ICIS Chemical Business Reveals Top 50 Chemical 3PLs

By Icis, PRNE
Monday, April 11, 2011

NEW YORK and LONDON, April 12, 2011 - ICIS Chemical Business magazine has revealed the ICIS Top 50 Chemical
3PLs, showcasing world's major third-party logistics providers to the
chemical sector.

"3PLs can be a critical part of the chemical supply chain, providing
services such as warehousing, shipping, freight forwarding and other aspects
of logistics management. As the chemical markets become more global and
complex, the role of asset-based and non-asset-based 3PLs (also known as
4PLs) will only rise," said Joseph Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical
Business magazine.

"The complexity and challenges of global and regional chemical logistics
demands innovative solutions. Whether you're a buyer or seller of chemicals,
it is worth considering whether a 3PL could benefit your business," said Will
, Deputy Editor of ICIS Chemical Business magazine.

The ICIS Top 50 Chemical 3PLs listing includes major players in North
, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.

There is a tremendous diversity of players and the services they provide.
Many 3PLs are privately held, family-owned businesses such as Switzerland's
Bertschi and Germany's HOYER. Others are larger publicly traded companies
such as US-based C.H. Robinson or divisions of larger companies. Some are
regional while others are global.

We made the ICIS Top 50 Chemical 3PLs listing alphabetical, but for those
3PLs that disclosed sales to the chemical sector, we added a listing of these
companies in a separate table.

"A special thanks to the National Association of Chemical Distributors
(NACD) and its president Chris Jahn, as well as the European Chemical
Transport Association (ECTA) and its managing director, Colin Humphrey, for
their invaluable support in this new effort," said Chang and Beacham.

We also thank chemical industry logistics veteran Paul Gooch, managing
director of Switzerland-based consultancy The Logical Group, for helping us
identify 3PLs and compile the listing.

We also had valuable help from the UK's Chemical Business Association
(CBA) and its director Peter Newport.

"We aimed to identify as many 3PLs serving the chemical sector as we
could, and are always open to hearing about new or other players we may have
missed. We trust you will find the ICIS Top Chemical 3PLs listing a valuable
resource to help meet your logistics needs," said Chang.

The ICIS Top 50 Chemical 3PLs listing is available for download at

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    For media inquiries, contact:

    Joseph Chang
    Global Editor
    ICIS Chemical Business



    Will Beacham
    Deputy Editor, London Bureau Chief
    ICIS Chemical Business
    T: +44-20-8652-8683

Joseph Chang, Global Editor, ICIS Chemical Business, +1-212-791-4224, joseph.chang at icis.com Will Beacham, Deputy Editor, London Bureau Chief, ICIS Chemical Business, T: +44-20-8652-8683, will.beacham at icis.com

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