TOP of the best logistics companies in Europe and the USA
Transportation and logistics companies are heavily involved in a global economy that has experienced unprecedented growth in the past years. But Covid-19 changed the entire order fulfilment process up making the industry look for new approaches and solutions.
But despite the pandemic, people still need to have their goods moved, stored, or washed, and every businessman wants their supply chain to perform smoothly. The borders were closed, and transportation and logistics management was mainly focused on providing services for local companies domestically. WELL PACK’s attention to detail and deep knowledge of the local demands served us well in these times of trouble.
What’s Going On in the Industry?Transportation in Western Europe and the USA is reeling from the economic effects of the restrictions expanding and increasing the number and availability of their services. Some of the companies introduce unique propositions in the market; others place a premium on the diversity or extra services. The top companies have to establish new standards and increase the quality of their performance to stay at the top. Their names often appear in Supply Chain Management Review and other magazines dedicated to the logistics industry. Look at this table. Here is the basic information on the 10 largest logistics companies in North America for 2021, just sheer numbers to get an idea about the size of the
Top 10 Logistics Companies in North America, 2021
|Company Name||Gross Profit
|1||C.H. Robinson Worldwide||15,490||2,241||9,114|
|3||UPS Supply Chain Solutions||11,048||5,565||77|
|4||Expeditors International of Washington||10,116||2,927||17,908|
|5||J.B. Hunt Transport Services||9,198||3,045||23|
|6||Kuehne + Nagel Americas||6,615||1,656||15|
|7||DHL Supply Chain||5,8||5,290||36,339|
|8||Transportation Insight Holding Co.||4,27||280||1,8|
|9||Total Quality Logistics||4,138||736||5|
Top 10 European E-commerce Logistics Companies, 2021
The European companies do not lag behind those of North America. Each of them uses its own know-how to stay on the top. Look at this short A-list to see the best of the best.
1. Deutsche Post/DHL Express/DHL Parcel
The world’s biggest courier company, DHL, is a German corporation with around half a million employees all over the world.
80% of all of the goods offered in numerous shops on Oxford Street in London are delivered by DHL. Around 500,000 visitors make purchases there every day. And this company was the first who introduced tracking of shipments by SMS.
DPD is another German logistics company. They deal with 3 million parcels per day and are considered to be the second-largest European international parcel delivery network.
DPD deals with 5.3 million parcels per day and 1.3 billion parcels per year. There are over 77,000 DPD employees working worldwide. DPD runs its business in 41 countries, across 3 continents.
3. FedEx/TNT Express
FedEx/TNT ExpressFedEx is an American company with a separate service for cross-border shipping. Today this is an important participant in the European market.
FedEx is an owner of about 670 airplanes, and its air cargo fleet is the biggest in the world. Over 19 million packages are handled per day and the company receives 125 million tracking requests.
4. Royal Mail
Royal Mail is the biggest postal service provider in the United Kingdom though it works across Europe. It works 19 hours per day, and this means 4 million letters per day.
5. GLS Parcel Service
This company is based in Amsterdam operating both in Europe and beyond. About 31,000 delivery vans and 4,000 long distance trucks, 21,000 employees ensure the best performance of the company.
6. Hermes UK
This is one of the key logistics players in the United Kingdom. Such big companies as ASOS, Tesco, John Lewis, and Debenhams rely on it. 40% of the UK’s leading retailers and supermarkets use services of this company.
Parcelhub is the UK’s leading provider of multi-carrier delivery solutions and proactive tracking support.
PostNL is the largest service provider in Netherlands that works both domestically and internationally.
9. Mondial Relay
This company was founded in France. They work via so-called Points Relais to facilitate the interaction with customers.
Asendia is a joint venture of La Poste (France) and Swiss Post.
To Sum It Up
You see, managing physical delivery is not all about moving things from one place to another. Lots of factors are involved in play and thousands of people try to do their best to meet their customers’ demands.