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 Yearsort ascending Rank Last Year Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) 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. (K Line) 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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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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Universal Logistics Buoyed by Record Revenue, Strong Profits

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Universal Logistics Holdings reported first-quarter net income of $10.4 million, or 37 cents per share, a rise of 147% from $4.3 million reported for the first quarter a year ago.

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April 26, 2018
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UPS Delivers 1Q Net Income of $1.34 Billion, Up 15% Year-to-Year

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UPS Inc. reported double-digit gains in the first quarter as a result of the strength of its global business as well as economic conditions.

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April 26, 2018
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Echo Global Logistics Reports Revenue Surge in 1Q

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Echo Global Logistics reported record revenue in the first quarter of 2018 and posted a profit, compared with a loss a year ago, as tight capacity drove more business to third-party transportation service providers.

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XPO Logistics promoted Troy Cooper to the newly created position of president from COO, and appointed Kenneth Wagers COO with responsibility for operations in 32 countries.

April 24, 2018
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Lineage Expands Texas Warehouse

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Lineage Logistics recently began the expansion of its Sunnyvale, Texas, warehousing and distribution center, adding 94,000 square feet to the existing 311,885-square-foot facility.

April 23, 2018
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Peoples Services Acquires Grimes Cos. to Expand in Southeast

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Peoples Services Inc., a logistics firm based in Canton, Ohio, acquired the assets of The Grimes Cos. in Jacksonville, Fla., a move that substantially expands the company’s warehousing and distribution services in the southeastern United States.

April 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Mike Ducker to Step Down as FedEx Freight CEO on Aug. 15

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Mike Ducker will retire Aug. 15 as president and CEO of FedEx Freight after leading the group for four years, FedEx Corp. announced April 16. His successor will be named later.

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April 16, 2018
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Allen Lund, Founder of Freight Brokerage Firm, Dies

Allen Lund, founder of third-party transportation broker Allen Lund Co., died April 7 after recently being diagnosed with cancer. He was 77.

April 11, 2018
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Schneider, 8VC Partner to Boost Digital Supply Chain

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Venture capital firm 8VC and diversified truckload carrier Schneider announced a partnership to leverage technology on trucks to create a pathway to a fully digital supply chain.

April 11, 2018
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Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Logistics, Accelerated'

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Our April 18 LiveOnWeb program, “Logistics, Accelerated,” focused on how technology and innovation are changing the logistics business. Watch the replay.

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