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 Switzerland 4,355,000
2 DHL Global Forwarding 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 Panalpina A/S 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/NYK Logistics Japan 774,822
13 Agility Logistics Kuwait 740,000
14 Ceva Logistics Switzerland 729,000
15 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 698,000
16 Geodis France 690,000
17 Damco/Maersk Logistics 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 Luxembourg 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 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
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Verst Group ($172 million), Walton, Ky., provides air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, dedicated contract carriage, freight brokerage, freight payment and auditing, intermodal and drayage, inventory management and packaging, order fulfillment, returned goods management, supply chain consulting, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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