Transporting of packages is now big business and continues to grow as more sales are made online. The online businesses have to rely on the efficiency of parcel post or a delivery service, in order for themselves to excel. Although there are many good national companies like the United States Postal Service and even some that are starting to break into the worldwide deliveries, there are already companies that have established themselves globally as being efficient, which we are concerned with here. Here is a list of the top 10 best courier services in the world in 2013.
DTDC courier is an Indian company. The company was started in Bangalore in 1990 and has since established a considerable network countrywide. This is India’s largest delivery service and delivers 11 million packages monthly to 10,000 different Pin codes.
This company has operated from Seattle, US since 1979 and today is featured as a Fortune 400 company with 13,000 employees worldwide.
Japan Post Service
Headquartered in Tokyo for many years, this service is well established and only now is considering becoming totally privatized.
Employing 50,000 people worldwide, this company is best known for delivering heavier packages. Although it suffered economic problems in 2009, it has since recovered.
This UK government owned service is one of the oldest in the world and today employs 176,000 people. Although it has gone through several problems in the past, it has always successfully recovered and is renowned for its quality and guarantee of service. It is now being considering going 90% private.
Headquartered in Germany and employing 91,000 in 2,400 offices worldwide, this company once claimed to be the leading service in Europe. It is still well known today, for its high quality and accuracy.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, this company is very popular in Western Europe. Offering express services to over 200 countries, PostNL is part of this company.
Operating out of Memphis in the US, this company owns so many aircraft for its deliveries, that only Delta Airlines exceeds it in numbers. The company’s actual name is Federal Express and it was founded in 1971.
United Parcels Services Inc.
Although founded in Seattle in 1907, this company is now headquartered in Georgia, US. Known to deliver 15 million packages daily in 220 countries, the company owns more than 200 planes. UPS, as it is best known, is widely considered to be among the best services in the world.
With its headquarters based in Bonn, Germany this, the largest courier service company in the world, started in 1955 but it was only in 1969 that it started its DHL division as a service only between Hawaii and San Francisco. The DHL division rapidly grew into becoming a global service and is one of the few couriers that offer deliveries to countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Burma.