2019 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Logistics Companies in North America
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Top Airfreight Forwarders

Rank Company Headquarters Airfreight (Metric Tons)
1 DHL Supply Chain Germany 2,150,000
2 Kuehne + Nagel Inc. Switzerland 1,743,000
3 DB Schenker USA Germany 1,377,000
4 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 1,038,700
5 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,011,563
6 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 935,300
7 Nippon Express Co. Japan 899,116
8 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Denmark 689,045
9 Bollore Logistics France 640,700
10 Kintetsu World Express Japan 580,228
11 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 578,007
12 Sinotrans Ltd. China 533,300
13 Ceva Logistics Switzerland 476,600
14 Apex Logistics International United States 430,000
15 Agility Logistics Switzerland 415,000
16 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 409,127
17 Yusen Logistics Japan 368,198
18 Geodis France 357,024
19 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 337,300
20 Dachser SE Germany 335,500
21 NNR Global Logistics Japan 315,011
22 Hitachi Transport System Japan 300,000
23 FedEx Logistics United States 276,400
24 Pilot Freight Services United States 230,000
25 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 225,000
26 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 224,100
27 EFL Sri Lanka 196,875
28 Logwin Logistics Germany 180,000
29 Damco International The Netherlands 176,000
30 Cargo-Partner Austria 173,247
31 Trinity Logistics USA United States 156,200
32 AWOT Global China 141,766
33 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 127,174
34 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 106,600
35 Nissin Corp. Japan 100,000
36 Beijing Harmony Shipping & Fowarding Agent Co. China 100,000
37 TransGroup Global Logistics United States 86,000
38 BDP International United States 76,000
39 OIA Global United States 75,000
40 XPO Logistics Inc. United States 72,600
41 Seko Logistics United States 70,000
42 Imperial Logistics South Africa 53,660
43 CJ Logistics South Korea 53,575
44 BEL International Logistics Ltd. Hong Kong 50,000
45 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 50,000
46 APL Logistics Singapore 47,135
47 Scanwell Logistics United States 40,000
48 Shanghai Hengrong International Transportation China 40,000
49 Sankyu Inc. Japan 38,756
50 Cargo Services Far East Ltd. Hong Kong 31,000
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Pilot Freight Services ($240 million), Lima, Pa., provides cross-border services, custom brokerage, supply chain consulting, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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Top 50 News
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Americold Agrees to Acquire Cloverleaf Cold Storage

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Americold Logistics has agreed to buy Cloverleaf Cold Storage for $1.24 billion, a move that ramps up a trend toward consolidation in the refrigerated warehousing sector.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

About Us: Transport Topics' Top 50 Logistics Companies

The Transport Topics’ Top 50 Logistics Companies is a listing of the largest logistics companies in North America.

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April 8, 2019
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How Consolidation and Freight Networks Are Disrupting the Logistics Landscape

Logistics companies are employing new business strategies to adapt to an ever-changing market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Is Amazon a Logistics Company? All Signs Point to That

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Should Amazon.com be considered one of the largest logistics companies in North America? The answer, according to most industry observers, is yes. And how big is that business? That question, unfortunately, can’t be answered definitively, at least not yet.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2018 Was a Year of Extraordinary Growth for 3PLs

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The two main drivers of growth for logistics companies in 2018 were an inventory buildup to beat tariffs and solid expansion in the domestic economy.

Evan Armstrong | President of Armstrong & Associates Inc.
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics remains ­firmly entrenched atop Transport Topics' 2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies rankings after a meteoric rise fueled by a string of high-profile acquisitions over the last eight years. Read about the full rankings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Cynosure Invests in Visible Supply Chain Management

Visible

Visible Supply Chain Management has received an unspecified equity investment in its business from The Cynosure Group, an investment firm controlled by the Eccles family in Salt Lake City, according to a statement released April 3.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics to Launch Enhanced Last-Mile Capabilities Online

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XPO Logistics Inc. will launch expanded last-mile capabilities on its XPO Connect digital freight marketplace, company officials said.

April 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Investment Firm Regains Ownership of GlobalTranz

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GlobalTranz Enterprises has struck a deal with Providence Equity Partners to acquire the business from The Jordan Co. in a move designed to provide additional financial support for the company’s aggressive growth strategy.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 4, 2019
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

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