Top 50 Global Transportation Providers

Top 50 Global Transportation Providers

The 50 top transportation companies, measured by annual worldwide revenue, are active in a cross-section of activities, including parcel delivery (topped by UPS, FedEx, DHL), rail (led by China Railway, Russian Railways, BNSF, Union Pacific), ocean freight (topped by Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping, CMA CGM, NYK Group), and logistics services (topped by DB Schenker, Kuehne + Nagel, XPO Logistics, Nippon Express, C.H. Robinson).   In a recent study, those 50 firms accounted for about $750 billion in aggregate revenue.

 

 

 

News & Analysis

19 Nov 2021
Teamsters rank-and-file members have elected critics of outgoing General President James P. Hoffa to lead the union in a more militant direction.
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.
01 Nov 2017
Purchased transportation costs rose steadily in the third quarter.
01 Nov 2017
As intermodal rail container and trailer volumes hit historic highs, pressure, that may lift pricing in 2018 and beyond, is building.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
13 Oct 2017
It will not happen overnight, but experts believe supply chains and transportation will become increasingly automated and more efficient as technology enables real-time exchange and analysis of vast amounts of data thanks to Amazon.com.
13 Oct 2017
Higher third-quarter operating costs at J.B. Hunt, especially costs related to drivers and empty trucks, show why US shippers should be concerned about truck and intermodal pricing.
04 Oct 2017
Bradley S. Jacobs will receive the 2017 Connie Award in December for 'entrepreneurial spirit,' dedication to an integrated, global supply chain.
19 Sep 2017
Higher base rates boosted revenue, but a cyber attack and hurricane helped depress profit at FedEx this summer. The transport operator plans across-the-board rate hikes.
19 Sep 2017
The persistent rumors of takeover and mergers among leading logistics firms in recent months could be about to translate into reality.
08 Aug 2017
Deutsche Post DHL posted its strongest ever second quarter result.
02 Aug 2017
The $14.6 billion logistics and transportation provider accelerated growth at asset and non-asset operations alike in the second quarter, including its LTL division.
20 Jul 2017
Increased second-quarter US industrial activity, consumer confidence primes freight market, pressures rates.
20 Jul 2017
As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.
18 Jul 2017
XPO Logistics expects a healthy increase in revenue in the second quarter from the first quarter and a year ago, as freight demand in the US picks up.
28 Jun 2017
FedEx European subsidiary TNT Express is the second major transportation operator affected by a global cyberattack.
19 Jun 2017
UPS's peak season surcharges are the latest pushback by transport operators against "free shipping."
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
26 May 2017
Beauty is not skin-deep for European Wax Center: It depends on logistics.
05 May 2017
The $14.6 billion 3PL closed $716 million in new business in the quarter, including major logistics and intermodal deals.
21 Feb 2017
As XPO gains global scale, it is blending disparate networks to offer new services to shippers.
01 Feb 2017
Largest US logistics provider sees "meaningful" bid activity ahead in 2017.
09 Jan 2017
New UPS subsidiary Freightex will work closely with US-based Coyote Logistics.
18 Nov 2016
UPS on Friday broke ground on the expansion of its Columbus, Ohio, hub, the latest effort in a global facility expansion and modernization drive necessitated by the e-commerce boom.
16 Nov 2016
BNSF and Kansas City Southern railways are launching a new joint cross-border intermodal service, a bet that the new Trump administration won’t upend the North American Free Trade Agreement.
14 Nov 2016
CEVA Logistics posted lower earnings and flat revenue in the third quarter, as sliding freight rates offset strong volume growth.
08 Nov 2016
Deutsche Post DHL on Tuesday reported a record third-quarter result.
01 Nov 2016
There is no other way to describe the current global transportation market other than as a “bear market.” Driving home this point is Top 50 Global Transportation Service Providers ranking by SJ Consulting and The Journal of Commerce.
01 Nov 2016
Hapag-Lloyd has filed concessions to European Union competition regulators to secure approval for a planned merger with the United Arab Shipping Company.
29 Oct 2016
Of the world’s top 50 transportation service providers, only a handful registered revenue growth in 2015.   
27 Oct 2016
As e-commerce volumes rise, UPS is adding more capacity.
26 Oct 2016
Plunging truckload rates proved a dead weight on profits at C.H. Robinson Worldwide in the third quarter.
24 Oct 2016
DHL has settled on its general rate increase for 2017.

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.