C.H. Robinson Worldwide

In 2013, C.H. Robinson Worldwide handled 12.7 million shipments for 45,000 customers on every major continent. The company has 11,000 employees and access to more than 63,000 transporters the world over. The services it provides include freight transportation and logistics, produce sourcing, and outsource solutions.

The Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based company sits at No. 3 on JOC’s list of the Top 40 Global 3PLs. C.H. Robinson Worldwide failed to increase its earnings in 2013, but it did raise its count of business customers to 46,000 and repurchased $500 million in shares from stockholders.

C.H. Robinson’s net revenue segment percentages for the full year of 2013.

Since the year 2000, C.H. Robinson has carried out 13 acquisitions of other logistics firms in Europe, the United States, China, and India. From 2004 to 2012, the company averaged more than one acquisition per year.

The failure of Hanjin Shipping is just the latest example of the importance of supply chain durability and versatility.
28 Sep 2016
Largest US logistics provider to scrutinize vessel-sharing agreements, urges more "resilient" supply chain strategies.
The acquisition of APC Logistics means C.H. Robinson will be moving more freight though ports in Oceania, such as Napier, New Zealand, pictured.
28 Sep 2016
E-commerce and the need for density in trade lanes is pushing expansion of the global network of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the largest US logistics operator.
31 Aug 2016
Melbourne-based company gives C.H. Robinson Worldwide a direct presence in Australia and New Zealand.
16 Aug 2016
Technology platform will enable dispatchers and drivers at small companies that contract with the logistics to book loads, assign them to trucks and track vehicles and shipments.
27 Jul 2016
Broker benefits from lower costs, but lower rates take a bite out of truckload revenue.
25 May 2016
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and C.H. Robinson President of Global Forwarding Mike Short at the 16th TPM Conference discuss how macroeconomic challenges change the needs of clients.
11 May 2016
Truck capacity is overwhelmingly concentrated among small and midsize carriers.
27 Apr 2016
C.H. Robinson Worldwide moved more goods in the U.S. by truck in the first quarter.
03 Feb 2016
Shippers using C.H. Robinson Worldwide to move truckload freight saw pricing drop 3 percent on average in the fourth quarter. The logistics operator's volume, net revenue and profit, on the other hand, all rose.
12 Nov 2015
C.H Robinson, the largest U.S. non-asset third-party logistics provider, has appointed Robert Biesterfeld, a long-time employee, as president of North American Surface Transportation.
28 Oct 2015
Despite softer demand in the North American truckload and ocean shipping markets, C.H. Robinson Worldwide increased freight volume, net revenue and net profit in the third quarter.
02 Sep 2015
C.H. Robinson Worldwide has appointed Jeroen Eljsink, an executive with extensive experience in European logistics, as the head of its European operations.