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