2022 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Companies

Up Front

Supply chain disruptions may be easing, but freight volumes continue to stir anxiety in shippers.

Non-asset based companies join the field in this year’s Global Freight Top 50 list.

Get a continent-by-continent and country-by-country look at where the Top 50 Global Freight Companies are based.

Rankings

Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
1 1 UPS Inc. USA $97,287 $97,287 100%
2 2 FedEx Corp. USA $92,110 $92,110 100%
3 6 Deutsche Post DHL Germany $77,050 $101,697 75.8%
4 United States Postal Service USA $77,040 $77,040 100%
5 4 Maersk Denmark $60,439 $61,787 97.8%
6 8 CMA CGM France $56,193 $56,193 100%
7 7 COSCO Shipping Group China $51,722 $51,722 100%
8 Kuehne + Nagel International Switzerland $40,147 $40,147 100%
9 17 Deutsche Bahn Group Germany $33,027 $52,624 62.8%
10 5 Mediterranean Shipping Co. Switzerland $32,399 $32,399 100%
11 3 China State Railway Group China $32,089 $166,355 19.3%
12 9 SF Express China $29,644 $29,644 100%
13 DSV A/S Denmark $28,983 $28,983 100%
14 10 Russian Railways Russia $27,536 $33,073 83.3%
15 14 Hapag-Lloyd Germany $26,339 $26,339 100%
16 11 BNSF Railway USA $23,282 $23,282 100%
17 C.H. Robinson USA $22,047 $23,102 95.4%
18 12 Union Pacific Railroad USA $21,804 $21,804 100%
19 Sinotrans China $19,273 $19,273 100%
20 16 GeoPost/DPDgroup France $17,262 $17,262 100%
21 26 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $17,031 $17,522 97.2%
22 Expeditors International USA $16,524 $16,524 100%
23 13 Indian Railways India $15,229 $17,235 88.4%
24 22 NYK Group Japan $13,862 $15,192 91.2%
25 SNCF Group France $12,896 $41,094 31.4%
26 24 XPO Logistics USA $12,806 $12,806 100%
27 18 CSX Corp. USA $12,522 $12,522 100%
28 25 J.B. Hunt Transport Services USA $12,168 $12,168 100%
29 29 HMM Co. South Korea $12,048 $12,048 100%
30 21 SG Holdings Japan $11,616 $11,948 97.2%
31 19 Canadian National Railway Canada $11,547 $11,547 100%
32 20 Norfolk Southern USA $11,142 $11,142 100%
33 37 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $10,729 $10,729 100%
34 23 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Japan $10,655 $11,159 95.5%
35 Kerry Logistics Hong Kong $10,520 $10,520 100%
36 15 Yamato Holdings Japan $9,926 $14,927 66.5%
37 CJ Logistics South Korea $9,908 $9,908 100%
38 Dachser Group Germany $9,744 $9,744 100%
39 33 Yang Ming Marine Transport Co. Taiwan $8,762 $8,762 100%
40 Bolloré Logistics France $8,648 $11,615 74.5%
41 48 Wan Hai Lines Taiwan $8,163 $8,163 100%
42 40 TFI International Canada $7,220 $7,220 100%
43 Kintetsu World Express Japan $7,105 $7,105 100%
44 27 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K Line) Japan $6,893 $6,893 100%
45 Landstar System USA $6,538 $6,538 100%
46 31 Qatar Airways Qatar $6,329 $14,370 44%
47 35 Knight-Swift Transportation USA $5,998 $5,998 100%
48 32 Emirates Group United Arab Emirates $5,895 $15,867 37.2%
49 42 Schneider USA $5,609 $5,609 100%
50 36 Old Dominion Freight Line USA $5,256 $5,256 100%

Extras

Last year saw air- and sea-freight volumes bounce back from supply chain struggles.

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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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