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Dachser (No. 19)

In its year-end report for 2015, Dachser Intelligent Logistics said its Air and Sea Logistics division generated revenue growth of 8 percent and contributed €1.6 billion to the company’s consolidated revenue. Bucking the general trend of 2015, most of Dachser’s growth came from investments in efficiency rather than acquisition. “Instead, we are focusing on standardized processes, integrated IT systems and close connections with the European overland network,” said Dachser CEO Bernhard Simon. Privately owned Dachser is known more for its truck and ocean volumes, but its airfreight totals have been on the rise, reaching 275,300 tonnes in 2015 — enough to earn a No. 19 rank. “European exports remain our growth engine,” Dachser said, “in addition to solutions that intelligently combine overland, air and sea freight.”

Crane Worldwide Logistics (No. 23)

Launched in 2008 in Houston, Crane Worldwide Logistics, a full-service brokerage and logistics firm, has grown rapidly over the last eight years to land the No. 23 spot on the Power 25. “We have seen steady growth since the inception of the company,” said John Magee, Crane’s president and CEO. Crane, which operates company-owned offices in 113 cities and 25 countries, handled 213,000 tonnes of airfreight last year, generating revenues of $654 million. “We continue to focus on high tech, high value, high service supply chain solutions,” Magee said. “Hiring and developing the best people in the industry, but investing in leading edge technology, positions us well for the future.” The industry will likely face the same headwinds for the rest of this year, as it did for most of 2015, Magee said. “The global economy has shown weakness, and demand growth is not keeping up with capacity,” he added. “All the more reason for us to stay focused on what we are great at, while expanding the diversity of our client base.”

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