2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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After once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, supply chains are adjusting to new normal.
Global supply chain, so often taken for granted, becomes cause for worldwide concern.
Find out where the Top 50 Global Freight Carriers are based.
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Great Lakes

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Ashtabula HarborAshtabula, Ohiodry bulk 5,121,134
Buffington HarborBuffington, Ind.NA 1,570,196
Drummond Island PortDrummond Island, Mich.NA 1,506,871
Fairport Harbor PointFairport Harbor, OhioNA 1,872,276
Indiana HarborEast Chicago, Ind.dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift 12,213,768
Port ClintonMarblehead, OhioNA 2,898,503
Port DolomiteClark Township, Mich.NA 3,008,973
Port InlandGulliver, Mich.NA 4,886,329
Port of AlpenaAlpena, Mich.NA 2,296,160
Port of CalciteCalcite, Mich.special project cargo 8,081,804
Port of ChicagoChicagodry bulk, liquid bulk 10,035,669
Port of Cleveland Clevelandcontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, special project cargo 11,880,935
Port of ConneautConneaut, OhioNA 3,936,713
Port of DetroitDetroitdry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger 13,306,628
Port of Duluth-SuperiorDuluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, passenger 33,738,834
Port of GaryGary, Ind.NA 7,978,004
Port of Grand HavenGrand Haven, Mich.NA 1,363,185
Port of Green BayGreen Bay, Wis.dry bulk, liquid bulk 2,283,685
Port of HamiltonHamilton, Ontariocontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargo 10,000,000
Port of Indiana-Burns HarborPortage, Ind.container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift 9,189,391
Port of MilwaukeeMilwaukeedry bulk 2,806,826
Port of MonroeMonroe, Mich.NA 1,656,927
Port of MontrealMontrealcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger 35,101,433
Port of SanduskySandusky, OhioNA 2,507,824
Port of Silver BaySilver Bay, Minn.NA 5,553,647
Port of ToledoToledo, OhioNA 9,073,964
Port of TorontoTorontocontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger 2,208,358
Presque Isle HarborPresque Isle, Mich.NA 4,647,830
Two HarborsTwo Harbors, Minn.dry bulk 16,914,526
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