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 Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Sharesort ascending
28 30 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $4,915 $5,053 97.3%
22 21 Canadian National Railway Canada $9,766 $10,054 97%
24 25 GeoPost Group France $7,350 $7,699 95.5%
10 8 BNSF Railway United States $20,406 $21,387 95.4%
36 40 TFI International Canada $3,460 $3,655 94.7%
12 13 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Japan $13,958 $14,830 94.1%
4 4 The Maersk Group Denmark $29,096 $30,945 94%
1 1 FedEx Logistics United States $57,198 $62,335 91.8%
46 48 Estes Express Lines United States $2,476 $2,746 90.2%
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%
2 2 UPS Inc. United States $57,100 $65,872 86.7%
26 27 J.B. Hunt Transport Services United States $6,181 $7,190 86%
50 - Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Kazakhstan $2,349 $2,785 84.3%
35 36 Schneider United States $3,647 $4,384 83.2%
25 24 SG Holdings Japan $7,302 $9,003 81.1%
49 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group Norway $2,404 $3,024 79.5%
34 34 Transnet Group South Africa $3,775 $4,918 76.8%
18 16 Yamato Holdings Japan $11,190 $15,459 72%
43 46 Lufthansa Group Germany $2,851 $40,186 7.1%
13 12 NYK Group Japan $13,869 $19,903 69.7%
44 38 Pacific International Lines Singapore $2,616 $3,798 68.9%
5 5 Russian Railways Russia $26,285 $38,594 68.1%
11 11 Indian Railways India $17,948 $25,311 64.8%
23 23 XPO Logistics United States $7,516 $15,381 48.9%
41 41 Toll Group Australia $3,023 $6,282 48.1%
6 6 Deutsche Post DHL Group Germany $21,915 $68,271 32.1%
3 3 China Railway Corp. China $39,395 $150,274 26.2%
15 14 Deutsche Bahn AG Germany $12,578 $48,234 26.1%
40 43 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $3,067 $12,483 24.6%
47 50 Korean Air South Korea $2,473 $10,387 23.8%
39 37 Nippon Express Japan $3,117 $17,798 17.5%
37 39 Emirates Group United Arab Emirates $3,386 $24,831 13.6%
17 15 Hapag-Lloyd AG Germany $11,264 $11,264 100%
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%
27 28 Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Hong Kong $6,108 $6,108 100%
29 29 Yellow Corp. United States $4,891 $4,891 100%
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%
38 38 Old Dominion Freight Line United States $3,358 $3,358 100%
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%
42 44 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $2,978 $2,978 100%
45 45 Kansas City Southern United States $2,583 $2,583 100%
14 18 COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. China $13,378 $13,378 100%
48 42 Aurizon Australia $2,409 $2,409 100%
16 17 CSX Corp. United States $11,408 $11,408 100%
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DHL Turns to Robots to Equip US Warehouses for E-Commerce

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Worldwide delivery service DHL is deploying artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and product-picking robots at its warehouses in North America to help handle the surge in e-commerce demand.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Kuehne + Nagel Continues Acquisition Strategy, Buys Quick International Courier

Kuehne + Nagel

Swiss freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel International AG has purchased Quick International Courier, a leading provider of time-critical transportation services, from The Jordan Co., an investment firm that has been on a logistics buying spree over the past couple of years.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 28, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Increase in Online Shopping Could Lead to Package Delays

Packages

Area shoppers will want to purchase their holiday gifts earlier this year, as a major jump in online holiday shopping could complicate the delivery system.

Holly Shively | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
November 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Opens Another Bay Area Facility

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DHL has opened a $12 million, 39,000-square-foot service center facility in Sunnyvale, Calif., a move the company said it made to serve shipping needs of the region’s startups and global technology companies.

November 14, 2018
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November 12, 2018
Business, Top 50

Americold Posts 3Q Profit

Americold

Global warehouse operator Americold reported net income of $24.5 million, or 17 cents a share, in the third quarter, compared with a net loss of $11.9 million, or 17 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. Revenue increased 3.2% to $402 million in 2018 from $389.5 million in 2017.

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

Expeditors International Posts Record Profits, Net Revenue in 3Q

Expeditors International logo on door

Expeditors International of Washington Inc. achieved record profits and net revenue in the third quarter as the Seattle-based air and ocean freight forwarder benefited from lower taxes and kept ahead of rising transportation costs in a tight-capacity market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Hub Group to Acquire Retail Consolidation Specialist CaseStack

Hub Group truck closeup

Hub Group has agreed to acquire CaseStack Inc. for $255 million as part of a strategy to expand and diversify its transportation service offerings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx to Raise Prices in Response to Surging Freight Demand, Tight Capacity

FedEx Truck

FedEx Corp. will boost most prices by an average of 4.9% starting in January, more than double the expected rate of U.S. inflation next year, as freight demand surges.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 5, 2018
Government, Business, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider’s Profits, Revenue Higher in Third Quarter

A Schneider truck

Schneider National Inc. reported higher revenue and profits in the third quarter, but not all of its business units shared in the bounty.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 1, 2018

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