2017 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 largest Global Freight Carriers

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Rankings

Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
1 1 FedEx Corp. United States $55,684 $60,319 93.3%
2 2 UPS Inc. United States $53,387 $60,906 87.7%
3 3 China Railway Corp. China $32,445 $136,680 23.7%
4 4 Maersk Denmark $26,410 $36,408 72.5%
5 6 Russian Railways Russia $20,863 $31,957 65.3%
6 9 Deutsche Post DHL Group Germany $20,260 $63,460 31.9%
7 5 Union Pacific Corp. United States $19,941 $19,941 100.0%
8 8 BNSF Railway United States $18,921 $19,829 95.4%
9 10 Mediterranean Shipping Co. Switzerland $17,675 $17,675 100.0%
10 7 CMA CGM Group France $15,977 $15,977 100.0%
11 11 Indian Railways India $15,929 $24,574 64.8%
12 13 NYK Group Japan $12,789 $18,395 69.5%
13 14 Mitsui O.S.K Lines Japan $12,731 $13,607 93.6%
14 16 Deutsche Bahn AG Germany $12,085 $44,912 26.9%
15 15 Hapag-Lloyd AG Germany $11,662 $11,662 100.0%
16 20 Yamato Group Japan $11,136 $16,881 66.0%
17 17 CSX Corp. United States $11,069 $11,069 100.0%
18 12 China COSCO Shipping Corp. China $10,518 $10,518 100.0%
19 19 Norfolk Southern Corp. United States $9,888 $9,888 100.0%
20 18 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K Line) Japan $9,465 $9,465 100.0%
21 21 Canadian National Railway Canada $8,689 $8,953 97.0%
22 22 SF Express China $8,585 $8,585 100.0%
23 30 XPO Logistics United States $7,388 $14,619 50.5%
24 25 SG Holdings Group Japan $7,142 $8,858 80.6%
25 26 GeoPost Group France $6,583 $6,825 96.5%
26 24 Hamburg Süd Group Germany $6,234 $6,234 100.0%
27 28 J.B. Hunt Transport Services United States $5,717 $6,555 87.2%
28 27 Orient Overseas International Hong Kong $5,298 $5,298 100.0%
29 32 Yellow Corp. United States $4,698 $4,698 100.0%
30 29 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $4,508 $4,636 97.2%
31 31 Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. South Korea $3,749 $3,749 100.0%
32 34 Swift Transportation United States $3,721 $4,032 92.3%
33 33 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. Taiwan $3,579 $3,579 100.0%
34 36 Transnet Group South Africa $3,426 $4,464 76.8%
35 35 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $3,412 $3,836 88.9%
36 37 Schneider United States $3,383 $4,046 83.6%
37 46 Nippon Express Japan $2,993 $17,092 18.3%
38 44 Old Dominion Freight Line United States $2,992 $2,992 100.0%
39 40 Emirates Group United Arab Emirates $2,884 $22,799 12.6%
40 41 TFI International Canada $2,857 $2,994 95.4%
41 39 Toll Group Australia $2,838 $5,898 48.1%
42 47 Aurizon Australia $2,588 $2,588 100.0%
43 43 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $2,584 $11,946 21.6%
44 42 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $2,540 $2,540 100.0%
45 Kansas City Southern United States $2,334 $2,334 100.0%
46 48 Lufthansa Group Germany $2,307 $35,043 6.6%
47 38 Pacific International Lines Singapore $2,194 $3,184 68.9%
48 Estes Express Lines United States $2,155 $2,397 89.9%
49 Ukrainian Railways Ukraine $2,131 $2,605 81.8%
50 49 Korean Air South Korea $2,107 $9,918 21.2%

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Global Freight News

Government, Business, Global Freight

Drop in Global Shipping Costs Signals Cooling Inflation, Experts Say

The pandemic-era surge in shipping costs was a “smoking gun” that foretold the global inflation spike, and the sharp drop in maritime-freight expenses since peaking last year will contribute to an easing in price pressures.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2023
Business, Global Freight

Union Pacific Profit Disappoints After Costly Winter Storms

Union Pacific Corp. reported fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates as disruptions from winter storms drove up costs.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 24, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Port of Mobile Posts All-Time Container Shipping Figures in 2022

The Port of Mobile has set a new record for annual container traffic, beating the benchmark it set in 2021 by more than 11%.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
January 20, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Multiple Factors Turn California Ports Into ‘Dormant Volcano’

A year ago in early January, a record 109 containerships carrying U.S. imports surrounded the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif. — as of today, the queue is gone.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Labor Disruptions at Ports Quadrupled Globally in 2022

Labor unrest took an unusually heavy toll on ports around the world in 2022, and the outlook for continued economic instability could bring even more upheaval to global supply chains in 2023.

Ann Koh | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Fresh Fragility in Global Trade Set to Be Revealed in 2023

Since 2020, a pandemic-fueled supply crunch, Russia’s war with Ukraine, and a deepening rift in the U.S.-China trade relationship have hammered home the idea that the world needs more resilient trade networks.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, Global Freight

Shipping Insurers Back Off of Russia-Ukraine Trade

A host of shipping insurers altered their policies for 2023 to exclude claims linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine, a further sign of the industry’s growing concerns about losses stemming from the conflict.

December 28, 2022
Business, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Profit Tops Estimates as Higher Prices Offset Decline in Shipments

FedEx Corp. on Dec. 20 reported fiscal-year, second-quarter income that beat Wall Street expectations and revenue that fell below expectations.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 21, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Union Pacific Puts Shipping Limits on Hold

Union Pacific says it will stop imposing temporary limits on certain businesses’ shipments while it reviews the policy that federal regulators and shippers criticized at a hearing in mid-December.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
December 19, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Union Pacific’s Embargoes Generate Complaints From Shippers

Federal regulators and shippers are questioning Union Pacific’s decision to temporarily limit some businesses’ shipments as part of its effort to clear up congestion across the railroad.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
December 15, 2022

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