Caitlin Murphy

Global Gateway Logistics


Caitlin Murphy is the founder and CEO of Global Gateway Logistics, a global freight forwarding and NVOCC firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. She received a BSBA in International Business from the University of Missouri and attended Peking University in Beijing. During her 12-year career in domestic and global logistics, Ms. Murphy managed an extensive portfolio of large-scale domestic and global logistics projects.

In 2017, Caitlin founded Global Gateway Logistics offering services in global maritime, air, and ground transportation for an array of commodities. Her extensive experience in the logistics industry and firsthand knowledge of global shipping markets and fundamentals have assisted many firms in strategizing their global supply chains. The firm’s mission is to simplify global logistics through a hybrid approach of customer service and technology.

In 2020, Global Trade magazine listed Global Gateway Logistics as a Top 50 3rd Party Logistics Firms. In March 2021, Caitlin was chosen by Upworthy and the Tory Burch Foundation for their Empowered Women campaign for her work making an impact in her community and logistics.

Caitlin was recently added to the Board of Directors at Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc. (NYSE: PLYM), a real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, ownership, and management of industrial real estate. She also serves on the board of Camp Circle Star, a nonprofit organization that provides summer camp opportunities for children with disabilities throughout the region. She resides in Saint Louis with her family. 

Sessions With Caitlin Murphy

Friday, 25 February

  • 09:00am - 09:40am (PST) / 25/feb/2022 05:00 pm - 25/feb/2022 05:40 pm

    3PL Focus: Is Logistics Destined to Be a Fragmented Industry?


    The third-party logistics industry is awash in potential solutions, a confusing landscape for buyers but also a good gauge for an intrinsic aspect of the industry: inherent fragmentation. There are tens of thousands of logistics providers around the world for a reason: The shippers and transportation providers those 3PLs connect appreciate a local touch and regional expertise. It’s why even the world’s biggest 3PLs, publicly traded companies with multibillion-dollar market caps, have anything but dominant market share positions. It’s also why forwarder alliances thrive, and why there’s little barrier to entry for upstarts. This session will explore whether the global logistics industry will continue to be a deeply fragmented industry and whether the role technology plays is prolonging that fragmentation or helping to consolidate it, with perspective from two forwarders hyper-focused on how technology helps their businesses.