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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Syncreon Holdings Reported to Be Weighing $1.5 Billion Sale

Syncreon Holdings is said to be weighing a sale of about $1.5 billion.

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XPO Logistics Announces Hiring Plans, Taps CFO for Spinoff GXO

XPO

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Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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Lineage Logistics Acquires Cryo-Trans for $500 Million

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Pandemic Upends Logistics Market

An XPO Logistics employee works in a warehouse. (XPO Logistics)

The COVID-19 outbreak created a volatile U.S. third-party logistics market in 2020, which presented growth opportunities for 3PLs with strong carrier management, e-commerce and airfreight forwarding capabilities, while other 3PLs did not fare as well.

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A Fresh Look at the 2021 Top 50 Logistics Companies

C.H. Robinson, which ranks No. 1 on the 2021 list, has expanded its fulfillment capabilities through acquisitions.

Transport Topics has produced an annual ranking of the largest companies in this dynamic segment of the transportation business for nearly two decades, but much like the industry itself, this list continues to evolve.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 3, 2021
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How Logistics Firms Are Handling the Pandemic's E-Commerce Boom

Employees sort crates of packages at a DHL facility in Chicago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The COVID-19 pandemic has squeezed many years of growth in online sales and e-commerce fulfillment into a single 12-month period.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
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XPO Opening Automated Logistics Facility in Indiana

An XPO Logistics supply chain facility

XPO Logistics will open an automated logistics facility in Clayton, Ind., at one of the state’s major logistics hubs in Hendricks County. The new facility is expected to employ 800 people and become fully operational sometime this summer, according to XPO.

Rashika Jaipuriar | The Indianapolis Star
March 24, 2021

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