DHL Supply Chain tops rankings again

DHL Supply Chain, recently rebranded from DHL Exel Supply Chain, has once again taken top position as the largest player in the market, according to Transport Intelligence’s (TI) recently released annual rankings of the largest contract logistics operators on a globaland regional basis. In 2008 DHL Supply Chain generated revenues in excess of €12 billion, […]


CEVA DHL Supply Chain Kuehne Nagel mergers and acquisitions


DHL Supply Chain, recently rebranded from DHL Exel Supply Chain, has once again taken top position as the largest player in the market, according to Transport Intelligence’s (TI) recently released annual rankings of the largest contract logistics operators on a globaland regional basis.

In 2008 DHL Supply Chain generated revenues in excess of €12 billion, some considerable distance ahead of its nearest rival, CEVA, according to the ranking. In third position is Swiss-based Kuehne + Nagel, meaning that the line up of the top three is unchanged from the year before.

In Europe, as on a global basis, DHL Supply Chain dominates the market. UK-based provider Wincanton is stronger in Europe than it is globally, which accounts for its second position. CEVA, which has major UK and Italian businesses, as well as smaller operations throughout the region, makes up the top three.

Although DHL Supply Chain is once again market leader in North America, there are a number of other major USbased providers challenging its dominance, TI said. These include Penske Logistics, Caterpillar Logistics Services, Ryder, UPS SCS, Schneider and Menlo.

The picture is very different in the Asia Pacific region where the market is led by the giant Japanese operators Hitachi, Sankyu and Mitsubishi. But taking Japan out of the mix, DHL Supply Chain once again is the leading multicountry player.