The inbound shipping activity for the top 100 Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOs), measured in TEUs, increased by nearly 16% from March to April. The increase comes after a large increase in March; positive news for the NVO business. Compared to April 2011, inbound TEUs for the top NVOs increased by 13.7%.

The majority of NVOs displayed significant increases in April. A standout NVO this month is Apex Shipping, which is ranked third on our list. The NVO increased inbound TEUs by 27.5% from March of this year and by 33.8% from April of last year. Expeditors, the top NVO, saw an increase in TEUs from March, but posted a decrease of 3% from April of last year. Overall, April’s figures show healthy gains for the majority of NVOs.

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About the 3PL News NVO Update
This report has been prepared exclusively for 3PL News by Zepol Corporation, a provider of the most complete and up-to-date trade data to organizations around the world. The data excludes shipments from empty containers, excludes shipments labeled as freight remaining on board, and may contain other data anomalies. For more information on Zepol’s industry-leading trade data tools, please visit

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