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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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.

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UPS Gives Old Jets New Life

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Schneider Reports Increased Net Income During Q4 2020

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Schneider National on Feb. 3 reported a year-over-year increase in profit for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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C.H. Robinson Posts Strong Q4 Numbers, Mixed Annual Results

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C.H. Robinson Launches Consumer Brand for Fresh Produce

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson’s fresh produce business division will roll out its own brand of fruits and vegetables nationwide, the logistics company announced Jan. 19.

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January 20, 2021
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January 20, 2021
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Incoming CEO of XPO Spinoff Company Outlines Plans

XPO Logistics fulfillment facility

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FedEx Adds New Fee for Big Shippers, Fueled by E-Commerce

Drivers for an independent contractor to FedEx unload a ground truck in Chicago. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. plans to add a new surcharge for its largest customers, citing higher pandemic-related costs and indicating that robust demand continues to give couriers considerable power to dictate prices.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
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Amazon Keeps Buying Jets to Move Closer to 30-Minute Delivery Dream

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits parked at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Amazon .com Inc. can’t meet its one- and two-day shipping pledge to customers without an ever-expanding fleet of pricey jets.

Matt Day and Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021

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