2022 Top Ocean Freight Forwarders

2022 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Logistics Companies in North America
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Trying Times Provide 3PLs a Chance to Prove Their Worth
Battling supply chain, freight capacity issues, logistics providers demonstrate the value they bring to their business partners
Expanded Top 100 3PLs List Reflects Changing Landscape
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Top Ocean Freight Forwarders

Rank Company Headquarters Ocean Containers
1 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 4,613,000
2 Sinotrans Ltd. China 3,750,000
3 DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding Germany 3,142,000
4 DSV A/S Denmark 2,900,000
5 DB Schenker Germany 2,215,000
6 LX Pantos South Korea 1,658,000
7 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 1,500,000
8 Ceva Logistics France 1,269,000
9 Kerry Logistics Hong Kong 1,229,298
10 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,047,725
11 CTS International Logistics China 1,021,007
12 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 905,100
13 Geodis France 900,866
14 Fr. Meyer's Sohn Germany 850,000
15 Worldwide Logistics Group China 840,060
16 Bollore Logistics France 826,000
17 OOCL Logistics Hong Kong 750,000
18 Nippon Express Japan 747,624
19 Yusen Logistics Japan 723,000
20 Logwin AG Luxembourg 715,000
21 AllCargo Logistics India 684,000
22 Kintetsu World Express Japan 640,063
23 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 620,000
24 Savino Del Bene Italy 602,500
25 Cargo Services Far East Hong Kong 600,000
26 Dachser SE Germany 530,000
27 Toll Group Australia 523,300
28 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 507,886
29 Hitachi Transport System Japan 441,000
30 Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais Brazil 421,965
31 Long Sail International Logistics China 360,000
32 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 347,638
33 Seko Logistics United States 340,000
34 Alonso Forwarding Spain 306,090
35 CLASQUIN France 272,228
36 EFL Sri Lanka 270,553
37 AWOT Global Logistics Group China 250,310
38 Scan Global Logistics A/S Denmark 245,000
39 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 239,112
40 Nissin Corp. Japan 205,000
41 A. Hartrodt Germany 180,000
42 NNR Global Logistics Japan 169,687
43 Gebrüder Weiss Austria 141,000
44 TVS Supply Chain Solutions India 140,000
45 Maersk Logistics Copenhagen 133,452
46 Matson United States 102,454
47 AIT Worldwide Logistics United States 97,869
48 MODE Global United States 76,000
49 ITG Transportation Services United States 70,000
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High Demand Drives 3PLs to Best Growth Year on Record
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Logistics News
Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Experiment Shows AI in Connected Cars Eased Rush Hour Congestion

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As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many will encounter patches of traffic at a standstill for no apparent reason — no construction or accident. Researchers say the problem is you.

Travis Loller | Associated Press
November 23, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Virginia Captures Key Warehousing, Distribution Center Ventures


Beating out other states, Virginia snagged two warehousing and distribution center ventures worth $289 million for a logistics park and a port.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 23, 2022
Government, Logistics

More Truckers Opt to Use E-ZPass on Ohio Turnpike

Yellow Corp. truck traveling on the Ohio Turnpike

More commercial truck traffic continued to travel along the 241-mile Ohio Turnpike during the first nine months of this year after breaking a record in 2021.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 23, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Business Equipment Orders Rebounded Sharply in October

Electric pickup trucks on the assembly line

Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment rebounded in October, suggesting capital spending plans are holding up in the face of higher borrowing costs and broader economic uncertainty.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
November 23, 2022
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 2.8% in October

Flatbed trucks hauling freight in Bowie, Md.

Truck tonnage in October increased compared with year-ago levels but declined on a month-to-month basis, a sign that the freight market is reacting to economic and consumer trends, American Trucking Associations said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 22, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Stellantis Has Glut of Cars Stuck at Plant on Logistics Troubles

Sports utility vehicles on the assembly line at the Stellantis plant

Stellantis NV has thousands of cars stuck at its Sochaux plant in eastern France as logistics problems that impacted the maker of Peugeot 3008 SUVs last quarter persist.

Albertina Torsoli | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2022
Business, Logistics

East Coast Ports Continue to Gain Business Amid Concerns Over West Coast Labor Talks

A gantry crane moves a container at the Port of Los Angeles

Ongoing concern about labor and management talks regarding two separate contract negotiations and a slowing U.S. economy resulted in a big drop in container volume at two of the nation’s biggest ports on the Pacific Coast.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 22, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Holiday Shopping Season Brings Hopes for Supply Chain Improvements

Employees walk past a conveyor belt carrying packages

As this year’s holiday shopping season ramps up, shipping industry experts say supply chain issues that plagued the season last year have alleviated, but there are other dynamics at play.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 22, 2022
Business, Logistics

Analyst: Carriers Feeling Effects of Higher Operating Costs

Dean Croke

DALLAS — Higher operating costs, more volatile market cycles and a shift from West Coast ports are characteristics of the post-pandemic freight market, according to an industry analyst.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2022
Business, Logistics

Norfolk Southern to Buy Cincinnati Rail Line for $1.62 Billion

A Norfolk Southern Corp. freight locomotive

Norfolk Southern Corp. agreed to acquire Cincinnati Southern Railway, tightening the company’s grip on a critical 337-mile line it already operates under a lease agreement.

Richard Clough | Bloomberg News
November 21, 2022


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