PITTSBURGH, November 9, Russian Railways became one of the three companies, which became the first in the ranking of the top 50 global transportation and logistics companies by revenue for 2014, prepared by SJ Consulting Group for the Journal of Commerce. In particular, Russian Railways is the sixth line of the rating.
Also for the first time included in the rating of the Chinese rail company China Railway (ranked fourth) and Indian Railways (thirteenth).
In the top-50 were not included in this year Taiwan’s Evergreen Group and a Kuwaiti Group Agility.
The leader of the rating became an American UPS with revenues of $58.2 billion by the end of 2014 (+5% compared to 2013), shifting from a leading position of German Deutsche Post DHL.
In total, the revenue of the 50 largest transportation and logistics companies in 2014 rose 2% to $759,2 billion.
A year earlier revenues of 50 companies of the ranking showed a decline of 0.1%.
However, 50 companies in the ranking of the 36 showed positive dynamics of revenue in 2013 – only 29 companies.
In the regional context, the ranking is dominated by European and Asian companies. Europe is represented in the ranking with 19 companies and 6 companies from Germany and 5 from France. The total revenue of 19 European companies represented in the ranking, amounted to $314,4 billion, which is 0.7% higher than last year.
The Asia-Pacific region represent 16 companies with combined revenues of $190,5 billion (+0,6%).
North America represented in the ranking by 13 companies, including 11 based in the US. Six of them are railway operators, three auto carriers, two postal operators and two logistics 3PL operators.
Total revenue North American companies in the TOP 50 totaled $228.5 billion, which is 5.9% more than in 2013.
The share of European companies accounts for 41% of total sales 50 largest transportation and logistics companies in the world, American – 30% Asian – 25%. Another 4% of revenue has provided Indian Railways and Australian Toll Holdings, which in may was acquired by Japan Post.