2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
Up Front
Freight carriers across the world experienced dramatic market shifts and volume swings in 2020.
The new trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada provides market certainty for North American trade.
The world’s largest freight carriers have navigated unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rankings
 

Mid-Atlantic & South Atlantic

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Port CanaveralBrevard County, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargo, passengerNA5,436,994
Port EvergladesBroward County, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA25,022,351
Port ManateeManatee County, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA4,763,728
Port of BaltimoreBaltimorecontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, refrigerated, passengerNA44,778,259
Port of BrunswickBrunswick, Ga.break bulk, dry bulk, automobileNA2,503,937
Port of CharlestonCharleston, S.C.container, break bulk, dry bulk, automobile, refrigeratedNA24,822,636
Port of ChesterChester, Pa.NANA2,788,947
Port of JacksonvilleJacksonville, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, heavy lift, refrigeratedNA17,999,036
Port of Marcus HookMarcus Hook, Pa.NANA12,205,883
Port of MiamiMiamicontainer, passengerNA8,371,129
Port of Morehead CityMorehead City, N.C.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA2,740,648
Port of Palm BeachPalm Beach, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA2,094,734
Port of Penn ManorPenn Manor, Pa.NANA2,829,337
Port of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, passengerNA26,656,373
Port of SavannahSavannah, Ga.container, break bulk, heavy lift, automobile, refrigerated NA41,273,947
Port of TampaTampa, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, passengerNA31,006,487
Port of VirginiaNorfolk, Va.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobileNA71,774,349
Port of WilmingtonWilmington, N.C.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA6,039,927
Extras
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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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