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The world's leading ocean freight forwarders in 2018, based on ocean freight TEUs
(in 1,000s)
Logistics - leading ocean freight forwarders worldwide 2018
In 2018, Kuehne + Nagel was ranked the world's leading ocean freight forwarder, with almost 4.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units of ocean freight.

Kuehne + Nagel – additional information

Today headquartered in Switzerland, Kuehne + Nagel was founded in 1890 in Bremen, Germany. At the present time, Kuehne + Nagel Group has offices in more than 100 countries and employs approximately 82,000 people. In the fiscal year 2018, the company generated roughly 24.8 billion Swiss francs from its worldwide operations, and about 2.7 billion Swiss francs from its operations in Asia Pacific. Between the fiscal year of 2013 and 2018, the operational expenses of Kuehne + Nagel increased somewhat continuously, reaching 6.55 billion Swiss francs.

The ocean freight market

Between 1990 and 2016, the seaborne trade transport volume roughly tripled, reaching 11 billion metric tons in 2016. In that same period, 1.74 billion metric tons of international seaborne trade were transported by container ships. As of January 2019, Japan possessed the second largest merchant fleet by operator domicile globally, with 225.1 million tons deadweight.
The world's leading ocean freight forwarders in 2018, based on ocean freight TEUs
(in 1,000s)
Ocean freight in thousand TEUs
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Release date

April 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

The abbreviation TEU stands for twenty-foot equivalent unit.

Logistics - leading ocean freight forwarders worldwide 2018
In 2018, Kuehne + Nagel was ranked the world's leading ocean freight forwarder, with almost 4.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units of ocean freight.

Kuehne + Nagel – additional information

Today headquartered in Switzerland, Kuehne + Nagel was founded in 1890 in Bremen, Germany. At the present time, Kuehne + Nagel Group has offices in more than 100 countries and employs approximately 82,000 people. In the fiscal year 2018, the company generated roughly 24.8 billion Swiss francs from its worldwide operations, and about 2.7 billion Swiss francs from its operations in Asia Pacific. Between the fiscal year of 2013 and 2018, the operational expenses of Kuehne + Nagel increased somewhat continuously, reaching 6.55 billion Swiss francs.

The ocean freight market

Between 1990 and 2016, the seaborne trade transport volume roughly tripled, reaching 11 billion metric tons in 2016. In that same period, 1.74 billion metric tons of international seaborne trade were transported by container ships. As of January 2019, Japan possessed the second largest merchant fleet by operator domicile globally, with 225.1 million tons deadweight.
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