Government, Business, Top 50

A New Era in Global Trade

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping in 2018. Trump (second right) and Chinese President Xi Jingping (second left) attend a 2018 working dinner. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais — Associated Press)

Ongoing trade negotiations among the United States and many of its key global trading partners have ushered in a time of change and uncertainty for many international shippers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 18, 2019
Government, Business, Top 50

The 2019 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers: Growth Continues Despite Trade Tensions

A containership docked at the Port of Rotterdam. A containership docked at the Port of Rotterdam. (Katie Pyzyk for Transport Topics)

All but a handful of the companies ranked on the 2019 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list posted higher freight revenues in 2018 than the previous year, as the majority of the world’s largest freight carriers continued to enjoy strong demand in many key markets.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Top 50

Netherlands Takes Tech-Forward Approach to Transporting Freight by Land, Sea and Air

A massive containership docks at the Port of Rotterdam, the largest seaport in Europe A massive containership docks at the Port of Rotterdam, the largest seaport in Europe. (Rotterdam Partners)

This small country is a big player on the freight scene and is considered one of the most prominent logistics hubs for products entering and exiting the European Union.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
November 18, 2019
Government, Business, Top 50

Dutch Shippers, Logistics Firms Prepare for Brexit Disruption

Logistics providers such as Neele-Vat are helping shippers redesign their supply chains for Brexit. Logistics providers such as Neele-Vat are helping shippers redesign their supply chains for Brexit — often by establishing logistics infrastructure in both the U.K. and continental Europe. (Katie Pyzyk for Transport Topics)

AMSTERDAM — The long and arduous path to Brexit has been rife with political wrangling, but companies and government agencies have been preparing for disruption despite the uncertainty of the outcome.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
November 18, 2019
Business, Top 50

North America's Busiest Cargo Airports

UPS Worldport UPS employees load containers onto planes at UPS Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2012. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Where North American airports ranked in terms of cargo pounds transported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 18, 2019
Business, Top 50

Spending on Port Projects Rises

A shipping container is off-loaded at the Port of Los Angeles. A shipping container is off-loaded at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

U.S. ports and their private sector partners have ramped up their investments in infrastructure improvements, which ultimately should help trucking companies get their drivers in and out of these complexes faster and more efficiently, industry experts said.

November 18, 2019
Top 50

About Us: Transport Topics' Top 50 Global Freight Carriers

Coming Nov. 18.

The Transport Topics Top 50 Global Freight Carriers is a listing of the largest package, truck, rail, air and ocean carriers in the world.

November 12, 2018
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

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