2018 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers

2018 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
Share
Up Front
Here’s how rail intermodal projects are boosting development in cities across America.
This year, the world’s biggest freight carriers all got a little bigger as demand for transportation surged.
Several of the most daring and promising concepts for the future of transportation.
Rankings
Rank This Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
1 1 FedEx Logistics United States $57,198 $62,335 91.8%
2 2 UPS Inc. United States $57,100 $65,872 86.7%
3 3 China Railway Corp. China $39,395 $150,274 26.2%
4 4 The Maersk Group Denmark $29,096 $30,945 94%
5 5 Russian Railways Russia $26,285 $38,594 68.1%
6 6 Deutsche Post DHL Group Germany $21,915 $68,271 32.1%
7 9 Mediterranean Shipping Co. Switzerland $21,428 $21,428 100%
8 7 Union Pacific Corp. United States $21,240 $21,240 100%
9 10 CMA CGM Group France $21,116 $21,116 100%
10 8 BNSF Railway United States $20,406 $21,387 95.4%
11 11 Indian Railways India $17,948 $25,311 64.8%
12 13 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Japan $13,958 $14,830 94.1%
13 12 NYK Group Japan $13,869 $19,903 69.7%
14 18 COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. China $13,378 $13,378 100%
15 14 Deutsche Bahn AG Germany $12,578 $48,234 26.1%
16 17 CSX Corp. United States $11,408 $11,408 100%
17 15 Hapag-Lloyd AG Germany $11,264 $11,264 100%
18 16 Yamato Holdings Japan $11,190 $15,459 72%
19 19 Norfolk Southern Corp. United States $10,551 $10,551 100%
20 22 SF Express China $10,522 $10,522 100%
21 20 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K Line) Japan $10,166 $10,166 100%
22 21 Canadian National Railway Canada $9,766 $10,054 97%
23 23 XPO Logistics United States $7,516 $15,381 48.9%
24 25 GeoPost Group France $7,350 $7,699 95.5%
25 24 SG Holdings Japan $7,302 $9,003 81.1%
26 27 J.B. Hunt Transport Services United States $6,181 $7,190 86%
27 28 Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Hong Kong $6,108 $6,108 100%
28 30 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $4,915 $5,053 97.3%
29 29 Yellow Corp. United States $4,891 $4,891 100%
30 32 Knight-Swift Transportation United States $4,634 $5,186 89.4%
31 35 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $4,444 $4,947 88.9%
32 31 Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. South Korea $4,438 $4,438 100%
33 33 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. Taiwan $4,303 $4,303 100%
34 34 Transnet Group South Africa $3,775 $4,918 76.8%
35 36 Schneider United States $3,647 $4,384 83.2%
36 40 TFI International Canada $3,460 $3,655 94.7%
37 39 Emirates Group United Arab Emirates $3,386 $24,831 13.6%
38 38 Old Dominion Freight Line United States $3,358 $3,358 100%
39 37 Nippon Express Japan $3,117 $17,798 17.5%
40 43 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $3,067 $12,483 24.6%
41 41 Toll Group Australia $3,023 $6,282 48.1%
42 44 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $2,978 $2,978 100%
43 46 Lufthansa Group Germany $2,851 $40,186 7.1%
44 38 Pacific International Lines Singapore $2,616 $3,798 68.9%
45 45 Kansas City Southern United States $2,583 $2,583 100%
46 48 Estes Express Lines United States $2,476 $2,746 90.2%
47 50 Korean Air South Korea $2,473 $10,387 23.8%
48 42 Aurizon Australia $2,409 $2,409 100%
49 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group Norway $2,404 $3,024 79.5%
50 - Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Kazakhstan $2,349 $2,785 84.3%
About the Rankings...
Extras
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.
Find out where the Top Global Freight Carriers are around the world.
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 50 Global Freight Carriers Publication
If your company appears in the 2018 list, you have a few ways to announce it! Visit our logo library to get web- and print-ready graphics.
Top 50 News
Business, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Owner Deutsche Post Reaps Profit Boost as Virus Spurs Demand

An employee sorts packages at a DHL Worldwide Express facility in Chicago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Deutsche Post AG reported record earnings as its DHL express-delivery arm benefited from a surge in home shopping spurred by the coronavirus crisis.

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2021
Business, Safety, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 11 that it has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking in an effort to combat the crime.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO Names Leadership Team for New Logistics Business

Malcolm Wilson

XPO Logistics Inc. on Jan. 12 announced the senior leadership team for the upcoming spinoff of its logistics segment.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Amware CEO Outlines Moulton Logistics Acquisition

Amware warehouse

Amware Fulfillment CEO Harry Drajpuch detailed Jan. 5 how the recent acquisition of Moulton Logistics helps bolster ongoing growth strategies.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Maersk Says Record Shipping Rates Unlikely to Have Peaked Yet

A container ship operated by Maersk leaves the Port of Felixstowe in the U.K. on December 2020. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container carrier, is working at full capacity and can’t yet see a peak in freight rates that have already been propelled to record highs by pandemic consumer spending.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Lineage Logistics Acquires Refrigerated Rail Company Cryo-Trans

Lineage Logistics.

Cold-storage specialist Lineage Logistics is branching into rail.

Gillian Tan | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Finishes Acquisition of Kuehne + Nagel’s European Logistics

XPO truck

XPO Logistics has completed its acquisition of the majority of Swiss firm Kuehne + Nagel’s European logistics, the company announced Jan. 4.

January 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Adds Temperature-Controlled Services to Tech Platform

J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced the availability of temperature-controlled transportation services within its Shipper 360 by J.B. Hunt technology platform.

December 18, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Reports Record FY Q2 Net Sales of $20.5 Billion

FedEx truck

The global surge in e-commerce brought on by the coronavirus pandemic combined with online holiday shopping sent net quarterly sales for FedEx Corp. above $20 billion for the first time in its history, and led to an increase in net income as well, the company reported Dec. 17.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx, UPS Tell Senators of Vaccine Distribution Readiness

FedEx and UPS airplanes

Two of the country’s largest freight firms reassured federal lawmakers of their preparedness in helping to deliver COVID-19 vaccines as early as this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2020

Pages

Archives
  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015