.

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Companies covered in this report study:

  • 5PL Logistics Solutions
  • Bain & Company Inc.
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  • Deloitte
  • DHL International
  • Maine Pointe
  • McKinsey & Company
  • MGL Global Logistics
  • Renaissance Network Reinvent
  • Toll Holdings Limitedb

The global fifth-party logistics market is dominated by Europe followed by North America, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Europe is expected to maintain its dominance in the global market, as the demand for technology-driven supply chain management services is increasing in the region. Moreover, surge in adoption of blockchain for logistic management is driving the growth of this market.

Factors such as expansion of the e-commerce industry, rise in efficiency of supply chain & management systems, and increase in international trade are expected to drive the growth of the fifth-party logistics market. However, complex supply chain and government barriers for logistics companies restrain the market growth. Conversely, technological advancement and introduction of blockchain are projected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for the market players.

Key Market Segments

  • By TYPE
    • Transportation
    • Warehousing
    • Other service
    • E-commerce
    • Traders
    • Logistics company
    • Others
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • LAMEA
      • Latin America
      • Middle East
      • Africa

The fifth-party logistics market is segmented into type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the market is categorized into such as transportation, warehousing, and other services. It categorizes the market in terms of application into e-commerce, traders, logistics company, and others. Region wise, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. 

Furthermore, countries across the globe are improving the connectivity infrastructure to improve internet connectivity. For instance, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organization, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Ireland, Israel, and the UK all expanded their fiber connections by more than 50% in 2020. Similarly, according to the World Bank, by 2022, total annual internet usage is expected to increase by approximately 50% from 2020 levels to reach 4.8 zettabytes, equivalent to 150,000 GB per second. Furthermore, increase in global internet traffic is astounding. Personal data is expected to make up a significant portion of the total amount of cross-border data. Thus, as result of the growth of the e-commerce industry, the infrastructure of logistic industry is improving, due to rise in internet penetration globally, which helps consumers to shop through online platforms. Moreover, third-party and fourth-party logistics companies are expected to give contracts to fifth-party logistics companies. For instance, in December 2019, M3B GmbH partnered with DHL Trade Fairs and Events, part of DHL Global Forwarding and Freight, as the official logistics supplier. DHL provides all freight transportation services for five years from January, 2020 in its 40,000 exhibition center. Thus, fifth-party logistics all these factors collectively are expected to drive the growth of the global market during the forecast period.

Fifth-party logistics companies focusing on customizing the supply chain according to need of customer, improving supply chain efficiency, and increasing transparency in supply chain operations. However, the problem with this scenario is that traditional supply chain management (SCM) methods cannot identify potential supplies for a particular user. In the current scenario, enterprises need well-developed infrastructure, out-of-the-box complementary services, and need to build an integrated supply chain that relies on logistics as a network technology, which works as a bridge between logistics company and consumers. 

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