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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North Atlantic

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Port JeffersonPort Jefferson, N.Y.NANA1,969,927
Port of Albany-RensselaerAlbany, N.Y.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA6,009,212
Port of BostonBostoncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, passenger270,88116,618,977
Port of BridgeportBridgeport, Conn.NANA2,031,424
Port of BuffaloBuffalo, N.Y.bulkNA787,187
Port of Camden-GloucesterCamden-Gloucester, N.J.container, break bulk, dry bulkNA6,734,653
Port of Fall RiverFall River, Mass.NANA973,531
Port of HalifaxHalifax, Nova Scotiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, special project cargo, passenger547,4454,769,550
Port of HempsteadHempstead, N.Y.NANA762,218
Port of New CastleNew Castle, Del.NANA7,139,208
Port of New HavenNew Haven, Conn.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA8,868,274
Port of New York and New JerseyNew Yorkcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger6,710,817135,874,693
Port of PaulsboroPaulsboro, N.J.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA18,362,258
Port of PortlandPortland, Mainecontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA4,898,165
Port of PortsmouthPortsmouth, N.H.container, break bulk, dry bulk, special project cargoNA2,627,091
Port of ProvidenceProvidence, R.I.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA8,489,693
Port of SearsportSearsport, Mainebreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA1,442,361
Port of WilmingtonWilmington, Del.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, refrigerated375,2686,864,705
Port Saint John Saint John, New Brunswickcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger59,10225,069,918
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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
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Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

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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
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Integrity Express Logistics Expands Tampa Office

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

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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.

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

November 18, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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