With a 153.9 billion euros market size, the global freight forwarding market provides the logistics industry quicker and easier solutions to the transportation process, with DHL Supply Chain, Kuehne + Nagel, and Panalpina being the leading companies in this market. As of June 2019, Danish company DSV was the world’s largest trucking company based on market value.
In 2018, global rail freight traffic amounted to around nine trillion-ton kilometers and is expected to reach roughly 12 trillion-ton kilometers by 2025. This sector in America and Europe has an increasing trend, while in Asia and Africa the trend is volatile or declining.
Since 2004, worldwide air logistics traffic continued to grow somewhat steadily and reached 63.3 million metric tons in 2018. In that year, Qatar Airways was the third major leading airline worldwide by international and domestic freight tonne-kilometers [ID: ]
The maritime trade transport volume amounted to approximately 11 billion metric tons in 2016, while the international seaborne trade carried by container ships increased exponentially from 1980 to 2017. In 2018, DB Schenker was the world’s fourth leading ocean freight forwarder based on ocean freight TEUs.