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
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

US Factories Brace for Sting of 2019 Trade War

Factory Worker

America’s manufacturers are scrambling to change the way they do business — from finding new suppliers to shifting more finishing work overseas — as the sting of tariffs begins to take a bigger toll on their bottom lines.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
January 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service


Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Amazon, USPS, UPS, FedEx


Procrastinators take note: The deadline is fast approaching to get those gifts in the mail to arrive by Christmas Eve.

Doreen Christensen | Sun Sentinel
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Top 50

Virginia Transportation Leaders Approve I-81 Improvement Plan

Interstate 81 traffic jam in Virginia

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a plan that weighs the possibility of tolls to address some of the issues that affect Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Online Holiday Shopping Expected to Logjam Delivery


Delivery companies are warning shoppers to send holiday gifts and make online purchases within the next 10 days as a record number of packages are expected to be delivered.

Holly Shively | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
December 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Freight Forwarder BDP International Selects Greenbriar as Equity Partner

Freight forwarder BDP International has selected Greenbriar Equity Group, a New York-based investment firm, as its first strategic equity partner, according to a statement issued by the company Dec. 6.

Transport Topics
December 6, 2018
Government, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Turns to Robots to Equip US Warehouses for E-Commerce


Worldwide delivery service DHL is deploying artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and product-picking robots at its warehouses in North America to help handle the surge in e-commerce demand.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Kuehne + Nagel Continues Acquisition Strategy, Buys Quick International Courier

Kuehne + Nagel

Swiss freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel International AG has purchased Quick International Courier, a leading provider of time-critical transportation services, from The Jordan Co., an investment firm that has been on a logistics buying spree over the past couple of years.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 28, 2018


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