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2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Logistics Companies in North America
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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 Ocean Containers
1 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 4,550,000
2 Sinotrans Ltd. China 3,770,000
3 DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding Germany 2,832,000
4 DSV A/S Denmark 2,204,902
5 DB Schenker Germany 2,042,000
6 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 1,200,000
7 Ceva Logistics France 1,050,000
8 Kerry Logistics Hong Kong 1,019,924
9 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,012,600
10 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 955,800
11 Geodis France 866,631
12 Fr. Meyer's Sohn Germany 850,000
13 Yusen Logistics Japan 764,000
14 Bollore Logistics France 761,000
15 Agility Logistics Kuwait 740,000
16 Worldwide Logistics Group China 707,803
17 Logwin AG Luxembourg 690,000
18 AllCargo Logistics India 684,000
19 Nippon Express Japan 660,152
20 OOCL Logistics Hong Kong 660,000
21 Kintetsu World Express Japan 644,464
22 Leschaco Germany 636,000
23 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 620,000
24 Damco/Maersk Logistics The Netherlands 577,084
25 Cargo Services Far East Hong Kong 566,000
26 Toll Group Australia 527,200
27 Dachser SE Germany 520,000
28 LF Logistics Hong Kong 500,000
28 China Resources Logistics (Group) Hong Kong 500,000
30 Hitachi Transport System Japan 462,000
31 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 418,630
32 Kingway Transportation Company China 400,000
32 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 400,000
34 Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais Brazil 391,820
35 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 337,504
36 Long Sail International Logistics China 314,173
37 Cargo-Partner Austria 314,067
38 Noatum Logistics Spain 307,000
39 BDP International United States 302,000
40 Chinatrans International Logistics China 300,000
41 Zhejiang Jiulong International Logistics China 250,000
42 Nissin Corp. Japan 230,000
43 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 228,934
44 De Well Group China 195,000
45 Sino-Ocean Group China 192,000
46 Zhejiang Chasen Freight Forwarding China 180,000
47 Scan Global Logistics A/S Denmark 170,000
47 CWT Pte. Ltd. Singapore 170,000
49 EFL Sri Lanka 167,312
50 CJ Logistics South Korea 136,644
51 XPO Logistics United States 127,200
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