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

Rank Company Headquarters Airfreight (Metric Tons)
1 DHL Supply Chain Germany 2,085,000
2 Kuehne + Nagel Inc. 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 The Netherlands 451,000
13 Agility Logistics Switzerland 372,700
14 UTi Worldwide 353,300
15 Yusen Logistics Japan 344,000
16 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Denmark 311,193
17 Geodis United States 299,032
18 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 282,200
19 Dachser SE 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 Germany 152,000
28 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 115,000
29 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 114,000
30 Beijing Harmony Shipping & Fowarding Agent Co. China 100,000
31 BDP International United States 87,000
32 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 86,547
33 XPO Logistics Inc. United States 72,612
34 Girag Air Cargo 70,200
35 American Global Logistics United States 50,000
36 BEL International Logistics Ltd. Hong Kong 50,000
37 OIA Global United States 43,668
38 Scanwell Logistics United States 40,000
39 Shanghai Hengrong International Transportation China 40,000
40 CJ Korea Express Corp. 39,100
41 Cargo Services Far East Ltd. Hong Kong 31,000
42 MIQ Logistics United States 30,000
43 Air-City Co. Hong Kong 30,000
44 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 30,000
45 TransGroup Worldwide Logistics 22,140
46 Worldwide Logistics Group China 20,000
47 Zephyr Logistics China 20,000
48 Sankyu Inc. Japan 19,781
49 AIT Worldwide Logistics United States 18,779
50 ITG GmbH Internationale Spedition + Logistik Germany 18,100
51 BSSY Logistics 15,000
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Top 50 News
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

US Factories Brace for Sting of 2019 Trade War

Factory Worker

America’s manufacturers are scrambling to change the way they do business — from finding new suppliers to shifting more finishing work overseas — as the sting of tariffs begins to take a bigger toll on their bottom lines.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
January 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service


Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Amazon, USPS, UPS, FedEx


Procrastinators take note: The deadline is fast approaching to get those gifts in the mail to arrive by Christmas Eve.

Doreen Christensen | Sun Sentinel
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Top 50

Virginia Transportation Leaders Approve I-81 Improvement Plan

Interstate 81 traffic jam in Virginia

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a plan that weighs the possibility of tolls to address some of the issues that affect Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Online Holiday Shopping Expected to Logjam Delivery


Delivery companies are warning shoppers to send holiday gifts and make online purchases within the next 10 days as a record number of packages are expected to be delivered.

Holly Shively | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
December 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Freight Forwarder BDP International Selects Greenbriar as Equity Partner

Freight forwarder BDP International has selected Greenbriar Equity Group, a New York-based investment firm, as its first strategic equity partner, according to a statement issued by the company Dec. 6.

Transport Topics
December 6, 2018
Government, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Turns to Robots to Equip US Warehouses for E-Commerce


Worldwide delivery service DHL is deploying artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and product-picking robots at its warehouses in North America to help handle the surge in e-commerce demand.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Kuehne + Nagel Continues Acquisition Strategy, Buys Quick International Courier

Kuehne + Nagel

Swiss freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel International AG has purchased Quick International Courier, a leading provider of time-critical transportation services, from The Jordan Co., an investment firm that has been on a logistics buying spree over the past couple of years.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 28, 2018


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