2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
Up Front
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.
Rankings
 

North Atlantic

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Port Jefferson Port Jefferson, N.Y. NA   2,725,461
Port of Albany-Rensselaer Albany, N.Y. break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift   5,003,533
Port of Boston Boston container, break bulk, dry bulk, passenger   15,986,250
Port of Bridgeport Bridgeport, Conn. NA   1,834,962
Port of Camden-Gloucester Camden-Gloucester, N.J. container, break bulk, dry bulk   5,364,915
Port of Halifax Halifax, Nova Scotia container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, special project cargo, passenger 507,185 4,216,742
Port of New Castle New Castle, Del. NA   9,252,128
Port of New Haven New Haven, Conn. container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargo   9,308,688
Port of New York and New Jersey New York container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger   136,575,034
Port of Paulsboro Paulsboro, N.J. container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift   18,417,301
Port of Portland Portland, Maine container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargo   4,687,845
Port of Portsmouth Portsmouth, N.H. container, break bulk, dry bulk, special project cargo   2,630,642
Port of Providence Providence, R.I. break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargo   8,222,908
Port of Searsport Searsport, Maine break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk   1,429,585
Port of Wilmington Wilmington, Del. container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, refrigerated   6,865,784
Port Saint John Saint John, New Brunswick container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger   25,372,180
Extras

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Global Freight News
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Norfolk Southern Urges Shareholders to Reject Takeover Plan

OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern wants its shareholders to back its current management team and strategy and reject a bid from a group of investors seeking to take control of the railroad.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
February 27, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Port of Baltimore Hit Cargo Record Last Year

The Port of Baltimore hit records for handling cargo last year, state officials said, showing a rebound from global supply chain difficulties and disruptions during the pandemic.

Lorraine Mirabella | The Baltimore Sun
February 26, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Investors Flee Tumbling EV Upstarts

Investors have all but thrown in the towel on shares of EV startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid Group. 

Esha Day | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Southwest Airlines Ground Workers Reach Deal for Pay Bump

Southwest Airlines has reached a contract with its ramp, operations, provisioning and freight agents that’ll give workers an average pay increase of over 18%.

Alexandra Skores | The Dallas Morning News
February 23, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Shipping Giant CMA CGM Posts Loss as Red Sea Conflict Rages

CMA CGM SA posted its first quarterly loss in four years as the shipping industry struggles with the conflict in the Red Sea and the specter of overcapacity.

Tara Patel | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Port of Mobile to Build Container Facility in North Alabama

The Alabama Port Authority and CSX Transportation announced that Decatur, Ala., will be home to a new intermodal container transfer facility to connect north Alabama to the Port of Mobile.

David Gambino | The Decatur Daily, Ala.
February 8, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Global Freight

Maersk Warns of Slowdown Once Freight Boost Fades

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S shares plunged after the company said it expects renewed gloom in the industry this year when the current boost to freight rates from the Red Sea conflict evaporates.

February 8, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Global Freight, TCA

Cincinnati Airport Deploys Autonomous Baggage Handling EVs

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is using devices known as Auto-DollyTugs, electric autonomous vehicles complete with “robotic arms,” to handle baggage and cargo.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 6, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Amazon Beats Revenue and Profit Expectations for Q4

Amazon on Feb. 1 reported better-than-expected revenue and profits for the fourth quarter, driven by strong consumer spending during the holiday shopping season.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
February 2, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Container Boom Leads to Q4 Earnings Dip at Hapag-Lloyd

HAMBURG, Germany — The sharp drop in freight prices following the pandemic has caused a slump in sales and profits at German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd.

dpa | Hamburg, Germany
January 31, 2024
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