Global Freight Carriers

Business, Top 50

Georgia Opens Second Inland Port

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, center, cuts the ribbon opening the Appalachian Regional Port near Chatsworth, Ga., on Aug. 22. (Georgia Ports Authority)

The newest inland port in the United States is now open in northwestern Georgia. The new Appalachian Regional Port in Murray County is connected by rail to the Port of Savannah, and is expected to ease congestion at the port and reduce truck traffic on roadways by shifting the handoff of international shipping containers to an area with more space.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Growth Continues for Global Freight Carriers

(Daniel P. Bearth/Transport Topics)

The world’s biggest freight carriers all got a little bigger this year as demand for transportation surged across the globe. Here's the 2018 Top 50 Global Freight Carrier rankings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 50

Ports, Carriers Step Up Efforts to Move Cargo More Efficiently

A Maersk Line containership at the Port of Los Angeles. GE Transportation is expanding a project that links data on shipments. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

A surge in global shipping volume is adding urgency to ­efforts to increase the efficiency of cargo handling at seaports and inland waterways.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

How Logistics Firms Can Compete in the Age of Amazon

TT File Photo

The global transportation services market was estimated at about $5.8 trillion last year, and there is much at stake for ­legacy freight forwarding, logistics and supply-­chain management companies.

Abhinav Singh | Senior Director of Business Transformation, Intelenet Global Services
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 50

Rail Profits Rise, But Intermodal Growth Not Certain

(Source: Transport Topics from company reports)

As motor carriers enjoy the fruits of the tight freight environment, railroads are continuing their push to boost earnings while they adjust to a market that increasingly is shifting toward intermodal.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Spurring the Economy

Courtesy of BNSF Railway

The most important factor in boosting business across the United States is a solid network of highways and rail lines that connect the community to domestic and foreign markets.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50

Flying Trains and Flying Whales: Radical New Ideas for Freight Transportation

Courtesy of Dahir Semenov (Facebook)

The future of rail transportation literally may be up in the air. Entrepreneurs and engineers from around the world have proposed radical concepts for hauling freight and passengers, including a multistory flying train, a supersized blimp and super-high-speed trains.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Top 50

North American Ports

Port of Los Angeles Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

A working group tasked with setting standards on port performance has not convened once in 2017 after business leaders and unions battled over whether to include metrics such as truck turn times and chassis availability in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s first annual report to Congress.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2017
Top 50

Focus on Air Cargo

FedEx cargo plane Rob Stapleton for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

A look at revenue generated by the world’s largest freight carriers shows a mixed picture. Check out our 2017 Transport Topics Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list.

September 11, 2017
Top 50

Top Cargo Airports in North America

Below you will find rankings for top cargo airports in the U.S., Mexico and Canada

Some ranking highlights include:

Memphis International Airport (Ranked #1, U.S.):

September 11, 2017

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