The shipping activity for the top 100 Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOs), measured in TEUs, decreased by 10% from August to September of this year, and decreased by 1.89% from September of last year. The decrease in TEUs seen this September more than offsets the 6.12% increase seen in August. Year-to-date, TEUs for all NVOs are up 2% from last year and up 43% from 2009 figures.

Out of the top 100 NVOs, 88 of them saw a decrease in TEUs for the month of September.  All of the NVOs ranked in the top 20 experienced a decrease, particularly Worldwide Ocean Line, who had a large drop in TEUs at nearly 40%.  Compared to September of 2010, Expeditors International Of Washington is still the number one carrier, although their TEUs year-to-date are nearly 5% lower. Seamaster Logistics and Hecny Shipping have nudged their way into the top 10 after previously ranking 11th and 13th one year ago.

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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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