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 Companysort descending Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
2 2 UPS Inc. United States $57,100 $65,872 86.7%
29 29 YRC Worldwide United States $4,891 $4,891 100%
36 40 TFI International Canada $3,460 $3,655 94.7%
38 38 Old Dominion Freight Line United States $3,358 $3,358 100%
23 23 XPO Logistics United States $7,516 $15,381 48.9%
46 48 Estes Express Lines United States $2,476 $2,746 90.2%
3 3 China Railway Corp. China $39,395 $150,274 26.2%
4 4 The Maersk Group Denmark $29,096 $30,945 94%
8 7 Union Pacific Corp. United States $21,240 $21,240 100%
10 8 BNSF Railway United States $20,406 $21,387 95.4%
7 9 Mediterranean Shipping Co. Switzerland $21,428 $21,428 100%
6 6 Deutsche Post DHL Group Germany $21,915 $68,271 32.1%
11 11 Indian Railways India $17,948 $25,311 64.8%
13 12 NYK Group Japan $13,869 $19,903 69.7%
15 14 Deutsche Bahn AG Germany $12,578 $48,234 26.1%
16 17 CSX Corp. United States $11,408 $11,408 100%
21 20 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K Line) Japan $10,166 $10,166 100%
19 19 Norfolk Southern Corp. United States $10,551 $10,551 100%
22 21 Canadian National Railway Canada $9,766 $10,054 97%
17 15 Hapag-Lloyd AG Germany $11,264 $11,264 100%
27 28 Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Hong Kong $6,108 $6,108 100%
20 22 SF Express China $10,522 $10,522 100%
24 25 GeoPost Group France $7,350 $7,699 95.5%
28 30 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $4,915 $5,053 97.3%
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%
34 34 Transnet Group South Africa $3,775 $4,918 76.8%
31 35 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $4,444 $4,947 88.9%
50 - Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Kazakhstan $2,349 $2,785 84.3%
41 41 Toll Group Australia $3,023 $6,282 48.1%
48 42 Aurizon Australia $2,409 $2,409 100%
42 44 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $2,978 $2,978 100%
37 39 Emirates Group United Arab Emirates $3,386 $24,831 13.6%
40 43 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $3,067 $12,483 24.6%
43 46 Lufthansa Group Germany $2,851 $40,186 7.1%
39 37 Nippon Express Japan $3,117 $17,798 17.5%
26 27 J.B. Hunt Transport Services United States $6,181 $7,190 86%
5 5 Russian Railways Russia $26,285 $38,594 68.1%
9 10 CMA CGM Group France $21,116 $21,116 100%
44 38 Pacific International Lines Singapore $2,616 $3,798 68.9%
47 50 Korean Air South Korea $2,473 $10,387 23.8%
1 1 FedEx Logistics United States $57,198 $62,335 91.8%
35 36 Schneider United States $3,647 $4,384 83.2%
45 45 Kansas City Southern United States $2,583 $2,583 100%
30 32 Knight-Swift Transportation United States $4,634 $5,186 89.4%
12 13 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Japan $13,958 $14,830 94.1%
14 18 COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. China $13,378 $13,378 100%
18 16 Yamato Holdings Japan $11,190 $15,459 72%
25 24 SG Holdings Japan $7,302 $9,003 81.1%
49 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group Norway $2,404 $3,024 79.5%
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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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