2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Logistics Companies in North America
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Top Airfreight Forwarders

Rank Company Headquarters Airfreight (Metric Tons)
1 DHL Supply Chain Germany 2,248,000
2 Kuehne + Nagel Inc. Switzerland 1,570,000
3 Yusen Logistics Japan 1,367,801
4 DB Schenker USA Germany 1,226,200
5 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 995,900
6 Expeditors International of Washington United States 985,549
7 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 935,300
8 Nippon Express Co. Japan 705,478
9 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 654,104
10 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Copenhagen, Denmark 635,655
11 Bollore Logistics France 569,000
12 Sinotrans Ltd. China 532,400
13 Kintetsu World Express Japan 495,947
14 Ceva Logistics The Netherlands 480,000
15 Agility Logistics Switzerland 415,000
16 Geodis United States 330,000
17 NNR Global Logistics Japan 321,704
18 Apex Logistics International United States 320,000
19 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 313,800
20 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 281,083
21 Hitachi Transport System Japan 280,000
22 FedEx Corp. United States 276,400
23 Dachser SE Germany 272,100
24 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 233,700
25 Pilot Freight Services United States 220,000
26 Damco International The Netherlands 190,000
27 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 175,000
28 Logwin Logistics Germany 140,000
29 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 121,553
30 EFL Sri Lanka 115,000
31 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 91,000
32 TransGroup Global Logistics United States 76,000
33 BDP International United States 76,000
34 XPO Logistics Inc. United States 72,600
35 Seko Logistics United States 70,000
36 OIA Global United States 65,000
37 AWOT Global China 60,000
38 CJ Logistics South Korea 57,014
39 American Global Logistics United States 50,000
40 APL Logistics Singapore 47,135
41 Scanwell Logistics United States 40,000
42 Sankyu Inc. Japan 38,756
43 MIQ Logistics United States 30,000
44 Air-City Co. Hong Kong 30,000
45 Trinity Logistics United States 24,000
46 Werner Global Logistics United States 20,000
47 AIT Worldwide Logistics United States 18,779
48 ITG GmbH Internationale Spedition + Logistik Germany 18,100
49 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 13,463
50 LF Logistics Hong Kong 13,368
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On the Bubble

Port Logistics Group ($210 million), City of Industry, Calif., provides dedicated contract carriage, freight brokerage, intermodal and drayage, order fulfillment, returned goods management, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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Business, Logistics, Top 50

Lineage Expands Texas Warehouse

Lineage Logistics warehouse

Lineage Logistics recently began the expansion of its Sunnyvale, Texas, warehousing and distribution center, adding 94,000 square feet to the existing 311,885-square-foot facility.

Transport Topics
April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Peoples Services Acquires Grimes Cos. to Expand in Southeast

Peoples Services

Peoples Services Inc., a logistics firm based in Canton, Ohio, acquired the assets of The Grimes Cos. in Jacksonville, Fla., a move that substantially expands the company’s warehousing and distribution services in the southeastern United States.

Transport Topics
April 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Mike Ducker to Step Down as FedEx Freight CEO on Aug. 15

Mike Ducker

Mike Ducker will retire Aug. 15 as president and CEO of FedEx Freight after leading the group for four years, FedEx Corp. announced April 16. His successor will be named later.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Allen Lund, Founder of Freight Brokerage Firm, Dies

Allen Lund, founder of third-party transportation broker Allen Lund Co., died April 7 after recently being diagnosed with cancer. He was 77.

April 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Schneider, 8VC Partner to Boost Digital Supply Chain

Schneider truck

Venture capital firm 8VC and diversified truckload carrier Schneider announced a partnership to leverage technology on trucks to create a pathway to a fully digital supply chain.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 50

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Logistics, Accelerated'

LiveOnWeb panelists Evan Armstrong, Dan Bearth, Joe Howard, Bob Voltmann

Our April 18 LiveOnWeb program, “Logistics, Accelerated,” focused on how technology and innovation are changing the logistics business. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Dolly Seeks to Find Niche in Bulk-Moving Sector

Movers

Another firm has joined the competitive same-day delivery space, facing off against major logistics firms as it works to find a niche in moving and delivering bulky, heavy items for retailers and consumers. Seattle-based Dolly recently expanded to serve seven large cities and has teamed with such merchants as Costco Wholesale Corp., Crate & Barrel, Lowe’s Cos. and The Container Store.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Investors, Fleets Back Video-Based Telematics

SmartDrive camera

A pair of recent events helped underscore the key role video is playing in fleet operations: Lytx, a video telematics provider, received a $700 million capital infusion from private equity firms; and Penske Logistics launched a video-based safety program in 2,800 of its heavy-duty trucks in its North America operations using equipment from SmartDrive Systems.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2018 Top 50 Logistics Companies: XPO Retains Its Place at the Top

XPO Logistics truck in front of company headquarters

After a string of high-profile acquisitions pushed XPO Logistics to the top of the Transport Topics Logistics 50 list in 2017, the company kept its No. 1 ranking this year by growing its business organically and by effectively cross-selling transportation and logistics services to shippers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 9, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Visions of the Future of Logistics

Here's what some industry professionals had to say about what the future may hold.

Transport Topics
April 9, 2018

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