Top 10 Ocean Freight Forwarders (Ocean Containers) 2018 vs. 2019


Errata: This article and infographic were published initially as a comparison of volumes transported in 2020 vs. 2019, as suggested in the sources. Later evidence has shown that it is actually a comparison of volumes transported in 2019 vs. 2018 and both article and infographic were corrected.

This infographic provides insights into the number of ocean freight containers at the end of  2018, respectively at the end of 2019, compiled by Transport Topics News.

The number of containers transported increased in 2019, as compared to those in 2018. For the Top 10 players, the increase was at close to half a million containers.

The new entry to the top 10 ocean freight forwarders in 2019 is FR MEYER’S SOHN Forwarding Business, a German company.

The top four ocean freight forwarders, Kuehne + Nagel, Sinotrans Ltd., DHL, and DB Shenker have kept their ranking while the rest of the top 10 ocean freight forwarders have jumped one spot in the ranking since 2018.

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Chief Executive Officer, Greensill​

Lex is the co-founder and CEO of Greensill, and a Senior Advisor and Crown Representative to Her Majesty’s Government on Supply Chain Finance. He was awarded the CBE for Services to the British Economy in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2017 Birthday Honours.

Lex previously established the global SCF business at Morgan Stanley, and led the EMEA SCF business at Citi.

Lex holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales, and Queensland.