Logistics companies' profits under pressure

Revenues grow but pofits lag behind at several of the world's largest logistics companies. Maersk-owned Damco's growth rates are in the top, according to an analysis by Transport Intelligence.

Leading logistics companies such as DHL, Maersk-owned Damco, and Kuehne+Nagel are having difficulties growing their profits in step with the increasing revenues of several companies, says a new analysis by Transport Intelligence - Global Transport and Logistics Financial Analysis 2013, reprinted in Lloyd's Loading List.

The report shows that the world's 20 largest logistics companies have just returned to their pre-crisis profit margin levels. In revenues, the major companies went down 15 percent on average when the crisis bottomed out by end of 2009. Today, their revenues are seven percent higher than the 2007 level.

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