A.N. DERINGER, INC.
Started Logistics: 1919
Sq. Ft.: 0.75 million
Though it is a full-service 3PL with more than 90 years of experience, A.N. Deringer’s Customs Brokerage stands out among its core competencies. Its clearance rate is 99 percent or higher, and more than 50 percent of its staff are either licensed customs brokers or hold another such certification.
Started Logistics: 1966
BDP can handle just about all your logistics needs on a global scale, but we want to tip our hat to its consulting teams, part of the company’s subsidiary, Centrx Consulting. The 3PL’s creative supply-chain solutions have helped some of the nation’s largest exporters, among them Dow Chemical and DuPont.
CARDINAL HEALTH INTEGRATED LOGISTICS SERVICES
Started Logistics: 1996
Serves: N. America/Asia
Sq. Ft.: 8.9 million
Founded as an Ohio-based food distributor in the early ’70s, Cardinal Health took its current form by first buying drug distribution companies before finally selling off its food related business in 1988. Today the company distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to more than 60,000 locations per day and is a major manufacturer of medical products such as gloves and surgical apparel.
Started Logistics: 1923
Revenue: <$50 million
Sq. Ft.: 300,000
CT Logistics handles transportation management, but the company’s wheelhouse is business payment tools, and especially freight bill audit and payment. With its FreitRater SQL software, the company provides shippers with tools to save time any money by, among other things, ensuring accurate, updated rates across all modes of transportation, and including peripheral expenses such as tariffs and fuel surcharges.
Started Logistics: 1984
Revenue: $875 million
Of the many impressive bulk, oversized, project and standard logistics services offered by Lynden, we think its door-to-door service for Alaska is among the most impressive. Its expanded Alaskan intermodal services include air cargo, barge and ship, truckload and LTL to anywhere within the often icy state, and at budget conscious rates.
Started Logistics: 2011
Sq. Ft.: 0.85 million
What if your logistics partner could also be your manufacturing partner? It’s this uncommon service that helps Meritor stand out, with services including remanufacturing of transmissions, axles and other auto components. The company even utilizes its own technology, PlatinumShield, to coat remanufactured brake shoes to ensure longer life of the product, and offers kitting for manufacturers that need precise inventory counts for final assemblies.
PORT LOGISTICS GROUP
Started Logistics: 2008
Sq. Ft.: 4.80 million
It’s not just a clever name … Port Logistics Group specializes in services specific to port operations—drayage, cross-docking and transloading, and a host of warehouse and distribution services. The 3PL has five strategic locations nestled next to some of the nation’s top ports: Savannah, Ga.; New York and New Jersey; Houston; Seattle; and Long Beach, Calif.
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Progistics is a specialist in last-mile deliveries for business-to-business, business-to-customer and omni-channel customers. Born and raised in the urgent deliveries segment, the 3PL relies on high driver density and real-time tracking technology to stay true to its roots as a same-day/next day provider. Its two-man teams help keep the company’s home delivery service one of the best in the industry.
Started Logistics: 2007
Revenue: >$1 billion
Sq. Ft.: 15 million
As a manufacturer, you may find it easier to work with a 3PL that can deliver components to your assembly line in sequential order, ready to be fit into place. That’s what Syncreon does best, and why it counts such automotive giants as Ford, Harley Davidson, Jaguar, BMW and Audi among its clientele.
Started Logistics: 1964
Revenue: $1.6 billion
Sq. Ft.: 56 million
Yes, UniGroup can ship your products just about anywhere they need to go, but what about your products, as in, what if you need to move your manufacturing site? Whether relocating domestically or internationally, UniGroup can set you up with coordinators and packers that will make the move on your behalf, leaving you to focus on your daily operations.
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