2019 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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North Atlantic

Port NameCityType of FreightTEUsVolume 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 JohnSaint John, New Brunswickcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger59,10225,069,918
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XPO Logistics Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

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Amware CEO Outlines Moulton Logistics Acquisition

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Maersk Says Record Shipping Rates Unlikely to Have Peaked Yet

A container ship operated by Maersk leaves the Port of Felixstowe in the U.K. on December 2020. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

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