Apr 11, 2013

Top ten logistics firms by revenue

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The world’s top ten logistics firms account for billions of dollars in revenue each year, but, often being divided into a number of operations; it is sometimes difficult to ascertain which are the largest. Here, Supply Chain Digital looks at the top brands around the world, listed according to revenue by SJ Consulting Group.

10. Having fallen from number nine in the previous year, UPS Supply Chain Solutions made tenth on the list with its freight forwarding and logistics segment only, making a recorded $6,058 million dollars in 2011.

9. Expeditors International have risen one place from tenth position last year, with revenues of $6,150 dollars in 2011. Headquartered in Seattle, the company has a worldwide network comprising of over 250 locations across six continents, employing over 13,000 professionals worldwide.

8. Retaining its position for a second year running, SNCF Geodis grew following acquisitions in 2010. In 2011, the company acquired US-based One Source Logistics and France-based Pharmalog, in addition to the night delivery business of GLS France. The figure represents the estimates revenue from the Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain and Contract Logistics operations only.

7. Swiss-owned company Panalpina earned $7,331 during 2011, following the acquisition of Australian company Apollo Forwarding at the beginning of the year, and Norwegian company Greig Logistics a few months later. Panalpina currently operates a network of some 500 branches in more than 90 countries, employing 15,000 people worldwide.

6. Following the acquisition of Finnish company Wasa Logistics OY, DSV earned £8,162 in 2011. With offices in more than 70 countries all over the world and an international network of partners and agents, DSV employs approximately 22,000 DSV people worldwide.

5. One of Europe’s leading freight forwarders, C.H. Robinson Worldwide recorded $8,741 during 2011 from their Transportation segment, which accounted for roughly 88% of its gross net revenues for that year. C.H. Robinson handles more than 10 million shipments for more than 37,000 customers annually, with over 235 offices outside of North America.

4.  Formed in August 2007 as a result of the merger of TNT Logistics and EGL Eagle Global Logistics, CEVA Logistics employs more than 51,000 people worldwide. The Netherland-based company made $9,593 in 2011.

3. German logistics giant DB Schenker Logistics had a total revenue of $19,865 in 2011, excluding the asset-based portion of its Land Transport. Part of the DB Group, the company occupies around 2,000 locations in all of the world’s most important economic regions, with a huge 94,600 employees.

2.  German grandfathers of logistics Kuehne + Nagel made third position with global revenues of $22,104 for 2011. Founded in 1890 in Bremen, Germany, the Kuehne + Nagel Group currently has more than 1000 offices in over 100 countries, with over 63,000 employees and boasts the title of Number 1 global sea freight forwarder in the world.

1.In the top spot for the second year running is another German company; DHL Logistics, whichearned the biggest total revenue for 2011, at $37,780 for its global operations, excluding its Corporate Information division Williams Lea.

Present in over 220 countries and territories around the globe, DHL claims to be the most international company in the world, with a workforce exceeding 280,000 people worldwide. DHL is part of the world's leading postal and logistics Group, Deutsche Post DHL, which was founded in 1995 as the successor to the German mail authority Deutsche Bundespost, which was privatised. The company encompasses three divisions: DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight and DHL Supply Chain, in addition to a vast mail delivery service. 

 

Taken from data published by SJ Consulting Group, http://www.jindel.com/newsroom/IndustryData/top40globallogistics_2012_04.htm

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9. Expeditors International have risen one place from tenth position last year, with revenues of $6,150 dollars in 2011. Headquartered in Seattle, the company has a worldwide network comprising of over 250 locations across six continents, employing over 13,000 professionals worldwide.

8. Retaining its position for a second year running, SNCF Geodis grew following acquisitions in 2010. In 2011, the company acquired US-based One Source Logistics and France-based Pharmalog, in addition to the night delivery business of GLS France. The figure represents the estimates revenue from the Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain and Contract Logistics operations only.

