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 RankProviderHeadquartersGross Revenue (US$ M)Ocean TEUsAir Metric Tons
1 Kuehne + NagelSwitzerland46,8644,386,0002,232,000
2 DHL Supply ChainGermany45,5903,294,0001,902,000
3 DSVDenmark34,8832,665,1471,557,972
4 DB SchenkerGermany30,3921,909,0001,326,000
5 SinotransChina16,4053,890,000781,000
6 ExpeditorsUnited States17,071942,500869,000
7 CEVA LogisticsFrance18,7001,300,000**520,000
8 NIPPON EXPRESSJapan19,932756,741867,038
9 C.H. RobinsonUnited States23,8741,425,000285,000
10 Kerry LogisticsHong Kong10,4831,176,370515,419
11 GEODISFrance12,6241,146,100293,984
12 Bolloré LogisticsFrance7,466793,000708,000
13 Kintetsu World ExpressJapan8,710697,828688,823
13 Hellmann Worldwide LogisticsGermany5,504977,500652,100
14 UPS Supply Chain SolutionsUnited States14,294575,000864,000
15 LX PantosSouth Korea8,2431,527,000123,000
16 Yusen LogisticsJapan6,886668,000325,000
17 CTS International LogisticsChina3,274805,651373,139
17 Maersk LogisticsDenmark14,423658,000211,484
18 DACHSERGermany8,918575,600**236,865
19 LOGISTEEDJapan6,053455,000176,000
20 Savino Del BeneItaly4,955685,00087,000
21 Worldwide Logistics GroupChina2,002862,742132,845
21 LogwinLuxembourg2,488659,000167,000
22 Toll GroupAustralia6,300523,300117,400

(*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.

Kuehne+Nagel Regions Served

  • 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.

DHL Industries Served

  • 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.

DSV Schenker Industries Served

  • 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.

DB Schenker Industries Served

  • 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.

Expeditors International Industries Served

  • 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.

Expeditors International Industries Served

  • 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.

Expeditors International Industries Served

  • 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.

Nippon Express Industries Served

  • 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.

GEODIS Industries Served

  • 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.

GEODIS Industries Served

  • 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.

Bollore Logistics Industries Served

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

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