-Network: (11 - Statement - Statement Of Financial Position Classified)
-Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] {ID1}
-Statement [Table] {ID2}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID3}
-Assets {ID4}
-Current Assets: {ID5}
Cash and cash equivalents {ID6}
Short-term investments {ID7}
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $15,212 at June 30, 2009 and $14,414 at December 31, 2008 {ID8}
Deferred Federal and state income taxes {ID9}
Other {ID10}
Total current assets {ID11}
Property and equipment, less accumulated depreciation and amortization of $249,336 at June 30, 2009 and $228,025 at December 31, 2008 {ID12}
Goodwill, net {ID13}
Other intangibles, net {ID14}
Other assets, net {ID15}
Assets, Total {ID16}
-Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity {ID17}
-Current Liabilities: {ID18}
Accounts payable {ID19}
Accrued expenses, primarily salaries and related costs {ID20}
Federal, state and foreign income taxes {ID21}
Total current liabilities {ID22}
Deferred Federal and state income taxes {ID23}
-Shareholders' Equity: {ID24}
Preferred stock, none issued {ID25}
Common stock, par value $.01 per share Issued and outstanding 212,061,173 shares at June 30, 2009, and 211,973,377 shares at December 31, 2008 {ID26}
Additional paid-in capital {ID27}
Retained earnings {ID28}
Accumulated other comprehensive loss {ID29}
Total shareholders' equity {ID30}
Noncontrolling interest {ID31}
Total equity {ID32}
Commitments and contingencies {ID33}
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity, Total {ID34}
-Network: (12 - Statement - Statement Of Financial Position Classified (Parenthetical))
-Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] {ID35}
-Statement [Table] {ID36}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID37}
Accounts receivable, allowance for doubtful accounts {ID38}
Property and equipment, accumulated depreciation and amortization {ID39}
Preferred stock, issued {ID40}
Common stock, par value {ID41}
Common stock, Issued shares {ID42}
Common stock, outstanding shares {ID43}
-Network: (13 - Statement - Statement Of Income Alternative)
-Income Statement [Abstract] {ID44}
-Statement [Table] {ID45}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID46}
-Revenues: {ID47}
Airfreight services {ID48}
Ocean freight and ocean services {ID49}
Customs brokerage and other services {ID50}
Total revenues {ID51}
-Operating Expenses: {ID52}
Airfreight consolidation {ID53}
Ocean freight consolidation {ID54}
Customs brokerage and other services {ID55}
Salaries and related costs {ID56}
Rent and occupancy costs {ID57}
Depreciation and amortization {ID58}
Selling and promotion {ID59}
Other {ID60}
Total operating expenses {ID61}
Operating income {ID62}
-Other Income (Expense): {ID63}
Interest income {ID64}
Interest expense {ID65}
Other, net {ID66}
Other income, net {ID67}
Earnings before income taxes {ID68}
Income tax expense {ID69}
Net earnings {ID70}
Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest {ID71}
Net earnings attributable to shareholders {ID72}
Diluted earnings attributable to shareholders per share {ID73}
Basic earnings attributable to shareholders per share {ID74}
Dividends declared and paid per common share {ID75}
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding {ID76}
Weighted average basic shares outstanding {ID77}
-Network: (14 - Statement - Statement Of Cash Flows Indirect)
-Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] {ID78}
-Statement [Table] {ID79}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID80}
-Operating Activities: {ID81}
Net earnings {ID82}
-Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities: {ID83}
Provision for losses on accounts receivable {ID84}
Deferred income tax (benefit) expense {ID85}
Excess tax benefits from stock plans {ID86}
Stock compensation expense {ID87}
Depreciation and amortization {ID88}
Gain on sale of assets {ID89}
Other {ID90}
-Changes in operating assets and liabilities: {ID91}
Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable {ID92}
(Increase) decrease in other current assets {ID93}
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses {ID94}
(Decrease) increase in income taxes payable, net {ID95}
Net cash provided by operating activities {ID96}
-Investing Activities: {ID97}
(Increase) decrease in short-term investments {ID98}
Purchase of property and equipment {ID99}
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment {ID100}
Prepayment on long-term land lease {ID101}
Other {ID102}
Net cash used in investing activities {ID103}
-Financing Activities: {ID104}
Repayments of short-term debt, net {ID105}
Proceeds from issuance of common stock {ID106}
Repurchases of common stock {ID107}
Excess tax benefits from stock plans {ID108}
Dividends paid {ID109}
Distributions to noncontrolling interest {ID110}
Purchase of noncontrolling interest {ID111}
Net cash used in financing activities {ID112}
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash {ID113}
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents {ID114}
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period {ID115}
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period {ID116}
-Interest and Taxes Paid: {ID117}
Interest {ID118}
Income taxes {ID119}
-Network: (15 - Disclosure - Notes to Financial Statements)
-Notes to Financial Statements [Abstract] {ID120}
Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies {ID121}
Note 2. Income Taxes {ID122}
Note 3. Equity {ID123}
Note 4. Fair Value of Financial Instruments {ID124}
Note 5. Contingencies {ID125}
Note 6. Business Segment Information {ID126}
-Network: (16 - Disclosure - Document Information)
-Document Information [Text Block] {ID127}
Document Type {ID128}
Amendment Flag {ID129}
Amendment Description {ID130}
Document Period End Date {ID131}
-Network: (17 - Disclosure - Entity Information)
-Entity [Text Block] {ID132}
Trading Symbol {ID133}
Entity Registrant Name {ID134}
Entity Central Index Key {ID135}
Current Fiscal Year End Date {ID136}
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer {ID137}
Entity Current Reporting Status {ID138}
Entity Voluntary Filers {ID139}
Entity Filer Category {ID140}
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding {ID141}
Entity Public Float {ID142}