7. Swiss-owned company Panalpina earned $7,331 during 2011, following the acquisition of Australian company Apollo Forwarding at the beginning of the year, and Norwegian company Greig Logistics a few months later. Panalpina currently operates a network of some 500 branches in more than 90 countries, employing 15,000 people worldwide.

6. Following the acquisition of Finnish company Wasa Logistics OY, DSV earned £8,162 in 2011. With offices in more than 70 countries all over the world and an international network of partners and agents, DSV employs approximately 22,000 DSV people worldwide.

5. One of Europe’s leading freight forwarders, C.H. Robinson Worldwide recorded $8,741 during 2011 from their Transportation segment, which accounted for roughly 88% of its gross net revenues for that year. C.H. Robinson handles more than 10 million shipments for more than 37,000 customers annually, with over 235 offices outside of North America.

4.  Formed in August 2007 as a result of the merger of TNT Logistics and EGL Eagle Global Logistics, CEVA Logistics employs more than 51,000 people worldwide. The Netherland-based company made $9,593 in 2011.

3. German logistics giant DB Schenker Logistics had a total revenue of $19,865 in 2011, excluding the asset-based portion of its Land Transport. Part of the DB Group, the company occupies around 2,000 locations in all of the world’s most important economic regions, with a huge 94,600 employees.

2.  German grandfathers of logistics Kuehne + Nagel made third position with global revenues of $22,104 for 2011. Founded in 1890 in Bremen, Germany, the Kuehne + Nagel Group currently has more than 1000 offices in over 100 countries, with over 63,000 employees and boasts the title of Number 1 global sea freight forwarder in the world.

1.In the top spot for the second year running is another German company; DHL Logistics, whichearned the biggest total revenue for 2011, at $37,780 for its global operations, excluding its Corporate Information division Williams Lea.

Present in over 220 countries and territories around the globe, DHL claims to be the most international company in the world, with a workforce exceeding 280,000 people worldwide. DHL is part of the world's leading postal and logistics Group, Deutsche Post DHL, which was founded in 1995 as the successor to the German mail authority Deutsche Bundespost, which was privatised. The company encompasses three divisions: DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight and DHL Supply Chain, in addition to a vast mail delivery service. 

 

Taken from data published by SJ Consulting Group, http://www.jindel.com/newsroom/IndustryData/top40globallogistics_2012_04.htm

ini� dl�߸ �� segment only, making a recorded $6,058 million dollars in 2011.

 

9. Expeditors International have risen one place from tenth position last year, with revenues of $6,150 dollars in 2011. Headquartered in Seattle, the company has a worldwide network comprising of over 250 locations across six continents, employing over 13,000 professionals worldwide.

8. Retaining its position for a second year running, SNCF Geodis grew following acquisitions in 2010. In 2011, the company acquired US-based One Source Logistics and France-based Pharmalog, in addition to the night delivery business of GLS France. The figure represents the estimates revenue from the Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain and Contract Logistics operations only.

7. Swiss-owned company Panalpina earned $7,331 during 2011, following the acquisition of Australian company Apollo Forwarding at the beginning of the year, and Norwegian company Greig Logistics a few months later. Panalpina currently operates a network of some 500 branches in more than 90 countries, employing 15,000 people worldwide.

6. Following the acquisition of Finnish company Wasa Logistics OY, DSV earned £8,162 in 2011. With offices in more than 70 countries all over the world and an international network of partners and agents, DSV employs approximately 22,000 DSV people worldwide.

5. One of Europe’s leading freight forwarders, C.H. Robinson Worldwide recorded $8,741 during 2011 from their Transportation segment, which accounted for roughly 88% of its gross net revenues for that year. C.H. Robinson handles more than 10 million shipments for more than 37,000 customers annually, with over 235 offices outside of North America.

4.  Formed in August 2007 as a result of the merger of TNT Logistics and EGL Eagle Global Logistics, CEVA Logistics employs more than 51,000 people worldwide. The Netherland-based company made $9,593 in 2011.

