2019 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 4,690,000
2 Sinotrans Ltd. China 3,360,300
3 DHL Supply Chain Germany 3,225,000
4 DB Schenker USA Germany 2,219,000
5 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 1,484,100
6 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Denmark 1,442,348
7 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 1,196,607
8 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,167,820
9 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 1,000,000
10 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 901,698
11 Bollore Logistics France 864,000
12 Fr. Meyer's Sohn Germany 850,000
13 Ceva Logistics Switzerland 786,600
14 LF Logistics Hong Kong 778,796
15 Geodis France 777,675
16 Yusen Logistics Japan 774,822
17 Agility Logistics Switzerland 710,000
18 Nippon Express Co. Japan 686,206
19 Kintetsu World Express Japan 663,915
20 OOCL Logistics Hong Kong 646,000
21 Damco International The Netherlands 639,132
22 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 600,000
23 Logwin Logistics Germany 600,000
24 Worldwide Logistics Ltd. China 580,325
25 Hitachi Transport System Japan 532,000
26 Dachser SE Germany 522,300
27 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 503,400
28 China Resources Logistics (Group) Ltd. Hong Kong 500,000
29 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 447,846
30 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 400,000
31 Kingway Transportation Company China 400,000
32 Cargo-Partner Austria 314,067
33 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 311,586
34 BDP International United States 302,000
35 Chinatrans International Logistics China 300,000
36 CJ Logistics South Korea 279,802
37 Zhejiang Jiulong International Logistics Co. China 250,000
38 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 241,300
39 Nissin Corp. Japan 215,000
40 De Well Group United States 210,000
41 Cargo Services Far East Ltd. Hong Kong 200,000
42 Sino-Ocean Group China 192,000
43 Zhejiang Chasen Freight Forwarding Co. China 180,000
44 CWT Ltd. Singapore 170,000
45 NNR Global Logistics Japan 167,100
46 EFL Sri Lanka 164,495
47 Topocean Group Inc. United States 156,000
48 Long Sail International Logistics Co. China 150,000
49 Noatum Logistics Spain 141,000
50 TransGroup Global Logistics United States 140,200
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Crane Worldwide Logistics ($230 million), Houston, provides air and ocean freight forwarding, custom brokerage, intermodal and drayage and supply chain consulting.
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Top 50 News
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Americold Agrees to Acquire Cloverleaf Cold Storage

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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.

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April 8, 2019
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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 | Senior Features Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Is Amazon a Logistics Company? All Signs Point to That

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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 | Senior Features Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2018 Was a Year of Extraordinary Growth for 3PLs

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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 | Senior Features Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Cynosure Invests in Visible Supply Chain Management

Visible

Visible Supply Chain Management has received an unspecified equity investment in its business from The Cynosure Group, an investment firm controlled by the Eccles family in Salt Lake City, according to a statement released April 3.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics to Launch Enhanced Last-Mile Capabilities Online

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XPO Logistics Inc. will launch expanded last-mile capabilities on its XPO Connect digital freight marketplace, company officials said.

April 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Investment Firm Regains Ownership of GlobalTranz

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GlobalTranz Enterprises has struck a deal with Providence Equity Partners to acquire the business from The Jordan Co. in a move designed to provide additional financial support for the company’s aggressive growth strategy.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 4, 2019
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

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