2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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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.
Rankings
 

Great Lakes

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Ashtabula HarborAshtabula, Ohiodry bulkNA4,254,537
Buffington HarborBuffington, Ind.NANA1,634,865
Drummond Island PortDrummond Island, Mich.NANA1,260,854
Fairport Harbor PointFairport Harbor, OhioNANA1,957,879
Indiana HarborEast Chicago, Ind.dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA11,910,541
Port ClintonMarblehead, OhioNANA1,889,279
Port DolomiteClark Township, Mich.NANA2,766,412
Port InlandGulliver, Mich.NANA4,327,245
Port of AlpenaAlpena, Mich.NANA2,237,836
Port of CalciteCalcite, Mich.special project cargoNA7,759,361
Port of ChicagoChicagodry bulk, liquid bulkNA16,866,792
Port of ClevelandClevelandcontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, special project cargoNA11,778,910
Port of ConneautConneaut, OhioNANA3,487,058
Port of DetroitDetroitdry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA14,837,762
Port of Duluth-SuperiorDuluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, passengerNA35,102,200
Port of GaryGary, Ind.NANA8,600,449
Port of Grand HavenGrand Haven, Mich.NANA1,321,003
Port of Green BayGreen Bay, Wis.dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,156,416
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 liftNA8,496,097
Port of MilwaukeeMilwaukeedry bulkNA2,301,557
Port of MonroeMonroe, Mich.NANA1,195,210
Port of MontrealMontrealcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA38,041,530
Port of SanduskySandusky, OhioNANA2,247,534
Port of Silver BaySilver Bay, Minn.NANA6,248,656
Port of St. ClairSt. Clair, Mich.NANA6,192,710
Port of StoneportStoneport, Mich.NANA4,141,455
Port of ToledoToledo, OhioNANA8,899,825
Port of TorontoTorontocontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA2,172,750
Presque Isle HarborPresque Isle, Mich.NANA7,473,094
Two HarborsTwo Harbors, Minn.dry bulkNA17,208,207
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Greenbriar Reportedly Considers Sale of BDP International

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Greenbriar Equity Group is exploring a sale of BDP International that could value the logistics company at more than $1.5 billion including debt, people with knowledge of the matter said.

October 8, 2021
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GXO, Abercrombie & Fitch to Open Automated Distribution Center

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GXO Logistics and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced an agreement Oct. 6 to open a new distribution center that will blend traditional staffing with automation.

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C.H. Robinson Releases Spot Market Navigation Tool

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C.H. Robinson launched a new tool to help businesses navigate spot market costs, the company announced Sept. 20.

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September 22, 2021
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J.B. Hunt Celebrates 60 Years in Business

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services marked its 60th anniversary last month during a virtual event that included a company founder.

September 10, 2021
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Echo Global Logistics to Go Private in $1.3 Billion Buyout

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Echo Global Logistics has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by global private equity firm The Jordan Co., the companies announced Sept. 10.

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Deutsche Post to Buy Logistics Firm Hillebrand for $1.8 Billion

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Deutsche Post AG has agreed to acquire German logistics company Hillebrand for about 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion).

August 17, 2021
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GlobalTranz, Worldwide Express Chart Course After Merger

GlobalTranz-Worldwide Express merger image

The recent merger of GlobalTranz Enterprises and Worldwide Express is still in the getting-to-know-you phase and steps are being discussed to become fully integrated, executives from both companies said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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XPO Logistics Spinoff GXO Officially Goes Public

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XPO Logistics Inc.'s completion of its spinoff of GXO Logistics Inc. as a publicly traded pure-play contract logistics provider culminated with GXO officials ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell Aug. 2.

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Universal Logistics Reports $422.8 Million Revenue for Q2

Universal Logistics Holdings truck

Universal Logistics Holdings saw revenue and earnings gains during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 29.

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Werner Reports Q2 Record for Net Income

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Werner Enterprises posted record results for net income, operating income and diluted earnings per share during the second quarter, the company announced.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021

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