2018 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers

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