What's a 3PL?

Edmonson, R. G.
December 2007
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);12/10/2007, Vol. 8 Issue 49, p28
This article focuses on the invitation by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to join the ranks of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). The move by the Customers and Border Protection is a logical step after it has signed up more than 7,700 shippers, carriers and intermediaries for C-TPAT since the program was launched in 2002. It explains that the move by Customs and Border Protection is also in the SAFE Port Act of 2006.


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