2019 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Policy negotiations have put freight patterns in flux.
Despite trade tensions, growth has continued.
How the Netherlands is handling increased demand.
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Central America

Port NameCityType of FreightTEUsVolume of Freight Tonnage
Port of AcajutlaAcajutla, El Salvadorcontainer209,903NA
Port of AlmiranteAlmirante, PanamaNA20,420NA
Port of Arlen Siu-El RamaArlen Siu/El Rama, NicaraguaNA7,058NA
Port of BalboaBalboa, Panamacontainer, dry bulk, passenger2,986,617NA
Port of BelizeBelize City, Belizecontainer, heavy lift, passenger44,381935,910
Port of CalderaCaldera, Costa RicaNA289,582NA
Port of ColónColón, Panamacontainer, passenger2,579,977NA
Port of CorintoCorinto, Nicaraguacontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, passenger165,463NA
Port of CristóbalCristóbal, Panamacontainer1,311,232NA
Port of Limón-MoínLimón-Moín, Costa Ricacontainer, passenger1,199,628NA
Port of Puerto BarriosPuerto Barrios, Guatemalacontainer455,973NA
Port of Puerto CastilloPuerto Castillo, Hondurascontainer119,251NA
Port of Puerto CortesPuerto Cortes, Hondurascontainer642,218NA
Port of Puerto QuetzalPuerto Quetzal, Guatemalacontainer367,239NA
Port of San LorenzoSan Lorenzo, Hondurascontainer35,824NA
Port of Santo Tomás de CastillaSanto Tomás de Castilla, Guatemalacontainer566,539NA
PSA Panama International TerminalPSA - Panama Int'l Terminals, Panamacontainer81,563NA
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UPS Expands Keyless Apartment-Building Entry That Started in NYC

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United Parcel Service Inc. is expanding a keyless-entry system for package deliveries at apartment buildings after a successful test in New York and San Francisco.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

US Factories Brace for Sting of 2019 Trade War

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America’s manufacturers are scrambling to change the way they do business — from finding new suppliers to shifting more finishing work overseas — as the sting of tariffs begins to take a bigger toll on their bottom lines.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
January 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

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Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Amazon, USPS, UPS, FedEx

UPS

Procrastinators take note: The deadline is fast approaching to get those gifts in the mail to arrive by Christmas Eve.

Doreen Christensen | Sun Sentinel
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Top 50

Virginia Transportation Leaders Approve I-81 Improvement Plan

Interstate 81 traffic jam in Virginia

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a plan that weighs the possibility of tolls to address some of the issues that affect Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Online Holiday Shopping Expected to Logjam Delivery

USPS

Delivery companies are warning shoppers to send holiday gifts and make online purchases within the next 10 days as a record number of packages are expected to be delivered.

Holly Shively | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
December 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Freight Forwarder BDP International Selects Greenbriar as Equity Partner

Freight forwarder BDP International has selected Greenbriar Equity Group, a New York-based investment firm, as its first strategic equity partner, according to a statement issued by the company Dec. 6.

December 6, 2018
Government, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Turns to Robots to Equip US Warehouses for E-Commerce

DHL

Worldwide delivery service DHL is deploying artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and product-picking robots at its warehouses in North America to help handle the surge in e-commerce demand.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2018

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