2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Great Lakes

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Ashtabula Harbor Ashtabula, Ohio dry bulk   5,121,134
Buffington Harbor Buffington, Ind. NA   1,570,196
Drummond Island Port Drummond Island, Mich. NA   1,506,871
Fairport Harbor Point Fairport Harbor, Ohio NA   1,872,276
Indiana Harbor East Chicago, Ind. dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift   12,213,768
Port Clinton Marblehead, Ohio NA   2,898,503
Port Dolomite Clark Township, Mich. NA   3,008,973
Port Inland Gulliver, Mich. NA   4,886,329
Port of Alpena Alpena, Mich. NA   2,296,160
Port of Calcite Calcite, Mich. special project cargo   8,081,804
Port of Chicago Chicago dry bulk, liquid bulk   10,035,669
Port of Cleveland Cleveland container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, special project cargo   11,880,935
Port of Conneaut Conneaut, Ohio NA   3,936,713
Port of Detroit Detroit dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger   13,306,628
Port of Duluth-Superior Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis. break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, passenger   33,738,834
Port of Gary Gary, Ind. NA   7,978,004
Port of Grand Haven Grand Haven, Mich. NA   1,363,185
Port of Green Bay Green Bay, Wis. dry bulk, liquid bulk   2,283,685
Port of Hamilton Hamilton, Ontario container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargo   10,000,000
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Portage, Ind. container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift   9,189,391
Port of Milwaukee Milwaukee dry bulk   2,806,826
Port of Monroe Monroe, Mich. NA   1,656,927
Port of Montreal Montreal container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger   35,101,433
Port of Sandusky Sandusky, Ohio NA   2,507,824
Port of Silver Bay Silver Bay, Minn. NA   5,553,647
Port of Toledo Toledo, Ohio NA   9,073,964
Port of Toronto Toronto container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger   2,208,358
Presque Isle Harbor Presque Isle, Mich. NA   4,647,830
Two Harbors Two Harbors, Minn. dry bulk   16,914,526

Ports and airports across North America are clamoring to stay ahead of cargo backlogs and shipment load.

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Global Freight News
Business, Private, Global Freight

Walmart Delivers Strong First Quarter

NEW YORK — Walmart Inc. reported another quarter of strong results May 16 as its low prices pull in shoppers scouring for discounts with inflation stubbornly high.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
May 16, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Workers Say They Struggle to Afford Food, Rent

Five years after Amazon.com Inc. raised wages to $15 an hour, half of warehouse workers surveyed by researchers say they struggle to afford enough food or a place to live.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Chooses Volvo VNR Electric as First Class 8 BET in US

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. plans to deploy 47 Volvo VNR Electric tractors across its Southern California operations, its first Class 8 battery-electric trucks.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Sees Improved Prospects for Global Container Trade

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, a bellwether for global trade, said a strong start to the year has improved the outlook for container trade demand worldwide.

May 2, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Sees Strong Q1 Results Driven by Cloud-Computing Unit

NEW YORK — Amazon reported strong results for the first quarter, driven by growth in its cloud-computing unit and a new surge of advertising dollars from its Prime Video streaming service.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
April 30, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

DHL Expands Retail Presence in D.C. Area

DHL expanded its network of retail locations by introducing a store in Fairfax, Va., the company announced April 23.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 29, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Amazon Web Services to Build Data Center in Northern Indiana

NEW CARLISLE, Ind. — Amazon Web Services plans to invest $11 billion to build a data center in northern Indiana that will create at least 1,000 new jobs, state and company officials announced.

April 25, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Union Pacific’s First-Quarter Profit Creeps Up 1%

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific’s first-quarter profit crept 1% higher as the railroad tightened up on expenses — particularly its fuel bill — even though it delivered slightly less freight.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
April 25, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Prime Memberships in US Gain 8% to New High

Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime subscription service hit a new high of 180 million U.S. shoppers in March, up 8% from a year earlier, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

Amazon Becomes the Largest US Private EV Charging Operator

Amazon has installed more than 17,000 chargers at about 120 warehouses around the U.S., making the retail giant the largest operator of private EV charging infrastructure in the country.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2024
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