The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK – CILT(UK) – has revealed its Top 30 UK Logistics Service Providers for 2023.  

Now in its sixth year, the highly anticipated Top 30 Logistics Service Providers list highlights organisations who are innovative, progressive and exemplify excellence. 

Based on key criteria, the list assesses publicly available data from company’s financials, performance, professional accreditation, gender pay gap, modern slavery statements and human resources. The final ranking is determined by each organisation’s average score across 11 categories. 

This year’s list recognises major global logistics players, as well as a number of local family-owned businesses. DHL, DPD, GXO, Wincanton and Kuehne + Nagel took the Top five spots this year and for the second year in a row, DHL was crowned the winner of the CILT(UK) Top 30 Logistics Service Providers.

Commenting on this achievement, Saul Resnick, CEO at DHL UK & Ireland said: “This accolade means a lot to us, because the recognition is critical for us to know that what we’re doing is right, and that we’re on the right track. It’s not just about winning or coming first, but it’s really about the fact that the people who judge this award and make the assessments have recognised the steps we take to be better in all the fields that we play in. Whether that’s from a customer point of view, an environmental sustainability point of view, an operational excellence point of view or a people engagement point of view – it’s in everything that we do.”

Andrew Weatherill FCILT, Interim Chief Executive and Company Secretary at CILT (UK) said: “We’re delighted to announce our Top 30 Logistics Service Providers for 2023, our annual Top 30 list recognises those logistics providers who continue to innovate, evolve and deliver. Now in its sixth year, CILT’s Top 30 UK Logistics Providers list has become a staple in the Institute’s calendar and celebrates the vital role that this sector plays in moving, sourcing and storing the things we all need.”

The CILT(UK) Top Logistics Service Providers for 2023 are: 

30. Macfarlane Group
29. Davies Turner & Co.
28. Bollore Logistics
27. DX Network Services
26. DFDS Logistics
25. Brenntag UK
24. Maritime Transport
23. Ligentia UK
22. Yusen Logistics
21. Turners
20. Fedex Express
19. CEVA Logistics
18. Kerry Logistics
17. Yodel
16. Clarkson
15. Eddie Stobart
14. Leidos Europe
13. Great Bear Distribution
12. Whistl UK
11. Gist
10. XPO Transport Solutions
9. EV Cargo (incl Palletforce)
8. UPS
7. Jas Forwarding
6. Evri (Hermes)
5. Wincanton
4. GXO Logistics
3. DPD Group
2. Kuehne + Nagel
1. DHL

The full results can be found here.