Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders

April 11, 2017 Pieter Kinds


Last year's Top 25: Global Freight Forwarders was by far the most popular content we shared online. This year we are back, starting with the  Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders. Enjoy!


Rank Company Headquarters Container Volume
(TEU equivalents)
1 Kuehne + Nagel Inc. Switzerland 4,053,000
2 DHL Supply Chain Germany 3,059,000
3 Sinotrans Ltd. China 2,801,300
4 DB Schenker USA Germany 1,952,600
5 Panalpina Inc. Switzerland 1,488,500
6 DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Copenhagen, Denmark 1,305,594
7 Expeditors International of Washington United States 1,044,116
8 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 902,260
9 Bollore Logistics France 844,000
10 Kerry Logistics Network Hong Kong 785,600
11 Damco International The Netherlands 744,000
12 Geodis United States 690,000
13 Ceva Logistics The Netherlands 681,600
14 Yusen Logistics Japan 633,056
15 Logwin Logistics Germany 600,000
15 Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. Hong Kong 600,000
15 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 600,000
18 LF Logistics Hong Kong 550,000
18 Nippon Express Co. Japan 550,000
20 Toll Global Forwarding Australia 542,000
21 Agility Logistics Switzerland 513,500
22 China Resources Logistics (Group) Ltd. Hong Kong 500,000
22 Mallory Alexander International Logistics United States 500,000
24 C.H. Robinson Worldwide United States 485,000
25 Kintetsu World Express Japan 463,000
26 Dachser SE Germany 462,700
27 Hitachi Transport System Japan 430,000
28 CJ Logistics South Korea 415,019
29 Worldwide Logistics Group China 412,300
30 Sankyu Inc. Japan 402,531
31 Chinatrans International Logistics China 300,000
32 Mainfreight Ltd. New Zealand 267,144
33 Zhejiang Jiulong International Logistics Co. China 250,000
34 BDP International United States 242,000
35 Dimerco Express Group Taiwan 220,200
36 Hercules Logistics Pvt. Ltd. India 210,000
37 Cargo Services Far East Ltd. Hong Kong 200,000
38 CWT Ltd. Singapore 170,000
39 Topocean Group Inc. United States 156,000
40 Crane Worldwide Logistics United States 151,271
41 MIQ Logistics United States 150,000
41 De Well Group United States 150,000
41 Long Sail International Logistics Co. China 150,000
44 NNR Global Logistics Japan 146,278
45 Integrated Logistics Berhad Malaysia 140,000
46 APL Logistics Singapore 136,000
47 XPO Logistics Inc. United States 131,500
48 Honour Lane Shipping Hong Kong 130,000
49 Jiangsu Uniwill Logistics Co. China 120,000
50 Everlink International Logistics China 110,000

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

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Pieter Kinds

Pieter Kinds (41) is Director at ControlPay, a global Freight Audit provider and the CEO of TenderTool, a cloud-based logistics sourcing platform. Active for over 14 years, Pieter is eager to share insights, thoughts and experiences via his blogs.

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