Which harbor freight carriers are getting new freight service?

The United States has a booming freight market, but that doesn’t mean there are always big freight carriers coming to town.

Here’s a look at some of the major ones.


The Oregon Coast Lines The Portland-based Portland Coast Lines owns and operates the Oregon Coast Line.

It carries more than 70% of the U.S. shipbuilding fleet and is the largest of the Northwest Coast Lines, based in Everett, Wash.

The Portland Coast Line is a joint venture between Portland-Oregon Maritime Group and Norfolk Southern.


Freight Lanes for Dummies This podcast features a selection of articles from our colleagues at CargoLab.com, including a look back at how freight carriers handled the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath for the cargo shipping industry.


Freighters Are Still Freight: The Industry and the Business of Shipping by Jeff Sussman and James F. McBride, 2nd edition, Harper Collins, 2017.


A New Way of Shipping: The Maritime Economy by Daniel K. Zucarello, 1st edition, McGraw-Hill, 2011.


The Next Frontier: The Cargo Shipping Industry by Robert J. Bieser, 1 and 2nd editions, McGarvey-Hill Books, 2017 6.

The Shipbuilding Industry by Mark E. Williams, 1, 2 and 3rd eds., McGarley-Hill Publishers, 2006, 7.

How to Make a Ship: The World of Shipping from a Maritime Perspective by David S. Levenson, 1e, HarperCollins, 2012.


The History of Cargo Shipping by Daniel M. Sacks, 2e, McGarrley- Hill Publishers, 2014.


Shipping in the World by John A. Kapp, 1-2e, Ballantine Books, 2012, and 10.

The Modern Cargo Ship by Daniel F. Hodge, 1E, McGeary-Erickson Books, 2018.