2020 Top Ocean Freight Forwarders

2020 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 Containerssort descending
1 TransGroup Global Logistics United States 140,200
2 NNR Global Logistics Japan 145,693
3 Long Sail International Logistics China 150,000
4 Topocean Group Inc. United States 156,000
5 CWT Pte. Ltd. Singapore 170,000
6 Zhejiang Chasen Freight Forwarding China 180,000
7 Sino-Ocean Group China 192,000
8 Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais Brazil 195,000
9 Odyssey Logistics & Technology United States 200,000
10 Horizon Air Freight United States 200,000
11 EFL Sri Lanka 201,958
12 De Well Group China 210,000
13 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 225,800
14 Nissin Corp. Japan 230,000
15 Zhejiang Jiulong International Logistics China 250,000
16 Hitachi Transport System Japan 260,000
17 Noatum Logistics Spain 289,100
18 Chinatrans International Logistics China 300,000
19 BDP International United States 302,000
20 CJ Logistics South Korea 309,851
21 Cargo-Partner Austria 314,067
22 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 342,741
31 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 400,000
31 Kingway Transportation Company China 400,000
25 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 418,630
28 LF Logistics Hong Kong 500,000
28 China Resources Logistics (Group) Hong Kong 500,000
28 Toll Group Australia 533,600
29 Dachser SE Germany 536,900
30 Cargo Services Far East Hong Kong 556,000
31 Damco/Maersk Logistics The Netherlands 577,084
32 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 620,000
33 Worldwide Logistics Group China 630,218
34 Leschaco Germany 636,000
35 OOCL Logistics Hong Kong 650,000
36 AllCargo Logistics India 684,000
37 Logwin AG Luxembourg 690,000
38 Kintetsu World Express Japan 700,043
39 Nippon Express Japan 703,061
40 Agility Logistics Kuwait 740,000
41 Ceva Logistics Switzerland 786,600
42 Geodis France 798,137
43 Yusen Logistics Japan 815,000
44 Bollore Logistics France 839,000
45 Fr. Meyer's Sohn Germany 850,000
46 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 955,800
47 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 1,000,000
48 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,125,137
49 Kerry Logistics Hong Kong 1,325,000
50 DSV Panalpina Denmark 1,907,126
51 DB Schenker Germany 2,260,000
52 DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding Germany 3,207,000
53 Sinotrans Ltd. China 3,740,000
54 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 4,861,000
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Averitt Express ($260 million), Cookeville, Tenn., provides air and ocean freight forwarding, custom brokerage, dedicated contract carriage, freight brokerage, 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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XPO Logistics will open an automated logistics facility in Clayton, Ind., at one of the state’s major logistics hubs in Hendricks County. The new facility is expected to employ 800 people and become fully operational sometime this summer, according to XPO.

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FedEx Rides E-Commerce to $21.5 Billion Third Quarter

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XPO Sets GXO Logistics as Name of New Spinoff Company

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XPO Logistics has selected GXO Logistics as the name of the stand-alone logistics company that it will spin off from its larger operation later this year.

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COVID-19 Exposes Cold Chain Problems, Solutions

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UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
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Kuehne + Nagel Buys Apex Logistics in $1.5 Billion Deal

Trucks and trailers at the Kuehne + Nagel International AG logistics center in Haiger, Germany.

Kuehne + Nagel International AG has agreed to acquire Apex International Corp. in a deal that values the freight forwarder at about $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

February 22, 2021
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US Steps Up Heat on Container Carriers to Ease Port Congestion

A container ship is berthed at the Kobe Port in Hyogo, Japan. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg News)

U.S. regulators stepped up the heat on ocean shipping companies and the seaport terminals some of them operate, seeking to smooth the disrupted flow of containers that are swamping America’s biggest ports and wreaking havoc on the nation’s strained supply chains.

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Chinese Package-Delivery Firm SF Holding Eyes Stake in Kerry Logistics

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SF Holding Co., one of the largest Chinese package-delivery services, is exploring a potential investment in tycoon Robert Kuok’s listed logistics business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

February 4, 2021

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