The Top 10 Freight Forwarders this year serve as a testament to their hard work and expertise when it comes to supply chain management.

Freight forwarders recognized for their superior services and innovative solutions play an essential role in streamlining international shipping operations by offering comprehensive logistical support and providing fast, dependable deliveries of goods across borders.

List of Forwarders Ranking 2023

A&A Rank Provider Headquarters Gross Revenue (US$ M) Ocean TEUs Air Metric Tons
1 Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland 46,864 4,386,000 2,232,000
2 DHL Supply Chain Germany 45,590 3,294,000 1,902,000
3 DSV Denmark 34,883 2,665,147 1,557,972
4 DB Schenker Germany 30,392 1,909,000 1,326,000
5 Sinotrans China 16,405 3,890,000 781,000
6 Expeditors United States 17,071 942,500 869,000
7 CEVA Logistics France 18,700 1,300,000** 520,000
8 NIPPON EXPRESS Japan 19,932 756,741 867,038
9 C.H. Robinson United States 23,874 1,425,000 285,000
10 Kerry Logistics Hong Kong 10,483 1,176,370 515,419
11 GEODIS France 12,624 1,146,100 293,984
12 Bolloré Logistics France 7,466 793,000 708,000
13 Kintetsu World Express Japan 8,710 697,828 688,823
13 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany 5,504 977,500 652,100
14 UPS Supply Chain Solutions United States 14,294 575,000 864,000
15 LX Pantos South Korea 8,243 1,527,000 123,000
16 Yusen Logistics Japan 6,886 668,000 325,000
17 CTS International Logistics China 3,274 805,651 373,139
17 Maersk Logistics Denmark 14,423 658,000 211,484
18 DACHSER Germany 8,918 575,600** 236,865
19 LOGISTEED Japan 6,053 455,000 176,000
20 Savino Del Bene Italy 4,955 685,000 87,000
21 Worldwide Logistics Group China 2,002 862,742 132,845
21 Logwin Luxembourg 2,488 659,000 167,000
22 Toll Group Australia 6,300 523,300 117,400

(*Ranked by 2022 Gross Logistics Revenue and Freight Forwarding Volumes)

List of Top 10 Freight Forwarders

1- Kuehne+Nagel

Kuehne+Nagel was founded in 1890 in Bremen, Germany. The company, a global transportation group, offers integrated logistics solutions. 1300+ locations in 100+ countries. The company also promotes sustainable logistics and provides carbon-neutral global transportation.

Industries Kuehne+Nagel Serves

  • Europe (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Middle East and Africa (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
  • North America (Jersey City, New Jersey, United States)
  • Central and South America (Santiago de Chile, Chile)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore, Singapore)

2- DHL

DHL Express was founded in the United States in 1969. It has an important position in the global logistics industry and provides services in many different geographies. Providing services in all kinds of freight transportation, the company also delivers packages to small businesses.

Industries DHL Serves

  • Auto-mobility
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing

3- DSV

DSV Global company was founded in 1976, headquartered in Denmark. The company offers services in many different areas. It is one of the leading companies in the sector with the optimization of business processes and the organizations it has established in many different geographies.

Industries DSV Serves

  • Consumer goods
  • Special transport
  • Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Oil & energy
  • Technology

4- DB Schenker

DB Schenker was founded in Austria in 1872. It is one of the largest shipping companies in the world. Company offers services in land, air, and ocean transportation. It was acquired by the Deutsche Bahn Group in 2002. Serve 1850+ locations worldwide.

Industries DB Schenker Serves

  • Automotive
  • Technology
  • Consumer goods
  • Special transport
  • Industrial
  • Healthcare

5. Expeditors International

Expeditors International was founded in 1979 in the Seattle area of the United States. It carries out air, ocean, multimodal, land and project shipment transportation on a global scale. It also offers service solutions such as storage, distribution and customs. Serve a 350+ locations and 100+ countries.

Industries Expeditors International Serves

  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & energy
  • Technology
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6. C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson was founded in 1905 in the Grand Forks region of the United States. It has an extensive network of more than 80,000 carriers and more than 17,000 supply chain experts. It has come to the fore in the logistics service (temperature-controlled) of perishable products.

Industries C.H. Robinson Serves

  • Chemicals and plastic
  • Floral
  • Food and beverage
  • Industrial
  • Paper and packaging

7. CEVA Logistics

CEVA Logistics was established in Marseille, France, in 2007. It is a part of the CMA-CGM group providing logistics services. Company would be fair to say that he specializes in automotive logistics. It is considered one of the best shipping companies in the Chinese region.

Industries CEVA Logistics Serves

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Aerospace

8. Nippon Express

Nippon Express was founded in Tokyo, Japan, in 1872. It first started as land transportation but later expanded its service as an integrated logistics solutions provider. They have a lot of logistics hubs for storage and distribution with cold chain facilities for perishables.

Industries Nippon Express Serves

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecommunication
  • Electronics
  • Consumer goods
  • Fashion and retail
  • Railway


GEODIS was founded in France in 1904. It first started its activities in the field of railway transportation. It then became a road transport and then a general logistics solution provider.

Industries GEODIS Serves

  • FMCG
  • Retail
  • High tech
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Healthcare

10. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics was founded in Germany in 1871. It also provides digital services to increase operational efficiency for its customers. Hellmann Logistics offers comprehensive transportation services by sea, air, rail, and road. It serves in 173+ countries.

Industries Hellmann Worldwide Serves

  • FMCG
  • Fashion
  • Marine and Cruise
  • Renewables

11. Bollore Logistics

Bollore Logistics was founded in France in 1986. It is a subsidiary of Bollore Group of Companies. It has multimodal logistics solutions. Bollore Logistics the largest integrated logistics network on the African continent. It also plays a key role in oil distribution.

Industries Bollore Logistics Serves

  • Consumer and retail
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Perfumes and cosmetics
  • Aid and relief material

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