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 United States 677,465
14 Ceva Logistics The Netherlands 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
48 APL Logistics Singapore 130,000
49 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 130,000
50 Jiangsu Uniwill Logistics Co. China 120,000
51 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 77,000
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Top 50 News
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
Business, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Acquires Spanish Freight Forwarder Space Cargo Group

C.H. Robinson truck

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, in a move to bolster its international freight business, has purchased The Space Cargo Group, a company based in Madrid that provides freight forwarding, customs brokerage and other logistic services in Spain and Colombia, for $48 million in cash.

March 1, 2019
Business, Top 50

Universal Logistics Reports Record Revenue in 4Q, 2018

Universal Logistics

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. reported its best quarter ever, marking its eighth consecutive reporting period in which a revenue record was set.

Transport Topics
February 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Completes First Year as Public Company With Solid Financial Results

Americold facility in Mableton, Ga.

Warehouse operator Americold completed its first year as a public company by reporting solid gains in revenue and higher operating profits in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 21, 2019
Business, Top 50

J.B. Hunt Finalizes Acquisition of Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery

Workers for Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery unload furniture.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services completed the purchase of Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery on Feb. 15, the Lowell, Ark.-based transportation company and logistics firm announced.

February 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO’s Brad Jacobs Hits Brakes on M&As

XPO Logistics

After building a fortune and several businesses by buying company after company, XPO Logistics Inc. CEO Brad Jacobs is abandoning acquisitions, a principal reason many investors bought into the stock.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

XPO Denies Memphis Plant Closing Is Retaliation

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. confirmed Feb. 14 that it will close a facility in Memphis, Tenn., where some employees have made allegations of pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment, and the next day CEO Brad Jacobs said a customer's request prompted the decision.

Paul Schott | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
February 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Montreal Firm FLS Transportation Services Acquires Scott Logistics

FLS Transportation Services, a Montreal-based 3PL, has announced the acquisition of Scott Logistics Corp., a freight broker headquartered in Georgia.

February 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Reports Disappointing Earnings

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics reported disappointing earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018 and lowered its guidance for 2019 due, in large part, to a sharp drop-off in shipments from its largest customer — believed to be Amazon.com.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Redwood Logistics Acquires Strive Logistics

Dispatchers at Redwood Logistics' Chicago office

Redwood Logistics said it is acquiring Strive Logistics, a move that will create a multimodal freight brokerage firm with more than $1 billion in freight under management.

February 13, 2019


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