There is no doubt that 2021 was a bumper 12 months for airfreight forwarders with revenues, profits and volumes reacing new highs, but it was also a year of change at the top as Kuehne+Nagel knocked DHL off the top spot (see full list at end of article).

The latest annual statistics from consultant Armstrong & Associates show that Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) was the world’s largest airfreight forwarder in terms of volumes in 2021 as it recorded a 54.9% increase to 2.2m tonnes.

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