3. German logistics giant DB Schenker Logistics had a total revenue of $19,865 in 2011, excluding the asset-based portion of its Land Transport. Part of the DB Group, the company occupies around 2,000 locations in all of the world’s most important economic regions, with a huge 94,600 employees.

2.  German grandfathers of logistics Kuehne + Nagel made third position with global revenues of $22,104 for 2011. Founded in 1890 in Bremen, Germany, the Kuehne + Nagel Group currently has more than 1000 offices in over 100 countries, with over 63,000 employees and boasts the title of Number 1 global sea freight forwarder in the world.

1.In the top spot for the second year running is another German company; DHL Logistics, whichearned the biggest total revenue for 2011, at $37,780 for its global operations, excluding its Corporate Information division Williams Lea.

Present in over 220 countries and territories around the globe, DHL claims to be the most international company in the world, with a workforce exceeding 280,000 people worldwide. DHL is part of the world's leading postal and logistics Group, Deutsche Post DHL, which was founded in 1995 as the successor to the German mail authority Deutsche Bundespost, which was privatised. The company encompasses three divisions: DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight and DHL Supply Chain, in addition to a vast mail delivery service. 

 

Rated according to data published by SJ Consulting Group

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Aug 24, 2018

Top 10 air freight carriers

Supply Chain
James Henderson
5 min
Supply Chain |Digital runs down the world's top 10 air freight carriers
10. Cargolux Group

10. Cargolux Group

The Luxembourgish freight carrier Cargolux Group (comprised of Cargolux Airlines and Cargolux Italia, established in 2008) remained in the number 10 spot, with a total reported FTK (Freight Tonne Kilometer) equaling 7.45 bn, which represents a 7.7% expansion year-over-year. The carrier group currently operates a fleet of 30 aircraft (26 through Cargolux Airlines and an addition four through Cargolux Italia), primarily variants of the Boeing 747.

http://www.cargolux.com/

9. Korean Air

Headquartered in Seoul, Korean Air provides cargo and passenger services to over 100 destinations in 44 countries. The carrier fell from eighth place in the previous year’s rankings, with a total FTK of 7.66 bn, representing a 7.1% decrease year-over-year. Korean Air reported a net revenue of $10.7bn in 2017, also reporting a return to profitability for the first time in five years, according to Forbes.

https://www.koreanair.com

https://www.facebook.com/KoreanAir.GB/?brand_redir=40926477823

https://twitter.com/KoreanAir_KE

https://www.instagram.com/koreanairworld/

 8. Air France-KLM

The Air France-KLM freight carrier group was founded in 1947. The group is comprised of Air France, KLM, and Martinair, and is based in Paris, France. Falling from seventh place in the Freight 50 rankings, the carrier reported a total FTK of 8.13 bn, which represents a 9.2% decrease in traffic year-over-year. The group reported a net revenue of $29.08bn at the end of 2017 and is ranked #28 on Forbes Magazine’s list of Best Employers.

https://www.klm.com

https://www.facebook.com/KLM

https://twitter.com/klm

7. Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the nationally owned airline of the Kingdom of Qatar is based in Doha, and ascended two places in the Freight 50 rankings, with a total FTK of 9.22 bn, representing a 19.6% increase in comparison to the previous financial year. The carrier’s Cargo division recently launched facilities at its hub in Doha to provide a “Seamless Cool Chain”, comprised of a “2,470 square metres Climate Control Centre situated at the airside… equipped with segregated temperature-controlled sections for storing pharmaceuticals and perishables.” This end-to-end supply chain control is expected to further improve Qatar’s standing as a leader of Middle Eastern air freight.

