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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 Ocean Containers
1 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 3,820,000
2 DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding Germany 2,945,000
3 Sinotrans Ltd. China 2,790,400
4 DB Schenker Germany 1,891,000
5 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 1,593,900
6 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,043,880
7 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 888,284
8 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Denmark 855,319
9 Nippon Express Japan 855,002
10 Bollore Logistics France 835,000
11 Kerry Logistics Hong Kong 785,600
12 Damco/Maersk Logistics The Netherlands 744,000
13 Geodis France 677,465
14 Ceva Logistics France 642,370
15 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 615,000
16 Logwin AG Luxembourg 590,000
17 Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. Hong Kong 580,000
18 Dachser SE Germany 568,500
19 Yusen Logistics Japan 547,000
20 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 542,000
21 LF Logistics Hong Kong 540,000
22 Agility Logistics Kuwait 513,500
23 UTi Worldwide 512,550
24 China Resources Logistics (Group) Hong Kong 500,000
25 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 500,000
26 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 485,000
27 Kintetsu World Express Japan 396,000
28 Hitachi Transport System Japan 330,000
29 CJ Logistics South Korea 312,000
30 Chinatrans International Logistics China 300,000
31 Worldwide Logistics Group China 300,000
32 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 251,685
33 Zhejiang Jiulong International Logistics China 250,000
34 Sankyu Inc. Japan 247,117
35 BDP International United States 212,000
36 Hercules Logistics Pvt. Ltd. India 210,000
37 Cargo Services Far East Hong Kong 200,000
38 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 175,000
39 CWT Pte. Ltd. Singapore 170,000
40 Topocean Group Inc. United States 156,000
41 MIQ Logistics United States 150,000
42 De Well Group China 150,000
43 Long Sail International Logistics China 150,000
44 NNR Global Logistics Japan 140,150
45 Integrated Logistics Berhad Malaysia 140,000
46 Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais Brazil 138,800
47 XPO Logistics United States 132,000
48 APL Logistics Singapore 130,000
49 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 130,000
50 Jiangsu Uniwill Logistics Co. China 120,000
51 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 77,000
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On the Bubble

Verst Group ($156 million), Walton, Ky., provides air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, dedicated contract carriage, freight brokerage, freight payment and auditing, intermodal and drayage, inventory management and packaging, order fulfillment, returned goods management, supply chain consulting, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NTSB to Approve East Palestine Report June 25

WASHINGTON — This month, the National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to approve its investigative findings about a freight train derailment​ last year in East Palestine, Ohio.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2024
Business, Logistics

Panama Canal Averts Shipping Crisis With Its Water Plan

The Panama Canal has managed to ward off a shipping crisis that threatened to upend $270 billion a year in global trade. It did so with careful water management — and a little bit of luck.

June 14, 2024
Business, Logistics

World Container Shipping Rates Keep Rising

Inflation looks to be easing across the developed world, except for one glaring pocket of hot prices: cargo costs on the high seas.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Defense Bill Proposes GAO Review of Moving Contract

The House is considering a must-pass annual defense policy bill that includes a review of a new moving contract and security enhancements for trucks at military bases and installations.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Los Angeles Imports Fell 4.5% in May

Imports at the Port of Los Angeles remained above the pre-pandemic peak in the first five months of 2024 despite ticking down in May compared to a year before.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

FedEx to Cut Up to 2,000 Europe Jobs

FedEx Corp. plans to cut as many as 2,000 jobs in Europe, the latest move by the package delivery giant to streamline its global workforce and rein in costs.

Cailley LaPara | Bloomberg News
June 12, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Traffic Resumes Through Port of Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Authorities anticipate commercial shipping traffic through the Port of Baltimore will soon return to normal levels since the channel fully reopened earlier this week.

Lea Skene and Brian Witte | Associated Press
June 12, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Thousands of Drivers File Arbitration Claims Against Amazon

NEW YORK — Thousands of delivery drivers filed legal claims against Amazon on June 11, alleging the company’s classification of them as independent contractors has led to unpaid wages.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
June 11, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Viewpoint: Transportation Procurement Involves Evolving Processes

From a carrier’s perspective, the way shippers procure transportation can seem arbitrary, with limited thought or imagination. In reality, their approach has become more sophisticated.

Chris Caplice | Chief Scientist, DAT
June 11, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Private Fleets Pursuing Emissions Goals More Aggressively

Across all areas of the economy, shippers are facing increasing pressure to make their operations more sustainable and to meet environmental, sustainability and governance targets.

Amanda Smith-Teutsch | Special to Transport Topics
June 11, 2024
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