2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 largest Global Freight Carriers
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Rank This Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
1 2 FedEx Corp. United States $52,014 $56,241 92%
2 1 UPS Inc. United States $51,777 $58,363 89%
3 3 China Railway Corp. China $37,208 $147,452 25%
4 4 The Maersk Group Denmark $29,696 $41,205 72%
5 6 Union Pacific Corp. United States $21,813 $21,813 100%
6 5 Russian Railways Russia $21,408 $32,652 66%
7 12 CMA CGM Group France $21,084 $21,727 97%
8 7 BNSF Railway United States $21,002 $21,967 96%
9 9 Deutsche Post DHL Group Germany $19,880 $65,784 30%
10 8 Mediterranean Shipping Co. Switzerland $19,751 $19,751 100%
11 10 Indian Railways India $17,868 $25,653 70%
12 16 COSCO Group China $15,450 $15,964 97%
13 11 NYK Group Japan $14,751 $20,428 72%
14 13 Mitsui O.S.K Lines Japan $13,919 $15,112 92%
15 21 Hapag-Lloyd AG Germany $13,441 $13,441 100%
16 14 Deutsche Bahn AG Germany $12,311 $44,946 27%
17 15 CSX Corp. United States $11,811 $11,811 100%
18 17 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. Japan $10,867 $10,867 100%
19 18 Norfolk Southern Corp. United States $10,511 $10,511 100%
20 19 Yamato Group Japan $9,674 $11,436 85%
21 20 Canadian National Railway Canada $9,606 $9,882 97%
22 28 SF Express China $7,612 $7,612 100%
23 23 Hanjin Shipping Co. South Korea $6,800 $6,800 100%
24 26 Hamburg Süd Group Germany $6,726 $6,726 100%
25 24 SG Holdings Group Japan $6,318 $8,215 77%
26 29 GeoPost Group France $6,131 $6,303 97%
27 27 Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Hong Kong $5,953 $5,953 100%
28 32 J.B. Hunt Transport Services United States $5,501 $6,188 89%
29 30 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $5,134 $5,260 98%
30 - XPO Logistics United States $5,111 $12,411 41%
31 31 Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. South Korea $4,878 $4,878 100%
32 34 YRC Worldwide United States $4,832 $4,832 100%
33 35 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. Taiwan $4,022 $4,022 100%
34 40 Swift Transportation United States $3,903 $4,229 92%
35 37 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $3,857 $4,220 91%
36 36 Transnet Group South Africa $3,707 $4,887 76%
37 43 Schneider United States $3,423 $3,800 90%
38 - Pacific International Lines Singapore $3,169 $4,600 69%
39 41 Toll Group Australia $3,078 $6,397 48%
40 47 Emirates Group United Arab Emirates $3,034 $22,738 13%
41 - TFI International Canada $3,013 $3,158 95%
42 45 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $2,999 $2,999 100%
43 48 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $2,983 $13,202 23%
44 - Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. United States $2,972 $2,972 100%
45 39 Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Kazakhstan $2,874 $3,474 83%
46 50 Nippon Express Japan $2,810 $16,046 18%
47 44 Aurizon Australia $2,687 $2,687 100%
48 49 Lufthansa Group Germany $2,616 $35,603 7%
49 - Korean Air South Korea $2,318 $10,011 23%
50 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Norway $2,308 $3,321 70%
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