https://www.qatarairways.com

https://www.facebook.com/qatarairways

https://twitter.com/qatarairways

https://www.linkedin.com/company/10834

https://www.youtube.com/user/qatarairways

https://www.instagram.com/qatarairways/

6. Lufthansa Group

Based in Cologne, Germany, the Lufthansa Group (comprised of Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, and Brussels Airlines) fell from the fourth position in the Freight 50, with a combined FTK of 9.46 bn. While this represents a 1.6% increase in traffic, year-over-year, the carrier was forced down the list by drastic growth from other German freight company, DHL. According to Forbes, Lufthansa’s revenue and net profits ($41.5 bn and $2.78 bn, respectively) in 2017 are both the highest reported by the company over a ten-year period.

https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/company.html

https://twitter.com/LufthansaNews/

5. Cathay Group

The Cathay Group (composed of Cathay Pacific Airlines and Dragonair) is headquartered in Hong Kong and its Cargo division accounts for 21% of the airline’s total revenue. The company’s first dedicated cargo flight between Hong Kong, Frankfurt, and London, was established in 1981, according to the official site. Now, Cathay Pacific’s Cargo Division services over 47 destinations worldwide. The carrier fell from the fourth position on the Freight 50 ranking, as its total FTK fell by 3.6%, to 10.21 bn. According to Forbes, Cathay Pacific experienced a second year of unprofitability, although the airline’s asset portfolio reached a record high in 2017, with a net value of $24.1bn.

http://cathay.com.tr/

https://twitter.com/cathaygrouptr

https://www.facebook.com/cathaygrouptr

https://www.linkedin.com/company/2544084/?trk=tyah

4. DHL Express Group

Operating as the largest European carrier group, DHL Express Group (composed of DHL Air, DHL International, Air Hong Kong, Polar Air Cargo, ABX Air, Southern Air, Aerologic, and EAT Leipzig) rose two positions in the Freight 50 rankings. The carrier reported a total FTK of 10.56 bn, which represents an increase of 15.1% year-over-year. In 2018, at the Farnborough Air Show, DHL Express announced the purchase of 14 Boeing 777s, part of a new strategy to modernise its fleet.

http://www.dhl.com/en.html

https://www.facebook.com/dhl

https://www.youtube.com/user/dhl

3. UPS Airlines

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, UPS Airlines is part of United Parcel Service, Inc. Founded in 1908, UPS is the oldest company in the Top Ten, and retained third place in the Freight 50 rankings, with a total FTK of 11.26 bn. This represents a 3.9% increase year-over-year. The Company as a whole reported a net revenue of $67.7 bn, according to Forbes, representing a continuation of a ten-year trend of continuous growth. Forbes also ranks UPS among the world’s top 100 most-innovative companies, and the world’s top 50 most-valuable brands.

https://www.ups.com/aircargo/

2. Emirates Skycargo

The state-owned air freight carrier for the UAE, Emirates Skycargo remains in second place on the Freight 50, with a total FTK of 12.27 bn, representing a 0.4% decrease year-over-year. The carrier’s central hub in Dubai allows its 259-strong fleet to reach over 1.5 bn consumers in under eight hours. Current purchasing plans are underway for Emirates Skycargo to almost double its fleet size. According to Albawaba, “In response to increasing demand from its customers, Emirates SkyCargo introduced a range of air transport solutions specific to industry verticals including Emirates Pharma, Emirates Wheels and Emirates Fresh.” Emirates Wheels has transported close to 150 cars per month since the program’s inception.

http://www.skycargo.com/english/

1. FedEx Express

Founded in 1998, FedEx Express is both the youngest and largest air freight carrier worldwide, with a total FTK of 15.71 bn. Haulage decreased by 0.9% year-over-year, while revenue increased to $60.5 bn in 2016, and again to $63.8 bn in 2017, continuing an eight-year growth trend. FedEx employs 395,000 members of staff, with FedEx Express operating across twelve transport hubs globally. The carrier purchased an additional 24 Boeing 777 variants in 2018, maintaining their company’s position as the largest airline in terms of cargo haulage.

https://www.fedex.com/fr_english/

https://www.facebook.com/FedExEurope/

https://twitter.com/FedExEurope

https://www.youtube.com/user/fedex/custom

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