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This year the 2014 Transport 50 table received a record number of entries and updated fleet information and continues on a path of healthy growth. IC reports...

The Transport 50 table for 2014 shows signs of improvement and investments across the transport sector, with a healthy amount of fleet expansion and replacement. (Click here to see a copy of the table).

Mammoet remains as the world’s largest specialized transport company, having increased its fleet carrying capacity by around 10 % for a second year in a row, from 165,680 tonnes to 180,900 in 2014. Holding on to second position in the table is UK transport company ALE, which has increased its workforce and upped its number of modular and specialized trailers, increasing its fleet capacity by more than 15 %, from 123,708 tonnes in 2013 to 143,988 tonnes in 2014.

New to the top three is Belgium-based international heavy lift and transport specialist Sarens, which has moved up two places this year from fifth to third, after increasing its specialized trailer capacity from 9,232 to 21,343 tonnes. Total fleet capacity for Sarens is now past the 100,000 tonnes mark at 101,951 tonnes for 2014.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Fagioli remains fourth in the table, while Landstar Transportation Logistics has moved down two places into fifth. ATS Specialized and Challenger Motor Freight have swapped positions and are now listed in sixth and seventh place, respectively.

New to the top 10 is USA-based combined company All Erection & Crane Rental Corp and Dawes Specialized Transport. With a total of 37 depots, more than 1,500 employees and a total fleet capacity of 56,235 tonnes, they are listed in 8th place on this year’s table. DST was previously listed outside the top 50, with a ranking of 61in last year’s table.

Also new to this year’s T50 is Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation, which has entered the table in 28th place with a fleet capacity of 12,876 tonnes. Hareket has five depots and serves areas in Turkey, CIS and the Middle East. Also new for this year is Netherlands-based transport company Van der Vlist, which has been listed in 31st place with a total fleet capacity of 11,182 tonnes. South Korean transport company KCTC is another new entry in the top 50, entering the table in 45th place, with a total fleet capacity of 9,080 tonnes.

Strong progress
A number of companies in this year’s listing have made some significant fleet investments. USA-based Deep South Crane & Rigging, for example, has moved up seven places in this year’s listing from 25th to 18th place, having increased its fleet capacity by more than 45 %. Transport and lifting company Havator, based in Finland, has also made an impressive comeback in this year’s table. After falling 22 places in 2013 from 20th to 42nd place it has made some major improvements to its fleet capacity, and has moved up another eight places to 34. While it is still some way off from its position in 2012, the signs are encouraging.

Nabros Transport, in India, has also moved up from 47th place in 2013 to 39th. The company has a total fleet capacity of 10,072 tonnes, 2,550 tonnes more than the previous year. After almost doubling its fleet capacity to 7,256 tonnes, UK crane and transport company, Ainscough, has moved up 11 places, to 57th. Trans-United, based in the USA, has moved up to just outside the top 50, from 62nd place to 51st after increasing its specialized transport capacity by 60 %.

Despite the positive changes in the table, a number of companies have moved down. In some cases this is not due to decreasing fleet capacities, but more so because other companies have moved up the list. Stiglich Transporte, for example, has fallen four places to 50th, despite increasing its total fleet capacity from 7,748 tonnes to 8,262 tonnes. Outside the top 50, NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul (NC Services Group), from Canada, has fallen outside the top 50 from 30th to 56th. From being just outside the top 50, Precision Heavy Haul, has fallen to 64th place, despite only decreasing its fleet capacity by 494 tonnes.

About Transport 50
The Transport 50 index is calculated using the total carrying capacity of all specialized transport equipment in a company’s fleet.

There is only space in the magazine to fully list the top 50 companies. Full information on all companies entered, plus other tables and statistics related to the Transport 50, will be available at

We are always interested to hear from companies that have not yet entered the Transport 50. If your company is one of them, please let us know and look out for the 2015 Transport 50 entry forms and calls for entries on the KHL web site during the second quarter of that year.


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