2016 Top 50 Logistics Companies

2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 largest logistics companies in the U.S. and Canada
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Top 50 Logistics

Rank This Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Net Revenue (Millions) Gross Revenue (Millions) Employees
1 1 UPS Supply Chain Solutions 3,108
est
5,900 12,700
2 12 XPO Logistics 2,841
est
5,536
est
-
3 2 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 2,660
est
5,816 -
4 4 C.H. Robinson Worldwide 2,268 13,476 13,159
5 5 Expeditors International of Washington 2,188 6,617 15,397
6 3 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 1,925
est
2,443
est
-
7 6 DHL Supply Chain 1,815 3,300 -
8 10 FedEx Logistics 1,625
est
3,178 -
9 7 Ceva Logistics 1,570
est
2,452 -
10 8 Americold Logistics 1,555
est
- -
11 9 UTi Worldwide 1,330
est
3,696
est
-
12 11 Schneider 1,275
est
3,480
est
-
13 13 Kuehne + Nagel Americas 1,197 5,230 -
14 15 Penske Logistics 1,150
est
1,430
est
13,750
15 16 NFI 1,130 1,200 8,101
16 14 Swift Transportation 1,065
est
1,418
est
120
17 20 DB Schenker USA 898 2,687 -
18 19 Neovia Logistics 860 - -
19 17 Werner Logistics 826 1,052 4,933
20 18 Ruan 816 869 5,558
21 - Lineage Logistics 800 - -
22 24 OHL 732
est
1,470 8,000
23 22 Cardinal Logistics Holdings 681
est
- -
24 23 APL Logistics 660
est
1,030 6,000
25 27 Kenco Group 535 582 3,800
26 26 Panalpina Inc. 459 2,784 -
27 33 Total Quality Logistics 446 2,240 3,791
28 30 Universal Logistics Holdings 444 - -
29 31 Hub Group 413 3,526 2,633
30 34 DSC Logistics 405 - -
31 32 Saddle Creek Logistics Services 390 - 2,587
32 28 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 351 508 -
33 40 BDP International 297 1,900 -
34 36 Landstar System 292
est
1,760
est
1,223
35 45 Echo Global Logistics 290 1,512 2,335
36 35 Toll Global Forwarding 285 1,448 -
37 37 Performance Team 278 279 4,300
38 38 Burris Logistics 275 3,524 -
39 42 Preferred Freezer Services 265
est
324 1,525
40 - Apex Logistics International 255
est
613 -
41 41 Cowan Logistics 252 347 1,258
42 29 Fidelitone 235 245 690
43 - Estenson Logistics 226 226 -
44 47 Crane Worldwide Logistics 217 654 -
45 44 Averitt Express Inc. 204 396 -
46 - Worldwide Express 200
est
750 -
47 - Port Logistics Group 190 200 2,500
48 - Radiant Logistics 189 872 -
49 43 SCI Group 187 189 -
50 50 Agility Logistics 180
est
774
est
-
50 48 Odyssey Logistics & Technology 180
est
590
est
-
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Verst Group ($156 million), Walton, Ky., provides air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, dedicated contract carriage, freight brokerage, freight payment and auditing, intermodal and drayage, inventory management and packaging, order fulfillment, returned goods management, supply chain consulting, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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Top 50 News
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 50

COVID-19 Exposes Cold Chain Problems, Solutions

dry ice added to vaccine box

The coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges and opportunities for innovation in cold chain shipments.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Kuehne + Nagel Buys Apex Logistics in $1.5 Billion Deal

Trucks and trailers at the Kuehne + Nagel International AG logistics center in Haiger, Germany.

Kuehne + Nagel International AG has agreed to acquire Apex International Corp. in a deal that values the freight forwarder at about $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

February 22, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

US Steps Up Heat on Container Carriers to Ease Port Congestion

A container ship is berthed at the Kobe Port in Hyogo, Japan. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg News)

U.S. regulators stepped up the heat on ocean shipping companies and the seaport terminals some of them operate, seeking to smooth the disrupted flow of containers that are swamping America’s biggest ports and wreaking havoc on the nation’s strained supply chains.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
February 18, 2021
Logistics, Top 50

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February 10, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Chinese Package-Delivery Firm SF Holding Eyes Stake in Kerry Logistics

Employees handle packages at an SF Express store in Hong Kong. (Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News)

SF Holding Co., one of the largest Chinese package-delivery services, is exploring a potential investment in tycoon Robert Kuok’s listed logistics business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

February 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Gives Old Jets New Life

UPS will install new cockpit computers in dozens of aging freight planes. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Imagine ripping out the dashboard of your 20-year-old minivan and replacing it with the high-tech controls from a Tesla.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Reports Increased Net Income During Q4 2020

Schneider

Schneider National on Feb. 3 reported a year-over-year increase in profit for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Posts Strong Q4 Numbers, Mixed Annual Results

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide posted large gains in both profit and revenue during the fourth quarter, but its annual results were mixed because of the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 50

E-Commerce Shaped by COVID-19 May Become New Normal, Experts Say

Adam Colon

The online shopping trend hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic may signal a new normal for purchasing habits and shipping services, according to Adam Colon, director of operations at J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2021

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