Top 50 Air Freight Forwarders 2018

June 11, 2018 Rolf Bax

Yes. It's about time we launch the 2018 list : 50 largest air freight forwarders of 2018.

The latest annual figures from Market analyst Armstrong & Associates show that the world’s top airfreight forwarders saw huge growth in 2017. The total tonnage across the leading 25 increasing by 11.1% to 16.1m metric tonnes. This year's top 3: DHL, Kuehne & Nagel and the Japanese based company Yusen.

Top 50 Airfreight Forwarders 2018

Please find the list below ( Airfreight in Metric Tons).


1 DHL Supply Chain Germany 2,248,000
2 Kuehne + Nagel Inc. Switzerland 1,570,000
3 DB Schenker USA Germany 1,226,200
4 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 995,900
5 Expeditors International of Washington United States 985,549
6 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 935,300
7 Nippon Express Co. Japan 705,478
8 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 654,104
9 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Copenhagen, Denmark 635,655
10 Bollore Logistics France 569,000
11 Sinotrans Ltd. China 532,400
12 Kintetsu World Express Japan 495,947
13 Ceva Logistics The Netherlands 480,000
14 Agility Logistics Switzerland 415,000
15 Yusen Logistics Japan 368,198
16 Geodis United States 330,000
17 NNR Global Logistics Japan 321,704
18 Apex Logistics International United States 320,000
19 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 313,800
20 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 281,083
21 Hitachi Transport System Japan 280,000
22 FedEx Corp. United States 276,400
23 Dachser SE Germany 272,100
24 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 233,700
25 Pilot Freight Services United States 220,000
26 Damco International The Netherlands 190,000
27 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 175,000
28 Logwin Logistics Germany 140,000
29 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 121,553
30 EFL Sri Lanka 115,000
31 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 91,000
32 TransGroup Global Logistics United States 76,000
33 BDP International United States 76,000
34 XPO Logistics Inc. United States 72,600
35 Seko Logistics United States 70,000
36 OIA Global United States 65,000
37 AWOT Global China 60,000
38 CJ Logistics South Korea 57,014
39 American Global Logistics United States 50,000
40 APL Logistics Singapore 47,135
41 Scanwell Logistics United States 40,000
42 Sankyu Inc. Japan 38,756
43 MIQ Logistics United States 30,000
44 Air-City Co. Hong Kong 30,000
45 Trinity Logistics United States 24,000
46 Werner Global Logistics United States 20,000
47 AIT Worldwide Logistics United States 18,779
48 ITG GmbH Internationale Spedition + Logistik Germany 18,100
49 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 13,463
50 LF Logistics Hong Kong 13,368


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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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