Kicking off the list is Amazon. The e-commerce giant is a company like no other and as a result is in 10th place on this list because it offers a variety of different services and isn’t restricted to only logistics. Amazon splits its businesses into several key areas: Amazon Logistics, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime and Amazon Retail. Its services include e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming and artificial intelligence (AI). Amazon’s warehouse and distribution centres total 386 facilities in the US alone, and include 159 fulfilment centres, 47 inbound and outbound sortation hubs as well as 52 Prime Now hubs and 115 local delivery stations. Founded in 1994 by CEO Jeff Bezos, it is now considered one of the ‘Big Four’ alongside Facebook, Google and Apple. Amazon is primed to compete with the biggest logistics companies in the world over the next few years, however, it remains unclear whether it considers itself primarily as a logistics firm.
HQ: Seattle, United States
No. of employees: 750,000 (Amazon)
Revenue: $232.9bn (Amazon)
Executive: Jeff Bezos, CEO