By Christa Kowalczyk

The top ten biggest shipping companies in the US including UPS, FedEx and Maersk, which are not just national winners but global leaders as well.

Here is an overview of the United States’ top ten largest shipping companies.

United Parcel Service of America Inc.

Atlanta-based UPS is one the globe’s biggest package delivery organization. Branded as the industry’s ‘Big Brown’ as associated with its brown logo, UPS began in 1907 as a bicycle courier service. Now it is delivering to over two hundred nations and owns over five hundred aircraft, and is still growing!

FedEx Corporation

Sta. Barbara, California is where FedEx was founded in 1970. Velocity and reliability is what FedEx is all about. Over 400 offices, retail sites, and print center sites operate in the US for seven days a week, round the clock. FedEx employs worldwide ground and air network to ensure quick delivery.



A.P. Moller – Maersk is a global corporation that owns one of the biggest shipping companies on earth as well as several of the largest container ships. Maersk Logistics USA, Inc. takes pride in its more than a century of expertise in logistics and avant-garde machinery. Their expertise and experience is the outcome of many years of assistance to major players in the industry of electronics, footwear, clothing, furniture, food products, and a lot more. Maersk Logistics holds 14 headquarters and contacts in the United States including Dallas, Georgia, Florida, Honolulu, Illinois, LA, and San Francisco.


Hapag-Lloyd is another global leader in shipping that has been in service for over 150 years. It has twenty five offices in United States and that includes Florida, New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Seattle. Hapag-Lloyd USA provides an extensive range of container types, offering the appropriate equipment for any kind of freight.


Incorporated almost three decades ago, COSCO Americas, Inc. is part of global COSCO Group. This top global logistics and shipping company offers diverse services from cargo flow management to tanker shipping, container shipping, shipping supply and technical support as well as vessel operations support. Cosco has service centers and offices in Charleston, Boston, Norfolk, Chicago, Seattle and other major US cities.

American President Lines Ltd.

The APL is recognized as the world’s 6th biggest company specializing in freight and shipping. It has more than 20 offices all over United States alone. APL is the American government’s trusted service provider that offers expert and efficient shipping solutions for more than a century now. The services of APL’s logistics group of experts headquartered in Washington D.C. center generally on the U.S. Flag Services, which conveys dependable operations for priority U.S. Flag cargos.


This is a Korea-headquartered carrier organization that operates in 22 US cities. These include Long Beach, Atlanta, Houston, Minneapolis, Portland, and Cleveland.

NYK Line

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha has nearly 170 subsidiaries in the United States of America. NYK Logistics Americas’ center of operations is in Long Beach, California.

Evergreen Marine Corporation

The major services of this organization are comprised of shipping, vessel construction, and port management. Almost 20 agent offices are in the States including New Jersey and New York.


CMA CGM (America)’s control center is in Norfolk, Virginia. CMA CGM is placed in the top ten shipping organizations in the US because of its steady growth of 30 percent annually.

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