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 Headquarterssort ascending Freight Revenue (Millions) Total Revenue (Millions) Freight Revenue Share
1 2 UPS Inc. USA $72,593 $84,628 85.8%
42 36 Schneider USA $3,457 $4,553 75.9%
11 9 BNSF Railway USA $19,778 $20,869 94.8%
12 11 Union Pacific USA $19,533 $19,533 100.0%
46 45 Estes Express USA $3,055 $3,547 86.1%
18 17 CSX Corp. USA $10,538 $10,538 100.0%
50 43 Kansas City Southern USA $2,633 $2,633 100.0%
2 1 FedEx Corp. USA $70,456 $74,729 94.3%
20 18 Norfolk Southern USA $9,789 $9,789 100.0%
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%
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%
32 40 Emirates Group UAE $4,657 $8,230 56.6%
49 - Turkish Airlines Turkey $2,722 $6,734 40.4%
48 - Wan Hai Lines Taiwan $2,779 $2,779 100.0%
26 28 Evergreen Marine Corp. Taiwan $6,565 $7,029 93.4%
33 30 Yang Ming Marine Transport Co. Taiwan $4,632 $5,135 90.2%
5 8 Mediterranean Shipping Co Switzerland $29,995 $29,995 100.0%
29 31 Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. South Korea $5,438 $5,438 100.0%
38 - Korean Air South Korea $3,605 $6,280 57.4%
47 34 Transnet Group South Africa $2,995 $3,770 79.5%
10 6 Russian Railways Russia $21,649 $30,261 71.5%
31 48 Qatar Airways Qatar $5,071 $8,062 62.9%
30 35 General Logistics Systems (Royal Mail) Netherlands $5,183 $5,183 100.0%
44 - Cargolux Luxembourg $3,171 $3,171 100.0%
43 38 Nippon Express Japan $3,317 $18,856 17.6%
15 16 Yamato Holdings Japan $13,523 $15,274 88.5%
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%
27 26 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K Line) Japan $5,967 $5,967 100.0%
37 39 ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Israel $3,992 $3,992 100.0%
13 12 Indian Railways India $15,740 $18,618 84.5%
39 41 Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong $3,596 $6,051 59.4%
45 47 Lufthansa Group Germany $3,144 $15,498 20.3%
14 14 Hapag-Lloyd Germany $14,567 $14,567 100.0%
17 15 Deutsche Bahn Group Germany $12,357 $45,508 27.2%
6 7 Deutsche Post DHL Germany $26,779 $76,191 35.1%
16 23 GeoPost Group France $12,460 $12,460 100.0%
8 5 CMA CGM France $24,230 $31,580 76.7%
4 4 Maersk Denmark $35,718 $39,740 89.9%
9 13 SF Express China $22,317 $22,317 100.0%
3 3 China State Railway Group China $46,357 $164,346 28.2%
7 10 Cosco Shipping China $24,820 $24,820 100.0%
40 37 TFI International Canada $3,542 $3,782 93.6%
19 19 Canadian National Canada $10,060 $10,307 97.6%
28 27 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada $5,624 $5,750 97.8%
41 44 Toll Group (Japan Post) Australia $3,503 $7,112 49.3%
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Deutsche Post to Buy Logistics Firm Hillebrand for $1.8 Billion

DHL

Deutsche Post AG has agreed to acquire German logistics company Hillebrand for about 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion).

August 17, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

GlobalTranz, Worldwide Express Chart Course After Merger

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The recent merger of GlobalTranz Enterprises and Worldwide Express is still in the getting-to-know-you phase and steps are being discussed to become fully integrated, executives from both companies said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Spinoff GXO Officially Goes Public

GXO

XPO Logistics Inc.'s completion of its spinoff of GXO Logistics Inc. as a publicly traded pure-play contract logistics provider culminated with GXO officials ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell Aug. 2.

August 2, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Universal Logistics Reports $422.8 Million Revenue for Q2

Universal Logistics Holdings truck

Universal Logistics Holdings saw revenue and earnings gains during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Reports Q2 Record for Net Income

Werner

Werner Enterprises posted record results for net income, operating income and diluted earnings per share during the second quarter, the company announced.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Reports Q2 Earnings, Revenue Spikes

C.H. Robinson headquarters

C.H. Robinson saw a 34.6% increase in net income during the second quarter, the company reported July 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Reports Large Rise in Q2 Earnings

Schneider

Schneider National on July 29 reported net income increased 129% year-over-year during the second quarter.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

XPO Posts Q2 Profit on Record Revenue

XPO Logistics truck

Lifted by the highest revenue of any quarter in its history, XPO Logistics Inc. swung its second-quarter bottom line to a profit from a loss in the year-ago period.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Echo Global Logistics Posts Q2 Gains

Echo Global Logistics office

Echo Global Logistics reported large gains in both income and profit for the second quarter as it experienced record performance in both its managed transportation and brokerage businesses.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 28, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Uber Freight to Acquire Logistics Firm Transplace for $2.25 Billion

Uber Freight

Uber Technologies Inc.’s freight business will acquire logistics technology firm Transplace from TPG Capital for $2.25 billion, the company announced July 22.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 22, 2021

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