2020 Top Airfreight Forwarders

2020 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Logistics Companies in North America
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Top Airfreight Forwarders

Company Headquarters Airfreight (Metric Tons)
1 DHL Supply Chain Germany 2,051,000
2 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 1,643,000
3 DB Schenker USA Germany 1,162,000
4 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Denmark 1,071,266
5 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 965,700
6 Expeditors International of Washington United States 955,391
7 Nippon Express Japan 752,942
8 Bollore Logistics France 634,000
9 Kintetsu World Express Japan 600,849
10 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 586,670
11 Hitachi Transport System Japan 538,000
12 Sinotrans Ltd. China 530,100
13 Apex Logistics International United States 520,000
14 Ceva Logistics Switzerland 476,600
15 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 453,000
16 Agility Logistics Kuwait 415,000
17 Yusen Logistics Japan 380,000
18 Geodis France 363,451
19 Dachser Germany 344,900
20 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 337,300
21 FedEx Logistics United States 276,400
22 NNR Global Logistics Japan 260,029
23 Pilot Freight Services United States 230,000
24 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 213,200
25 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 210,000
26 EFL Sri Lanka 188,264
27 Logwin Logistics Luxembourg 180,000
28 Cargo-Partner Austria 173,247
29 Trinity Logistics USA United States 164,000
30 Damco International The Netherlands 158,405
31 AWOT Global Logistics Group China 158,343
32 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 127,418
33 Toll Group Australia 113,000
34 Beijing Harmony Shipping & Forwarding Agent China 100,000
35 Seko Logistics United States 90,000
36 Worldwide Logistics Group China 87,549
37 TransGroup Global Logistics United States 86,000
38 Nissin Corp. Japan 85,000
39 APL Logistics Singapore 82,554
40 BDP International United States 76,000
41 OIA Global United States 75,000
42 XPO Logistics United States 70,200
43 Gebruder Weiss Austria 61,000
44 Noatum Logistics Spain 53,800
45 Imperial Logistics South Africa 53,660
46 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 50,000
46 BEL International Logistics Hong Kong 50,000
48 CJ Logistics South Korea 43,954
49 Shanghai Hengrong International Transportation China 40,000
49 Scanwell Logistics United States 40,000
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Radiant Logistics ($230 million), Bellevue, Wash., provides air and ocean freight forwarding, custom brokerage, freight brokerage, intermodal and drayage, inventory management and packaging, order fulfillment, returned goods management, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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