2021 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers

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

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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.

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

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

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UPS Reports Strong Third-Quarter Gains

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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.

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XPO Logistics Opens New LTL Hub in Chicago Area

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Greenbriar Reportedly Considers Sale of BDP International

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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.

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GXO, Abercrombie & Fitch to Open Automated Distribution Center

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GXO Logistics and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced an agreement Oct. 6 to open a new distribution center that will blend traditional staffing with automation.

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C.H. Robinson Releases Spot Market Navigation Tool

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C.H. Robinson launched a new tool to help businesses navigate spot market costs, the company announced Sept. 20.

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J.B. Hunt Celebrates 60 Years in Business

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services marked its 60th anniversary last month during a virtual event that included a company founder.

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Echo Global Logistics to Go Private in $1.3 Billion Buyout

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Echo Global Logistics has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by global private equity firm The Jordan Co., the companies announced Sept. 10.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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