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.
Find out where the Top 50 Global Freight Carriers are based.

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, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Boosts Profit Forecast, Cites Cost Cuts as Effective

FedEx Corp.’s shares jumped the most in nine months after the courier boosted its profit outlook, signaling efforts to cut costs are helping counter a decline in package volume.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Global Supply Chains Back to Normal, N.Y. Fed Says

Global supply chains have returned to normal, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said, almost three years after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

French Shipping Giant CMA CGM Warns Demand Is Falling

French shipping giant CMA CGM SA warned of a steep drop in demand so far this year, extending a slump that led to a more than halving of quarterly profit.

Tara Patel | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Supply Chain Envoy Says Automating Ports Doesn’t Have to Cost Jobs

The White House’s supply chain envoy said the ports and logistics industry must move toward automation, a sticking point in protracted contract talks between U.S. West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2023
Government, Technology, Equipment, Global Freight

USPS Buys Electric Vans, Charging Stations in Bulk

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is buying 9,250 Ford Motor Co. electric vans and 14,000 charging stations as part of a move to switch its fleet to electric vehicles.

March 1, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Supply Chains Have Healed, Yet Their Mark on Inflation to Endure

Supply chains across the world are healing up almost as fast as they broke down. That doesn’t mean the pressure they’re exerting on inflation will disappear as quickly.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Pilots Plan Strike Authorization Vote as Labor Talks Stall

FedEx Corp. pilots are inching closer to a potential strike as negotiations stall on a new labor agreement.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Suing Evergreen Over 2021 Suez Canal Blockage

Shipping giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk said in an email to The Associated Press that it filed a claim against Evergreen Marine Corp., the vessel’s Japanese owner and its German technical manager in the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court.

Samy Magdy | Associated Press
February 13, 2023
Business, Equipment, Global Freight

Maersk Sees Global Trade Contracting as Much as 2.5% in 2023

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S said “muted” economic growth is set to push the world’s container shipping volumes down by as much as 2.5% this year.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Thousands of CSX Workers First to Get Paid Sick Leave

OMAHA, Neb. — Several thousand workers at CSX will soon get one of the things that pushed the U.S. railroad industry to the brink of a strike last fall: paid sick time.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
February 8, 2023


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