Top 50 Global Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs)

Rolf Bax

Rolf Bax

October 11, 2018 - 19:24


Industry insiders coming to grips with the dynamic changes shaping both the domestic and global third-party logistics (3PL) marketplace have come to similar conclusions about the future. E-commerce continues to be the driving force for the Top 50 industry leaders, according the consultancy Armstrong & Associates. Meanwhile, merger and acquisition activity in the sector has been quieter than in recent years, but remains an attractive option for providers seeking to capitalize on synergies. For today’s logistics managers, finding the right mix of 3PLs offering the full gamut of integrated services to tackle e-commerce demands has never been more urgent, add market analystsest freight audit provider in Europe. 

Here is a brand-new list, showing the 50 largest 3PL companies globally.


Rank Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Gross Revenue (US$ Millions)*
1 DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding 27,598
2 Kuehne + Nagel 22,574
3 DB Schenker 18,560
4 Nippon Express 16,720
5 C.H. Robinson 14,869
6 DSV 11,374
7 Sinotrans 9,530
8 XPO Logistics 9,506
9 UPS Supply Chain Solutions 7,981
10 CEVA Logistics 6,994
11 Expeditors 6,921
12 DACHSER 6,911
13 J.B. Hunt (JBI, DCS & ICS) 6,828
14 GEODIS 6,255
15 Hitachi Transport System 5,935
16 Panalpina 5,621
17 BolloréŽ Logistics 5,012
18 Kintetsu World Express 4,752
19 GEFCO 4,740
20 Toll Group 4,660
21 CJ Logistics 4,454
22 Hub Group 4,035
23 Kerry Logistics 3,951
24 Yusen Logistics 3,914
25 Imperial Logistics 3,896
26 Agility 3,500
27 Burris Logistics 3,396
28 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics 3,305
29 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,066
30 FedEx Trade Networks//Supply Chain/SupplyChain Systems 3,014
31 Total Quality Logistics 2,934
32 Damco 2,700
33 Sankyu 2,548
34 Coyote Logistics 2,360
35 Schneider Logistics & Dedicated 2,330
36 Transplace 2,181
37 Transportation Insight 1,947
38 Echo Global Logistics 1,943
39 Landstar 1,940
40 NFI 1,910
41 Groupe CAT 1,864
42 Mainfreight 1,862
43 NNR Global Logistics 1,735
44 Penske Logistics 1,700
45 APL Logistics 1,673
46 Fiege Logistik 1,638
47 Wincanton 1,565
48 Americold 1,536
49 ID Logistics Group 1,501
50 Worldwide Express/Unishippers Global Logistics 1,400

Largest 3PLs Ranked by 2017 Logistics Gross Revenue/Turnover. Source: 2018 Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a leader in 3PL market research and consulting. Updated July 26, 2018

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