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 Containers
1 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 4,861,000
2 Sinotrans Ltd. China 3,740,000
3 DHL Global Forwarding Germany 3,207,000
4 DB Schenker USA Germany 2,260,000
5 DSV Panalpina A/S Denmark 1,907,126
6 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 1,325,000
7 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,125,137
8 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 1,000,000
9 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 955,800
10 Fr. Meyer's Sohn Germany 850,000
11 Bollore Logistics France 839,000
12 Yusen Logistics/NYK Logistics Japan 815,000
13 Geodis France 798,137
14 Ceva Logistics Switzerland 786,600
15 Agility Logistics Kuwait 740,000
16 Nippon Express Japan 703,061
17 Kintetsu World Express Japan 700,043
18 Logwin Logistics Luxembourg 690,000
19 AllCargo Logistics India 684,000
20 OOCL Logistics Hong Kong 650,000
21 Leschaco Germany 636,000
22 Worldwide Logistics Group China 630,218
23 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 620,000
24 Damco/Maersk Logistics The Netherlands 577,084
25 Cargo Services Far East Hong Kong 556,000
26 Dachser Germany 536,900
27 Toll Group Australia 533,600
28 China Resources Logistics (Group) Hong Kong 500,000
28 LF Logistics Hong Kong 500,000
30 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 418,630
31 Kingway Transportation Company China 400,000
31 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 400,000
33 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 342,741
34 Cargo-Partner Austria 314,067
35 CJ Logistics South Korea 309,851
36 BDP International United States 302,000
37 Chinatrans International Logistics China 300,000
38 Noatum Logistics Spain 289,100
39 Hitachi Transport System Japan 260,000
40 Zhejiang Jiulong International Logistics China 250,000
41 Nissin Corp. Japan 230,000
42 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 225,800
43 De Well Group China 210,000
44 EFL Sri Lanka 201,958
45 Odyssey Logistics & Technology United States 200,000
46 Horizon Air Freight United States 200,000
47 Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais Brazil 195,000
48 Sino-Ocean Group China 192,000
49 Zhejiang Chasen Freight Forwarding China 180,000
50 CWT Ltd. Singapore 170,000
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2018 Top 50 Logistics Companies: XPO Retains Its Place at the Top

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UPS Begins Regular Cargo Flights Out of San Bernardino Airport

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