2022 Top 50 Global Freight Companies

2022 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Companies
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Up Front
A Clouded Outlook For Global Freight
Supply chain disruptions may be easing, but freight volumes continue to stir anxiety in shippers.
3PLs Make Debut On Global Freight 50
Non-asset based companies join the field in this year’s Global Freight Top 50 list.
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Rank This Yearsort descending 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%
About the Rankings...
Air and Ocean Freight Volumes Rebound in 2021
Last year saw air- and sea-freight volumes bounce back from supply chain struggles.
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Aircraft mechanics at UPS Inc. voted to ratify a labor contract extension that will give them a 3.3% hike in pay annually for three years, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union announced Oct. 18.

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Tony Briscoe | Chicago Tribune
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MSC Launches Air Cargo Business

MSC ship

Mediterranean Shipping Co., the world’s largest container line, will expand into air cargo using four leased Boeing Co. wide-body freighters after missing out in a bid for Italy’s flag-carrier airline.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
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Shipping Container Lines Set to Smash Year-Old Profit Record

Maersk ship

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HMM to Continue Deploying More Ships as Port Congestion Persists

HMM

HMM Co., the biggest container-shipping line in South Korea, will continue deploying more vessels than usual to try to meet demand from the country’s exporters struggling to transport goods overseas.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
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Labor Leaders Optimistic Over Port Contract Talks

Gene Seroka and Marty Walsh

With negotiations expected to begin soon between the 22,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, ILWU leaders are expressing confidence that the two sides will reach an agreement — without an interruption in work — before the June 30 deadline for the current contract expiration.

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