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. Copenhagen, 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 The Netherlands 729,000
15 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 698,000
16 Geodis United States 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
39 TransGroup Global Logistics United States 130,200
40 MIQ Logistics United States 125,000
41 Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionol Brazil 114,376
42 APL Logistics Singapore 112,848
43 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 100,634
44 Scanwell Logistics United States 100,000
45 American Global Logistics United States 94,000
46 City Ocean Logistics China 80,000
47 Qingdao Jet Marine Logistics China 80,000
48 Odyssey Logistics & Technology United States 73,000
49 Sankyu Inc. Japan 71,894
50 AWOT Global China 70,000
51 Averitt Express Inc. United States 68,000
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On the Bubble

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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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

Delivery

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

UPS

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

USPS

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

DHL

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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