Top 50 Transportation and Logistics Companies

Top 50 Transportation and Logistics Companies

Slowing growth characterized the world's 50 largest transportation and logistics companies in 2012 as the global economy sputtered.

The combined revenue of the largest parcel carriers, third-party logistics providers, ocean carriers and rail, intermodal and trucking operators rose just 2.6 percent, to $670.4 billion, compared with a more robust 8.4 percent growth rate the year before, according to SJ Consulting Group.

That slowdown reflected disappointing trends in international trade and uncertainty about the longevity of the economic recovery in the U.S. that have lifted only slightly, if at all, in 2013, challenging shippers with global supply chains.

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The 50 largest transportation and logistics companies worldwide grew more slowly in 2012 as the global economy sputtered, increasing revenue only 2.6 percent compared with a more robust 8.4 percent combined growth rate in 2011.

News & Analysis

21 Oct 2014
UPS will raise freight rates for air and ground packages, domestic and international shipments and less-than-truckload freight by 4.9 percent on average Dec. 29, the company said Monday.
CEVA Logistics
25 Nov 2013
CEVA Logistics has signed a three year contract with Swedish automotive industry manufacturer Scania to manage the delivery of spare parts in Spain and Portugal.
CEVA Logistics
18 Nov 2013
CEVA Logistics today reported a net loss of $54 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared with a net loss of $78 million in the same period last year.
Frank Appel
15 Nov 2013
Frank Appel has seen his share of turmoil and volatility. As the CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, Appel has navigated his company through a global recession that saw its DHL express unit pull out of the U.S. market, and more recently has wrestled with uncertainty over the direction of two major rivals, UPS and TNT.
CEVA Logistics flag
15 Nov 2013
CEVA Logistics today announced that Marvin O. Schlanger will retire as CEO on Jan. 2, 2014, and will be succeeded by Xavier Urbain.
Maersk Line star
13 Nov 2013
Maersk Line’s third quarter profit rose to $554 million in the third quarter of 2013, from $498 million a year earlier...

Commentary

The latest earnings from UPS reveal two trends that might at first seem contradictory: e-commerce is growing in leaps and bounds globally, and customers are choosing to defer delivery on packages to get greater savings.

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