Top Companies in the Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) Market

Top Companies in the Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) Market

The global courier, express, and parcel (CEP) market size reached US$ 439.8 Billion in 2023. Courier, express, and parcel (CEP) are services that facilitate the delivery of goods via the land, air, and waterways. They are widely used to deliver non-palletized packages that usually weigh around a hundred pounds collectively. They assist in delivering parcels and documents to retail consumers, government agencies, and business customers. As a result, CEP services have gained immense popularity due to safe delivery options, cost-effectiveness, and parcel tracking facilities.

As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top companies in the global courier, express, and parcel (CEP) industry are offering express deliveries, which involve time-bound delivery where the shipment is transported within two days or at a pre-agreed date and time. They are also enhancing value-added services, such as mobile tracking of products, SMS and e-mail alerts, and call recording facilities. In addition, the leading CEP service providers are collaborating with e-commerce vendors to deliver products across domestic and international locations. They are also adopting innovative digital technologies, such as delivery lockers, GPS, biometrics, autonomous vehicles, drone deliveries, pickup points, and crowdsourced deliveries, to enhance operational efficiency and meet customer requirements effectively. Besides this, recent technological advancements are facilitating key market players to reshape the supply chain and reinvent the parcel industry. They are also making strategic investments to establish a regional logistics network by opening new distribution centers and intelligent warehouses. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 623.3 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% during 2024-2032.

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List of Top Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) Companies Across the World:

Aramex PJSC

Establishment: 1982
Headquarters: Dubai, UAE

Aramex PJSC is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions. It offers a wide range of services, including express courier delivery, freight forwarding, logistics, supply chain management, e-commerce, and record management services. The company has an extensive global logistics network with over 600 offices in 65 countries that delivers logistics services and transportation solutions worldwide. 

Deutsche Post AG

Establishment: 1995
Headquarters: Bonn, Germany

Deutsche Post AG is one of the world’s largest logistics, package delivery, and supply chain management company. The group is organized into five operating divisions:

  • Post & Parcel Germany
  • Express
  • Global Forwarding
  • Freight
  • Supply Chain
  • eCommerce Solutions

It primarily offers integrated services and tailored, customer-focused solutions for managing and transporting goods, letters, and information. Besides this, it is home to two prominent brands:

  • DHL
  • Deutsche Post

While DHL offers a broad range of parcel and international express services, freight transport, supply chain management services, and e-commerce logistics solutions, Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal and parcel service provider. The company employs around 590,000 people in over 220 countries and territories across the globe. 

FedEx Corporation

Establishment: 1971
Headquarters: Tennessee, United States

FedEx Corporation is a global leader in the transportation and information industry. The company mainly operates through 7 segments:

  • FedEx Express
  • FedEx Ground
  • FedEx Freight
  • FedEx Services
  • FedEx Logistics
  • FedEx Office
  • FedEx Dataworks

It provides customers and businesses worldwide with a comprehensive portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. It offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively, and innovating digitally under the FedEx brand.

La Poste SA

Establishment: 1991
Headquarters: Paris, France

La Poste SA is a leading courier service provider and a public-owned limited company held by two shareholders: the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (66%) and the French government (34%). The group is structured into four business units:

  • Parcels & mail services
  • La Banque Postale
  • GeoPost/DPD group
  • The Retail Customers and Digital Services business unit

It offers mail, letter, parcel, and express delivery services and retail banking, loans, insurance, mobile telephony, and asset management services. With more than 245,000 employees, the company operates 17,000 retail outlets in France and is present in 63 countries across five continents.

Pos Malaysia Berhad (DRB-HICOM)

Establishment: 1992
Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pos Malaysia Berhad is the national postal service provider and sole licensee for universal postal services in Malaysia. It offers mail and parcel delivery, retail, logistics, and aviation products, financial services, and supply chain solutions. It has an extensive network of over 3,500 touchpoints with a presence across the country, providing Malaysians with the most comprehensive retail network.

