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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week: Largest Global Freight Carriers

Fourteen of the 50 carriers have headquarters in the United States


Nov. 21, 2019


The good folks over at Transport Topics produce lots in freight industry lists, the latest a look at the 50 largest freight movers by any mode across the globe.


We took a snapshot of just the top 10 by 2018 freight revenues, as can be seen below:


Largest Global Freight Carriers by Revenue



Source: Transport Topics


As can be seen, FedEx tops the list, just a bit ahead of rival UPS.


This year's Top 50 includes 14 ocean carriers, more than any other mode. Railroads were next with 12 companies, followed by parcel with 10, trucking with eight and air freight with six.

Fourteen of the 50 carriers have headquarters in the United States. Six are based in Japan, four each in China and Germany, and three in Canada.


The full list can be found here: 2019 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers


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