Through its operating companies, TransForce is one of Canada's largest providers of transportation and logistics services. Subsidiaries offer truckload transportation of general freight and specialized cargo, as well as less-than-truckload (LTL) tranportation through carrier TST Overland Express. (Less-than-truckload carriers consolidate loads from multiple shippers into a single trailer.) Other TransForce units include parcel delivery company Canpar, and logistics and warehousing services. In 2008 the company, which formerly traded as TransForce Income Fund, converted itself from an income fund to a corporation in order to invest more of its income in its business.
Company president Robert Go founded Air Power in 1987. Freight forwarder Air Power International Express (U.S.A.) arranges the transportation of its customers' goods by air, land, and sea. As a freight forwarder, it acts as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), buying space from carriers and reselling it to customers. Air Power International Express company also provides customs brokerage and warehousing and distribution services. It maintains a regional office in the Philippines and operates through alliances with other freight forwarders in markets around the world.
Navigazione Montanari S.p.A. was founded in 1889 by Captain Giovanni Montanari with a single sailing ship. Navigazione Montanari knows how oil and gas get from the producer to the consumer. The company's fleet of more than 15 vessels consists of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) carriers, petroleum product tankers, and crude oil tankers. Navigazione Montanari's gas carriers, which include pressurized and refrigerated vessels, carry such cargo as ethylene, propane, butane, propylene, and anhydrous ammonia. The company's product tankers primarily transport liquid chemical products. Navigazione Montanari is controlled by the Montanari family.
The well-known black cat logo of express delivery giant Yamato Holdings crosses paths throughout Japan. The holding company's flagship unit, Yamato Transport, delivers nearly 2 million parcels and another 2 million pieces of mail yearly from a network of some 3,600 delivery centers throughout Japan. Besides Yamato Transport and its signature next-day Takkyubin (door-to-door parcel delivery) and Kuroneko Mail (document delivery) businesses, Yamato Holdings' operations include logistics, financial transaction processing, and household moving services. Yamato Transport accounts for the bulk of the holding company's annual revenue.
AAA Cooper Transportation can freight your cargo from point A to point B. A regional less-than-truckload (LTL) freight hauler, AAA Cooper operates in the southeastern US and Puerto Rico; it also maintains facilities in Chicago, and a few other industrial crossroads. (LTL carriers combine freight from multiple shippers into a single truckload.) AAA Cooper Transportation operates close to 80 terminals, and the company's fleet includes about 2,000 tractors and 6,000 trailers. AAA Cooper Transportation also offers freight brokerage services and dedicated contract carriage. Chairman and CEO Mack Dove owns the company, which was founded by his father in 1955.
France's state-owned railway company, Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais (SNCF), is still blazing a trail as the nation's primary provider of local and long-distance passenger and freight service. Overall, the SNCF network covers 120 countries, spanning more than 32,000 km (almost 20,000 miles) of track and about 3,000 stations. SNCF's Eurostar joint venture shuttles passengers between Paris and London via the Channel Tunnel ("Chunnel"), and high-speed train operator Thalys links Paris with other European capitals. SNCF's high-speed TGV passenger trains travel at up to 350 mph. About one-third of SNCF's revenues are generated outside of France.
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, known as NYK Line, is at home in ports around the globe. With a fleet of about 780 vessels, the company is one of the world's largest marine transportation providers. The NYK Line fleet includes bulk carriers, containerships, tankers, and a variety of specialized vessels, including car carriers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers; overall, the fleet has a capacity of more than 50 million deadweight tons (DWT). In conjunction with its marine transportation business, NYK Line offers such logistics services as customs clearance, supply chain management, and warehousing, and it operates marine terminals.
Lone Star Transportation hauls freight throughout North America on flatbed trailers.Lone Star Transportation company specializes in transporting equipment for wind power generation facilities, along with other heavy and complex loads for customers in industries such as aerospace, construction, and oil and gas. It operates a fleet of about 870 tractors and 2,000 trailers. In addition to freight transportation, Lone Star provides a variety of logistics services, which include arranging the transportation of customers' freight by air, ocean, and rail carriers. Company president Tex Robbins owns Lone Star, which began operations in 1988.
DHT Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, DHT Maritime, Inc., operates a fleet of double-hull crude oil tankers. As of March 25, 2010, the companys fleet consisted of 3 very large crude carriers, which were tankers ranging in size from 200,000 to 320,000 deadweight tons (dwt); 2 Suezmax tankers that were tankers ranging in size from 130,000 to 170,000 dwt; and 4 Aframax tankers, which were tankers ranging in size from 80,000 to 120,000 dwt. Its fleet principally operates on international routes and had a combined carrying capacity of 1,656,921 dwt. DHT Holdings, Inc. is based in St. Helier, the Channel Islands.
C.R. England hauls refrigerated and dry cargo throughout the US. The company also serves parts of Canada and, through alliances, parts of Mexico. C.R. England's fleet includes some 3,500 tractors and about 5,700 trailers. Besides for-hire freight hauling, C.R. England offers dedicated contract carriage, in which drivers and equipment are assigned to a customer long-term; logistics services, including freight brokerage; and intermodal railroad service. C.R. England was founded in 1920 by Chester Rodney England and is run by his descendants.
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