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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 37 TOP 50 GLOBAL LOGISTICS COMPANIES SPECIAL REPORT THE WORLD'S 50 largest logistics companies generated nearly $248 billion in revenue last year, up nearly 5 percent from 2013's $237.4 billion, according to Pittsburgh-based research and consulting firm SJ Consulting Group. Although organic growth increased, the changes in the rank- ings reflect a significant number of consolidations. XPO Logistics vaulted onto the list in 2014 for the first time, after a series of nine acquisitions — including New Breed Logistics, Pacer and 3PD — helped to raise its revenue by 235.8 percent, from $702 million in 2013 to nearly $2.4 billion last year. Norbert By Alan M. Field After a flat 2013, revenue growth returned at the world's largest logistics companies last year as trade and consolidation accelerated BUILDING ON ACQUISITIONS

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