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.

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
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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
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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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