2021 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers

2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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After once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, supply chains are adjusting to new normal.
Global supply chain, so often taken for granted, becomes cause for worldwide concern.
Find out where the Top 50 Global Freight Carriers are based.
Rank This Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Headquarters Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
1 2 UPS Inc. USA $72,593 $84,628 85.8%
2 1 FedEx Corp. USA $70,456 $74,729 94.3%
3 3 China State Railway Group China $46,357 $164,346 28.2%
4 4 Maersk Denmark $35,718 $39,740 89.9%
5 8 Mediterranean Shipping Co Switzerland $29,995 $29,995 100.0%
6 7 Deutsche Post DHL Germany $26,779 $76,191 35.1%
7 10 Cosco Shipping China $24,820 $24,820 100.0%
8 5 CMA CGM France $24,230 $31,580 76.7%
9 13 SF Express China $22,317 $22,317 100.0%
10 6 Russian Railways Russia $21,649 $30,261 71.5%
11 9 BNSF Railway USA $19,778 $20,869 94.8%
12 11 Union Pacific USA $19,533 $19,533 100.0%
13 12 Indian Railways India $15,740 $18,618 84.5%
14 14 Hapag-Lloyd Germany $14,567 $14,567 100.0%
15 16 Yamato Holdings Japan $13,523 $15,274 88.5%
16 23 GeoPost Group France $12,460 $12,460 100.0%
17 15 Deutsche Bahn Group Germany $12,357 $45,508 27.2%
18 17 CSX Corp. USA $10,538 $10,538 100.0%
19 19 Canadian National Canada $10,060 $10,307 97.6%
20 18 Norfolk Southern USA $9,789 $9,789 100.0%
21 22 SG Holdings Japan $9,702 $11,806 82.2%
22 20 NYK Group Japan $9,205 $15,254 60.3%
23 21 Mitsui O.S.K Lines Japan $8,721 $9,556 91.3%
24 24 XPO Logistics USA $8,156 $16,252 50.2%
25 25 J.B. Hunt Transport Services USA $8,022 $9,637 83.2%
26 28 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $6,565 $7,029 93.4%
27 26 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K Line) Japan $5,967 $5,967 100.0%
28 27 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $5,624 $5,750 97.8%
29 31 Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. South Korea $5,438 $5,438 100.0%
30 35 General Logistics Systems (Royal Mail) Netherlands $5,183 $5,183 100.0%
31 48 Qatar Airways Qatar $5,071 $8,062 62.9%
32 40 Emirates Group UAE $4,657 $8,230 56.6%
33 30 Yang Ming Marine Transport Co. Taiwan $4,632 $5,135 90.2%
34 29 Yellow Corp. USA $4,513 $4,513 100.0%
35 32 Knight-Swift Transportation USA $4,177 $4,674 89.4%
36 33 Old Dominion Freight Line USA $4,015 $4,015 100.0%
37 39 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $3,992 $3,992 100.0%
38 - Korean Air South Korea $3,605 $6,280 57.4%
39 41 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $3,596 $6,051 59.4%
40 37 TFI International Canada $3,542 $3,782 93.6%
41 44 Toll Group (Japan Post) Australia $3,503 $7,112 49.3%
42 36 Schneider USA $3,457 $4,553 75.9%
43 38 Nippon Express Japan $3,317 $18,856 17.6%
44 - Cargolux Luxembourg $3,171 $3,171 100.0%
45 47 Lufthansa Group Germany $3,144 $15,498 20.3%
46 45 Estes Express USA $3,055 $3,547 86.1%
47 34 Transnet Group South Africa $2,995 $3,770 79.5%
48 - Wan Hai Lines Taiwan $2,779 $2,779 100.0%
49 - Turkish Airlines Turkey $2,722 $6,734 40.4%
50 43 Kansas City Southern USA $2,633 $2,633 100.0%
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Pilot Freight Services Names Matt Hamilton COO

Matt Hamilton was appointed chief operating officer at Pilot Freight Services in Glen Mills, Pa.

November 5, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Third-Quarter Profit Lags, CEO Fired

Americold

Refrigerated warehouse operator Americold Realty Trust logged a large increase in third-quarter revenue, but earnings didn’t keep pace and dipped from the same period a year earlier. Americold also fired its CEO.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 5, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Expeditors International Posts Large Q3 Profit Increase

Expeditors

Expeditors International of Washington posted third-quarter gains in profit and revenue as the logistics company capitalized on tight freight capacity and soaring prices.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 2, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Maersk Sees Global Shipping Markets Staying Tight Into 2022

Maersk Sees Global Shipping Markets Staying Tight Into 2022

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S expects shipping markets to remain tight at least into the first quarter with global container demand set to grow faster than previously expected.

November 2, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

Lineage Adds Automated Facility in Virginia

Lineage Logistics logo on roof

Lineage Logistics announced the opening of its fully automated facility located adjacent to the Port of Virginia’s Virginia International Gateway in Portsmouth, which offers an integrated network of highways, air, rail and sea services.

October 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Echo Global Logistics Reports Income, Profit Gains

Echo Global Logistics office

Echo Global Logistics reported gains in both income and profit for the third quarter as it took advantage of strong freight demand and tight supply.

October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Posts Large Q3 Profit, Revenue Gains

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide posted third-quarter gains in profit and revenue as it benefited from tight freight capacity.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2021
Government, Business, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Reports Strong Third-Quarter Gains

UPS

UPS Inc.’s strategy to focus on more profitable segments of the shipping business paid off in the third quarter as its revenue per item shipped rose 13% and earnings climbed.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 26, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Opens New LTL Hub in Chicago Area

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. opened a new less-than-truckload service center in the Chicago area, the company announced Oct. 18.

October 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Greenbriar Reportedly Considers Sale of BDP International

Shipping containers

Greenbriar Equity Group is exploring a sale of BDP International that could value the logistics company at more than $1.5 billion including debt, people with knowledge of the matter said.

October 8, 2021

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