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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Top 50 News
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider National Reports Increased Net Income in Q3

Schneider

Schneider National saw net income soar during the third quarter as demand surged, the company reported Oct. 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Increases Net Income but Sees Lower Revenue in Q3

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises posted mixed results as profits increased on lower revenue during the third quarter, the company announced Oct. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Reports Profit Increase; Record Set for Used Vehicle Sales in Q3

Ryder trucks and facility

Ryder System Inc. reported net income rose and revenue dipped in the third quarter, as it noted used vehicles sales set a record.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50

The Rise of the Warehouse Robot

XPO

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline of brick-and-mortar retail establishments and accelerated e-commerce, creating a massive logistical challenge for warehouse and distribution center operators.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 28, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Produces Strong Q3 Earnings Amid E-Commerce Surge

UPS

UPS Inc. reported strong financial results in the third quarter as a surge in deliveries to businesses and homes lifted the Atlanta-based carrier through the three-month period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 28, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon, FedEx, UPS Boost US Warehouse Jobs Amid Online Boom

The warehousing and storage industry is one of the few sectors where employment is actually higher.

Warehouse operators across the U.S. are rushing to hire workers amid a boom in online sales, a bright spot for a labor market that faces mounting challenges.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Announces Strong Profit for Q3

U.S. Xpress

U.S. Xpress Enterprises posted increased earnings on a modest revenue gain during the third quarter, the fleet announced Oct. 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Landstar System Reports Net Income, Revenue Increase for Q3

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. saw net income reach $61.9 million during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Canadian National Reports Q3 Drop in Earnings, Revenue

CN Railway train

For the second consecutive quarter, Canadian National Railway felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic when the Class I, Montreal-based railroad announced third-quarter earnings Oct. 20.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Year-Over-Year Rise in Q3 Earnings, Revenue

J.B. Hunt trucks

J.B. Hunt Transport Services posted increased earnings and revenue in the third quarter year-over-year, the carrier announced Oct. 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2020

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