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2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Logistics Companies in North America
Up Front
The pandemic-driven spike in online shopping has forced firms to adjust operations.
For the 2021 list, we've decided to use a different metric to rank companies.
Find out where the Top 50 are located by U.S. region.
Rank Company Headquarters Airfreight (Metric Tons)
1 DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding Germany 1,795,000
2 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 1,418,000
3 DSV A/S Denmark 1,272,405
4 DB Schenker Germany 991,200
5 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 965,700
6 Expeditors International of Washington United States 840,700
7 Apex Logistics International Hong Kong 750,000
8 Nippon Express Japan 720,115
9 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 586,670
10 Bollore Logistics France 574,000
11 Kintetsu World Express Japan 566,814
12 Sinotrans Ltd. China 502,000
13 Kerry Logistics Hong Kong 493,903
14 Ceva Logistics France 440,000
15 Agility Logistics Kuwait 415,000
16 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 337,300
17 Yusen Logistics Japan 337,000
18 Dachser SE Germany 330,000
19 Geodis France 308,173
20 FedEx Logistics United States 262,500
21 NNR Global Logistics Japan 244,595
22 Pilot Freight Services United States 240,000
23 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 225,000
24 Hitachi Transport System Japan 221,000
25 AWOT Global Logistics Group China 219,768
26 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 199,630
27 Logwin AG Luxembourg 180,000
28 Cargo-Partner Austria 171,850
29 Trinity Logistics USA United States 164,000
30 Damco/Maersk Logistics The Netherlands 158,405
31 EFL Sri Lanka 146,098
32 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 126,071
33 Toll Group Australia 111,600
34 APL Logistics Singapore 106,000
35 AIT Worldwide Logistics United States 105,850
36 Beijing Harmony Shipping & Forwarding Agent China 100,000
37 Seko Logistics United States 90,000
38 TransGroup Global Logistics United States 86,000
39 Nissin Corp. Japan 85,000
40 BDP International United States 76,000
41 OIA Global United States 75,000
42 XPO Logistics United States 70,200
43 Scan Global Logistics A/S Denmark 70,000
44 Worldwide Logistics Group China 64,768
45 Nexus Logistics Chile 58,678
46 Noatum Logistics Spain 56,000
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