2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Logistics Companies in North America
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Top Ocean Freight Forwarders

Rank Company Headquarters Ocean Containers
1 Kuehne + Nagel Inc. Switzerland 4,355,000
2 DHL Supply Chain Germany 3,259,000
3 Sinotrans Ltd. China 2,950,800
4 DB Schenker USA Germany 2,126,800
5 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 1,520,500
6 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Denmark 1,389,611
7 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,070,424
8 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 1,053,485
9 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 897,379
10 Bollore Logistics France 856,000
11 LF Logistics Hong Kong 778,796
12 Yusen Logistics Japan 774,822
13 Agility Logistics Switzerland 740,000
14 Ceva Logistics Switzerland 729,000
15 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 698,000
16 Geodis France 690,000
17 Damco International The Netherlands 659,000
18 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 600,000
19 Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. Hong Kong 600,000
20 Logwin Logistics Germany 600,000
21 Kintetsu World Express Japan 556,640
22 Nippon Express Co. Japan 550,000
23 Worldwide Logistics Ltd. China 508,732
24 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 500,000
25 Hitachi Transport System Japan 500,000
26 Dachser SE Germany 481,400
27 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 434,000
28 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 326,490
29 CJ Logistics South Korea 310,850
30 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 280,539
31 BDP International United States 275,782
32 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 227,600
33 CWT Ltd. Singapore 170,000
34 EFL Sri Lanka 164,495
35 Topocean Group Inc. United States 156,000
36 De Well Group United States 150,000
37 NNR Global Logistics Japan 144,483
38 XPO Logistics Inc. United States 131,500
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On the Bubble

Dupre Logistics ($174 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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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

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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

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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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