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.
|Rank This Year||Rank Last Year||Company||Headquarters||Freight Revenue (Millions)||Total Revenue (Millions)||Freight Revenue Share|
|3||6||Deutsche Post DHL||Germany||$77,050||$101,697||75.8%|
|4||United States Postal Service||USA||$77,040||$77,040||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%|
|18||12||Union Pacific Railroad||USA||$21,804||$21,804||100%|
|21||26||Evergreen Marine Corp.||Taiwan||$17,031||$17,522||97.2%|
|28||25||J.B. Hunt Transport Services||USA||$12,168||$12,168||100%|
|29||29||HMM Co.||South Korea||$12,048||$12,048||100%|
|31||19||Canadian National Railway||Canada||$11,547||$11,547||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%|
|37||CJ Logistics||South Korea||$9,908||$9,908||100%|
|39||33||Yang Ming Marine Transport Co.||Taiwan||$8,762||$8,762||100%|
|41||48||Wan Hai Lines||Taiwan||$8,163||$8,163||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%|
|48||32||Emirates Group||United Arab Emirates||$5,895||$15,867||37.2%|
|50||36||Old Dominion Freight Line||USA||$5,256||$5,256||100%|
Top 50 Global Freight Companies
Revenue from acquired companies only included for period after close of acquisition. All revenue figures have been converted to U.S. dollars based on the average exchange rate in the appropriate calendar year.
Sources: Company reports and SJ Consulting Group Inc. estimates
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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.
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