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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DB Schenker Halts Deliveries to UK Due to Brexit Trouble

A freight truck operated by DB Schenker stands at the Port of Helsinki in Finland.

DB Schenker, a major logistics company owned by German rail giant Deutsche Bahn AG, suspended deliveries to the U.K. due to “significant” problems caused by post-Brexit red tape.

Joe Mayes | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Owner Deutsche Post Reaps Profit Boost as Virus Spurs Demand

An employee sorts packages at a DHL Worldwide Express facility in Chicago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Deutsche Post AG reported record earnings as its DHL express-delivery arm benefited from a surge in home shopping spurred by the coronavirus crisis.

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2021
Business, Safety, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 11 that it has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking in an effort to combat the crime.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO Names Leadership Team for New Logistics Business

Malcolm Wilson

XPO Logistics Inc. on Jan. 12 announced the senior leadership team for the upcoming spinoff of its logistics segment.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Amware CEO Outlines Moulton Logistics Acquisition

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Amware Fulfillment CEO Harry Drajpuch detailed Jan. 5 how the recent acquisition of Moulton Logistics helps bolster ongoing growth strategies.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Maersk Says Record Shipping Rates Unlikely to Have Peaked Yet

A container ship operated by Maersk leaves the Port of Felixstowe in the U.K. on December 2020. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container carrier, is working at full capacity and can’t yet see a peak in freight rates that have already been propelled to record highs by pandemic consumer spending.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Lineage Logistics Acquires Refrigerated Rail Company Cryo-Trans

Lineage Logistics.

Cold-storage specialist Lineage Logistics is branching into rail.

Gillian Tan | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Finishes Acquisition of Kuehne + Nagel’s European Logistics

XPO truck

XPO Logistics has completed its acquisition of the majority of Swiss firm Kuehne + Nagel’s European logistics, the company announced Jan. 4.

January 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Adds Temperature-Controlled Services to Tech Platform

J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced the availability of temperature-controlled transportation services within its Shipper 360 by J.B. Hunt technology platform.

December 18, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Reports Record FY Q2 Net Sales of $20.5 Billion

FedEx truck

The global surge in e-commerce brought on by the coronavirus pandemic combined with online holiday shopping sent net quarterly sales for FedEx Corp. above $20 billion for the first time in its history, and led to an increase in net income as well, the company reported Dec. 17.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2020

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