2019 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Great Lakes

Port NameCityType of FreightTEUsVolume of Freight Tonnage
Ashtabula HarborAshtabula, Ohiodry bulkNA4,351,591
Buffington HarborBuffington, Ind.NANA1,336,851
Drummond Island PortDrummond Island, Mich.NANA1,116,179
Fairport Harbor PointFairport Harbor, OhioNANA1,534,039
Indiana HarborEast Chicago, Ind.dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA12,111,421
Port ClintonMarblehead, OhioNANA2,843,745
Port DolomiteClark Township, Mich.NANA3,310,819
Port InlandGulliver, Mich.NANA4,222,250
Port of AlpenaAlpena, Mich.NANA2,331,235
Port of CalciteCalcite, Mich.special project cargoNA7,401,788
Port of ChicagoChicagodry bulk, liquid bulkNA17,406,316
Port of ClevelandClevelandcontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, special project cargoNA13,314,224
Port of ConneautConneaut, OhioNANA3,733,621
Port of DetroitDetroitdry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA13,953,184
Port of Duluth-SuperiorDuluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, passengerNA34,783,190
Port of EscanabaEscanaba, Mich.NANA1,175,587
Port of GaryGary, Ind.NANA8,106,529
Port of Grand HavenGrand Haven, Mich.NANA1,327,947
Port of Green BayGreen Bay, Wis.dry bulk, liquid bulkNA1,828,953
Port of HamiltonHamilton, Ontariocontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA11,628,319
Port of Indiana-Burns HarborPortage, Ind.container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA8,595,269
Port of LorainLorain, OhioNANA863,834
Port of Marine CityMarine City, Mich.NANANA
Port of MarquetteMarquette, Mich.NANA885,446
Port of MilwaukeeMilwaukeedry bulkNA2,601,835
Port of MonroeMonroe, Mich.NANA2,038,137
Port of MontrealMontrealcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger1,537,66938,041,530
Port of SanduskySandusky, OhioNANA3,481,573
Port of Silver BaySilver Bay, Minn.NANA6,344,889
Port of St. ClairSt. Clair, Mich.NANA6,244,720
Port of StoneportStoneport, Mich.NANA3,785,260
Port of ToledoToledo, OhioNANA9,442,970
Port of TorontoTorontocontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA2,172,750
Port SaguenaySaguenay, Quebeccontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA295,930
Presque Isle HarborPresque Isle, Mich.NANA7,981,699
Two HarborsTwo Harbors, Minn.dry bulkNA16,963,429
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