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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Top 50 News
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Opens New LTL Hub in Chicago Area

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. opened a new less-than-truckload service center in the Chicago area, the company announced Oct. 18.

October 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Greenbriar Reportedly Considers Sale of BDP International

Shipping containers

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.

October 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

GXO, Abercrombie & Fitch to Open Automated Distribution Center

GXO-Abercrombie automation

GXO Logistics and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced an agreement Oct. 6 to open a new distribution center that will blend traditional staffing with automation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Releases Spot Market Navigation Tool

Market IQ

C.H. Robinson launched a new tool to help businesses navigate spot market costs, the company announced Sept. 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 22, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Celebrates 60 Years in Business

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services marked its 60th anniversary last month during a virtual event that included a company founder.

September 10, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Echo Global Logistics to Go Private in $1.3 Billion Buyout

Echo Global Logistics office

Echo Global Logistics has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by global private equity firm The Jordan Co., the companies announced Sept. 10.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Deutsche Post to Buy Logistics Firm Hillebrand for $1.8 Billion

DHL

Deutsche Post AG has agreed to acquire German logistics company Hillebrand for about 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion).

August 17, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

GlobalTranz, Worldwide Express Chart Course After Merger

GlobalTranz-Worldwide Express merger image

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.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Spinoff GXO Officially Goes Public

GXO

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.

Connor D. Wolf and Dan Ronan | Staff Reporters
August 2, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Universal Logistics Reports $422.8 Million Revenue for Q2

Universal Logistics Holdings truck

Universal Logistics Holdings saw revenue and earnings gains during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021

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