2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Up Front
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
 

Gulf Coast

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Helena HarborHelena, Ark.NANA1,118,011
Hickman Fulton County RiverportHickman, Ky.NANA1,283,282
Kaskaskia Regional PortRed Bud, Ill.break bulk, dry bulkNA5,776,030
Matagorda HarborMatagorda, TexasNANA5,379,731
Owensboro RiverportOwensboro, Ky.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,872,596
Plaquemines PortPlaquemines Parish, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA56,850,137
Port FourchonLafourche Parish, La.liquid bulkNA7,836,594
Port FreeportFreeport, Texascontainer, break bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargoNA25,446,078
Port of BeaumontBeaumont, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy liftNA100,244,231
Port of BrownsvilleBrownsville, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA8,348,358
Port of ChattanoogaChattanooga, Tenn.NANA2,225,953
Port of Cincinnati-Northern KentuckyCincinnatiNANA38,534,187
Port of Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA93,468,323
Port of GalvestonGalveston, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA9,111,500
Port of Greater Baton RougeBaton Rouge, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA82,234,811
Port of GreenvilleGreenville, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulkNA2,944,932
Port of GulfportGulfport, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulkNA2,052,691
Port of GuntersvilleGuntersville, Ala.NANA1,918,572
Port of HoustonHoustoncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA268,930,047
Port of Huntington Tri-StateHuntington, W.Va.NANA34,245,342
Port of IberiaIberia, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,172,388
Port of Indiana-Mount VernonMount Vernon, Ind.NANA10,332,103
Port of Kansas CityKansas City, Mo.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA1,374,284
Port of Lake CharlesLake Charles, La.dry bulk, heavy lift, special project cargoNA56,908,344
Port of Lake ProvidenceLake Providence, La.NANA1,147,254
Port of LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.dry bulkNA6,241,476
Port of MemphisMemphis, Tenn.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA11,055,740
Port of MobileMobile, Ala.container, break bulk, dry bulk, heavy liftNA58,635,622
Port of NashvilleNashville, Tenn.NANA6,154,679
Port of Natchez-Adams CountyNatchez, Miss.dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA1,045,109
Port of New Madrid CountyNew Madrid, Mo.NANA2,259,548
Port of New OrleansNew Orleanscontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger NA93,332,543
Port of OrangeOrange, TexasNANA1,235,508
Port of Panama CityPanama City, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,140,388
Port of PascagoulaPascagoula, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA27,358,043
Port of PittsburghPittsburghNANA21,567,015
Port of Port ArthurPort Arthur, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, special project cargoNA39,851,706
Port of Port LavacaPort Lavaca, TexasNANA5,062,663
Port of RosedaleRosedale, Miss.dry bulkNA1,066,185
Port of South LouisianaLaPlace, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA275,512,500
Port of St. LouisSt. LouisNANA37,426,710
Port of St. PaulSt. Paul, Minn.dry bulkNA5,813,777
Port of TerrebonneHouma, La.NANA2,122,316
Port of Texas CityTexas City, Texasliquid bulkNA42,682,311
Port of VicksburgVicksburg, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA2,962,979
Port of VictoriaVictoria, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA3,860,635
Southeast Missouri PortScott City, Mo.NANA1,054,128
Tulsa Port of CatoosaTulsa, Okla.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA2,044,890
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DHL System Helps Shippers Balance Costs and Sustainability

Trucks

DHL Supply Chain has developed a program that is designed to help shippers select carriers that are aligned with their environmental goals.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2021
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XPO Says GXO Spinoff Should Be Completed by Q3

GXO logo/XPO truck

XPO Logistics has moved up the potential timeline to complete a spinoff of its logistics operations into a separate company, and also has provided updated financial guidance that forecasts strong growth for the planned independent company.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 9, 2021
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J.B. Hunt Boosts Supply Chain Inclusivity With $1 Million Scholarship Fund

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services and the University of Arkansas jointly endowed a $1 million scholarship fund June 2 to advance supply chain sustainability and inclusivity.

June 7, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO Logistics Announces SVP of Strategy for Spinoff GXO

XPO Logistics Inc. has appointed Angus Tweedie to be the senior vice president of strategy for its upcoming spinoff company GXO Logistics, the company announced May 19.

May 24, 2021
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Disruptions Add More Stress to Already Strained Capacity Market

Highway

Already stressed capacity is facing new pressure as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and demand increases.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Reports Q1 Net Income, Revenue Growth

Schneider

Schneider National saw revenue and earnings growth during the first quarter of 2021, the company reported April 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Posts Big Q1 Gains in Profit, Revenue

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide posted large gains in profits and revenue during the first quarter, driven by higher pricing and increasing cargo volume across most of its service lines.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Apple’s $430 Billion US Investment Includes XPO-Run Facility

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics will operate a $100 million “state-of-the-art” facility and distribution center in Clayton, Ind., for technology giant Apple, the company said April 26.

April 27, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Landstar Reports Record Earnings for Q1 2021

Landstar

Landstar System Inc. reported record profits for the first quarter of 2021.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 22, 2021
Top 50

XPO’s Brad Jacobs Assesses Economy, Trucking in Shareholder Letter

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs tells shareholders in a letter why he thinks the U.S. economy is primed for a big rebound.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 14, 2021

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