Poste Italiane SpA

Establishment: 1862
Headquarters: Rome, Italy

Poste Italiane SpA is the largest logistics operator in Italy and a leading player in the financial, insurance, and payment services sector. It offers postal services, letter and parcel delivery, communication, postal savings products, logistics, and financial and insurance services throughout Italy. The company mainly operates in three lines of business, including:

  • Post and Parcel sector
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance Services 


PostNL Holding BV

Establishment: 1928
Headquarters: Netherlands

PostNL Holding BV mainly collects, transports, stores, sorts, and distributes letters, printed matters, parcels, documents, and freight items. It provides mail and logistics services domestically and internationally. With around 37,000 employees, the company delivers shipments in over 190 countries using various forms of transport. 

Qantas Courier (Qantas Airways Limited)

Establishment: 2001
Headquarters: Australia

Qantas Courier specializes in domestic freight services within New Zealand and offers overnight and integrated road and air freight solutions. It provides door-to-door international and domestic courier services from New Zealand. It handles all routine cargo and specialized shipments, including priority, oversized and dangerous goods. The company has teams in Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington to help move cargo almost anywhere in the world using Qantas, Qantas Freight, and Jetstar aircraft.

Royal Mail Plc

Establishment: 1516
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Royal Mail Plc is one of the oldest organizations in the world and an international business that offers postal and delivery services. The group consists of two primary operations:

  • UK-Based Pperation
    • Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide (Royal Mail)
    • International Operation
    • General Logistics Systems (GLS)

While Royal Mail operates throughout the UK and provides letter and parcel delivery services internationally, GLS has an expanding international footprint which currently includes around 40 countries and nation-states, predominantly in European presence and a growing presence in North America.

SF Express Co. Ltd.

Establishment: 1993
Headquarters: Shenzhen, China

SF Express Co. Ltd. is China’s largest integrated express logistics service and solution provider. It primarily operates through seven segments:

  • Time-Definite Express
  • Economy Express
  • Freight
  • Cold Chain and Pharmaceutical
  • Intra-City on-Demand Delivery
  • Supply Chain and international business (including international express, international freight and freight forwarding, and supply chain)

The company offers domestic and international express delivery.

SG Holdings Co. Ltd.

Establishment: 1957
Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan

SG Holdings Co. Ltd. offers goods delivery, cargo logistics, pickup, and other services. It operates through four business units:

  • Delivery
  • Logistics
  • Real Estate
  • Other Businesses

Under the delivery business, the company provides a range of shipment services. On the other hand, the logistics unit covers the entire shipping process, from storage, needle detection and product inspection, and logistics processing at warehouses to international shipping and customs clearance.

Singapore Post Ltd.

Establishment: 1819
Headquarters: Singapore

Singapore Post Ltd. is a leader in eCommerce logistics, postal services, and innovative mail and logistics solutions in Singapore and around the world. Its broad portfolio of eCommerce logistics solutions includes

  • Front-end Web Management
  • Warehousing and Fulfillment
  • Last-Mile Delivery
  • International Freight Forwarding

Some of its subsidiaries include vPOST, FMH Group, Famous Holdings, CouriersPlease, and Quantum Solutions. The company has operations in more than 15 countries and territories worldwide.

United Parcel Service Inc.

Establishment: 1907
Headquarters: Georgia, United States

United Parcel Service Inc. is a premier package delivery company and a leading provider of global supply chain management solutions. It delivers packages and documents and offers less-than-truckload transportation, distribution, and logistics services. It comprises an integrated air and ground pickup and delivery network. With more than 534,000 employees, the company operates in 220 countries and territories across the globe. 

Yamato Transport Co. Ltd.

Establishment: 2005
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Yamato Transport Co. Ltd. provides a range of safe and reliable integrated shipping services. It offers door-to-door parcel delivery services, delivering individually addressed letters, parcels, and packages. The company also caters to a wide array of logistics needs, including the delivery of fresh goods and other cargo requiring high-quality temperature management. Yamato Logistics also extends packaging and sales support services to customers. The company employs over 200,000 people globally and operates in 23 countries and regions worldwide. 


About IMARC Group: IMARC Group is a leading market research and consulting company that offers management strategy and market research worldwide. The company has done multiple projects on the courier, express, and parcel (CEP) industry, which has enabled clients to set up and expand their businesses successfully. 

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