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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XPO Says GXO Spinoff Should Be Completed by Q3

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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.

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Highway

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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.

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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
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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.

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Landstar Reports Record Earnings for Q1 2021

Landstar

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

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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.

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