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Chicago Freight Shipping

Freight Shipping Chicago, IL

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The great city of Chicago is located near the Southern most area of Lake Michigan. This is one of the many factors that contribute to Chicago being the sixth largest export market in all the United States. So much so, that 1 in every 5 jobs in Chicago depend on imports or exports.
As we would expect for a city such as Chicago to have the greatest part of its freight transportation to be water born. Besides Chicago having a major freight rail and two major airports, where massive amounts of cargo enter and exit Chicago, its port still takes the lead. Illinois International Port is the port that moves the most cargo in all of the Great Lakes, by moving over 19 million tons of cargo per year. This massive movement of goods and products emerging from all ports in Chicago, would put Chicago among the top 36 ports in all of the United States. The cargo that embarks from these ports travel through the world, having an ever-present role in the global economy.

If Chicago's history shows us one thing, is that Chicago has been an leader and entrepreneur in freight transport since its early years. In 1906 the Chicago Tunnel Company created a railway freight tunnel network that traveled through the entire downtown are of Chicago. Chicago has for decades been a leader in freight transport, which brings no surprise as to why it is one of America's most thriving cities.

Chicago, IL is an international hub for industry, transportation, and commerce. It has more regional highways and rail road freight than any other city. There are 12 Global 500 companies located in Chicago. There are 31 companies in Illinois that made the Fortune 500 list. Here is a list of some of the Fortune companies operating in the city,

  • Boeing Co is headquartered in Chicago. They manufacture and produce aircraft and satellites.

  • Abbott Laboratories is a healthcare company that operates in over 150 countries. Their products include branded generic drugs, medical devices, and nutritional products.

  • Exelon is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. They are a Fortune 100 company that produces electrical power, natural gas, and nuclear.

  • Aon Corp is a multinational corporation. The company specializes in risk management, insurance brokerage, and investment banking.

  • RR Donnelley & Sons is headquartered in Chicago. They provide commercial printing services, logistic and supply chain, and digital marketing.

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