Fourth party logistics (4PL)
Advantages of our fourth-party (4PL) logistics
DFDS' 4PL incorporates all our 3PL services and also lets you take advantage of strategic advice, as well as an extra level of operational support. With 4PL, we offer to take full responsibility for network analysis, consultancy, planning and project management – all via a person dedicated to being your entry-point for any issue, big or small, related to the business that we do together.
The result of choosing 4PL solutions through DFDS? Even more time and money saved and freed for you to focus on what you do best.
When change happens, you'll be ready
As a trusted 4PL partner, we are committed to continually improving. We take great pride in selecting relevant fourth-party logistics providers for our customers, regardless of their industry or the nature of their supply chain. These partnerships give you as a customer the ability to scale space, labor, and transportation according to inventory needs.
Using 4PL solutions can enable a smoother transition between industry ups and downs. With DFDS, your supply chain is always prepared for change.
Get your own dedicated control tower
When you choose DFDS and fourth-party logistics solutions, you get a dedicated control tower team.
This central information hub makes it easy to address risks and opportunities at an early stage and helps us all achieve seamless coordination across divisions, countries, and logistics providers.
We'll take it from here
Whatever the nature and particular challenges of your operation, you can rely on our substantial experience and broad expertise.
We manage people, processes and technology to deliver a smooth-running operation that you and your supply chain can rely on.
Make better decisions
Your control tower offers the flexibility to ‘plug in’ new logistics providers as needed. Data visibility is supported by a detailed set of decision-making rules, allowing us to analyse performance and make decisions in real time.
We can then measure and manage each provider, make your supply chain leaner and reduce both operating costs and environmental impact.
Get a solid inbound and outbound logistics solution
Inbound logistics deal with what you get into your warehouse, factory, or retail store, like raw materials and tools. Outbound logistics is about moving end-products ready for use, out of your facilities. It is vital to have clear and solid inbound and outbound logistics processes if you want to run an efficient operation and keep costs down. We use our extensive, multimodal route network to give you a flexible and stable inbound and outbound logistics solution.
Our unique network of 24 ferry routes on a fixed schedule, 55 ferries, 8 port terminals, 9,000 trailer and container units, and 8,000+ local ferry and logistics experts across Europe and Turkey will secure on-time delivery, every time.