2019 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Gulf Coast

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Helena HarborHelena, Ark.NANA1,357,367
Hickman Fulton County RiverportHickman, Ky.NANA1,160,758
Kaskaskia Regional Port Red Bud, Ill.break bulk, dry bulkNA5,920,636
Matagorda HarborMatagorda, TexasNANA4,279,218
Owensboro RiverportOwensboro, Ky.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA3,172,608
Pemiscot County Port HarborCaruthersville, Mo.NANA974,000
Plaquemines PortPlaquemines Parish, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA54,465,907
Port AransasAransas Pass, TexasNANA916,985
Port FourchonLafourche Parish, La.liquid bulkNA6,494,985
Port FreeportFreeport, Texascontainer, break bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargo87,87824,484,399
Port of BeaumontBeaumont, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy liftNA89,437,326
Port of BiloxiBiloxi, Miss.NANA854,927
Port of BrownsvilleBrownsville, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA7,763,455
Port of ChattanoogaChattanooga, Tenn.NANA2,096,054
Port of Cincinnati-Northern KentuckyCincinnatiNANA42,676,566
Port of Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA87,322,735
Port of GalvestonGalveston, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA4,104,867
Port of Greater Baton RougeBaton Rouge, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA77,013,042
Port of GreenvilleGreenville, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulkNA2,921,027
Port of GulfportGulfport, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulk216,6832,312,058
Port of GuntersvilleGuntersville, Ala.NANA1,910,389
Port of HoustonHoustoncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 2,459,107260,070,837
Port of Huntington Tri-StateHuntington, W.Va.NANA34,151,107
Port of IberiaIberia, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,079,090
Port of Indiana-Mount VernonMount Vernon, Ind.NANA9,118,896
Port of Kansas CityKansas City, Mo.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA1,601,930
Port of Lake CharlesLake Charles, La.dry bulk, heavy lift, special project cargoNA54,316,852
Port of Lake ProvidenceLake Providence, La.NANA1,086,104
Port of LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.dry bulkNA7,078,266
Port of MemphisMemphis, Tenn.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA11,536,737
Port of MobileMobile, Ala.container, break bulk, dry bulk, heavy lift327,60058,157,248
Port of Morgan CityMorgan City, La.container, dry bulkNANA
Port of NashvilleNashville, Tenn.NANA5,011,816
Port of Natchez-Adams CountyNatchez, Miss.dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA754,479
Port of New Madrid CountyNew Madrid, Mo.NANA1,965,096
Port of New OrleansNew Orleanscontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger 525,80496,341,576
Port of OrangeOrange, TexasNANANA
Port of Panama CityPanama City, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk35,4622,021,710
Port of PascagoulaPascagoula, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA25,644,568
Port of PensacolaPensacola, Fla.containerNA765,483
Port of PittsburghPittsburghNANA26,022,535
Port of Port ArthurPort Arthur, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, special project cargoNA39,203,245
Port of Port LavacaPort Lavaca, TexasNANA2,000,000
Port of RosedaleRosedale, Miss.dry bulkNA1,409,049
Port of South LouisianaLaPlace, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA275,064,082
Port of St. LouisSt. LouisNANA33,068,082
Port of St. PaulSt. Paul, Minn.dry bulkNA6,787,667
Port of TerrebonneHouma, La.NANA2,623,469
Port of Texas CityTexas City, Texasliquid bulkNA37,751,062
Port of VicksburgVicksburg, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA2,865,994
Port of VictoriaVictoria, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA4,337,003
Southeast Missouri PortScott City, Mo.NANA1,338,303
Tulsa Port of CatoosaTulsa, Okla.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA2,563,962
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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.

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J.B. Hunt Celebrates 60 Years in Business

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Echo Global Logistics to Go Private in $1.3 Billion Buyout

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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).

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GlobalTranz, Worldwide Express Chart Course After Merger

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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.

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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

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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.

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