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Which are the Largest Global 3PLs?

2013-07-15 10:59:08

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The annual lists of the largest global 3PLs have once again been released by the analysts at Armstrong & Associates, and as usual European and Asian providers dominate the 10 rankings worldwide, based on 2012 revenues.

In that list, led by DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding with revenues of almost $32 billion, just two US-based companies cracked the top 10. Those were CH Robinson, with sales of $11.3 billion, and UPS Supply Chain Solutions, with revenue of just over $9 billion.


All told, revenues for US 3PLs (including the US operations of 3PLs headquartered in other regions) increased by 6% on a gross basis to $141.8 billion. That "gross number" includes the cost of purchased transportation. On a net basis, with purchases transportation costs deducted out, total US 3PL revenues rose by 4.1%.

That means growth in 3PL spend last year was about flat with overall economic growth. While "real GDP" rose only 1.8% in the US last year, the right comparison to 3PL spend is GDP growth in current dollars, not indexed for inflation, since the Armstrong numbers are not indexed. 

So, net US 3PL revenues rose 4.1% in 2012, while US nominal (non-inflation adjusted) GDP rose 4%, implying that 3PLs share of total logistics spend was about flat - quite a change from most years in the last couple of decades.

That flat spend drove the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of US 3PL revenues from 1996 to 2012 down 0.3% percentage points, to 10%. In 2011, gross US 3PL revenues rose about 5%, meaning the growth of 3PL market share seems to have stalled recently, based on 2011-12 data.

Shipper Spend by Service Area

The spend and 3PL profitability by service area is very enlightening.

"Value added warehouse and distribution" (VAWD) was by far the largest 3PL service area, with net revenues of $27.6 billion that comprised 43% of total net US spend of $63.5 billion.

 

Top 50 Largest Global 3PLs by 2012 Gross Revenues

 

 

Rank Third-Party Logistics Provider 2012 Revenue
1 DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding $31,639
2 Kuehne + Nagel $22,141
3 Nippon Express $20,321
4 DB Schenker Logistics $19,789
5 C.H. Robinson Worldwide $11,359
6 Hyundai GLOVIS $9,832
7 CEVA Logistics $9,290
8 UPS Supply Chain Solutions $9,147
9 DSV $7,759
10 Sinotrans $7,523
11 Panalpina $7,060
12 SDV (Bolloré Group) $7,038
13 Toll Holdings $6,760
14 Expeditors International of Washington $5,981
15 Geodis $5,868
16 DACHSER $5,670
17 GEFCO $5,267
18 UTi Worldwide $4,608
19 Agility $4,605
20 IMPERIAL Logistics $3,800
21 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics $3,593
22 Yusen Logistics $526
23 Damco $3,727
24 Kintetsu World Express $3,155
25 Hub Group $3,124
26 Burris Logistics $2,933
27 Schneider Logistics & Dedicated $2,700
28 Sankyu $2,689
29 Pantos Logistics $2,601
30 Kerry Logistics $2,490
31 Norbert Dentressangle $2,366
32 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions $2,280
33 FIEGE Group $2,090
34 BDP International $1,895
35 Wincanton $1,747
36 Neovia Logistics Services $1,730
37 Menlo Worldwide Logistics $1,726
38 Logwin $1,703
39 Nissin Corporation/Nissin Group $1,609
40 Americold $1,580
41 APL Logistics $1,555
42 BLG Logistics Group $1,540
43 J.B. Hunt Dedicated Contract Services & Integrated Capacity Solutions $1,536
44 GENCO $1,476
45 Total Quality Logistics $1,387
46 Landstar $1,350
47 Transplace $1,300
48 OHL $1,200
49 Werner Enterprises Dedicated & Logistics $1,090
50 Swift Transportation $1,058

 

Source: Amrstrong & Associates