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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CSX Earnings in Q4 Beat Wall Street Expectations

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CSX Corp. announced fourth-quarter and year-end earnings that beat Wall Street analysts’ expectations after the markets closed Jan. 20.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 21, 2022
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XPO Logistics Port Truckers Seek to Unionize

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Up to 250 XPO Logistics Inc. truckers who haul goods at Southern California ports and railyards are petitioning to unionize, hoping to convince federal authorities they’re really employees and not contractors as XPO claims.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2022
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J.B. Hunt Reports Higher Profit, Revenue for Q4 2021

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services on Jan. 18 announced higher earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Announces Expansion of LTL Network

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XPO Logistics is expanding its North American operations, adding to its LTL network two new terminals, four fleet maintenance shops and trailer manufacturing capacity, the company said Jan. 18.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 19, 2022
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Maersk Overtaken as World’s No. 1 Shipping Line by MSC

Maersk Overtaken as World’s No. 1 Shipping Line by MSC

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is no longer the world’s largest container line. The Danish carrier has been overtaken by Mediterranean Shipping Co. in terms of capacity, according to data compiled by Alphaliner and published Jan . 5.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2022
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XPO Hosts Conference for Women in Leadership

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XPO Logistics held its inaugural Women in Leadership Conference in Atlanta Nov. 17-19.

December 22, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Current Stock Prices for Trucking, Logistics Companies

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Same-day data for publicly traded trucking and transportation stocks in the autonomous, truckload, less-than-truckload, package, logistics and leasing categories.

December 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Lufthansa Warms to Airbus Freighter as It Plans Cargo-Fleet Expansion

Lufthansa Warms to Airbus Freighter as It Plans Cargo-Fleet Expansion

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s cargo division said it’s seeking more freighter planes to keep pace with booming global demand and that purchases could include Airbus SE’s new A350F model.

William Wilkes | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Integrates With Decisiv to Expand Repair Network

Werner

Werner Enterprises is integrating Decisiv into its application programming interface to expand its repair network, the company announced Dec. 2.

December 6, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Werner, TFI Bolster Operations With Acquisitions

Werner

Werner Enterprises and TFI International completed separate acquisitions Nov. 29 to bolster their operations.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2021

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