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A new No. 1 leads off this year’s Transport Topics Top 50 list of the world’s largest freight companies.
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|
|6||4||United States Postal Service||USA||$78,507||$78,507||100%|
|8||7||COSCO Shipping Group||China||$58,108||$58,108||100%|
|9||8||Kuehne + Nagel International||Switzerland||$45,066||$45,066||100%|
|11||10||Mediterranean Shipping Co.||Switzerland||$38,938||$38,938||100%|
|12||11||China State Railway Group||China||$38,475||$199,352||19.3%|
|15||9||Deutsche Bahn Group||Germany||$31,101||$43,681||71.2%|
|16||-||Ocean Network Express||Japan||$29,916||$29,916||100%|
|18||18||Union Pacific Railroad||USA||$24,875||$24,875||100%|
|20||21||Evergreen Marine Corp.||Taiwan||$20,587||$21,050||97.8%|
|27||28||J.B. Hunt Transport Services||USA||$14,814||$14,814||100%|
|29||29||HMM Co.||South Korea||$14,380||$14,380||100%|
|31||31||Canadian National Railway||Canada||$13,147||$13,147||100%|
|33||33||ZIM Integrated Shipping Services||Israel||$12,562||$12,562||100%|
|36||35||Kerry Logistics||Hong Kong||$11,065||$11,065||100%|
|37||37||CJ Logistics||South Korea||$9,387||$9,387||100%|
|38||39||Yang Ming Marine Transport Co.||Taiwan||$8,755||$8,755||100%|
|39||41||Wan Hai Lines||Taiwan||$8,686||$8,686||100%|
|46||43||Kintetsu World Express||Japan||$7,316||$7,316||100%|
|48||-||GLS Group||The Netherlands||$6,656||$6,656||100%|
|50||50||Old Dominion Freight Line||USA||$6,260||$6,260||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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