4PL by Prologue: Know-how, neutrality, and reliability

As a 4PL logistics expert, Prologue has been optimizing the entire supply chain of trading companies worldwide for more than 20 years, including all management and organizational processes.

Leading 4PL logistics solutions worldwide

We see ourselves as an independent supply chain integrator that centrally manages and optimizes all service partners as well as the flow of information. Our focus is on a sustainable, medium- to long-term view of total logistics costs.

The annual savings potential can be between 20% and 30% – with maximum cost transparency and planning reliability. As our customer, you benefit in particular from exclusive advantages and conditions at shipping companies due to our direct customer status.


About Prologue 4PL

Current topics

Our specialist articles allow us to regularly inform you about relevant topics and the latest news from the areas of logistics and trade.

Investment: Prologue participates in Flowfox

As a leading innovation in the field of 4PL logistics, Prologue is always open to working with new partners and interested in promoting future-oriented business models. This philosophy is supported by Prologue’s participation as a lead investor in the start-up company Flowfox.

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Interview with Prologue’s Patrick Merkel

A lack of containers, significant price increases in freight rates, broken supply chains: Especially due to the coronavirus pandemic, massive adverse effects can be felt in transport logistics. As managing director of the 4PL service provider Prologue, Patrick Merkel has first-hand experience with the effects in the logistics sector.

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Retail sales in China after the coronavirus hitch

The National Bureau of Statistics of China has published new economic data. The population’s per capita disposable income (average, about 1.4 billion people) increased by 4.7% in 2020 compared to the previous year and by 2.1% in price-adjusted terms to 32,187 yuan (approximately 4,100 euros).

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Current trade figures from China

While Germany and the United States suffered a sharp GDP slump of about 10% in the 2nd quarter of 2020, the Chinese economy had long since begun recovering after its coronavirus lockdown. The National Bureau of Statistics of China reports trade figures for the first half of 2020.

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Germany needs to move faster

The US is building trade barriers, and since the BREXIT decision, the UK has been trying to strike individual trade deals with the world. This does not mean globalization is ending, but it is slowing down, the catchword being ‘slowbalization’ (see part 1 of my analysis). But what does that mean for Germany?

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Customers and markets

With our comprehensive approach based on well-founded expertise from more than 20 years of experience in the international logistics and trade market, we offer sustainable solutions and generate measurable value.

Partnering with us is in the interest of any company with an annual logistics volume of about 1,000 sea freight containers or more. But we also offer special solutions for smaller volumes.

Our customers include companies from the wholesale and retail trade in various industries – e.g. electronics, cosmetics, furniture, footwear, and clothing, but also mechanical engineering or the electrical industry.


To customers and markets

60 customers

trust us with organizing their supply chain


40 countries

are connected via our tailor-made logistics solutions


20 years

of experience and expertise at the service of our customers

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