2020 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers

2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Freight carriers across the world experienced dramatic market shifts and volume swings in 2020.
The new trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada provides market certainty for North American trade.
The world’s largest freight carriers have navigated unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rank This Year Rank Last Yearsort ascending Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
43 49 Kansas City Southern USA $2,886 $2,886 100.0%
48 47 Qatar Airways Qatar $2,725 $14,033 19.4%
45 46 Estes Express Lines USA $2,818 $3,254 86.6%
49 45 Pacific International Lines Singapore $2,639 $3,831 68.9%
42 44 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group Norway $2,998 $3,909 76.7%
44 43 Toll Group Australia $2,870 $5,827 49.3%
47 42 Lufthansa Group Germany $2,775 $41,061 6.8%
39 41 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $3,300 $3,300 100.0%
38 40 Nippon Express Japan $3,604 $19,305 18.7%
40 39 Emirates Group UAE $3,051 $24,774 12.3%
41 38 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $3,039 $13,653 22.3%
37 37 TFI International Canada $3,691 $3,902 94.6%
35 36 General Logistics Systems Netherlands $4,034 $4,034 100.0%
33 35 Old Dominion Freight Line USA $4,109 $4,109 100.0%
36 34 Schneider USA $3,864 $4,747 81.4%
34 33 Transnet Group South Africa $4,083 $5,276 77.4%
30 32 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. Taiwan $4,828 $4,828 100.0%
31 31 Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. South Korea $4,729 $4,729 100.0%
32 30 Knight-Swift Transportation USA $4,408 $4,844 91.0%
29 29 Yellow Corp. USA $4,871 $4,871 100.0%
28 28 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $5,682 $6,168 92.1%
27 27 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $5,737 $5,872 97.7%
25 26 J.B. Hunt Transport Services USA $7,829 $9,165 85.4%
24 25 XPO Logistics USA $7,864 $16,648 47.2%
26 24 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K Line) Japan $7,022 $7,022 100.0%
23 23 GeoPost Group France $8,600 $8,600 100.0%
22 22 SG Holdings Japan $9,036 $10,683 84.6%
21 21 Mitsui O.S.K Lines Japan $9,696 $10,633 91.2%
19 20 Canadian National Railway Canada $10,953 $11,241 97.4%
18 19 Norfolk Southern Corp. USA $11,296 $11,296 100.0%
20 18 NYK Group Japan $10,210 $16,262 62.8%
17 17 CSX Corp. USA $11,937 $11,937 100.0%
16 16 Yamato Holdings Japan $12,517 $14,911 83.9%
13 15 SF Express China $16,050 $16,050 100.0%
14 14 Hapag-Lloyd AG Germany $14,121 $14,121 100.0%
15 13 Deutsche Bahn AG Germany $12,963 $49,761 26.0%
10 12 COSCO Shipping Group China $21,787 $21,787 100.0%
12 11 Indian Railways India $19,036 $26,991 70.5%
9 10 BNSF Railway USA $22,328 $23,515 95.0%
11 9 Union Pacific Corp. USA $21,708 $21,708 100.0%
8 8 Mediterranean Shipping Co. Switzerland $24,002 $24,002 100.0%
5 7 CMA CGM Group France $30,254 $30,254 100.0%
7 6 Deutsche Post DHL Group Germany $24,265 $70,940 34.2%
6 5 Russian Railways Russia $26,267 $38,618 68.0%
4 4 Maersk Denmark $34,839 $38,890 89.6%
3 3 China Railway Corp. China $44,468 $163,536 27.2%
2 2 UPS Inc. USA $63,978 $74,094 86.3%
1 1 FedEx Corp. USA $64,690 $69,189 93.5%
50 - Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Kazakhstan $2,499 $2,974 84.0%
46 - Ukrainian Railways Ukraine $2,809 $3,502 80.2%
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Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

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Schneider launched an automated tool that enables third-party carriers to instantly book loads with the click of a button, the carrier said in a Nov. 26 news release.

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Logistics Firm Mode Reaches Agreement in $2.3 Billion Merger With SunteckTTS

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A New Era in Global Trade

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Ongoing trade negotiations among the United States and many of its key global trading partners have ushered in a time of change and uncertainty for many international shippers.

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