2021 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 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 ClevelandClevelandcontainer, 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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Business, Top 50, Top 100

Gloom in Transports Sends Smoke Signal for US Stocks

Chart comparing transportation stocks to market on the whole

The latest warning sign for U.S. stocks is emerging from a corner of the market that investors closely watch to get a read on the state of the economy and the health of American consumers: Transportation shares.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

DeJoy Says He’s Been Cleared in Federal Probe

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will be investigated by the House Oversight Committee.

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said March 31 that the Justice Department has closed without criminal charges an investigation into political fundraising activity at his former business.

March 31, 2022
Government, Business, Top 50

Secretary Walsh Optimistic About Port Workers’ Contract Talks

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

CARLISLE, Pa. — Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is optimistic that upcoming labor negotiations for workers at West Coast ports will progress smoothly, noting the critical role that dockworkers and port drivers play in keeping supply chains moving.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

Ceva, Kodiak Launch Autonomous Deliveries to Oklahoma

Kodiak-Ceva truck

Ceva Logistics announced it teamed up with autonomous commercial vehicle technology company Kodiak Robotics Inc. to deliver freight autonomously between Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, expanding on an existing relationship.

March 9, 2022
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 50

XPO to Split LTL, Freight Brokerage Businesses

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics is creating two new, stand-alone, publicly traded companies in the less-than-truckload and tech-enabled brokered transportation sector, the company announced March 8.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 9, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

Port of Baltimore Announces Expansion


The Port of Baltimore on March 7 announced it is expanding container business at its Seagirt Marine Terminal as the Israeli-based ZIM Shipping Line will begin calls at the facility this summer.

March 8, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Brokers Expect Rising Contract Rates for 2022

C.H. Robinson truck

Freight brokerage firms are anticipating that contract rates will keep rising this year, with a slowdown not expected until year’s end.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 3, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50

GXO, Clipper Boards Agree to Terms on Acquisition

GXO warehouse

The GXO Logistics and Clipper Logistics boards of directors on Feb. 28 said they have agreed to terms on the contract logistics company’s previously announced potential acquisition of Clipper.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Narrows Loss, Names George Chappelle New CEO

Americold truck

Refrigerated warehouse operator Americold Realty Trust narrowed its loss in the fourth quarter and posted a large gain in revenue. It also made interim CEO George Chappelle’s position permanent.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 25, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

DHL Express Sues City Over Possible Lockout at San Antonio Airport

DHL Supply Chain

International shipping services provider DHL Express has operated at San Antonio International Airport for more than 30 years, but it’s facing a possible lockout over an alleged lease violation.

Patrick Danner | San Antonio Express-News
February 17, 2022


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