With a significant presence in the UK, delivery service UPS has earned its stripes in this new category. The global operator ships 15 million parcels daily and made third-quarter profits of $1.62bn. Next up, ocean container and air cargo shipments took earnings at Kuehne + Nagel to $495m in the first nine months of 2011. In August, third-placed DHL shelled out £10m to sponsor Man United’s training kit for a year. Ceva Logistics – the result of the 2007 merger between TNT and US operator EGL – has won a lucrative five-year business process out-sourcing deal with Accenture, while Wincanton has sold its European general shipping business in order to focus on the defence and construction markets.
BMAC 2011 by sector: Transportation services
|CEVA Logistics UK||7.0||3||5.1||6||6.9||3||6.3||3|
|Kuehne + Nagel (UK)||7.7||1||7.4||2||7.0||2||7.3||2|
|Royal Mail Group||4.3||8||3.8||7||4.5||8||4.1||8|