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

Rank Company Headquarters Ocean Containers
1 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 3,820,000
2 DHL Global Forwarding Germany 2,945,000
3 Sinotrans Ltd. China 2,790,400
4 DB Schenker USA Germany 1,891,000
5 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 1,593,900
6 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,043,880
7 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 888,284
8 DSV Air & Sea Denmark 855,319
9 Nippon Express Co. Japan 855,002
10 Bollore Logistics France 835,000
11 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 785,600
12 Damco/Maersk Logistics The Netherlands 744,000
13 Geodis France 677,465
14 Ceva Logistics Switzerland 642,370
15 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 615,000
16 Logwin Logistics Luxembourg 590,000
17 Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. Hong Kong 580,000
18 Dachser Germany 568,500
19 Yusen Logistics/NYK Logistics Japan 547,000
20 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 542,000
21 LF Logistics Hong Kong 540,000
22 Agility Logistics Kuwait 513,500
23 UTi Worldwide 512,550
24 China Resources Logistics (Group) Hong Kong 500,000
25 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 500,000
26 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 485,000
27 Kintetsu World Express Japan 396,000
28 Hitachi Transport System Japan 330,000
29 CJ Korea Express Corp. 312,000
30 Worldwide Logistics Group China 300,000
31 Chinatrans International Logistics China 300,000
32 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 251,685
33 Zhejiang Jiulong International Logistics China 250,000
34 Sankyu Inc. Japan 247,117
35 BDP International United States 212,000
36 Hercules Logistics Pvt. Ltd. India 210,000
37 Cargo Services Far East Hong Kong 200,000
38 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 175,000
39 CWT Ltd. Singapore 170,000
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Dupre Logistics ($168 million), Lafayette, La., provides customs brokerage, dedicated contract carriage, freight brokerage, freight payment and auditing, intermodal and drayage, inventory management and packaging, supply chain consulting and transportation management.
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Top 50 News
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Leverages Carrier Network With FreightPower Launch

Schneider truck

Schneider launched a new marketplace, Schneider FreightPower, to give shippers access to an expanded and flexible capacity network.

June 3, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Last-Mile Delivery Fleets Navigate Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

UPS and FedEx trucks

Last-mile fleets such as FedEx, Amazon, XPO and UPS have been dealing with a spike in demand while also implementing safety protocols to protect employees and customers.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx, Microsoft Join Forces for Package Shipping

FedEx and Microsoft are teaming up to provide early warnings of delays for shipping customers.

FedEx Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are teaming up to provide commercial shipping customers with early warnings of delays from weather, traffic and other mishaps, giving the courier and the software maker another weapon as each competes with Amazon .com Inc.

Thomas Black and Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

UPS Adds Indiana Airport to Cargo Network

A delivery van passes in front of a cargo jet parked on the tarmac at a UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 28.

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on May 13 approved a long-term lease and easement access agreement with UPS Inc. that will allow the company to begin express air shipment operations later this year.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
May 14, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Container Shipper Maersk Warns of 25% Volume Slump

Shipping containers are unloaded from a Maersk cargo ship at the Port of Los Angeles in May 2019.

The world’s largest container line is bracing for a historic slump in demand after emergency lockdowns across the globe left international trade in tatters.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

XPO’s Brad Jacobs Says Company Open to Future Acquisitions

XPO

With at least $2 billion in cash, and $500 million in credit available, XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs says he would consider an acquisition if the company was a good fit.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 12, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Expeditors Sees Profit, Revenue Fall in Q1; Workforce Remains Intact

Expeditors sign

Global disruptions created by the coronavirus pandemic depressed profits and revenue at Expeditors International in the first quarter.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Former XPO Executive to Become Next Postmaster General

Louis DeJoy, a former XPO executive, will be the next postmaster general.

A Republican fundraiser and political donor from North Carolina who also worked as an executive at XPO Logistics will be the next postmaster general.

May 7, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

5-Year-Old’s ‘Refreshment Stop’ Shows Appreciation for FedEx, UPS Drivers

Jack Mahar, 5, set up a free refreshment stop for delivery drivers

A New York kindergartener who loves delivery trucks is thanking FedEx, UPS and other drivers during the coronavirus pandemic in his own special way, with a 'refreshment stop' of complimentary snacks and drinks that he has set up at the end of his driveway for these essential workers.

Kristi Gustafson Barlette | Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
May 5, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Profits, Revenue Fall in Q1

XPO Logistics truck

First-quarter profits and revenue at XPO Logistics Inc. declined as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on the less-than-truckload carrier and logistics company in March.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 5, 2020

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