2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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After once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, supply chains are adjusting to new normal.
Global supply chain, so often taken for granted, becomes cause for worldwide concern.
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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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Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Private, Global Freight

UPS to Hire 30,000 Extra Drivers for Peak Season

UPS Inc. is set to hire more than 30,000 additional drivers for peak season, a mix of package car drivers, commercial driver license drivers and seasonal support drivers.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2023
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Big Emissions Bills Are Coming for Ships Sailing in Europe

The maritime industry will join the European Union's Emissions Trading System in January, meaning big ships will start paying for carbon emissions.

Jack Wittels | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

DHL Express Opens Miami-to-Argentina Cargo Shipping Route

DHL Express started shipping this week from Miami to Argentina, as part of its cargo hauling expansion from South Florida to Latin America.

Vinod Sreeharsha | Miami Herald
September 8, 2023
Government, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

AI Fused With Trade Data Could Smooth Clunky Supply Chains

The dawn of artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT may revolutionize the way data can be used to ferret out risks and opportunities in the $32 trillion global trading system.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Port of Baltimore Welcomes Biggest Containership Ever

On Aug. 19, the largest containership to ever visit Maryland sailed into the Port of Baltimore.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 21, 2023
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East and West Coast Ports Spar Over Who's No. 1

It came as a surprise at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach  when the ports of New York-New Jersey said their complex was the busiest cargo container handler in America.

Ronald D. White | Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Global Ocean Shipping Costs Creep Higher

Spot rates for shipping containers jumped by the most in more than two years, a sign that a 16-month slump in ocean freight costs that helped ease the sting of goods inflation is over.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

DHL Plans Expansion in Latin America

Five Latin American nations could share $556 million by 2028 as contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain plans to expand its regional fulfillment network.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 14, 2023
Global Freight

IMO Countries Agree to Net-Zero Shipping Emissions by 2050

Maritime nations agreed July 7 to slash emissions from the shipping industry to net zero by about 2050 in a deal that several experts and nations say falls short of what’s needed.

Sibi Arasu | Associated Press
July 7, 2023
Business, Global Freight

CSX and CPKC Will Connect to Increase Traffic in Southeast

CSX and CPKC railroads announced a deal June 28 that will allow them to beef up a little-used connection between their two networks in the southeastern United States to handle more freight.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
June 29, 2023
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