2019 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
Up Front
Policy negotiations have put freight patterns in flux.
Despite trade tensions, growth has continued.
How the Netherlands is handling increased demand.
Rankings
 

Great Lakes

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Ashtabula HarborAshtabula, Ohiodry bulkNA4,351,591
Buffington HarborBuffington, Ind.NANA1,336,851
Drummond Island PortDrummond Island, Mich.NANA1,116,179
Fairport Harbor PointFairport Harbor, OhioNANA1,534,039
Indiana HarborEast Chicago, Ind.dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA12,111,421
Port ClintonMarblehead, OhioNANA2,843,745
Port DolomiteClark Township, Mich.NANA3,310,819
Port InlandGulliver, Mich.NANA4,222,250
Port of AlpenaAlpena, Mich.NANA2,331,235
Port of CalciteCalcite, Mich.special project cargoNA7,401,788
Port of ChicagoChicagodry bulk, liquid bulkNA17,406,316
Port of ClevelandClevelandcontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, special project cargoNA13,314,224
Port of ConneautConneaut, OhioNANA3,733,621
Port of DetroitDetroitdry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA13,953,184
Port of Duluth-SuperiorDuluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, passengerNA34,783,190
Port of EscanabaEscanaba, Mich.NANA1,175,587
Port of GaryGary, Ind.NANA8,106,529
Port of Grand HavenGrand Haven, Mich.NANA1,327,947
Port of Green BayGreen Bay, Wis.dry bulk, liquid bulkNA1,828,953
Port of HamiltonHamilton, Ontariocontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA11,628,319
Port of Indiana-Burns HarborPortage, Ind.container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA8,595,269
Port of LorainLorain, OhioNANA863,834
Port of Marine CityMarine City, Mich.NANANA
Port of MarquetteMarquette, Mich.NANA885,446
Port of MilwaukeeMilwaukeedry bulkNA2,601,835
Port of MonroeMonroe, Mich.NANA2,038,137
Port of MontrealMontrealcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger1,537,66938,041,530
Port of SanduskySandusky, OhioNANA3,481,573
Port of Silver BaySilver Bay, Minn.NANA6,344,889
Port of St. ClairSt. Clair, Mich.NANA6,244,720
Port of StoneportStoneport, Mich.NANA3,785,260
Port of ToledoToledo, OhioNANA9,442,970
Port of TorontoTorontocontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA2,172,750
Port SaguenaySaguenay, Quebeccontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA295,930
Presque Isle HarborPresque Isle, Mich.NANA7,981,699
Two HarborsTwo Harbors, Minn.dry bulkNA16,963,429
Extras
Spending on ports projects has risen.
Companies and government agencies work to minimize effects of the E.U. departure.
Memphis International retains the top spot; Louisville honors boxing legend.
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Global Freight News
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

UPS to Sell Coyote Logistics to RXO

UPS Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its asset-light freight brokerage business, Coyote Logistics, to RXO Inc., the company announced June 23.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Is Shifting to Recycled Paper Filling for Packages

Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it’s more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
June 20, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Thousands of Drivers File Arbitration Claims Against Amazon

NEW YORK — Thousands of delivery drivers filed legal claims against Amazon on June 11, alleging the company’s classification of them as independent contractors has led to unpaid wages.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
June 11, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Dockworkers at Ports From Boston to Houston Halt Labor Talks

The union representing dockworkers at East and Gulf Coast container ports has suspended labor contract negotiations set for June 11, citing a dispute over automation.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2024
Business, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Raises Profit Outlook

A.P. Moller-Maersk, a bellwether for global trade, said the world’s supply lines are more impacted than previously expected by the ripple effects coming from the congestion in the Red Sea.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
June 4, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Global Freight

Einride Becomes Peterbilt’s Biggest BET Customer

Einride will buy 150 Model 579EV battery-electric trucks from Peterbilt, the truck maker’s biggest EV order so far, the companies said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

Ships Diverted From Red Sea Send Ripple Effects Across Globe

Nearly six months into the Houthis’ relentless campaign to protest Israel’s war in Gaza, the economic fallout is widening.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Amazon to Expand US Drone Service

Amazon.com’s Prime Air drone program has been cleared by regulators to fly devices beyond the visual line of sight of pilots, increasing range and giving more customers access to the service.

Lynn Doan | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Some Shipping Container Costs Hit $10,000

Companies transporting goods from Asia face costs of as much $10,000 for an urgent full-size shipping container over the next month — about double current spot rates.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
May 29, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Trade Strains Boost Ocean Shipping Cargo Rates

Global goods trade is showing signs of accelerating after last year’s slump, pushing up shipping rates and giving some supply chain managers flashbacks to the demand spike three years ago.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
May 28, 2024
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