Top 50 Global Freight

2018 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Rankings
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions)sort descending Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
50 - Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Kazakhstan $2,349 $2,785 84.3%
49 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group Norway $2,404 $3,024 79.5%
48 42 Aurizon Australia $2,409 $2,409 100%
47 50 Korean Air South Korea $2,473 $10,387 23.8%
46 48 Estes Express Lines United States $2,476 $2,746 90.2%
45 45 Kansas City Southern United States $2,583 $2,583 100%
44 38 Pacific International Lines Singapore $2,616 $3,798 68.9%
43 46 Lufthansa Group Germany $2,851 $40,186 7.1%
42 44 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $2,978 $2,978 100%
41 41 Toll Group Australia $3,023 $6,282 48.1%
40 43 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $3,067 $12,483 24.6%
39 37 Nippon Express Japan $3,117 $17,798 17.5%
38 38 Old Dominion Freight Line United States $3,358 $3,358 100%
37 39 Emirates Group United Arab Emirates $3,386 $24,831 13.6%
36 40 TFI International Canada $3,460 $3,655 94.7%
35 36 Schneider United States $3,647 $4,384 83.2%
34 34 Transnet Group South Africa $3,775 $4,918 76.8%
33 33 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. Taiwan $4,303 $4,303 100%
32 31 Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. South Korea $4,438 $4,438 100%
31 35 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $4,444 $4,947 88.9%
30 32 Knight-Swift Transportation United States $4,634 $5,186 89.4%
29 29 YRC Worldwide United States $4,891 $4,891 100%
28 30 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $4,915 $5,053 97.3%
27 28 Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Hong Kong $6,108 $6,108 100%
26 27 J.B. Hunt Transport Services United States $6,181 $7,190 86%
25 24 SG Holdings Japan $7,302 $9,003 81.1%
24 25 GeoPost Group France $7,350 $7,699 95.5%
23 23 XPO Logistics United States $7,516 $15,381 48.9%
22 21 Canadian National Railway Canada $9,766 $10,054 97%
21 20 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. Japan $10,166 $10,166 100%
20 22 SF Express China $10,522 $10,522 100%
19 19 Norfolk Southern Corp. United States $10,551 $10,551 100%
18 16 Yamato Holdings Japan $11,190 $15,459 72%
17 15 Hapag-Lloyd AG Germany $11,264 $11,264 100%
16 17 CSX Corp. United States $11,408 $11,408 100%
15 14 Deutsche Bahn AG Germany $12,578 $48,234 26.1%
14 18 COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. China $13,378 $13,378 100%
13 12 NYK Group Japan $13,869 $19,903 69.7%
12 13 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Japan $13,958 $14,830 94.1%
11 11 Indian Railways India $17,948 $25,311 64.8%
10 8 BNSF Railway United States $20,406 $21,387 95.4%
9 10 CMA CGM Group France $21,116 $21,116 100%
8 7 Union Pacific Corp. United States $21,240 $21,240 100%
7 9 Mediterranean Shipping Co. Switzerland $21,428 $21,428 100%
6 6 Deutsche Post DHL Group Germany $21,915 $68,271 32.1%
5 5 Russian Railways Russia $26,285 $38,594 68.1%
4 4 The Maersk Group Denmark $29,096 $30,945 94%
3 3 China Railway Corp. China $39,395 $150,274 26.2%
2 2 UPS Inc. United States $57,100 $65,872 86.7%
1 1 FedEx Logistics United States $57,198 $62,335 91.8%
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