Third-party logistics - leading providers worldwide 2018

In 2018, DSV generated over 12.4 billion U.S. dollars in gross revenue. DSV was founded in Denmark in 1976 and is one of the world's leading third-party logistics providers.

DSV - additional information

The Danish company reported increasing revenue from 2010 to 2018, reaching 79 billion Danish kroner (or roughly 12.14 billion U.S. dollars) worldwide. From 2015 to 2018, United States, Denmark, and Germany were the most profitable countries for DSV, generating over a third of its revenue in those markets. During this period, DSV expanded its air and sea freight operations progressively, reaching approximately 37 billion Danish kroner (or roughly 5.7 billion U.S. dollars). DSV’s air freight traffic more than doubled during this period.

The acquisition of Panalpina

In 2019, DSV acquired and merged with Panalpina World Transport to sustain its global market power expansion, and renamed the company “DSV Panalpina A/S”. From 2007 to 2018, the Swiss company Panalpina generated fluctuating net revenue, with some six billion Swiss francs reported in 2018. In that same year, the company made most of its revenue from air and ocean freight segments, with 3.2 billion and 2.2 billion Swiss francs respectively. Between 2016 and 2018, Europe was the largest net forwarding market for Panalpina.

The world's leading third-party logistics providers in 2018, based on gross logistics revenue (in million U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

June 2019



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Supplementary notes

* According to the source, revenue streams are company reported or Armstrong & Associates, Inc. estimates and have been converted to U.S. dollars using the average exchange rate in order to make non-currency related growth comparisons.

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