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2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 largest logistics companies in the U.S. and Canada
Up Front
Learn how to be included in the 2017 Top 50 Logistics Companies listing.
As online sales continue to soar, so have the expectations of consumers for goods to be delivered quickly and cheaply.
Our April 20 LiveOnWeb webcast looked at how online shopping is creating enormous disruption to freight networks and modes of delivery. Plus we looked back at the new TT Top 50 Logistics Companies rankings. Watch the replay.
Rank Company Headquarters Airfreight (Metric Tons)
1 DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding Germany 2,085,000
2 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 1,250,000
3 DB Schenker Germany 1,092,000
4 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 935,300
5 Expeditors International of Washington United States 872,480
6 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 836,200
7 Nippon Express Japan 711,354
8 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 561,240
9 Bollore Logistics France 555,000
10 Sinotrans Ltd. China 536,200
11 Kintetsu World Express Japan 478,000
12 Ceva Logistics France 451,000
13 Agility Logistics Kuwait 372,700
14 UTi Worldwide 353,300
15 Yusen Logistics Japan 344,000
16 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Denmark 311,193
17 Geodis France 299,032
18 Kerry Logistics Hong Kong 282,200
19 Dachser SE Germany 275,300
20 NNR Global Logistics Japan 264,068
21 Pilot Freight Services United States 220,000
22 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 213,000
23 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 202,000
24 Hitachi Transport System Japan 190,000
25 Apex Logistics International Hong Kong 187,000
26 Damco/Maersk Logistics The Netherlands 180,000
27 Logwin AG Luxembourg 152,000
28 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 115,000
29 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 114,000
30 Beijing Harmony Shipping & Forwarding Agent China 100,000
31 BDP International United States 87,000
32 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 86,547
33 XPO Logistics United States 72,612
34 Girag Air Cargo 70,200
35 BEL International Logistics Hong Kong 50,000
36 American Global Logistics United States 50,000
37 OIA Global United States 43,668
38 Scanwell Logistics United States 40,000
39 Shanghai Hengrong International Transportation China 40,000
40 CJ Logistics America South Korea 39,100
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On the Bubble

Damco International ($158 million), Jamaica, New York, provides air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, supply chain consulting, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Sept. 25 that it has awarded more than $1.4 billion to projects that improve railway safety and boost capacity.

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Biden Orders Continued Monitoring of Norfolk Southern

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Josh Funk | Associated Press
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Port Volumes Decline in August

Container volumes trended mostly into negative territory in August at facilities along the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, with a modest gain at the Port of Los Angeles.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
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Census Bureau Contest Seeks Supply Chain Data Ideas

The shifting logistics challenges fueled by the growth of e-commerce are the catalyst for a national competition sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Amazon to Hire 250,000 for Holidays, Boost Wages

Amazon.com Inc. will hire 250,000 employees this holiday shopping season and boost average pay for logistics personnel as it seeks to recruit and retain workers amid a labor shortage.

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Truck tonnage in August declined 2.3% compared with year-ago levels but inched up sequentially for the second consecutive month.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
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Freight Railroads Vow to Improve Service to Grow Intermodal

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Leaders of some of North America’s Class I freight railroads say they have learned the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic when service slumped.

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Iowa Issues 30-Day Overweight Permits for Harvest Season

Iowa has issued a proclamation that allows overweight loads for vehicles transporting corn, soybeans, hay, straw, silage, fodder, fertilizer and manure to be overweight for 30 days.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2023
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