Below you can see our list of the top 5 logistics companies in the world 2019. For a more comprehensive list please see this article.
5. XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO)
Net sales: 12,114 (in $million)
Number of employees: 100,000
Nearly doubling the sales earned by DHL is XPO Logistics, even though it operates in only 30 countries. However, it caters to the biggest companies include 69 companies of the Fortune 100. In total, it manages supply chain for nearly 50,000 customers and has over a hundred thousand employees, which coupled with the fact that it only has operations in 30 countries, shows its presence in those countries.
4. Nippon Express
Net sales: 19,953 (in $million)
Number of employees: 32,094
A Japanese company also makes the list of biggest logistics companies in the world, in Nippon Express, which is based in Tokyo and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as well. It is more famously known in Japan as Nittsu, which is a name used by many of the company’s subsidiaries as well. It is one of the oldest companies in our list, having been founded in 1937.
3. DB Schenker
Net sales: 19,349 (in $million)
Number of employees: 72,000
DB Schenker is one of the biggest logistics companies in Germany, where it is a division of Deutsche Bahn AG, which is the German rail operator. Deutsche Bahn AG is owned solely by the Federal Government of Germany, and DB Schenker has different divisions for sea, air, freight and land, in addition to contract logistics. The company has hit the new in 2020 because of being accused of unfair price dumping during the coronavirus pandemic.
2. Kuehne + Nagel
Net sales: 25,875 (in $million)
Number of employees: 83,000
The oldest company in our list, having been founded in 1890, Keuhne + Nagel is a behemoth in Germany and at one time, back in 2010, actually accounted for around 15% of the world’s sea and air freight business, and was the number one logistics companies in the world. However, it has now been usurped by our number one pick. It has more than 1,300 offices in over 109,000 countries.