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.

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.
29 Jul 2015
C.H. Robinson reported higher net revenues on land and sea as shippers apparently turned to the largest U.S. logistics company to secure capacity in the second quarter. The acquisition of Freightquote last year contributed to higher net revenue and higher truckload and LTL volumes.
19 May 2015
C.H. Robinson Worldwide is priming its $330 million Global Forwarding division for faster growth in 2015, naming Mike Short president and opening new offices in Asia and Europe.
19 Feb 2015
Multimodal logistics operator XPO sees opportunities as well as challenges in the West Coast container pileup, as shippers struggle to move freight inland.