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 Inc. Switzerland 3,820,000
2 DHL Supply Chain 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 Ltd. 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 International 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 Germany 590,000
17 Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. Hong Kong 580,000
18 Dachser SE Germany 568,500
19 Yusen Logistics Japan 547,000
20 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 542,000
21 LF Logistics Hong Kong 540,000
22 Agility Logistics Switzerland 513,500
23 UTi Worldwide 512,550
24 China Resources Logistics (Group) Ltd. 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 Chinatrans International Logistics China 300,000
31 Worldwide Logistics Group China 300,000
32 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 251,685
33 Zhejiang Jiulong International Logistics Co. 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 Ltd. Hong Kong 200,000
38 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 175,000
39 CWT Ltd. Singapore 170,000
40 Topocean Group Inc. United States 156,000
41 MIQ Logistics United States 150,000
42 De Well Group United States 150,000
43 Long Sail International Logistics Co. China 150,000
44 NNR Global Logistics Japan 140,150
45 Integrated Logistics Berhad Malaysia 140,000
46 Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionalis 138,800
47 XPO Logistics Inc. United States 132,000
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Top 50 News
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Shareholders Vote Down Teamster Plan to Split CEO, Chairman Roles

Brad Jacobs

A union proposal to separate the CEO and chairman positions at XPO Logistics Inc. was defeated in a May 15 vote by the company’s shareholders, who instead extended the chairmanship of XPO’s current leader.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Joins Autonomous Vehicle Coalition PAVE

Penske

Penske Truck Leasing has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a coalition of industry leaders that seeks to educate and assure the public about automated vehicles, according to a news release from the two organizations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Reports Revenue Rises 0.5% to $393.1 Million in 1Q

Americold signage

Americold Realty Trust, one of the world’s largest companies focused on temperature-controlled warehouses, on May 7 reported revenue rose in the first quarter ending March 31.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Beats Wall Street Expectations With 1Q Earnings

C.H. Robinson sign

Freight broker and produce distributor C.H. Robinson Worldwide beat Wall Street profit expectations, even as it saw first-quarter total revenue decline 4.4% to $3.75 billion compared with $3.92 billion in the first quarter of 2018.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Agrees to Acquire Cloverleaf Cold Storage

Americold signage

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.

Transport Topics
April 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

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 | Staff Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Is Amazon a Logistics Company? All Signs Point to That

Amazon Warehouse

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 | Staff Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2018 Was a Year of Extraordinary Growth for 3PLs

C.H. Robinson truck

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 | Staff Writer
April 8, 2019

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