2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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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
 

Pacific Northwest

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
International Port of Dutch HarborUnalaska Island, Alaskacontainer NA1,652,281
Northwest Seaport AllianceSeattle and Tacoma, Wash.container, break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger, air cargoNA48,895,277
Port NikiskiNikiski, Alaskaliquid bulkNA4,173,279
Port of AnacortesAnacortes, Wash.container, dry bulk, air cargo, special project cargo, passengerNA11,038,886
Port of AnchorageAnchorage, Alaskacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, air cargo, passengerNA3,252,349
Port of Coos BayCoos Bay, Ore.containerNA2,344,508
Port of Grays HarborGrays Harbor, Wash.container, break bulk, liquid bulk, air cargoNA2,755,772
Port of KalamaKalama, Wash.containerNA15,796,458
Port of KivalinaKivalina, Alaskaliquid bulk, container, passengerNA1,359,589
Port of LongviewLongview, Wash.container, break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk, heavy lift, special project cargoNA13,738,906
Port of NanaimoNanaimo, British Columbiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger29,7624,646,330
Port of PortlandPortland, Ore.container, break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy lift, air cargo, special project cargoNA23,228,424
Port of ValdezValdez, Alaskaliquid bulk, container, passengerNA25,807,750
Port of VancouverVancouver, British Columbiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, special project cargo, passengerNA144,168,000
Port of VancouverVancouver, Wash.container, break bulk, dry bulk, heavy lift, special projects cargo3,39910,527,470
Prince Rupert HarbourPrince Rupert, British Columbiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargo, passengerNA29,512,243
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Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Third-Quarter Profit Lags, CEO Fired

Americold

Refrigerated warehouse operator Americold Realty Trust logged a large increase in third-quarter revenue, but earnings didn’t keep pace and dipped from the same period a year earlier. Americold also fired its CEO.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 5, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Expeditors International Posts Large Q3 Profit Increase

Expeditors

Expeditors International of Washington posted third-quarter gains in profit and revenue as the logistics company capitalized on tight freight capacity and soaring prices.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 2, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Maersk Sees Global Shipping Markets Staying Tight Into 2022

Maersk Sees Global Shipping Markets Staying Tight Into 2022

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S expects shipping markets to remain tight at least into the first quarter with global container demand set to grow faster than previously expected.

November 2, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

Lineage Adds Automated Facility in Virginia

Lineage Logistics logo on roof

Lineage Logistics announced the opening of its fully automated facility located adjacent to the Port of Virginia’s Virginia International Gateway in Portsmouth, which offers an integrated network of highways, air, rail and sea services.

October 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Echo Global Logistics Reports Income, Profit Gains

Echo Global Logistics office

Echo Global Logistics reported gains in both income and profit for the third quarter as it took advantage of strong freight demand and tight supply.

October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Posts Large Q3 Profit, Revenue Gains

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide posted third-quarter gains in profit and revenue as it benefited from tight freight capacity.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2021
Government, Business, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Reports Strong Third-Quarter Gains

UPS

UPS Inc.’s strategy to focus on more profitable segments of the shipping business paid off in the third quarter as its revenue per item shipped rose 13% and earnings climbed.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 26, 2021
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

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