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
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Ceva to Manage Ikea Distribution Center in New York

Ceva Logistics truck on highway

Ceva Logistics has opened a customer distribution center with home-furnishings retailer Ikea in Staten Island, N.Y., according to a news release.

March 11, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Acquires Spanish Freight Forwarder Space Cargo Group

C.H. Robinson truck

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, in a move to bolster its international freight business, has purchased The Space Cargo Group, a company based in Madrid that provides freight forwarding, customs brokerage and other logistic services in Spain and Colombia, for $48 million in cash.

March 1, 2019
Business, Top 50

Universal Logistics Reports Record Revenue in 4Q, 2018

Universal Logistics

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. reported its best quarter ever, marking its eighth consecutive reporting period in which a revenue record was set.

Transport Topics
February 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Completes First Year as Public Company With Solid Financial Results

Americold facility in Mableton, Ga.

Warehouse operator Americold completed its first year as a public company by reporting solid gains in revenue and higher operating profits in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 21, 2019
Business, Top 50

J.B. Hunt Finalizes Acquisition of Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery

Workers for Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery unload furniture.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services completed the purchase of Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery on Feb. 15, the Lowell, Ark.-based transportation company and logistics firm announced.

February 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO’s Brad Jacobs Hits Brakes on M&As

XPO Logistics

After building a fortune and several businesses by buying company after company, XPO Logistics Inc. CEO Brad Jacobs is abandoning acquisitions, a principal reason many investors bought into the stock.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

XPO Denies Memphis Plant Closing Is Retaliation

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. confirmed Feb. 14 that it will close a facility in Memphis, Tenn., where some employees have made allegations of pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment, and the next day CEO Brad Jacobs said a customer's request prompted the decision.

Paul Schott | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
February 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Montreal Firm FLS Transportation Services Acquires Scott Logistics

FLS Transportation Services, a Montreal-based 3PL, has announced the acquisition of Scott Logistics Corp., a freight broker headquartered in Georgia.

February 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Reports Disappointing Earnings

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics reported disappointing earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018 and lowered its guidance for 2019 due, in large part, to a sharp drop-off in shipments from its largest customer — believed to be Amazon.com.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Redwood Logistics Acquires Strive Logistics

Dispatchers at Redwood Logistics' Chicago office

Redwood Logistics said it is acquiring Strive Logistics, a move that will create a multimodal freight brokerage firm with more than $1 billion in freight under management.

February 13, 2019


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