2023 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Companies
Up Front

Infrastructure and automation improvements have helped port operators, but there is still more work to be done.

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.

Rankings
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
1 - Amazon.com Inc. USA $117,716 $514,044 22.9%
2 1 UPS Inc. USA $100,338 $100,338 100%
3 2 FedEx Corp. USA $90,155 $90,155 100%
4 3 DHL Group Germany $87,036 $108,254 80.4%
5 5 Maersk Denmark $80,023 $81,490 98.2%
6 4 United States Postal Service USA $78,507 $78,507 100%
7 6 CMA CGM France $74,500 $74,500 100%
8 7 COSCO Shipping Group China $58,108 $58,108 100%
9 8 Kuehne + Nagel International Switzerland $45,066 $45,066 100%
10 12 SF Express China $41,838 $41,838 100%
11 10 Mediterranean Shipping Co. Switzerland $38,938 $38,938 100%
12 11 China State Railway Group China $38,475 $199,352 19.3%
13 15 Hapag-Lloyd Germany $36,319 $36,319 100%
14 13 DSV A/S (North America) Denmark $33,298 $33,298 100%
15 9 Deutsche Bahn Group Germany $31,101 $43,681 71.2%
16 - Ocean Network Express Japan $29,916 $29,916 100%
17 16 BNSF Railway USA $25,888 $25,888 100%
18 18 Union Pacific Railroad USA $24,875 $24,875 100%
19 17 C.H. Robinson USA $23,516 $24,702 95.2%
20 21 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $20,587 $21,050 97.8%
21 - Nippon Express Japan $19,929 $19,929 100%
22 23 Indian Railways India $19,338 $22,885 84.5%
23 22 Expeditors International USA $17,071 $17,071 100%
24 20 Geopost France $16,402 $16,402 100%
25 19 Sinotrans China $16,169 $16,169 100%
26 27 CSX Corp. USA $14,853 $14,853 100%
27 28 J.B. Hunt Transport Services USA $14,814 $14,814 100%
28 25 SNCF Group France $14,429 $43,592 33.1%
29 29 HMM Co. South Korea $14,380 $14,380 100%
30 36 Yamato Holdings Japan $13,501 $13,693 98.6%
31 31 Canadian National Railway Canada $13,147 $13,147 100%
32 32 Norfolk Southern USA $12,745 $12,745 100%
33 33 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $12,562 $12,562 100%
34 26 XPO USA $12,121 $12,121 100%
35 30 SG Holdings Japan $11,649 $11,696 99.6%
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%
40 38 Dachser Group Germany $8,577 $8,577 100%
41 - Toll Group Australia $7,800 $7,800 100%
42 40 Bolloré Logistics France $7,477 $11,261 66.4%
43 45 Landstar System USA $7,437 $7,437 100%
44 47 Knight-Swift Transportation USA $7,429 $7,429 100%
45 42 TFI International Canada $7,357 $7,357 100%
46 43 Kintetsu World Express Japan $7,316 $7,316 100%
47 - Rhenus Group Germany $7,144 $7,584 94.2%
48 - GLS Group The Netherlands $6,656 $6,656 100%
49 49 Schneider USA $6,604 $6,604 100%
50 50 Old Dominion Freight Line USA $6,260 $6,260 100%
Extras

2022 saw an eastern shift in North American ocean freight, while airfreight dipped across the continent.

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Global Freight News
Government, Business, Safety, Global Freight

Maersk Extends Red Sea Diversion and Warns Risk Will Persist

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S plans to continue diverting ships away from the Red Sea “for the foreseeable future” after pausing transits earlier this week to assess the situation.

Sanne Waas | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Amazon Captured 29% of Online Orders Before Christmas

Amazon's share of online orders spiked in the final days of the holiday season, showing how big investments in delivery speed paid off as shoppers sought out products they could get quickly.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

Spot Container Shipping Rates Soar 173% on Red Sea Threats

Short-term rates for container shipping between Asia, Europe and the U.S. are climbing on reduced capacity caused by the threats to cargo vessels in the Red Sea.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2024
Business, Technology, Private, Global Freight

Daimler Partners With Amazon for Fuel Cell Truck Trials

Daimler Truck plans to begin the first on-road customer tests of hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mercedes-Benz GenH2 trucks in global markets in the middle of 2024.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

Red Sea Chaos Has Shippers Bracing for Weeks Without Route

The global shipping industry is bracing for the prospect of living without its most important trade route for weeks.

December 19, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Sails South of Africa to Avoid Red Sea Conflict Area

Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S will redirect its vessels to sail south of Africa to avoid the Red Sea conflict area where Houthi militants have attacked several ships.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Deutsche Bahn to Sell Logistics Unit Schenker

BERLIN — Germany’s main national railway operator, Deutsche Bahn, on Dec. 19 launched an effort to sell its logistics unit, DB Schenker, as the company concentrates on its core business.

December 19, 2023
Government, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

Railroads Urge Border Officials to Reopen US-Mexico Crossings

Railroads are calling for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to reopen U.S.-Mexico rail crossings at El Paso and Eagle Pass, Texas.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 18, 2023
Government, Safety, Global Freight

Houthi Attacks Push Shipping Giants to Pause Red Sea Voyages

Attacks on merchant ships by Houthi militants near Yemen in the Red Sea have prompted trade disruption, with major vessel owners Maersk and Hapag-Lloyg halting trips through the area.

December 15, 2023
Government, Business, Global Freight, TCA

Cargo Workers Strike at Denver International Airport

Nearly 100 Swissport cargo workers at the Denver International Airport are on strike Dec. 11, protesting unsafe work conditions they say the company has been ignoring for more than a year.

Lauren Penington | The Denver Post
December 11, 2023
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