2019 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers

Up Front

Policy negotiations have put freight patterns in flux.
Despite trade tensions, growth has continued.
How the Netherlands is handling increased demand.

Rankings

Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
1 1 FedEx Corp. United States $63,914 $68,716 93.0%
2 2 UPS Inc. United States $61,253 $71,861 85.2%
3 3 China Railway Corp. China $45,001 $165,494 27.2%
4 4 Maersk Denmark $34,707 $39,019 88.9%
5 5 Russian Railways Russia $26,012 $38,403 67.7%
6 6 Deutsche Post DHL Group Germany $24,307 $72,622 33.5%
7 9 CMA CGM Group France $23,480 $23,480 100.0%
8 7 Mediterranean Shipping Co. Switzerland $22,892 $22,892 100.0%
9 8 Union Pacific Corp. United States $22,832 $22,832 100.0%
10 10 BNSF Railway United States $22,578 $23,855 94.6%
11 11 Indian Railways India $18,628 $26,092 71.4%
12 14 COSCO Shipping Group China $18,179 $18,179 100.0%
13 15 Deutsche Bahn AG Germany $13,630 $51,943 26.2%
14 17 Hapag-Lloyd AG Germany $13,586 $13,586 100.0%
15 20 SF Express China $13,547 $13,547 100.0%
16 18 Yamato Holdings Japan $12,262 $14,712 83.0%
17 16 CSX Corp. United States $12,250 $12,250 100.0%
18 13 NYK Group Japan $11,693 $18,281 64.0%
19 19 Norfolk Southern Corp. United States $11,458 $11,458 100.0%
20 22 Canadian National Railway Canada $10,747 $11,045 97.3%
21 12 Mitsui O.S.K Lines Japan $10,668 $11,311 94.3%
22 25 SG Holdings Japan $8,568 $10,353 82.8%
23 24 GeoPost Group France $8,306 $8,699 95.5%
24 21 Kawaski Kisen Kaisha Ltd. ( Japan $8,299 $8,299 100.0%
25 23 XPO Logistics United States $8,241 $17,279 47.7%
26 26 J.B. Hunt Transport Services United States $7,297 $8,615 84.7%
27 28 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $5,516 $5,642 97.8%
28 31 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $5,210 $5,613 92.8%
29 29 Yellow Corp. United States $5,092 $5,092 100.0%
30 30 Knight-Swift Transportation United States $4,760 $5,344 89.1%
31 32 Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. South Korea $4,745 $4,745 100.0%
32 33 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. Taiwan $4,704 $4,704 100.0%
33 34 Transnet Group South Africa $4,275 $5,588 76.5%
34 35 Schneider United States $4,057 $4,977 81.5%
35 38 Old Dominion Freight Line United States $4,044 $4,044 100.0%
36 General Logistics Systems Netherlands $3,850 $3,850 100.0%
37 36 TFI International Canada $3,746 $3,951 94.8%
38 40 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $3,613 $14,170 25.5%
39 37 Emirates Group United Arab Emirates $3,555 $26,147 13.6%
40 39 Nippon Express Japan $3,396 $19,245 17.6%
41 42 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $3,248 $3,248 100.0%
42 43 Lufthansa Group Germany $3,201 $42,292 7.6%
43 41 Toll Group Australia $3,128 $6,350 49.3%
44 49 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group Norway $3,049 $4,063 75.0%
45 44 Pacific International Lines Singapore $2,800 $4,065 68.9%
46 46 Estes Express Lines United States $2,787 $3,186 87.5%
47 Qatar Airways Qatar $2,753 $13,126 21.0%
48 47 Korean Air South Korea $2,737 $11,496 23.8%
49 45 Kansas City Southern United States $2,714 $2,714 100.0%
50 Cargolux Luxembourg $2,634 $2,634 100.0%

Extras

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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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