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 Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
1 1 FedEx Corp. USA $64,690 $69,189 93.5%
2 2 UPS Inc. USA $63,978 $74,094 86.3%
3 3 China Railway Corp. China $44,468 $163,536 27.2%
4 4 The Maersk Group Denmark $34,839 $38,890 89.6%
5 7 CMA CGM Group France $30,254 $30,254 100.0%
6 5 Russian Railways Russia $26,267 $38,618 68.0%
7 6 Deutsche Post DHL Group Germany $24,265 $70,940 34.2%
8 8 Mediterranean Shipping Co. Switzerland $24,002 $24,002 100.0%
9 10 BNSF Railway USA $22,328 $23,515 95.0%
10 12 COSCO Shipping Group China $21,787 $21,787 100.0%
11 9 Union Pacific Corp. USA $21,708 $21,708 100.0%
12 11 Indian Railways India $19,036 $26,991 70.5%
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%
16 16 Yamato Holdings Japan $12,517 $14,911 83.9%
17 17 CSX Corp. USA $11,937 $11,937 100.0%
18 19 Norfolk Southern Corp. USA $11,296 $11,296 100.0%
19 20 Canadian National Railway Canada $10,953 $11,241 97.4%
20 18 NYK Group Japan $10,210 $16,262 62.8%
21 21 Mitsui O.S.K Lines Japan $9,696 $10,633 91.2%
22 22 SG Holdings Japan $9,036 $10,683 84.6%
23 23 GeoPost Group France $8,600 $8,600 100.0%
24 25 XPO Logistics USA $7,864 $16,648 47.2%
25 26 J.B. Hunt Transport Services USA $7,829 $9,165 85.4%
26 24 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K Line) Japan $7,022 $7,022 100.0%
27 27 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $5,737 $5,872 97.7%
28 28 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $5,682 $6,168 92.1%
29 29 YRC Worldwide USA $4,871 $4,871 100.0%
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%
33 35 Old Dominion Freight Line USA $4,109 $4,109 100.0%
34 33 Transnet Group South Africa $4,083 $5,276 77.4%
35 36 General Logistics Systems Netherlands $4,034 $4,034 100.0%
36 34 Schneider USA $3,864 $4,747 81.4%
37 37 TFI International Canada $3,691 $3,902 94.6%
38 40 Nippon Express Japan $3,604 $19,305 18.7%
39 41 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $3,300 $3,300 100.0%
40 39 Emirates Group UAE $3,051 $24,774 12.3%
41 38 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $3,039 $13,653 22.3%
42 44 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group Norway $2,998 $3,909 76.7%
43 49 Kansas City Southern USA $2,886 $2,886 100.0%
44 43 Toll Group Australia $2,870 $5,827 49.3%
45 46 Estes Express Lines USA $2,818 $3,254 86.6%
46 - Ukrainian Railways Ukraine $2,809 $3,502 80.2%
47 42 Lufthansa Group Germany $2,775 $41,061 6.8%
48 47 Qatar Airways Qatar $2,725 $14,033 19.4%
49 45 Pacific International Lines Singapore $2,639 $3,831 68.9%
50 - Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Kazakhstan $2,499 $2,974 84.0%
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