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%
3 3 China Railway Corp. China $39,395 $150,274 26.2%
14 18 COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. China $13,378 $13,378 100%
20 22 SF Express China $10,522 $10,522 100%
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%
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 YRC Worldwide 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%
19 19 Norfolk Southern Corp. United States $10,551 $10,551 100%
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Top 50 News
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Redwood Logistics Acquires Strive Logistics

Dispatchers at Redwood Logistics' Chicago office

Redwood Logistics said it is acquiring Strive Logistics, a move that will create a multimodal freight brokerage firm with more than $1 billion in freight under management.

February 13, 2019
Business, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Names Bob Biesterfeld as CEO

C.H. Robinson

Logistics company C.H. Robinson announced that Chief Operating Officer Bob Biesterfeld will rise to the post of CEO on May 9 through a planned succession. Biesterfeld will replace John Wiehoff, who has been in the job for 17 years, the company said in a Feb. 11 press release.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
February 13, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Posts Record Results

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises produced record revenue and higher profits in the fourth quarter of 2018 as a strong economy fueled demand for both its trucking and logistics services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
February 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

FitzMark Acquires Reliable Source Logistics

FitzMark exterior

Two Indianapolis-based freight brokerage firms, FitzMark Inc. and Reliable Source Logistics, are joining forces in a quest to build a global “logistics powerhouse,” company officials said.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
February 5, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Announces Medical Express Service Between US, Brazil

DHL Express has launched its medical express service between Brazil and the United States. The route will serve several major cities in Brazil and deliver temperature-sensitive biological products and new patient-specific treatments to most U.S. destinations in 24 to 48 hours, according to a Jan. 30 press release.

February 1, 2019
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider National Posts Record 4Q Results

Schneider

Schneider National Inc. delivered record revenue and operating profits in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the company’s top executive said he expects to see continued improvement in the year ahead.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
January 31, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Ceva Logistics Board Rejects Stock Buyout Bid by CMA CGM

Ceva

Ceva Logistics’ board of directors has recommended that shareholders reject a tender offer from CMA CGM to buy all of the publicly held shares of stock in the Swiss company, saying the price of 30 Swiss francs per share is too low.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
January 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expands Keyless Apartment-Building Entry That Started in NYC

UPS Worker

United Parcel Service Inc. is expanding a keyless-entry system for package deliveries at apartment buildings after a successful test in New York and San Francisco.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

US Factories Brace for Sting of 2019 Trade War

Factory Worker

America’s manufacturers are scrambling to change the way they do business — from finding new suppliers to shifting more finishing work overseas — as the sting of tariffs begins to take a bigger toll on their bottom lines.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
January 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019

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