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%
36 40 TFI International Canada $3,460 $3,655 94.7%
22 21 Canadian National Railway Canada $9,766 $10,054 97%
28 30 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $4,915 $5,053 97.3%
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%
9 10 CMA CGM Group France $21,116 $21,116 100%
24 25 GeoPost Group France $7,350 $7,699 95.5%
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%
40 43 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $3,067 $12,483 24.6%
27 28 Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Hong Kong $6,108 $6,108 100%
11 11 Indian Railways India $17,948 $25,311 64.8%
42 44 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $2,978 $2,978 100%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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September 17, 2018
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Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 14, 2018
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Perdue Foods, Lineage Logistics Open Distribution Center in Georgia

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Perdue Foods announced the opening of a warehouse in Rincon, Ga., to support distribution of the company’s organic poultry products.

September 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Hub Group Finds Buyer for Mode Transportation

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Less than a month after saying it would explore strategic alternatives for Mode Transportation, Hub Group found a buyer to pay more than $200 million for its agent-based multimodal freight brokerage business.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

Syfan Partners With Georgia College to Train Future Logistics Pros

Load-tracking technology at Syfan Logistics

Students learning about supply chain management and logistics at the University of North Georgia-Dahlonega campus are getting some insider training thanks to a new partnership with Syfan Logistics of Gainesville.

Joshua Silavent | The (Gainesville, Ga.) Times
September 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Logistics Reports Improved Results in Second Quarter

Americold warehouse

Americold Logistics reported improved financial results for the second quarter with revenue from its temperature-controlled warehousing operations growing 2.8% and profit margins expanding by 150 basis points, or 1.5%, compared with the same period a year ago.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 9, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

XPO Opens Final-Mile Distribution Hub in Toronto

XPO

XPO Logistics has expanded its home-delivery business in Canada with the opening of a 50,000-square-foot distribution hub in Toronto.

August 8, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Expeditors International Reports 2Q Earnings, Revenue

Expeditors

Air and ocean freight forwarder Expeditors International of Washington reported sharply higher profits and strong revenue growth in the second quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 7, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Pilot Freight Buys Manna, Expands Furniture Delivery

Pilot

Pilot Freight Services acquired Manna Freight Systems to expand its final-mile delivery and installation services of furniture and appliances. Terms of the deal were not released.

July 20, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Trucking Stocks Roll Steady as Investors Downshift on Market

USA Truck

Publicly traded trucking firms have seen record-setting freight in the first half of this year but their stock prices have lagged as cautious investors pulled back from a long-running bull market and an industry that can’t find enough drivers to haul its loads.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2018

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