2017 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 2,081,000
2 Kuehne + Nagel Inc. Switzerland 1,304,000
3 DB Schenker USA Germany 1,101,200
4 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 935,300
5 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 921,400
6 Expeditors International of Washington United States 875,914
7 Nippon Express Co. Japan 705,478
8 Bollore Logistics France 580,000
9 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 576,225
10 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Copenhagen, Denmark 574,644
11 Sinotrans Ltd. China 548,600
12 Kintetsu World Express Japan 457,000
13 Ceva Logistics The Netherlands 421,800
14 Agility Logistics Switzerland 372,700
15 Yusen Logistics Japan 332,389
16 Geodis United States 330,000
17 NNR Global Logistics Japan 286,897
18 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 282,200
19 FedEx Corp. United States 268,340
20 Apex Logistics International United States 260,000
21 Hitachi Transport System Japan 230,000
22 Dachser SE Germany 224,000
23 Pilot Freight Services United States 220,000
24 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 219,000
25 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 195,082
26 Damco International The Netherlands 180,000
27 Logwin Logistics Germany 140,000
28 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 115,000
29 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 114,000
30 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 113,119
31 Beijing Harmony Shipping & Fowarding Agent Co. China 100,000
32 XPO Logistics Inc. United States 72,600
33 Seko Logistics United States 70,000
34 TransGroup Global Logistics United States 66,000
35 OIA Global United States 65,000
36 BDP International United States 60,000
37 AWOT Global China 60,000
38 CJ Logistics South Korea 57,517
39 American Global Logistics United States 50,000
40 BEL International Logistics Ltd. Hong Kong 50,000
41 Scanwell Logistics United States 40,000
42 Shanghai Hengrong International Transportation China 40,000
43 Cargo Services Far East Ltd. Hong Kong 31,000
44 MIQ Logistics United States 30,000
45 Air-City Co. Hong Kong 30,000
46 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 30,000
47 Sankyu Inc. Japan 24,172
48 Trinity Logistics United States 24,000
49 Werner Global Logistics United States 20,000
50 Zephyr Logistics China 20,000
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North Carolina Town Eyes Drones as Future of Package Delivery

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Holly Springs, N.C., hopes to be among the first spots in the United States where drones are used for package delivery.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
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Georgia Opens Second Inland Port

The newest inland port in the United States is now open in northwestern Georgia. The new Appalachian Regional Port in Murray County is connected by rail to the Port of Savannah, and is expected to ease congestion at the port and reduce truck traffic on roadways by shifting the handoff of international shipping containers to an area with more space.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
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Growth Continues for Global Freight Carriers

The world’s biggest freight carriers all got a little bigger this year as demand for transportation surged across the globe. Here's the 2018 Top 50 Global Freight Carrier rankings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
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Ports, Carriers Step Up Efforts to Move Cargo More Efficiently

A surge in global shipping volume is adding urgency to ­efforts to increase the efficiency of cargo handling at seaports and inland waterways.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
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How Logistics Firms Can Compete in the Age of Amazon

The global transportation services market was estimated at about $5.8 trillion last year, and there is much at stake for ­legacy freight forwarding, logistics and supply-­chain management companies.

Abhinav Singh | Senior Director of Business Transformation, Intelenet Global Services
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 50

Rail Profits Rise, But Intermodal Growth Not Certain

As motor carriers enjoy the fruits of the tight freight environment, railroads are continuing their push to boost earnings while they adjust to a market that increasingly is shifting toward intermodal.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Spurring the Economy

The most important factor in boosting business across the United States is a solid network of highways and rail lines that connect the community to domestic and foreign markets.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50

Flying Trains and Flying Whales: Radical New Ideas for Freight Transportation

The future of rail transportation literally may be up in the air. Entrepreneurs and engineers from around the world have proposed radical concepts for hauling freight and passengers, including a multistory flying train, a supersized blimp and super-high-speed trains.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
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