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Top 50 Global Transportation Providers

Continued slow growth in the global economy suppressed revenue at the world’s top 50 transportation service providers, according to an annual analysis conducted for JOC.com by SJ Consulting Group. Hit by weak freight rates, many ocean carriers produced negative revenue numbers although parcel carriers were a bright spot. The trucking and rail sectors also suffered in 2016.

The latest analysis found the top 50 providers of transportation services generated aggregate revenue of $669.9 billion in 2016.

This year’s list is the sixth annual ranking of the Top 50 Global Transportation Service Providers by SJ Consulting and The Journal of Commerce. The list ranks companies from five continents by revenue.

News & Analysis

XPO Logstics.
07 Feb 2018
Technology investments in the warehouse, at LTL docks, and in the last-mile delivery business are in the works at XPO Logistics, which expects consumer and business demand to propel technology in 2018.
UPS's advanced package scanning and sortation equipment at the facility will speed the delivery of manufactured goods in both directions across the border.
06 Feb 2018
The new facility near the El Paso International Airport will serve shippers in what is called “the Borderplex” — a manufacturing region stretching out from the cities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
24 Jan 2018
The authority sent a missive to port users outlining the problem and said that it is working with CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway to clear the rail backlog.
15 Jan 2018
Logistics technology startups are being targeted by Kuehne + Nagel and the Singapore state investment arm, which have formed a joint venture to identify and fund the tech companies.
10 Nov 2017
DHL has reported its eighth consecutive quarter of growth as time-definite shipments drive up revenue and volume.
02 Nov 2017
E-commerce is accelerating, underpinning an uptick in global trade and US economic growth, XPO's Jacobs said.

Commentary

Numerous events over the last year will shape how the ranking of the world’s top transportation and logistics companies looks at the end of 2016. UPS’s reign as the world’s largest transportation company may be short-lived, because several other companies are racing toward the top.