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
 

North Atlantic

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Port JeffersonPort Jefferson, N.Y.NANA2,117,189
Port of Albany-RensselaerAlbany, N.Y.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA5,712,209
Port of BostonBostoncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, passengerNA16,163,552
Port of BridgeportBridgeport, Conn.NANA1,881,034
Port of Camden-GloucesterCamden-Gloucester, N.J.container, break bulk, dry bulkNA5,500,928
Port of HalifaxHalifax, Nova Scotiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, special project cargo, passenger546,4164,456,708
Port of New CastleNew Castle, Del.NANA6,522,640
Port of New HavenNew Haven, Conn.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA8,838,236
Port of New York and New JerseyNew Yorkcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passengerNA140,281,992
Port of PaulsboroPaulsboro, N.J.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA16,121,201
Port of PortlandPortland, Mainecontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA4,833,299
Port of PortsmouthPortsmouth, N.H.container, break bulk, dry bulk, special project cargoNA2,868,572
Port of ProvidenceProvidence, R.I.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA8,338,434
Port of SearsportSearsport, Mainebreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA1,576,615
Port of WilmingtonWilmington, Del.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, refrigeratedNA6,603,44
Port Saint JohnSaint John, New Brunswickcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA25,372,180
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North America’s busiest cargo airports.
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Find out where the Top 50 Global Freight Carriers are based.
FedEx and UPS face their biggest test yet amid e-commerce growth and early holiday shopping.
Top 50 News
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Plans to Split Into Two Companies

An XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. plans to split into two by spinning off its logistics business in a tax-free transaction that will create a separate publicly traded company.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx to Buy ShopRunner in E-Commerce Push

A FedEx employee carries a box before loading into a van at a coronavirus testing facility in New Jersey.

FedEx Corp. has agreed to acquire ShopRunner, an e-commerce service that provides shipping for more than 100 brands, as the courier seeks to deepen its ties with online shoppers.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Logistics to Acquire Black Horse Carriers

Black Horse Penske electric truck

Penske Logistics announced it reached an agreement to acquire Chicago-based trucking company Black Horse Carriers Inc.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Coronavirus Likely Altered Supply Chains Permanently, XPO’s Chowdhury Says

XPO truck

Supply chains have changed dramatically to adapt to the coronavirus, but many of those changes may outlast the pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
Business, Top 50

Top 50 Global Freight Carriers Face Major Disruption

Port of LA

Despite pandemic challenges, the companies ranked on the Transport Topics 2020 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list have adjusted their operations to keep pace with ever-changing market conditions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Unveils Four Electric Tractor-Trailers

DHL Byd vehicle

DHL furthered its green efforts with the launch of a new fleet of electric tractor-trailer vehicles, the company announced Nov. 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 18, 2020
Top 50

Map: Where They Are

2020 Top Global Freight Carriers Map

View a world map that pinpoints the geographical breakdown by country for the 2020 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers.

November 14, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Ports See Huge Volume Swings in 2020

Port

Amid these dramatic swings in demand, ports have continued to pursue infrastructure improvement projects.

November 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

North America’s Busiest Cargo Airports

Miami Airport

While it remains to be seen how the pandemic might shift air freight patterns over the long term, this listing of the 100 busiest cargo airports in North America provides an overview of the most important hubs for air freight.

November 13, 2020
Government, Business, Top 50

USMCA Bodes Well for Cross-Border Freight

USMCA

Both the improved trade activ­ity and a promising future for the USMCA are favorable developments for trucking because 80% of cross-border trade moves via truck.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
November 13, 2020

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