2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 largest logistics companies in the U.S. and Canada
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Top Airfreight Forwarders

Company Headquarters Airfreight (Metric Tons)
1 DHL Supply Chain Germany 2,085,000
2 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 1,250,000
3 DB Schenker USA 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 Co. 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 Switzerland 451,000
13 Agility Logistics Kuwait 372,700
14 UTi Worldwide 353,300
15 Yusen Logistics Japan 344,000
16 DSV Air & Sea Denmark 311,193
17 Geodis France 299,032
18 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 282,200
19 Dachser 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 United States 187,000
26 Damco International The Netherlands 180,000
27 Logwin Logistics 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 American Global Logistics United States 50,000
36 BEL International Logistics Hong Kong 50,000
37 OIA Global United States 43,668
38 Shanghai Hengrong International Transportation China 40,000
39 Scanwell Logistics United States 40,000
40 CJ Korea Express Corp. 39,100
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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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Top 50 News
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Leverages Carrier Network With FreightPower Launch

Schneider truck

Schneider launched a new marketplace, Schneider FreightPower, to give shippers access to an expanded and flexible capacity network.

June 3, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Last-Mile Delivery Fleets Navigate Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

UPS and FedEx trucks

Last-mile fleets such as FedEx, Amazon, XPO and UPS have been dealing with a spike in demand while also implementing safety protocols to protect employees and customers.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx, Microsoft Join Forces for Package Shipping

FedEx and Microsoft are teaming up to provide early warnings of delays for shipping customers.

FedEx Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are teaming up to provide commercial shipping customers with early warnings of delays from weather, traffic and other mishaps, giving the courier and the software maker another weapon as each competes with Amazon .com Inc.

Thomas Black and Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

UPS Adds Indiana Airport to Cargo Network

A delivery van passes in front of a cargo jet parked on the tarmac at a UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 28.

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on May 13 approved a long-term lease and easement access agreement with UPS Inc. that will allow the company to begin express air shipment operations later this year.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
May 14, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Container Shipper Maersk Warns of 25% Volume Slump

Shipping containers are unloaded from a Maersk cargo ship at the Port of Los Angeles in May 2019.

The world’s largest container line is bracing for a historic slump in demand after emergency lockdowns across the globe left international trade in tatters.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

XPO’s Brad Jacobs Says Company Open to Future Acquisitions

XPO

With at least $2 billion in cash, and $500 million in credit available, XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs says he would consider an acquisition if the company was a good fit.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 12, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Expeditors Sees Profit, Revenue Fall in Q1; Workforce Remains Intact

Expeditors sign

Global disruptions created by the coronavirus pandemic depressed profits and revenue at Expeditors International in the first quarter.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Former XPO Executive to Become Next Postmaster General

Louis DeJoy, a former XPO executive, will be the next postmaster general.

A Republican fundraiser and political donor from North Carolina who also worked as an executive at XPO Logistics will be the next postmaster general.

May 7, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

5-Year-Old’s ‘Refreshment Stop’ Shows Appreciation for FedEx, UPS Drivers

Jack Mahar, 5, set up a free refreshment stop for delivery drivers

A New York kindergartener who loves delivery trucks is thanking FedEx, UPS and other drivers during the coronavirus pandemic in his own special way, with a 'refreshment stop' of complimentary snacks and drinks that he has set up at the end of his driveway for these essential workers.

Kristi Gustafson Barlette | Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
May 5, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Profits, Revenue Fall in Q1

XPO Logistics truck

First-quarter profits and revenue at XPO Logistics Inc. declined as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on the less-than-truckload carrier and logistics company in March.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 5, 2020

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