2019 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Policy negotiations have put freight patterns in flux.
Despite trade tensions, growth has continued.
How the Netherlands is handling increased demand.
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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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Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

3PL Giant Kenco Offers Residential Delivery

Kenco truck

Logistics giant Kenco has started offering “white glove” home delivery of merchandise for some of its business customers in five areas of the country, including Chattanooga, Tenn., with plans to expand the service.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
December 2, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

Schneider truck

Schneider launched an automated tool that enables third-party carriers to instantly book loads with the click of a button, the carrier said in a Nov. 26 news release.

November 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

Integrity Express Logistics Expands Tampa Office

Integrity Express Logistics truck

TAMPA, Fla. — Integrity Express Logistics plans to add 50 or more employees earning an average of at least $60,165 a year as part of an expansion of its Tampa regional office.

Richard Danielson | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
November 21, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

Logistics Firm Mode Reaches Agreement in $2.3 Billion Merger With SunteckTTS

SunteckTTS office

Dallas-based Mode Transportation and SunteckTTS Inc. have reached an agreement to merge the two transportation and logistics companies under the Mode branding, generating more than $2 billion in annual revenue, according to a release.

Dom DiFurio | The Dallas Morning News
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Top 50

Dutch Shippers, Logistics Firms Prepare for Brexit Disruption

Logistics providers such as Neele-Vat are helping shippers redesign their supply chains for Brexit.

AMSTERDAM — The long and arduous path to Brexit has been rife with political wrangling, but companies and government agencies have been preparing for disruption despite the uncertainty of the outcome.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
November 18, 2019
Business, Top 50

North America's Busiest Cargo Airports

UPS Worldport

Where North American airports ranked in terms of cargo pounds transported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 18, 2019
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Map: Where They Are

2019 Global Freight Carriers

View a world map that pinpoints the geographical breakdown by country for the 2019 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers.

November 18, 2019
Government, Business, Top 50

A New Era in Global Trade

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping in 2018.

Ongoing trade negotiations among the United States and many of its key global trading partners have ushered in a time of change and uncertainty for many international shippers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 18, 2019
Government, Business, Top 50

The 2019 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers: Growth Continues Despite Trade Tensions

A containership docked at the Port of Rotterdam.

All but a handful of the companies ranked on the 2019 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list posted higher freight revenues in 2018 than the previous year, as the majority of the world’s largest freight carriers continued to enjoy strong demand in many key markets.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Top 50

Netherlands Takes Tech-Forward Approach to Transporting Freight by Land, Sea and Air

A massive containership docks at the Port of Rotterdam, the largest seaport in Europe

This small country is a big player on the freight scene and is considered one of the most prominent logistics hubs for products entering and exiting the European Union.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
November 18, 2019

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