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.

Pacific Northwest

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
International Port of Dutch HarborUnalaska Island, Alaskacontainer NA1,652,281
Northwest Seaport AllianceSeattle and Tacoma, Wash.container, break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger, air cargoNA48,895,277
Port NikiskiNikiski, Alaskaliquid bulkNA4,173,279
Port of AnacortesAnacortes, Wash.container, dry bulk, air cargo, special project cargo, passengerNA11,038,886
Port of AnchorageAnchorage, Alaskacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, air cargo, passengerNA3,252,349
Port of Coos BayCoos Bay, Ore.containerNA2,344,508
Port of Grays HarborGrays Harbor, Wash.container, break bulk, liquid bulk, air cargoNA2,755,772
Port of KalamaKalama, Wash.containerNA15,796,458
Port of KivalinaKivalina, Alaskaliquid bulk, container, passengerNA1,359,589
Port of LongviewLongview, Wash.container, break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk, heavy lift, special project cargoNA13,738,906
Port of NanaimoNanaimo, British Columbiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger29,7624,646,330
Port of PortlandPortland, Ore.container, break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy lift, air cargo, special project cargoNA23,228,424
Port of ValdezValdez, Alaskaliquid bulk, container, passengerNA25,807,750
Port of VancouverVancouver, British Columbiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, special project cargo, passengerNA144,168,000
Port of VancouverVancouver, Wash.container, break bulk, dry bulk, heavy lift, special projects cargo3,39910,527,470
Prince Rupert HarbourPrince Rupert, British Columbiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargo, passengerNA29,512,243
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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
Business, Fuel, Global Freight

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
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

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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