2018 Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders

August 7, 2018 Rolf Bax


Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders 2018

Each year's Top 50: Ocean Freight Forwarders is one of our best Hub posts we share. Check out this year's list of the largest Ocean Freight Forwarders as well. Have fun reading

1 Kuehne + Nagel Inc. Switzerland 4,355,000
2 DHL Supply Chain Germany 3,259,000
3 Sinotrans Ltd. China 2,950,800
4 DB Schenker USA Germany 2,126,800
5 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 1,520,500
6 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Copenhagen, Denmark 1,389,611
7 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,070,424
8 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 1,053,485
9 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 897,379
10 Bollore Logistics France 856
11 LF Logistics Hong Kong 778,796
12 Yusen Logistics Japan 774,822
13 Agility Logistics Switzerland 740
14 Ceva Logistics The Netherlands 729
15 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 698
16 Geodis United States 690
17 Damco International The Netherlands 659
18 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 600
19 Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. Hong Kong 600
20 Logwin Logistics Germany 600
21 Kintetsu World Express Japan 556,64
22 Nippon Express Co. Japan 550
23 Worldwide Logistics Ltd. China 508,732
24 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 500
25 Hitachi Transport System Japan 500
26 Dachser SE Germany 481,4
27 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 434
28 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 326,49
29 CJ Logistics South Korea 310,85
30 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 280,539
31 BDP International United States 275,782
32 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 227,6
33 CWT Ltd. Singapore 170
34 EFL Sri Lanka 164,495
35 Topocean Group Inc. United States 156
36 De Well Group United States 150
37 NNR Global Logistics Japan 144,483
38 XPO Logistics Inc. United States 131,5
39 TransGroup Global Logistics United States 130,2
40 MIQ Logistics United States 125
41 Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionol Brazil 114,376
42 APL Logistics Singapore 112,848
43 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 100,634
44 Scanwell Logistics United States 100
45 American Global Logistics United States 94
46 Qingdao Jet Marine Logistics China 80
47 City Ocean Logistics China 80
48 Odyssey Logistics & Technology United States 73
49 Sankyu Inc. Japan 71,894
50 AWOT Global China 70
51 Averitt Express Inc. United States 68

Top ocean freight forwarders are ranked by total containers measured in 20-foot equivalent units worldwide. Source: Transport Topics

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Rolf Bax

Started in 2018, Rolf Bax manages all ControlPay’s online appearances, including all social channels of ControlPay, blogs and creates up-to-date content for the HUB. Controlpay's HUB provides industry professionals the most relevant logistics and supply chain topics.

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