The Power 25: How long can the good times last?

EARLY RISERS For this year’s Power 25, the positive trends outweighed the bad. Last year, we at Air Cargo World predicted DSV, following its completed absorption of UTi, would be a fast riser – and rise it did, leaping up seven spots on the Power 25 list, from No. 16 to No. 9. Now that […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

The Power 25 List for 2017

The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2016 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2016 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. The Power 25: Rank […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

Kintetsu’s Torii pumps up the volume on air cargo

In June, Nobutoshi Torii assumed the role of president and CEO of Japanese forwarder Kintetsu World Express, Inc. (KWE). As a 34-year veteran of KWE, Torii has held numerous roles at the company, beginning in sales for the export airfreight forwarding office in Nagoya, and most recently serving as president, CEO and general manager of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 10, 2016

The Power 2015: Stability at the top

Stability at the top For the top four forwarders on the Power 25 list, ranked by tonnage, there was seemingly little change. DHL’s Supply Chain and Global Forwarding divisions led the field, yet again, by a wide margin, with 2.11 million tonnes of air cargo shipped during 2015. However, the leader hardly had an easy […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 26, 2016

The Power 25 Forwarders of 2015

The larger you are, the harder it is to shove you aside. This basic fact of physics can be seen in The Power 25, Air Cargo World’s list of the top 25 largest freight forwarders in airfreight, based on tonnage last year. Many of the familiar brawny players – DHL Global Forwarding, Kuehne + Nagel, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 5, 2015

Antitrust immunity likely for DHL Global Forwarding

DHL Global Forwarding, said to be the ringleader in fixing prices and inflating surcharges in the forwarding business between 2002 and 2007, will more than likely be granted immunity from prosecution and fines by the Singapore antitrust authorities, according to Reuters. The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) was investigating 11 forwarding companies, including DHL Global […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 20, 2015

Toll, APL purchases shake up Asia-Pacific logistics

Within days of each other, two Japanese firms have made plays to more firmly establish themselves in the global logistics sector by announcing plans to acquire two logistics giants in the Asia-Pacific region. Soon after Japan’s Kintetsu World Express said it was purchasing air- and seafreight forwarder APL Logistics from Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 23, 2015